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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick top off using WiiU eShop

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    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!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat

    Posted
    Chris
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    Basically, you buy this card and use the code inside to add points to your NIntendo eShop account. But it also comes with this little goomba AR card, which is a neat little bonus. Either way, it can be purchased using your Best Buy rewards certificate, so it's a good way to spend that $5 without having to spend a whole lot on something you might not really want. The only thing I don't understand is why they don't just use a QR code instead of making you type the code in manually. Wii U and 3DS both come equipped with cameras. Why not use them?

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Some eShop Purchases

    Posted
    PebblesTheChao
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    I chose this card specifically to purchase a new pass for Pokémon Bank. After buying that I had a few dollars to work with, so I bought a couple themes for the Home Menu. I would recommend this for small purchases such as the aforementioned things, but most games cost more than this. Just make sure you have enough to pay for what you want, and sales tax (if applicable).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Older Games

    Posted
    KEPShopper
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    People in our family buy these cards mostly to purchase older games from the Nintendo eshop. While it's sort of a round about way to put money in to get what you want, it's how Nintendo set it up, the kids like collecting the cards with the different pics on them, and they make great gifts. Personally I just like the fact Nintendo makes it possible to purchase some of the older games, some of which you really miss when you step up to a newer system.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute!

    Posted
    Kurisu
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    Very cute little gift card! If you download the 3DS photos with mario app, you can set this AR card down on the ground, and have the Goomba pop into the 3ds to take pictures with! I give it 1 star because with my gift card, i had issues claiming it in my 3ds, and wii u system. I had to contact Nintendo, give them the card information to have the money put into my nintendo account. So i'm not sure if it was just my card being a defect, or could be the AR line entirely.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Free AR card is nice, but be careful when opening

    Posted
    Zophir
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    Getting a free AR card with the eshop card was nice. Although the packaging was a little surprising. I expected the card to be a separate piece within the package. Instead it is part of the package itself. It would be very easy to end up tearing the AR card when trying to open the package. I appreciate that it is more eco-friendly. But it would be better if there were some instructions printed on the outside that indicated that the AR card was part of the packaging.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but I wish they did an e-gift card

    Posted
    Yomomma1337
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    Overall the card is great especially since I bought it when Best Buy had a sale - $17 for a $20 gift card and I was able to use my reward zone certificate towards it as well. My only complaint was that they had to mail it to me instead of issuing an e-gift card because an e-gift card was not offered. Obviously not a deal breaker but I think it is something to consider if you want it right now. Or, go to the store and get one there.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Scratching Issues...

    Posted
    TeeJay
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    This item does what it is supposed to do, but the scratch portion of the card is EXTREMELY sensitive. Fortunately, Nintendo quickly rectified the situation. This is not an issue with Best Buy or Nintendo, but the maker of the card. Will continue to buy the card from Best Buy because I love them that much. I bought another card afterwards and noticed that they now warn about scratching the card to hard.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice to have for eShop Sales

    Posted
    William
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    This points card is exactly what you think it is. Adds currency to your Nintendo 3DS or Wii U account (thankfully, they're shared). Does the job at regular price, but Best Buy will run a sale on these cards 2 to 3 times a year, which is great to stock up on for eShop sales. I'd definitely recommend grabbing a few when they go on sale. They make the eShop sales that much sweeter!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine.

    Posted
    MeMiMario
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    The cards worked fine with Nintendo eShop. My only complaint would be that it was tricky to get the cards apart without bending them because of the goop that holds them together in the package. I ended up creasing one of the cards, making it a little ugly. If I had planned on giving them separately as Christmas gifts, I would have been angry they were easily crinkled.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Eshop points

    Posted
    MrVargas
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    Card worked fine. It gets a 4 out of 5 because Nintendo does not make it easy to redeem. I couldn't find the spot online where you enter the code. I had to use the console. Also, the area with the number has to be scratched off. Many of these cards now I have the labels you can peel off. Much cleaner. The card designs were bright and playful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Need that money

    Posted
    Scoobydiesel
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    I have to admit the main reason I bought this via best buy is because of my credit card. However its great to get for gifts. I was able to use it to download SnipperClippers for my wife as a nice surprise. The plus side to buying it with my best buy card is getting the extra points to put towards other gaming goodness.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    Posted
    danger
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    These cards are seamless in getting them to work. It's a very quick process to redeem them, and the cards are colorful and fun. My only minor complaint is that it's too easy to accidentally scratch off the numbers under the scratch-off label. I once used my keys to scratch off the label, and it took the numbers completely with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No credit card, no problem

    Posted
    WiiMe
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    This item is great for anyone with a Wii U or 3DS. If you plan on downloading anything on the Nintendo eShop, this is a better alternative to giving credit card info online. You purchase them on a $1 for $1 basis, but these go on sale once in a while and the it costs even less to purchase. Also great if you don't have a credit card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Relatively Straightforward Nintendo Shop Card

    Posted
    Regnerok
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    Not much to say about this - it's Nintendo's equivalent of what you can get for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam, etc. The main knock against it is that they decided to give Wii U and 3DS separate cards from Wii and DSi, making the older cards not worthwhile and creating confusion for anyone without the newer systems.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great way to buy digital games

    Posted
    SupaDav03
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    This makes a great gift for Wii U or 3DS fans. Easy way for them to buy the game the want digitally without having to use your credit card. Only issue I have is that cards can only be used from the Wii U or 3DS themselves. If you want to buy from the eShop website & not from the console, the cards won't be accepted

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great way to buy digital games

    Posted
    SupaDav03
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    This makes a great gift for Wii U or 3DS fans. Easy way for them to buy the game the want digitally without having to use your credit card. Only issue I have is that cards can only be used from the Wii U or 3DS themselves. If you want to buy from the eShop website & not from the console, the cards won't be accepted

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful and great to give as gifts / incentives

    Posted
    AngrySalad
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    These gift cards are a great way to add funds to your Nintendo ID account across the Wii U and 3DS platforms. I personally bought these in order to use them as incentives for my kids to do chores, etc... in place of an allowance. Also a nice way to reward them for being kind, doing something extraordinary, etc...

    I would recommend this to a friend