How to Redeem a Gift Card for Nintendo Switch


A gift card is an awesome way to purchase your favorite game titles, that’s why everyone loves getting one. The only disadvantage you may encounter is to figure out how to redeem them, and it can be frustrating if you have to figure it out for yourself.

This article will help you how to redeem a gift card for your Nintendo Switch via a computer or directly on your console.

Redeeming a Gift Card for Your Nintendo Switch via a Computer

STEP 1: Navigate to the Nintendo website, then click on the Game Store tab.

STEP 2: Go under the All Games section to find the game you’re looking for.

STEP 3: When you’ve decided which game to purchase and if you want the digital download, it will ask you how you want to purchase the game.

NOTE: Make sure to select Nintendo eShop Card to be able to use the gift card you received.

STEP 4: Put in the code found at the back of your card, underneath the scratch off box.

NOTE: Once the code is in, the funds will be applied to your game, and you’re ready to play away.

Redeeming a Gift Card for Your Nintendo Switch via Your Console

STEP 1: On your Switch, open up the Nintendo eShop.

NOTE: You should be seeing several tabs when you navigate to the Nintendo eShop.

STEP 2: Scroll down to the last tab that reads Enter code to enter your eShop card code and use it on your games.

Another option you can do is to add the card when you’re purchasing the games individually.

STEP 1: Go through the store and pick out the game you would like to purchase.

STEP 2: When you pick out which game you want to buy, select Nintendo eShop card.

STEP 3: Once you’ve selected this option, you’ll be prompted to enter the code found at the back of the card.

Once you enter it into your Switch, the credit will be added to the game, and you should be all set to play your game.

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