Getting Australian 3DS eShop points as an American

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  1. Myria
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    How could I get Australian 3DS eShop points as an American? My Nintendo Network ID is configured as Queensland since I had no other idea what to put in that field, given that it's a day-one Australian New 3DS XL.

    Do British eShop cards work on Australian NNIDs? Those are easy to get as an American; several sites sell those cards and send the codes electronically. For example, I managed to get Japanese eShop points easily from play-asia.com for my Japanese 3DS.

    Melissa
     
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    Have you tried using an American debit/credit card with it? It may work.
     
  3. Omer

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    Hi Melissa , you can't transfer your eshop points to another region 3ds. Getting a British eshop cards will work if you set your region in your new 3ds to UK.
     
  4. Snugglevixen

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    You can't change the region if it has a NNID, that only worked back in the NNIDless days.
    However you could delete your NNID and make a UK one.
     
  5. Wowfunhappy

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    You should be able to just add money with a US credit card—EU eShops accept them. That's probably the easiest way.
     
  6. Snugglevixen

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    I wish that worked the other way around.
     
  7. Myria
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    But do Australian? This thread is about whether EU and Australian eShop accounts are the same.
     
  8. cearp

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    well, nintendo is strict.
    if you change your region to a different country, you lose the money, and i think the stuff you bought on the eshop. -- i think like a format.
    i might be wrong about that bit.

    but yes, you can change your region to the UK or something, which would arguable be the best EU shop to be on i guess. i would imagine it is easier to find uk points than french points. (if every euro € country is truly separate)

    also, for jp eshop cards, play asia are very expensive relative to some other sites.
    i have bought some points for literally the same, if not a little bit cheaper than the equivalent price in yen :)
     
  9. nanika

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    Without an NNID: You can switch freely between every country available to your European 3DS, reading manga from France such as Monster Hunter, Professor Layton, and more; sampling the rare Australia-exclusive game as well as getting early access to games released 12 hours ahead of jealous Europe, and access all language versions of games available just by country swapping. Each country maintains its own balance in its own currency, and its own eShop history, but as long as you keep track of that, you can mix and match as you please, without having to worry about lose any games or credit. The only disadvantage is that you can't download anything that is 'free' except game patches. Most games don't require an NNID for online features, but you will find some that do.

    With an NNID: You're locked to a single country's eShop, and can only download games that come out for that country. If Nintendo decides not to release Inazuma Eleven in the UK, you're out of luck. The Australian eShop is about half the size of the UK one for starters. Countries with multiple official languages may only get the most obscure language version on the eShop and can end up stuck with a version half the country doesn't like. Registering an NNID breaks the links to all other countries' shops, and destroys your credit from other countries and you can lose games since you can't redownload games bought from other countries. But uh, Miiverse, free content, and demos! That's what everyone wants from Nintendo, not freedom. :hateit: The only way to change country is to remove the NNID through formatting, or erasing the NNID, which will basically format the console too.

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    As for JP eShop card codes, Amazon.co.jp sells them now at cost. You need a Japanese address, but you can just put in any old address so long as the country is Japan.
     
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  10. Wowfunhappy

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    I don't know--but US credit cards work for both EU countries as well as JP, so I'm pretty sure they will.

    Mind you, switching to a country in the Eurozone is probably much smarter. Games are REALLY expensive in Australia.
     
  11. Tomy Sakazaki

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    I don't know about using US cards in eShops outside USA's eShop.
    But I use a Brazilian international visa credit card on both Canadian eshop (USA's one lock me out, Brazilian lacks some titles and doesn't exist in WiiU) and Japanese eshop. I have a friend at work that use her card on a european eShop (probably portuguese). So essentially it seems that only USA eShop checks the country of your credit card.

    EDIT: Also, I've always used canadian eShop account and NNID due to Brazil not having club nintendo.