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Topic: 3DS eShop credit card support

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SillyUmbreon

Hi guys!
I'm a little concerned about the end of credit card support in the 3DS eShop, and I couldn't find clearer intel on this.
It's said that "users who have linked their Nintendo Network ID and their Nintendo Account and combined their Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID funds will still be able to use a credit card to add funds to their Nintendo Account, which can then be used with their Nintendo Network ID".
Ok, I did link my NNID to my Nintendo Account.
The thing is, I don't own a Switch. To my current understanding, the only way to add funds to the Nintendo Account will be via the Switch eShop. Currently, I can use my credit card in the 3DS eShop and the My Nintendo Store website. But after the end, how do I add funds to the Nintendo Account using my credit card?

Thanks!

SillyUmbreon

KingMike

I'm not feeling the need to buy something right now to confirm the process, but at least for North America, the Nintendo website allows you to find and buy games. It would presumably ask you to add funds there.
Alternatively, it is said that eShop gift cards will still be able to be redeemed. You can buy cards in stores or codes from online stores (but be sure to buy from reputable online stores!).

KingMike

SillyUmbreon

Thanks for your contribution, but it still isn't what I'm looking for...
I'm aware that I can make purchases w/ my credit card via the 3DS eShop and via the website. I'm also aware that I can use gift cards until August (although these aren't good options for me).
What I need to know is, will the end of credit card support affect only the 3DS eShop, or will it also affect the website use? If so, how can I add funds to my account if I don't have access to the Switch eShop?

SillyUmbreon

WoomyNNYes

SillyUmbreon wrote:

What I need to know is, will the end of credit card support affect only the 3DS eShop, or will it also affect the website use? If so, how can I add funds to my account if I don't have access to the Switch eShop?

Switch eshop is not affected. This is about winding down & ending 3ds support( also Wii U).

Here's NintendoLife's article about 3ds & Wii U eshop ending
https://www.nintendolife.com/guides/when-does-the-3ds-and-wii...

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Eel

Once credit card supports ends on the 3DS, besides gift cards, combined accounts should continue working as normal, so adding money from a switch will also be an option. Perhaps the site as well since I don't see it as being different from using the switch eshop?

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dmcc0

@SillyUmbreon You can add funds to your Nintendo account without going via the eshop - just go to accounts.nintendo.com and once you've logged in click on Shop Menu > Add Funds.

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SillyUmbreon

Thanks guys! That really helped!

@dmcc0 You're absolutely right! Just checked it, hadn't seen it! It will most likely continue to work after this week, I guess, right?

I was starting to think that I'd have to add a good sum right now and hope it would be enough for my purchases until next March.

SillyUmbreon

dmcc0

@SillyUmbreon no reason why it wouldn't work after CC payments are stopped - here in the UK card payments actually stopped months ago so we already have to do it that way or add via Switch/Gift Cards

dmcc0

KingMike

I know the credit card button is already removed on my JP N3DS.
I guess I'd need to create another profile on my Switch to link to that account. Or would I still be able to add to the JP account from the above link?

KingMike

SillyUmbreon

@dmcc0 Oh is that so? I was under the impression that where the support ended, people would use gift cards or use the Switch eShop only. That's relieving for sure.

Edited on by SillyUmbreon

SillyUmbreon

dmcc0

@KingMike You can add to whatever account is logged in using accounts.nintendo.com - if you need to add funds to a different account, just log out, then sign in with the other account. I regularly add to my JP account this way as I can't read Japanese so no idea what I'm doing through Switch eShop, but easy enough to translate when using a web browser.

Edit: actually - re-reading your post, you need to have an NNID and Nintendo account linked to be able to share funds, so as long as you have a Nintendo Account linked to the JP NNID you should be able to add it - you can only have one NNID linked to an account. No idea if you can add a JP NNID to a Nintendo account of a different region though - not sure it would be able to handle the different currencies... Probably safer to add a JP Nintendo account to link to the JP NNID for adding funds.

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dmcc0

KingMike

@dmcc0 I just tried creating a second NNID, and it doesn't allow linking a NNID to a Nintendo account of a different region. It will complain of a region mismatch. Though it let me change the region on the alt NNID.
Though it seems like it won't let me add funds to the JP NNID. At least when going to the shop page, it shows my account as 0. Though I booted up my 3DS after and the shop still displayed my correct balance. Wonder if I should spend the remainder anyways?
Maybe I need to close my browser after logging off, before switching. When I tried to log back in to my main (NA) account, the Shop link would still try to access the JP site.

KingMike

dmcc0

@KingMike I think something similar happened to me the first time I used my JP Switch account and it seemed to get confused as to which account was logged in. Most likely a cookie issue in the browser, but I don't think it's happened again since that first time - I have 3 accounts that I regularly log into in the browser with no issues, although I only have one (my main UK one) linked to a NNID for 3DS so never usually browse the 3DS eshop on the web browser anyway. Browsing the Switch eShop for the various accounts is fine though.

dmcc0

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