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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy is capable of better service for this.

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    2121
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    First off, let me clarify that this poor review is not because of the product itself, but rather Best Buy's approach to selling this product, and I hope giving it a 1/5 review will grab their attention and see the opportunity of improvement they can take advantage of. I decided to order this eshop card online rather than in store because the product itself was not too substantive for me to warrant driving all the way to the store. I did not want to commute the entire route just for a measly card. And I'm sure other consumers with aficionados in efficiency can attest to how smart, or at least understandable, my choice was. But now let's get to the problem. When I decided to order the card online, Best Buy for some reason thought it was okay to go out of its way to mail the card, instead of just sending me a digital code for it via email like other retailers do. Target and Walmart has been doing this for a while now. Heck, I just found out that there is even a mom and pop store my friend goes to in my town that delivers eshop codes digitally rather than physically when ordering online. If these stores are able to do it, why is it that a store such as Best Buy, a retailer specializing in electronic products, have yet to be able to send eshop cards' codes electronically to consumers who order them online? Now, obviously it's not the end of the world. Of course I can deal with getting it in the mail, but this is not about my laziness. This is about you guys finding better ways to make your service better, and hence, the popular adage, "The customer is always right."

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As always, an excellent purchase

    Posted
    LorettasToyBlog
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    Purchased one of these Nintendo prepaid cards at Best Buy before and was quite pleased, as Best Buy offered them at a discount during a sale. This purchase was even better than the last, as I had a $5 off coupon from Best Buy, so essentially, I got a $10 Nintendo prepaid card for only $5 (50% off!). You really can't beat shopping Best Buy's sales/deals! The card itself is very easy to use on Nintendo hardware to purchase Nintendo software via Wi-Fi connection; in my case, I can download on my 3DS (games, themes, apps, etc.) anywhere I can connect to Wi-Fi. Best Buy has Nintendo Zone Wi-Fi in-store, so essentially, you can download new games immediately in-store after buying this prepaid card, along with any Nintendo Zone bonus content. Kudos to Best Buy for partnering with Nintendo. Card would be a great gift for any gaming fan with a Nintendo 3DS or other hardware/platform that uses this particular prepaid card! By luck, I was able to get a card that also included a Photos with Mario AR card as a free bonus, a free app that uses the included AR card to allow users to takes photos with a Mario character using the 3DS camera! Look for the special prepaid card in-store if you are purchasing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a prepaid card...

    Posted
    Morganical
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    Pretty standard issue at this point. The value goes to the account shared by both the 3DS and the Wii U (or Wii if you're still using it). Nintendo has a bit more trouble with their system than some other companies. For example, you have to load the cards into the respective eShop app, but some games use in-game purchases for their DLC. So you'll have to logout of eShop, make sure all software for the games is up-to-date, THEN go into the game which then links to the sShop for purchases. It gets more complicated when you buy something for both 3DS/Wii U as a bundle; they issue a download code that you have to copy down or remember, then input on the other system. Also, Nintendo didn't think things through with zeros and "O"s, or "I"s and ones. Otherwise you can use it to buy games from the eShop directly, screens for your 3DS, and/or continue your service with some "subscription" apps, like Pokémon Bank. If you plan on getting all the characters and stages in Sm4sh or Mario Kart 8, expect to be buying a lot of these... I got mine at Best Buy because you can price match with other companies when they're on sale, they add more points to your Membership (a little double dipping), and because the credit card number isn't saved with Nintendo on their servers! This is a really important reason to get prepaids via a seller with cash; the threat of corporate hacking is bypassed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Way to Make a Purchase on Nintendo's eStore

    Posted
    winterthorn
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    If you plan to make a purchase on Nintendo's eStore, buying one of the Photos with Mario prepaid cards is the best way to do it. In addition to the prepaid credit, these come with an augmented reality (AR) character card to use with the free Photos with Mario app on the Nintendo 3DS. Similar to the AR app that comes standard on a 3DS, Photos with Mario offers some additional features and animations that are a lot of fun, and allow you to make some unique pictures. My eight-year-old daughter had a ton of fun putting Mario into all kinds of photos with the various effects. Will it provide countless hours of entertainment? No. But even if it only entertains you for five minutes (and my daughter played with it for more than five minutes), it's free with the purchase, so why not take advantage of that? Basically, you can choose to spend the $10 directly on the eShop, and only get the app you purchase, or you can buy this $10 prepaid card, use the $10 on the eShop as you intended, and also end up with a fun AR card (and if you buy through Best Buy, 10 My Best Buy points on top of that).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this ONLINE.. Horrible customer service

