Nintendo eShop

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Nintendo eShop logo for the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo eShop is a service on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch that allows players to purchase and download games and DLC digitally on their systems with Nintendo eShop cards and credit cards, as well as PayPal in the Nintendo Switch version. It was launched on Nintendo 3DS on June 6, 2011 in North America and one day later in Japan, Europe, and Oceania. The service launched on Wii U and Nintendo Switch alongside the respective launches of those consoles.

As of a December 9, 2013 update, a Nintendo Network ID is required to download free and demo software from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. In addition, users can link their Nintendo Network ID to their 3DS and vice versa to combine eShop funds on both systems into one. The Nintendo Switch is capable of linking to a 3DS or Wii U eShop account and combining balances between the three.

Other than purchasing games, users can view information on games and DLC, both currently released and upcoming, and watch trailers and Nintendo Direct presentations, as well as, in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions, episodes of The Cat Mario Show. Users are also able to pre-load some games prior to release and are able to play them after an update on the release.

A soft shutdown of the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U began on July 31, 2020, as a limited variant closed in certain Latin American and Caribbean markets,[1] as well as for the Nintendo 3DS in certain Southeast Asia and the Middle East markets.[2] As announced on February 15, 2022, it is no longer possible to make purchases on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as of March 27, 2023.[3] Prior to July 19, 2022, its closure date was an unspecified date in late March 2023.

eShop-exclusive Super Mario-related software[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

# Game Price JP release NA release EU release OC release Developer(s)
1 Game & Watch: Ball JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo EAD
2 Game & Watch: Chef JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo EAD
3 Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo EAD
4 Dr. Mario Express
A Little Bit of... Dr. Mario
Chotto Dr. Mario
JP ¥?
US $4.99
EU €4,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Arika
5 Game & Watch: Helmet JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo EAD
6 Game & Watch: Manhole JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1;99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo R&D1
7 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! JP ¥?
US $7.99
EU €7,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 NST, Nintendo SPD Group No. 3
8 Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo R&D1
9 Paper Airplane Chase
Paper Plane
Kami Hikōki
JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €1,99
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo SPD
10 Bird & Beans
Pyoro
Tori to Mame
JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €?
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo SPD
11 WarioWare: Snapped!
Utsusu Made in Wario
JP ¥?
US $4.99
EU €?
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Intelligent Systems, Nintendo SPD
12 Game & Watch: Vermin JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €?
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 Nintendo EAD
13 Mario Calculator JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €?
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 NST
14 Mario Clock JP ¥?
US $1.99
EU €?
AU $?
2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 06 NST
15 Club Nintendo Picross JP ¥? 2012 / 09 / 13 X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Jupiter, Nintendo EAD
16 Photos with Mario JP ¥?
US $0.00
EU €?
2013 / 04 / 23 2014 / 05 / 18 2015 / 11 / 04 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
17 Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move JP ¥?
US $9.99
EU €?
AU $?
2013 / 07 / 24 2013 / 05 / 09 2013 / 05 / 09 2013 / 05 / 10 NST
18 Club Nintendo Picross+ JP ¥? 2014 / 10 / 09 X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Jupiter, Nintendo EAD
19 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars JP ¥?
US $19.99
EU €?
AU $?
2015 / 03 / 19 2015 / 03 / 05 2015 / 03 / 20 2015 / 03 / 21 NST
20 Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge JP ¥?
US $0.00
EU €?
AU $?
2016 / 01 / 28 2016 / 04 / 28 2016 / 04 / 28 2016 / 04 / 29 NST

Wii U[edit]

