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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
What is there to say? Amazon money goes in, Nintendo money comes out. Codes are generally emailed instantly (aside from one case where I had to wait a little while and got my code within a couple hours).
Protip: To deal with pesky cases where a game costs slightly more than your balance and adding another gift card would be wasteful, attempt to make the purchase anyway. On the screen where you're told you don't have enough money, there will be a button to press that will let you use a credit card to add the exact amount you need. I use this feature on the 3DS, but I believe the Wii U and Switch also have this feature.
Catch these on a rare discount and it's totally worth it otherwise it's the same as buying the same amount through your device. This is an excellent option as a gift for someone who owns a Nintendo device and you don't k ow what games they may want. If they're after a top teir game you may want to look at the 50 dollar option.
Coincidentally, while purchasing this, my daughter laughed at why anyone would give this item less than 5 stars since it is an electronic purchase. Nonetheless, I now know why. I purchased this for a gift, and then the order sat pending (but wouldn't let me know it was pending -- in fact, I got an email that the order was complete and an Amazon support person said the same thing and re-sent the order email to me). The only way I knew there was a problem was when I tried printing out the gift card for the gift. The support person chatted with me for half an hour trying to help me print the code or email order and wouldn't understand that doing that was a poor gift and would be unsatisfactory since I would not even be able to know if the order would successfully complete before giving it. Very frustrating.
I did NOT place this order-my account was hacked and someone stole a gift card out of my account to make this purchase. I do NOT have a gaming system and have never purchased a game code but someone keeps stealing out of my account whenever I put a gift card into it. BEWARE that Amazon will not make amends when your account has been hacked! I did not use this code and never will.