eShop cards and region?

Discussion in '3DS - Nintendo Network' started by Blueie, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Blueie

    Blueie GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    Hiya. I have a doubt regarding eShop cards. I heard that they're tied to region, which is why there are US cards, European cards, etc. What I would like to know is if they depend on your 3DS' region (ie: if it's American, European or Japanese), or the country you set in your info when you created your NNID?
  2. Sychophantom

    Sychophantom I'm a plant.

    Mar 7, 2008
    United States
    Born on the Bayou
    I think they are mostly tied to the major regions. However, I know Australia is part of the EU region officially, and I think they have their own eShop and cards.

    NNID actually doesn't factor that much into the eShop, it's the country you set your machine to when you did the start up, I believe. I know each country has different offerings, but Canada bought machines can be set to use the American eShop with fiddling. (I am not 100% on that, but pretty close).