    Posted
    Fleck
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    Do NOT buy this online....Horrible experience. And never received any compensation for the hours spent on the phone trying to get this activated and working. (unless you like making several phone calls and spending hours on the phone for no apparent reason) Not only was I on the phone with Best buy customer service trying to get this to work....I was told by them to contact Nintendo. Only to be told by Nintendo that it was not activated. And yes...I was typing in the code correctly and Nintendo confirmed this for me and told me it was Best buy who did not activate it ! So Best buy tried to blame it on everything else and would not own up to their own incompetence !! You know how they fixed this....refunded my money ?? And this apparently makes everything okay for wasting all my time and giving me the run around. !!! I even asked to speak to the manager and was told they were not there ?? How convenient for them.......once again !!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Little More for Your Money

    Posted
    Deoxys911
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    This gift card is nice because not only does it serve its purpose as a way to turn cash into Nintendo eShop credit ready to give to someone (or yourself), but it also grants you access to a cute, little distraction in the form of an augmented reality app. This app, which works with the special AR card that comes with this and similar Nintendo eShop gift cards, gives you the opportunity to take pictures of the Mushroom Kingdom's Princess Peach right in your living room, bedroom, lawn, or anywhere else in the real world. You can even include yourself in the picture and finally fulfill that lifelong dream of taking a selfie with the perpetual damsel! There isn't much depth to the app, but it should provide a few minutes of amusement, at least. If you are considering purchasing an eShop gift card, and the recipient is a fan of Peach or Super Mario in general, this is a great choice; might as well get the gift that offers a little something extra for no extra price, right?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gift card with a little extra

    Posted
    Jakob
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    In order to get any confusion out of the way first: This is a $10 Gift Card to the Nintendo eShop that you can put towards the purchase of anything they offer through the store. However, it differs slightly from your normal gift card since it includes an 'AR' card of the character featured on the front of the gift card. The AR card is separate from the gift card and can be used to take pictures with said character through the pictures with mario 3DS app (free on the eShop). Basically, if you put the card on a table and point your 3DS at it, your character will pop out in a 3D fashion on your table. From there you can re-arrange your 3DS and make it look like you're next to the character, or have it sit on your shoulder, etc. Buying this card is the best option for you if you're looking to not put your credit / debit card on the Nintendo eShop and want a little extra fun for no extra cost. The card works well, it's pretty funny, and hey it's free.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kudos to Nintendo - very convenient

    Posted
    forteblast
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    It used to be that if you bought a Nintendo eShop card, you could only use it on Wii U or 3DS, not both. Once you linked it to one system, it was permanently attached to that system. Now, however, once you link your eShop account to your Nintendo Network ID, you can redeem the card on any 3DS or Wii U that you own, and as long as the eShop on that system is registered to your Nintendo Network ID, the card balance you have will be available on any other 3DS or Wii U that you own. This was a great move by Nintendo - and a recent one, too, since the cards still say in their fine print that you can only use them on one system. The card is easy to redeem, just log into the eShop, touch Add Funds and then Nintendo eShop Card, then type in the code. Be careful revealing it, though. My brother tried to use scissors and nearly scratched the numbers off to unreadability. A coin works fine. Also, you can't use the balance on the DSi or original Wii (including the Wii Shop Channel in the virtual Wii on Wii U).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than a $10, but I'd prefer a $25 option

