It's been a long and arduous path to this moment, but we can reveal that Nintendo eShop cards are finally making their way out to stores in the UK.

User BMagwood769 sent us this photo of a £15 Nintendo 3DS eShop card purchased in his local Sainsbury's supermarket.

We've contacted Nintendo for further information, but hopefully this is the start of the long-awaited roll-out of 3DS eShop cards to stores across the UK and Europe.

Update: We've also heard that the cards are available at ASDA stores in the UK.

Nintendo has responded saying that a full statement will be released soon.