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Merge Switch, 3DS And Wii U EShop Credit To Your Nintendo Account, Here's How

By Monica U Santos , Mar 06, 2017 03:10 AM EST
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Finally, the Nintendo Switch is out! Now that the most anticipated hybrid console is in use, the Nintendo eShop is also up and running for the Switch. The good news for all the long-time Nintendo users, the game firm allows Wii U and 3DS funds to be merged onto the Nintendo Switch through their individual Nintendo Account.

Merge Switch, 3DS And Wii U EShop Credit To Your Nintendo Account

The Nintendo Switch's eShop is launched via a day one update and has separate account balances to its Nintendo 3DS as well as the Wii U equivalents. According to GameSpot, if you have unspent credit remaining on your Nintendo 3DS or Wii U wallet, you can't use that without first merging your wallet with the new Switch system. That new system is called a Nintendo Account.

As of today, Nintendo allows all Wii U and 3DS users with remaining funds to be merged onto the Nintendo Switch by creating their individual Nintendo Account. The system update for the Nintendo Switch needs to be installed first on the console to allow online functions as well as the access to the Nintendo eShop. If the Switch device doesn’t ask you to update from its home menu, go to the System Settings, System and then System Update in order to manually check for updates.

Start Merging Your Funds Using Your Nintendo Account

According to iDigital Times, if the Nintendo already restarted, follow these steps to start merging your funds. First, log in your Nintendo Account to the Nintendo eShop page. Then, go to Add Funds, where you will be asked options on how to merge your funds from a 3DS or Wii U.

After the explanation of how it will work, select Merge Funds option. Next, you’ll be asked to input your password to confirm your identity. After successfully entering your password, a breakdown of your balance from your Nintendo Account as well as your Nintendo Network ID will appear. Lastly, select the option Merge Funds. That’s it! Once you have successfully merged your funds, you will be able to add more credits from your Switch to use both on your 3DS or Wii U.

 

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