    Posted
    masterLEON
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    Getting right to it, $20 can get you 3 NES games, 2 SNES games, and any number of indie games or other downloads under 17.99 before tax (don't forget, you'll get taxed for your downloads in most US states). If you want 2 $9.99 downloads, like DS titles on WiiU or something from the frequent Atlus sales, you'll need to have just under $22 available, in most cases. With a $25 option, you can cleanly afford 4 NES games, 2 DS games, 2 SNES games + 1 NES game, or even a $14.99 + $7.99 downloads if your local tax rate is under 8.25%. Unfortunately, that option doesn't exist. The 3 $10 gift pack is the next best option. That $35 card is really out there. I mean, I don't even see the logic in $35 unless you're getting 4 SNES games, or use it with other card(s) to digitally purchase a $50-$60 game. Clearly, I think about this too much. Only giving a marginal recommendation because it's still eShop money. Congrats for reading this far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Purchasing Wii U and 3DS Games

    Posted
    LeapFish
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    I purchased two $35 cards when they were on sale for 20% off. The cards also come in other denominations with Mario and Luigi characters on them and are available online and in-store. They are for purchasing games from the Nintendo eShop which carries the latest Nintendo titles as well as classic, retro and indie games for the Wii U and 3DS/2DS systems. Once you have an eShop account setup, just follow the instructions on the back of the card to register your credit to your eShop account. Your eShop account can also be linked to both your Wii U and 3DS/2DS systems, allowing you to share your credit between them. Games in the eShop go on sale from week to week, so you can really maximize your purchases and extend your credit if you're patient. Demos of many of the games are available for download, allowing you to make better purchasing decisions. They also make great gifts for Nintendo fans of all ages. Happy Gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Way to Download the Best Nintendo Games

    Posted
    NordicSkiGuy
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    The Nintendo eShop is a great place to find top-notch games. You can download the best retail titles, excellent indie games, and a bunch of games which are exclusive to the eShop. You can also download a huge library of Nintendo's classic games via the "Virtual Console" on the eShop. Most games are reasonably priced on the eShop, except for some of the retail games which you'll probably find cheaper in a discount store. However, every week Nintendo has a number of games on sale, making them awesome values. The best part about getting Nintendo eShop cards at Best Buy is that they're one of the few retailers that put them on sale from time-to-time. Over Christmas, eShop cards were 15% off. On top of that, if you're a Best Buy Rewards member, you earn points towards Best Buy rewards cards (which can be used to lower the regular purchase price of retail titles sold by Best Buy).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two words: Badge Arcade

    Posted
    returnOFtheMac
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    I bought this eShop Prepaid Card to allow myself a limit on spending money into the Nintendo ecosystem. Also, this prevents me from explaining to my lovely wife about the $100 charge into the credit card because I just had to complete my badge collection of a particular set. I swear Honey, this collection will benefit us both. I know what you are thinking: how can we eat a digital ramen badge? Well, if we both close our eyes and imagine<\i> the taste the ramen? We have been doing this for the last couple of nights. Oh, my Zod...I have a badge addiction. A curse on you Nintendo and your Badge Arcade. You always give me a free daily sample and I try to say no but you know I cannot. I always come back to you Badge Arcade. I highly recommend this to be used vice your credit card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick top off using WiiU eShop

    Posted
    masterLEON
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    I just needed a few more dollars to get something off the eShop. A $10 card is good to buy Super NES and Gameboy Advance titles on the WiiU , and one of any NES title on both the WiiU and 3DS/2DS, with a little left over. On both WiiU and 3DS/2DS, it can also be enough to buy some of the lower priced indie titles. To me, it's easier to use on the WiiU than it is on the 3DS/2DS because there's a shortcut under "My Menu" on the left of the screen or simply press the + button to get to the add funds menu. On the 3DS/2DS when you enter the eShop, the add funds icon is hidden somewhere to the left on the top row. You have to scroll to reach it. I recommend keeping your eyes open during the fall and holiday season as Best Buy starts to have sales on currency cards, from all the current systems. A great way to save on digital shop cards!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful for 3DS eShop games.

    Posted
    eFinityn
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    This $35 3DS cash card features Luigi (since Nintendo declared it would be the year of Luigi). It makes a convenient and safe payment method for the 3DS eShop, which has a plethora of great game choices for download, many unavailable for a cartridge purchase or cheaper than the cartridge on certain games (research for best price--I noticed Myst and Rhythm Thief were cheaper to download). I bought Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and still have a few dollars left for a small purchase. If you link a Club Nintendo account, your purchases will be kept for re-download in the future and the cash amount can be used across devices, like if you have a Wii AND 3DS, or multiple 3DSes in a family under one paying adult. There are also $20 and $40 Nintendo points cards available. Overall, better than sharing credit card info. Will buy more when I want another game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A quick, easy and safe way to buy from the eShop.

