In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that
people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo
eShop for the Wii U™ system as well as the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to
the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos. Users
can add money to their account balance by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo
Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must
be redeemed in either the Wii U eShop or the Nintendo 3DS eShop, respectively. They are not
transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be
purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and
uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points
Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one
card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively.
They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature
parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For
more information about this and other features, visit