Is Nintendo eShop available in Japan?

December 21, 2020 Off By idswater

Is Nintendo eShop available in Japan?

Despite the many thousands of games already available on the eShop, there are hundreds more than are only available in Japan. Some of these will come to the North American and European eShops at a later date, but many will remain exclusive to that region.

Are 3DS from Japan region locked?

Similar to the newer Nintendo 3DS XL, the Nintendo 3DS is region locked. That means that the geographical region in which you buy your Nintendo 3DS is also the region in which you should buy your games. The Japanese and European versions of the Nintendo 3DS are likewise region locked.

Is 3DS eShop closing?

On its official website, Nintendo of Japan announced that the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops will no longer allow users to add funds via credit card or e-money card starting January 18, 2022. …

Can I play a Japanese game on my switch?

Unlike every other Nintendo console shipped since the company started designing actual operating systems, the Switch is completely region-free — you can play games from any country without issue, often in any language. No Japanese Nintendo console since the DSi has even let you change the system language.

How to access the Japanese Switch eShop?

How to Access the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop Sign up for another Nintendo Account. On your computer or phone, go to and sign up for another Nintendo account. Set your country of residence to Japan. This is the most important part of this setup process. Check your email. Create another user account on your Switch. Link the new account with your Japanese Nintendo Account.

Can I transfer eShop games to another 3DS?

It is not possible to transfer a specific software title to another Nintendo 3DS console. However, it is possible to perform a System Transfer and transfer the entire content of your console to another.

Can Japanese 3DS Play American 3DS games?

Naturally, the Japanese 3DS can only play 3DS games made in Japan, so if you’re hoping to play an imported game on your North American 3DS, think again. The systems are region locked, meaning you can only play Japanese 3DS games on a Japanese 3DS, and North American 3DS games on a North American 3DS.