# Game Price JP release NA release EU release OC release Developer(s)
1 New Super Luigi U (as DLC) JP ¥?
US $19.99
EU €?
AU $?
2013 / 06 / 19 2013 / 06 / 20 2013 / 06 / 20 2013 / 06 / 21 Nintendo EAD
2 NES Remix JP ¥?
US $9.99
EU €?
AU $?
2013 / 12 / 19 2013 / 12 / 18 2013 / 12 / 18 2013 / 12 / 18 Nintendo EAD, indieszero
3 Dr. Luigi JP ¥?
US 14.99
EU €?
AU $?
2014 / 01 / 15 2013 / 12 / 31 2014 / 01 / 15 2014 / 01 / 15 Arika
4 NES Remix 2 JP ¥?
US $9.99
EU €?
AU $?
2014 / 04 / 24 2014 / 04 / 25 2014 / 04 / 25 2014 / 04 / 25 Nintendo EAD, indieszero
5 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars JP ¥?
US $19.99
EU €?
AU $?
2015 / 03 / 19 2015 / 03 / 05 2015 / 03 / 20 2015 / 03 / 21 NST
6 Minecraft: Wii U Edition JP ¥?
US $29.99
EU €?
2015 / 12 / 17 2015 / 12 / 17 2015 / 12 / 17 2015 / 12 / 18 Mojang AB, 4J Studios
7 Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge JP ¥?
US $0.00
EU €?
AU $?
2016 / 01 / 28 2016 / 04 / 28 2016 / 04 / 28 2016 / 04 / 29 NST

Nintendo Switch[edit]

# Game Price JP release NA release EU release OC release Developer(s)
1 Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition JP ¥?
US $29.99
EU €?
AU $?
2017 / 05 / 12 2017 / 05 / 11 2017 / 05 / 12 2017 / 05 / 12 4J Studios, Mojang
2 Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. JP ¥?
US $7.99
EU €?
AU $?
2017 / 09 / 27 2017 / 09 / 27 2017 / 09 / 27 2017 / 09 / 27 Hamster
3 Arcade Archives: VS. Super Mario Bros. JP ¥?
US $7.99
EU €?
AU $?
2017 / 12 / 22 2017 / 12 / 22 2017 / 12 / 22 2017 / 12 / 23 Hamster
4 Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong JP ¥?
US $7.99
EU €?
AU $?
2018 / 06 / 15 2018 / 06 / 14 2018 / 06 / 15 2018 / 06 / 15 Hamster
5 Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online Free 2018 / 09 / 19 2018 / 09 / 18 2018 / 09 / 19 2018 / 09 / 19 Nintendo
6 Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong Jr. JP ¥?
US $7.99
EU €?
AU $?
2018 / 12 / 21 2018 / 12 / 21 2018 / 12 / 21 2018 / 12 / 21 Hamster
7 Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online Free 2019 / 09 / 06 2019 / 09 / 05 2019 / 09 / 06 2019 / 09 / 06 Nintendo
8 Super Mario Bros. 35 Free 2020 / 10 / 01 2020 / 10 / 01 2020 / 10 / 01 2020 / 10 / 01 Nintendo
9 Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online Free 2021 / 10 / 26 2021 / 10 / 25 2021 / 10 / 26 2021 / 10 / 26 Nintendo
10 Game Boy - Nintendo Switch Online Free 2023 / 02 / 09 2023 / 02 / 08 2023 / 02 / 09 2023 / 02 / 09 Nintendo
11 Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online Free 2023 / 02 / 09 2023 / 02 / 08 2023 / 02 / 09 2023 / 02 / 09 Nintendo

Gallery[edit]

Wii U[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Nintendo Switch[edit]

Logos and icons[edit]

Nintendo eShop cards[edit]

Media[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Audio.svg Nintendo eShop - The first background music for the Nintendo 3DS eShop
File infoMedia:Nintendo eShop - Nintendo 3DS.oga
Video.svg Wario takeover - Footage showing the Nintendo eShop during Wario's takeover, which was a promotion for the free demo of WarioWare Gold
Play video
File infoMedia:Nintendo 3DS eShop WWG demo promo.ogv
Help:MediaHaving trouble playing?

Wii U[edit]

Audio.svg Nintendo eShop - The first background music for the Wii U eShop
File infoMedia:EShop Wii U.oga
0:30
Help:MediaHaving trouble playing?

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニンテンドーショップ
Nintendō ī-Shoppu
Nintendo eShop
Chinese Nintendo eShop[4][5] (Nintendo)
Nintendo e商店[6]
(Tencent, iQue 3DSXL Unused[7])
Nintendo e-Shāngdiàn
Nintendo eShop

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]

  • DSiWare — Original games that can be downloaded from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
  • WiiWare — Original games that can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel.
  • Virtual Console/Wii Shop Channel — An online service for the 3DS, Wii, and Wii U where classic games from old systems (including Nintendo, Sega, NEC/Hudson Soft, Commodore and SNK systems) can be bought.

References[edit]