Rumour: Nintendo 3DS eShop to use Prepaid Cards

Earlier today, a Reddit user posted what would seem to be a legitimate snap of a prepaid card purely for use on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Such a card was discovered at a Best Buy in California and Joystiq, having contacted the store to check, were told that only $20 denominations are currently stocked and listed within the store’s inventory.

A Best Buy stores in Connecticut also confirmed the existence of the cards, whereas two in West Virginia and Oklahoma had no knowledge of them.

So, they certainly seem to be on the way, but I’m sure Nintendo will clarify the situation nearer the date in which the eShop update goes live. We’ll treat it as a rumour until the big N confirm their plans.



[Thanks, Nintendo World Report]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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  1. Hmmm…I don’t know, could be possible. I mean, if a kid wants to buy something for example (Link’s awakening, already avialable on GBC), will his father lend him the credit card every time he wants to buy a game from the eshop? Maybe. If not, then the only thing they can get so that they can buy the game, it’s a prepaid card. But, then again, let’s wait for NIntendo to make this release official. Can’t wait for the update 😀

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