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Topic: Three questions from a confused dad

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NebWeb

1)
I've just bought a couple of games for my son through his 2DS machine, for the first time.
The machine asked for my card details. The transactions went through. I can see the receipts in the machine.
However, it makes me nervous that my receipts are just text files stuck inside this machine.
I don't understand how to access the actual estore account in a web browser, like I would say my Amazon account?

2)
When I bought Tomodachi Life, the receipt has two 'download' codes in it. What are these for? Why are there two?

3)
I have very fast internet, but the download of both games hung for a long time. I had to keep manually re-downloading them several times before I was able to finish the downloads. Is that usual?

Thanks.

NebWeb

Eel

You can't access eShop information outside the 2DS.

Tomodachi Life must come with two download codes for a especial demo you can share with other people, read the receipt for more information.

The 2DS is relatively slow at downloads, don't worry.

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NebWeb

@Meowpheel Thanks for your reply.

> You can't access eShop information outside the 2DS.

Wow, not having a proper account and website to purchase through is a weird feeling, which makes me nervous for some reason! It feels like if the machine gets broken or stolen I would lose all my purchases?

> Tomodachi Life must come with two download codes for a
> especial demo you can share with other people

The receipt doesn't explain anything about what the codes are for. So you think they are just downloadable demo games, not points or special offers on my next purchase?

Thanks.

NebWeb

Eel

@NebWeb Oh well, what I meant with the first one is that you actually can't review your purchase history or card information outside of the 2DS. As far as I know, at least.

You DO have the option of creating a Nintendo Network ID (NNID) to tie your purchases to, and in the case of a broken or stolen console, Nintendo WILL help you get your purchases back at no cost if you contact them and offer the correct information.

Nintendo also has an eShop website where you can purchase digital games, using the NNID I mentioned earlier. But it's not available in all countries/regions.

And yes, those two codes are just for a demo version of the game and hold little to no actual value.

Edited on by Eel

Bloop.

<My slightly less dead youtube channel>

SMM2 Maker ID: 69R-F81-NLG

My Nintendo: Abgarok | Nintendo Network ID: Abgarok

NebWeb

@Meowpheel That's great. Thanks very much for clarifying.

NebWeb

TuVictus

A good tip for future reference: When you buy a downloadable game, you have the option to "Download now" or "Download later". If you don't have the time, you can click Download Later and put the system in sleep mode. It will download while the screen is off, so you can leave it charging and come back to find it downloaded later

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