Take A Look At Nintendo’s New Prepaid Cards In Japan

By Ishaan . May 31, 2011 . 2:43pm

The Nintendo 3DS eShop is scheduled to launch next week, and it appears as though preparations are already being made in Japan to provide a new batch of prepaid cards that are compatible with digital purchases for Wii, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS.


Here’s a look at the regular prepaid cards, courtesy of Inside-Games:



In addition to these, some stores such as Seven-Eleven will also provide special Mario, Zelda and Famicom-themed cards. Prices for these start at 1,000 yen:



And here’s a glimpse at a couple of the older themed cards. These are only compatible with the Wii and Nintendo DSiWare, and are going to be completely replaced by the new cards:



The Nintendo 3DS eShop will launch during the evening of June 6th in the U.S. (June 7th in Japan). Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version was initially supposed to launch alongside the shop, but was later delayed to an unknown date.

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  • malek86

    So the current Nintendo Point cards won’t be usable on the 3DS? I have some 2000 Stars around, which could be turned into 500 Nintendo Points, and used on Super Mario Land or something. But if they don’t work… maybe Nintendo will change them eventually.

    But wait… can you buy stuff from the DSiWare on the 3DS with Points?

    • Option to trade in your star points for Nintendo 3DS/Wii/DSiwares will probably be added later on. As for current nintendo point card, it wont be usable on the 3DS which has been comfirmed a couple of months ago by kotaku. Was tempted many time to buy 2000 points for £5 ;_;

  • Why they didn’t try to theme them like these beforehand is beyond me.

    Now I feel even MORE ready for good ol’ untouchable nostalgia with these styles. <3

  • PrinceHeir

    hopefully PSN cards are implemented more in japan and the whole world.

    seriously im probably the only person who knew where to buy PSN cards from.

    and it’s from a pharmaceutical store :P

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