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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As always, an excellent purchase

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    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!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Way to Make a Purchase on Nintendo's eStore

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    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).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Little More for Your Money

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    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?

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gift card with a little extra

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    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.

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  • 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).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Purchasing Wii U and 3DS Games

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    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!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Way to Download the Best Nintendo Games

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    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).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two words: Badge Arcade

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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?

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy cards for buying digital Nintendo games

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    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!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo E-Shop Points are Essential!

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    Fung4mer
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    So do you like to be challenged? Do you like competition? Making yourself better? Then you absolutely HAVE to have Nintendo E-Shop Points! They are are an important element when owning a Wii U as well as a good reason to get a Wii U! Have you heard of Super Mario World on SNES? I have you heard of Duck Hunt? What about amazing games like Shovel Knight? A completely new amazing 2D platforming game, that involves an unbelievable amount of Gameplay and challenges! I love having E-Shop Points, though they were better when we also got 10% back from the Nintendo Club Rewards! But overall a very good deal no matter what, and MUST BUY if you can get them at a percentage discount! I hope this helps and have a great day!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's basically a giftcard, what do you expect?

    Posted
    SeaSalt
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    For those who don't know, Nintendo has an online shop accessible through their systems (3DS, Wii U, etc.) where people can buy and download games. In order to buy games, you can either use your debit/credit card, or buy one of these eShop cards if you're not comfortable with the previous option, to add the necessary credit to your account. That said, it's easy enough to redeem these; just go to the eShop, find the option to redeem the card, input the code, and you're good to go. No delays, and you can spend your credit immediately. As mentioned on the cards themselves, these are usable on both the 3DS and Wii U, and should be good until Nintendo rolls around their next systems down the road.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's not to love about a sale-priced gift card?

    Posted
    LorettasToyBlog
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    Best Buy periodically offers sale pricing on merchandise and these gift cards are not exempt from great deals! I was able to get mine for 20% off face value, so when I visited Nintendo's site to redeem my card, essentially I was able to get $20 worth of their games for only $16! I don't think I've seen other local stores offer similar deals very often, so kudos to Best Buy for partnering with Nintendo for these occasional great buys! Even without the discount, it is convenient to be able to purchase a Nintendo gift card to avoid having to enter a credit card number into a Nintendo 3DS gaming unit over an insecure wireless network; these cards are a safe way to allow users to pay for and download games via Wi-Fi.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    $10 for $10 and then some

    Posted
    alvex
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    The code on the back will give you $10 to spend on anything in the Nintendo eShop, obviously, but what's special about these is that they also come with "special" AR cards that let you play with select Mario characters with the Nintendo 3DS' cameras. It doesn't look like it, but the AR card is folded inside the main card, along with a little diagram showing how to use it with the 3DS. This makes it pretty unique as one of the few of these cash cards that actually gives you something in addition to the value of the card itself. It's a neat little bonus, and gives at least *some* kind of reason to buy these cards, but that's probably not what you're really interested in buying in the end.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Nintendo eShop just keeps getting better!

    Posted
    Taiyou
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    In a world where network security is often violated, it's understandable that one would be cautious about where you put your card information; as shown in the Sony Network hacking incident. The Nintendo eShop card gives you a great alternative to giving out your credit card information. It's also a great way to be able to give your children funds for the eShop to purchase smaller games, instead of full price retail ones; or unique experiences that are only available on the eShop. In general, it's a marketplace that is only getting better via the addition of content weekly both in terms of new experiences and retro Virtual Console titles. I highly recommend you give the eShop a try via purchasing a card!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to expand your game collection!

    Posted
    drgonzo369
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    So you have a WiiU or a 3DS system, but you hate carrying around all those carts. The solution is an Eshop card. Instead of attaching a credit card to your system to buy things from the Eshop on either the WiiU or 3DS, you can get an Eshop card and use it as currency. The Eshop has great sales, so you can get your gaming on the cheap. Plug it in and you're on your way to new worlds to discover, or just buy some DLC. The cards work on BOTH the WiiU and the 3ds at the same time, since one account is all you need for both systems. Perfect for parents who want to give their kids some extra fundage for games but don't want to worry about running up bills. Highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too much or too little

    Posted
    son1ck25
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    If you have a 3DS,2DS, or WiiU OR know someone who owns any of these systems then a 20 dollar eShop gift card is a great gift idea. This eShop card is used on the online store found within the console. From there you redeem the card's code and use the credit to purchase games from a vast selection. With twenty dollars you can purchase a number of indie titles or virtual console releases. And if the person would like to download a retail game from either 3ds or WiiU game library 20 dollars is half of and nearly half way to completing the purchase respectively. With the eShop gift card you give the gift of gaming.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have if you like digital download

    Posted
    TWCAL
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    Some of Wii U contents can only be bought online. So get this prepaid card especially if you like to control the purchase e.g. set a limit of 10 dollars every 1 month. Instead of putting the CC where you will be over blown of your budget, you can use this prepaid card to buy the items and have control of your budget. One advantage: No need to put CD, I hate to put CD so digital download is the way to go. Please get the external Hard-Disk to connect the Wii U and buy the games from the Nintendo Store. (No more scratches of CD). If the hard-disk spoilt then just buy another external hard-disk and re-download the contents from nintendo eShop. easy.

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