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Wii U eShop pre-paid cards spotted in the wild

Wii U eShop cardNintendo is betting big on its Wii U eShop. It won’t just contain older Nintendo titles via the Wii U Virtual Console, or DLC, but will also be selling full retail games. At launch, nevertheless. Since some gamers don’t have credit cards or perhaps do not wish to provided Nintendo with that information, Nintendo will be selling pre-paid Wii U eShop cards in stores.

And it looks like Walmart has leaked the looks of the cards. Walmart lists the eShop card in three flavors: $20, $35, and $50. The cards can also be used on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The cards can only be purchased in stores and not online. Other retailers will most certainly start selling them soon as well, including GameStop, Target, Best Buy, and pretty much everyone else who sells video games.

Nintendo will be selling games, DLC, videos, and other downloads on the eShop. It’s expected that first party titles like New Super Mario Bros U and Nintendo Land will be available on the eShop at launch.

You can check out the listings on Walmart.com here.

Thanks for the tip, Jason!

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  • Cryojin

    But not in amounts equal to exactly a single game?

    • Shane

      I know I hate it. I always have 100-300 points and I’m just like, ” Why?”. There better be a more accurate buying method like PS Store. You can literally charge your card to the very cent. Or be able to write the amount on the card and bring it up to the register. Something more fexible…

      • Yodin

        there will be one just like the PS Store the 3DS does have it i used to use the points card but i ended up using my credit card with it. So there will be 2 options either use the points card or use Credit Card or Visa.

        • Gavin

          I hope they allow debit cards, Microsoft killed me by not allowing that :/

      • AwayToHit

        You can do that on the 3DS eshop so im pretty sure it will be the same on the (Beastly) Wii U ;)

      • somebody

        i like the orange

    • jcnba28

      I hate the way on the Wii VC you can only buy 10, 20 or 30 pathetic.

      • gamemaster

        zelda majoras mask.
        it would be nice if Nintendo made it 7 days, as it was originally intended

        • tht guy

          idk about seven days i liek the three days we had it made it a bit challenging if anything i think nintendo should remake majoras mask for wii u instead of 3ds i didnt like oot 3d graphics were amazing but the gameplay for me wasnt as good as the 64 version but thts mi opinions

    • jcnba28

      Just buy 3 €20 cards

      • Nintedward

        just buy the retail copy

        • NintenBrony

          but what if you got the deluxe wii u then your going to want to put the deluxe digital promotion to use and get your discounts and points

    • Nintyfan

      Thats true actually. When I buy something from the eShop theres always little money left over. Like 50 cents and etc. Before I couldnt do anything about cause nothin cost 50 cents or 1 dollar! It was annoyin me cause I couldnt get rid of it,adding funds equal more left over. Its was a conspiracy!!! They kept makin you spend more! Nintendo is smart I tell ya, thanks goodness people complained for that to change.

      But after the update,that fixed the problem. I think that explains you’re point :D

  • Madmagican

    huh, didn’t expect to see this development… what happens if the download’s faulty or my system crashes? I guess I’m not really the kind of person who likes buying stuff online anyway

    • Nintyfan

      Surely I can’t be the only 1? Man those Cards are lookin pretty nice!!!!!!!!!

    • Shane

      Download will never be faulty(gauranteed), system is under a 1 year warranty which is enough time to know that it won’t crash(gauranteed), with 3 extra months w/ registration over Club Nintendo.

      I can tell you don’t like buying digital stuff online. haha.

  • Jetty

    A chunk of Wii U games will be downloadable. Nintendo will take advantage of that external memory. Luckily I see enough launch titles to keep me away from the eShop. For now, at least. It’s great to see unified accounts.

    • darkfox

      tes but trine 2 is a must!

  • Mac

    well im not big on digital distriution of games nor dlc but if i really want to play some old nintendo titles, ill probably download some of those

  • Nintendo Power of Canada/America

    So many Wii U things being spot in the wild. Now we need a commercial.

    • u mad bro

      -Now ya’ll better gets you own Wii U now cause it’s sure a hoot-
      …yeah I just want the Wii U so bad *sigh*

  • SteampunkJedi

    My parents were skeptical of the eShop’s secureness, so I didn’t get NSMB 2 via download. I may get some of these just in case, and it’s nice they can be used for both the 3DS and the Wii U. While huge downloads don’t work with my internet, I can get relatively small games fine.

