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Nintendo Gift Card Redemption Instructions
Last Updated 8 months ago

Redeem using a browser

  1. Using a browser, visit
  2. Select Sign in and enter your Nintendo Account e-mail address and password, and then select Sign in again.
    • If you are already signed in, review the user name in the top-right corner to confirm you are signed in with the correct Nintendo Account
  3. Enter your 16-digit download code and then select, Next
  4. Re-enter your Nintendo Account password when prompted, then select Redeem to complete the process.
    • A confirmation e-mail will also be sent to the e-mail address registered to your Nintendo Account once this process is completed.


  • A Nintendo Account is required to redeem download codes online.
  • If redeeming a download code for Nintendo Switch content, you must first access the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch using your Nintendo Account at least once.
  • On Nintendo 3DS, download codes for in-game DLC and Themes cannot be redeemed online.
    • In-game DLC must be redeemed within the specific Nintendo 3DS game.
    • Theme download codes must be redeemed in the Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS.

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