    Posted
    Tennou
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    The Nintendo eShop is an online store that caters to the 3DS(and it's assorted variations) and the Wii U. This card is a fairly convenient means of purchasing games and software from the eShop. One of the best things about these cards, outside of not giving your child access to your credit card, is that it provides an opportunity to save a bit of money. With very rare(but useful) sales on them and the ability to use Best Buy gift certificates to purchase them, you can essentially save on the purchase of Nintendo games on the eShop. Long-time fans of Nintendo know many of their games don't drop in price quickly, so these cards are a great way of saving a bit of money on games that don't lose their value the way many other high profile games do. Just something to keep in mind. Happy gaming all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Thankless Gift

    Posted
    RusJOrlando
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    I don't know the game, but I know it keeps kids entertained and away from social interaction with the real world. That is ok, unless they need to do something in the real world. Like talk to you or even thank you for the gift. The positive is that I didn't have put much effort into buying or wrapping this gift and in the end I never received acknowledgement that they ever knew I gave it to them. Well I am sure they enjoyed some gold coins that allowed them to buy something they won't remember or care about because these items have no value in the real world and the games are tossed aside after a few weeks, when they want more stuff because they are bored with the old stuff. Oh well, turns out they had fun and I guess that is what is important.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest. Card. EVER.

    Posted
    Chim
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    I know what you are thinking, it's a $10 Nintendo eShop card, what could possibly be said about it. But the truth is, this card changed MY LIFE. First of all, just look at the Goomba on there. After all these years of getting stepped on, the LEAST that this guy deserves is to have his face on an AR card. Any why not?! He's photogenic, dig those eyebrows. He's got a better looking skin tone than many females age 18-40 that spend too much time in the tan bed. Second, you know you want that copy of Super Dodgeball from the eShop already, so why not get some BestBuy reward points too while you are at it? It's like getting free food AND scoring a touchdown at the same time. What are you waiting for, just buy one, will ya?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy cards for buying digital Nintendo games

    Posted
    notgamer
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    These Nintendo eShop cards, regardless of denomination, are easy to use and very convenient if your primary (or only) plastic card is non-Visa/MasterCard. It's as simple as scratching the back of the card for the activation code, redeeming that code on either your Wii U or 3DS, and buying whatever games you like from the Nintendo eShop! I also appreciate having these as an alternative to credit/debit for adding money to my eShop balance since I primarily use an American Express card, which the Nintendo eShop (currently) doesn't accept. (I'd be kind of stuck without these eShop cards!) It also doesn't hurt that Best Buy offers periodic sales on them either, which is a great deal depending on which denomination you get. On sale or not, it's a win-win situation for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for small purchases, bad for big purchases

    Posted
    RaymanLegends64
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    For those who own a Wii U and/or a 3DS and like to download games valued at small prices, this $10 eShop card is great for making these small purchases, including Virtual Console games and certain eShop exclusive titles. Depending on the prices of certain titles, the average number of possible purchases with the $10 eShop card can range from 2-3. However, I would not recommend the $10 value for those who wish to purchase titles that are priced at greater than $10, including digital versions of retail games. Overall, this eShop card is great for those who want make small purchases at low prices. For those who want to purchase digital versions of retail games, however, I recommend purchasing an eShop card priced at $50 instead of $10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eshop prepaid cards are a waste of paper.

    Posted
    LegendoftheShirt
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    I think Nintendo should have a add your own amount prepaid card. If there is one then please forgive me for not doing my research ahead of this review but the reason I feel this way is bc sometimes I don't want to spend a whole x amount on a eshop card just to make a digital purchase. I don't like to use my debit or credit card on file either so probably that would be a better obvious solution, but just saying for the meantime I'd like to refill my card hmm lets with 3 or 7 dollars at a time. Maybe I'm really in the mood to drop a hundo on it since videogames aren't cheap.. but then I would still have to get another prepaid card for the taxes if I bout two games at 59.99

    I would recommend this to a friend