Nintendo is officially ending credit card support for the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Japan

Nintendo is officially ending credit card support for the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Read on below to learn more:

Regarding the termination of use of credit cards and electronic money for transportation at the Nintendo 3DS series and the Nintendo eShop in Wii U

Thank you for your continued patronage of our products.

We are pleased to announce that the handling of credit cards and electronic money for transportation at the Nintendo 3DS series and the Nintendo eShop in Wii U will be terminated at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. .. After the end, you will not be able to add balances using credit cards and transportation electronic money from the Nintendo 3DS series and Wii U.

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The balance added by the end can be used as it is.

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There is no change in the payment method for the Nintendo Switch family.

Target hardware:
Nintendo 3DS series, Wii U

Payment methods to be discontinued:
Credit cards, electronic money for transportation (Suica, etc.)

Date and time of discontinuation:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:00 am

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Credit cards are available for all Nintendo 3DS series models and the “Wii U”. The use of transportation electronic money is applicable to “New Nintendo 3DS”, “New Nintendo 3DS LL”, “New Nintendo 2DS LL” and “Wii U”.

About payment method after 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
The payment methods for the Nintendo 3DS series and Wii U after the end of this usage are as follows.

You can continue to use the Nintendo Repaid Card to add balance.
Link your Nintendo Network ID (NNID) with your Nintendo 3DS series or Wii U with your Nintendo account (which can be created for free)Once you have summarized your balance, you can continue to purchase Nintendo 3DS series and Wii U download software from the Nintendo website using your balance, credit card, Nintendo Repaid Card, and PayPal.
If you are using the Nintendo Switch family, link your NNID with your Nintendo account.By summarizing the balance, you can add the balance from the Nintendo Switch family using a credit card. In addition, you will be able to add your balance using a credit card from the Nintendo website. You can use the added balance to purchase download software and download contents at the Nintendo 3DS series and the Nintendo eShop in Wii U.
About the function that will be terminated due to the end of this usage handling
The following functions will be terminated due to the termination of the use of credit cards and electronic money for transportation at the Nintendo 3DS series and the Nintendo eShop in Wii U.

New Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS LL / New Nintendo 2DS LL

“Internet browser”

At the time of purchase of the main unit, the “filtering function” that prevents access to harmful sites is fixed as “enabled”. I used to use credit card authentication to be able to cancel this setting, but after 9:00 am on January 18, 2022 (Tuesday), the “filtering function” setting cannot be canceled. However, customers who have canceled the setting even once can continue to enable / disable the “filtering function”.

Wii U

“Karaoke JOYSOUND for Wii U”

It is possible to automatically renew 90-day tickets (use tickets) by choosing credit card payment, but after October 26, 2021, the automatic renewal purchase of tickets will end. As a result, we will cancel the automatic renewal even for customers who have already purchased the automatic renewal. In addition, services associated with automatic renewal (such as the posting function to YouTube) will not be available after October 26, 2021.

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For other effects on software of software makers, please check the information from each software maker.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

* Suica is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.

* JOYSOUND is a registered trademark of XING Inc.

Source: Nintendo.co.jp

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