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I am a member of a VERY elite and exclusive organization. Yes ladies and gentlemen. I am a Discover Card "Member".
While visiting the Nintendo Eshop, I decided I wanted to get a new game: Super Mario Odyssey.
Clickety, click and off I go to their shopping cart.
Suddenly my heart sinks. My pulse rises. I can't believe my eyes. Nintendo does not accept Discover Card!
Rather than just closing my browser then and there. Grabbing my Switch and tossing it in the trash. I realized this must be some sort of mistake? Clearly. I felt discriminated against, personally attacked even.
Breathe for a moment. Settle down. There must be some way around this. My very first thought was Amazon.
Well, a moment later and I'm looking at these gift cards. My only worry was how long it would take to receive the codes. How would I receive the codes. Etc.
I proceeded. Bought a $50 and a $10 in order to buy the game in question. Went through Amazon checkout with my Discover Card in hand. Within one minute I had everything I needed to place my order with Nintendo. The codes for the eCash were provided instantly and I didn't have to wait at all.
Amazon saved the day, and I didn't have to resort to using a different card.
This is my son's preferred way to add money to his Nintendo Switch. We order it from Amazon and then he types in the code on his Switch immediately and he's good to go. Getting the code is a bit tricky if you don't know where to look on Amazon. You have to go to Your Orders but instead of the general orders you have to click on the tab that says Digital Orders. There you'll find two sets of numbers. It's the second number you want. We've bought this 'card' in several different increments and all have been great. If you want your child to buy able to purchase games but not have your credit card linked to his/her account, this is a good way to do it.
everything i read stated the delivery of the code would be instant. that was not the case for my order. it took some digging into a help article but in there i found that in some cases human verification of your order has to take place to assure fraud is not occurring. the process could take 4 hours. my verification only took about 5 mins. but i was pretty confused for those 5 minutes. woulda been nice to know about the verification thing ahead of time.
but regardless of that, easy to buy and easy to redeem. i wanted to use my amex which nintendo doesn’t accept. thanks for being open, amazon
I just found out today that the Ultra Pokémon versions had just been released recently and wanted to play it right away without having to order the game and wait for it to arrive at my doorstep. I didn’t want to enter all my new credit card info onto the game console so I decided to go the Amazon route. Buying the ecash gift card allowed me to input the code to add funds in the Nintendo eshop so I was able to purchase the game right from the Nintendo 3ds xl and download it right away. I highly recommend this for people who don’t want to wait for their Nintendo gift card to arrive in the mail.
It's so handy to come here and purchase these for the e-shop. I often use either my amazon gift cards I get here and there to buy 3DS games, or there once was a time when I had an American Express which Nintendo doesn't accept which left me with having to go this route, except at the time It wasn't as easy as it is buying from this Store and I had to wait two days for someone to send me a scanned card that they must have just purchased, scratched off and sent to me once they got my money. But here, I purchase the e-shop card and so far the longest it's taken to get my e-shop code is 5 minutes. And now with the Nintendo Switch, here's a great way of getting the e-shop cards if you don't want to put your credit card info onto your Nintendo system.
Received the code immediately, literally two minutes after purchasing I had the 5 dollars redeemed on my 3ds!! I was a little scared after having some difficulties purchasing eshop cards online in the past. (Not from Amazon though, this is the first time I've found them available and instantly on here). I had 5 dollars on an amazon gift card that I was hoping I could turn into 5 dollars on my 3DS, and it worked! So, if you're scared about ordering, don't be! Oh, and if you're wondering where to find your redemption code, it's in your e-mail. And if you don't already know, go to your Eshop application, then go to your menu, go down to "Add funds" then click on Eshop card then enter your code!
I purchased a $50 Nintendo gift Card for my son. Delivery was pledged to be "instantaneous". No code was received. Not in my e-mail, Not in my Spam folder and not online at nintendo or through the Switch at the Nintendo e-shop. As I write this, I am on hold. I have been passed between careless, incompetent employees several times. The first time I called, they hung up on me because they could not figure it out. But my card was charged.