You Can Now Buy Games Digitally On Nintendo’s Website

Miitomo and My Nintendo‘s long-awaited arrival isn’t the only excitement that we can look forward to this week, with Nintendo announcing that they will at long last launch a web-based version of the Nintendo eShop.

From 31st March 2016, users that have linked their Nintendo Network ID (NNID) with a Nintendo Account will be able to buy select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software with their Nintendo eShop balance.

Once purchased, it will then be downloaded by SpotPass and installed automatically so that it’s ready to play when you next turn on your console. But, as expected, that’s as long as you have the latest system software, your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS is connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and enough storage space available.

Nintendo see this as “an additional resource” to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, a more convenient approach that will help you purchase software and earn My Nintendo Gold Points while doing so.

Nintendo of America clarify that it will provide access to a digital catalogue that now lists more than 2,000 games, and can be accessed on either a PC or smart device.

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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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