PSA: It's The 3DS And Wii U eShop Credit Card Payments' Final Countdown (North America)

PSA: It's The 3DS And Wii U eShop Credit Card Payments' Final Countdown (North America) ...

In late March 2023, we''ll wave a tearful goodbye to the Wii U and 3DS eShop, which has some fantastic features and excellent ports. It''s certainly disappointing that they''re closing, and we''ll all need to get our downloads and purchases in order before they''re gone forever.

Although the stores are closing entirely ten months, there is a deadline in North America. From the 23rd May, you''ll no longer be able to add funds on the Wii U or 3DS eShop using your credit card; this happened in Europe back in September 2019. If that is your main way to add funds and you''re in North America, it''ll be a weekend filled with spending.

Regardless of region we all have until the 29th August to redeem eShop fund cards. However, the best option by far is to link your Nintendo Account to the old Nintendo Network ID; in this way all funds added to your Switch account will also be available on the Wii U and 3DS eShop.

All of this, including a ''ol'' guide, can be found here:

  • When Does The 3DS And Wii U eShop Close? Nintendo eShop Closure Guide

Auerdem compiled lists with the best exclusives available on each store, which you should consider picking up / downloading before the closings of next year.

  • 39 Best 3DS eShop Games You Should Get Before They''''re Gone Forever
  • 23 Best Wii U eShop Games You Should Get Before They''''re Gone Forever
  • 31 Best DSiWare Games You Should Get Before They''''re Gone Forever

So, if you''re in North America and want to add funds on the 3DS / Wii U eShop with your credit card, here''s the moment.