[HELP] How to purchase on JPN eshop using credit card

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  1. Akira
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    Akira I'm not a SHRIMP!!!!

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    I'm hoping this is in the right thread, if it's not, then please report it to be moved.

    Anyways, I wanna try the new method of dsiwarehax but whenever I try to top up, I always get this:

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    It seems like it is asking for a specific top up card from japan. Did they totally remove credit card top ups in Japan Eshop?
     
  2. Eastonator12

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    You cannot use dsiwarehax on a Japanese 3ds <11.0. The only way is to hardmod
     
  3. Akira
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    even with the new method dsiwarehax? The guide says specifically that any dsiware can be used as long as it has the right .app and public.sav size. So back to the question please
     
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    It's still entirely fine for me. Go to buy the game, then choose the third option down. After that, hit the bottom option (Top up the amount needed), and finally you should be brought to a screen with the option for cards.
    Here's a lil album of pictures to assist: http://imgur.com/a/nXVN6
     
  5. Akira
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    what firmware are you on? And if possible, what is the region settings you have. It might have something to do with that. Similar to NTSC consoles, when you select US as your country, it asks for a postal code. But if you choose Canada, it doesnt ask for it.
     
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    11.2.0-35J. I'm on the eShop fairly regularly and I've never noticed a lack of card option. Was it definitely there before for you?
     
  7. Akira
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    This is my first time opening eshop, im guessing it has to do with the region settings. Care to tell what is yours?
     
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    Just Japan, no sub region.
     
  9. Hanafuda

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    Is it possible you selected the incorrect option to get you to that screenshot? I am not a fluent reader of Japanese (decent at spoken language, but illiterate as hell), but I do know the text in your photo is referring to Denshi Money, i.e. prepaid IC cards which are common in Japan. I have used Pasmo and Suica cards myself while there on vacation. They are not the same as credit cards, because they're prepaid. So I'm guessing you went down the wrong rabbit hole in the payment options.

    Also, I live in the eastern USA but my wife and daughter both use Japanese 3DS consoles, and they've never had a problem using a credit card on the eshop.
     
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  10. Eastonator12

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    Oh, he said the different GAMES would work. From what I've seen, you need a hardmod to downgrade a JPN 3ds.
     
  11. InsaneNutter

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    Can you scroll down and see Visa or Mastercard on the bottom screen as an option?

    I did make a purchase the other month using a UK Visa Debit card on a JPN 2DS.

    Edit - I went to purchase the game directly after setting up a JPN NNID, and added funds directly as I was purchasing the game, not beforehand. I'm not sure if that makes any difference.
     
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  12. Akira
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    Or maybe i have to connect an NNID? Im trying it right now, but I havent received the confirmation email yet.

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    Yep, it's confirmed. You need an NNID in order to use a credit card. Otherwise you're only option is the prepaid cards used in Japan.