    • herz

      Every game I buy online I use these prepaid cards. After the Sony hacking incident I just don’t like having my.credit card number on their registry.

  • 16der

    YES…

  • paperchao

    i am a comment

    • Kav

      I am a reply

      • Zeldatrek

        I am a Twit…. I mean a tweet.

      • Bacon

        I am a reply’s reply

        • Death47

          You guys are all stupid X_X

          • Ibiexplorer4

            I am typing a stupid reply.

          • AwayToHit

            ^ this

    • paperchao

      9 thumbs down? aww :(

  • TwilitShaymin

    Phew. I was worried that I had to get a credit card.

  • CSM0

    Dangit. I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to deal with tax like on the 3ds. I prefer points.

  • Nintendo fan

    Every day wii u gets better and better

    • tht guy

      i agree sir i agree

    • Nintendonoob

      Your comment got a thumbs down!!! Ugh *reloads shotgun* looks like the sony & microsoft fanboys are here

      • Kahhhhyle

        I’m just guessing but it might be because it has nothing to do with article some people are kooky like that

    • AKA-Link77

      It looks Sexy.
      X}

      • AKA-Link77

        Hey! Uh . . .
        Quick Question:
        Say if i want to do a contest where the winner gets a Pre-Paid Card r thoze things region locked too?
        And Why? (if u want 2 answer)

      • frank

        It’s sexy and it knows it, you don’t need to tell it.

        I mean, just look at its body…

    • Bacon

      Every day we are getting closer to it!!

  • link 5

    Hopefully we get lots of free demos and extras like the 3ds but I have one question still will the wii u have spotpass?????? @_@

    • JumpMan

      it connects to the internet + it’s a new Nintendo console soooo most likely!

      • Swic11

        Isn’t spot pass the feature on the 3DS? If so then , no, the U is not a portable gaming device, makes no sense for it too.

        • darkfox

          the 3ds could be its spotpass a wii u app or something, so when you bring your 3ds home it links with your wii U and transfers all the people you met, just a thought.

        • link 5

          Yes but we can get notifications about updates and when there’s nintendo direct

        • Marth

          I think you’ve got it mixed up with streetpass, spotpass is an online service so it could be on the wii u perhaps.

        • SteampunkJedi

          Spotpass is the automatic downloading of free software, and could hypothetically apply to the Wii U as well. Streetpass is the completely and only portable connectivity feature of the 3DS, but I believe Spotpass could work with the Wii U.

  • Kaizokuman

    YEEAAHHH!!!

  • Bob Singh

    LOL in the wild.

  • Andrew Sheehan

    Yea.. I will just use my credit card like always..

    • LP

      No sales tax with that, I hear ya my friend…

      • Elite

        Really sweet! most places have finally got gay with the tax bullsh#$(as in moved to taxing online, example being amazon). Anyways its good to see N not doing so.

  • Nintendonoob

    hmmm… GameStop better have a ton of those $50 ones… I will buy everything on the E-Shop… E-SHOP TO THE MAX!!!

    • Nintedward

      Apparently you can swipe your credit card over the NFC reader , then you just type in your pin . Foget these cards lol , I will be swipeing plastic lke there’s no tomorow!

      • frank

        Only if the credit card supports nfc, sadly. I suppose ythey could make something like that smartphone attatchment for the gamepad, but it wouldn’t be worth it.

        • LogicalDude

          Any card with a chip can be used with NFC devices.

      • Elite

        Credit cards are not free money to spend!!!! rofl an old saying i learned from…. well cant remember actually.

  • SortableShelf19

    So Awesome!

  • SortableShelf19

    So Awesome!

  • SortableShelf19

    Sorry about the comment appearing 2 times. AGAIN!

    • Bob Singh

      so you posted a third one?

    • Nintedward

      Happens to me all the time so annoying!

      • Nintedward

        Happens to me all the time so annoying.

        • frank

          Nah, its not the same. Just reply to what you did the first time and it will look right.

          • frank

            sorry, tried it, you get an error nvm

          • Nintedward

            it was a joke frank ! :P

          • frank

            Sorry man :-)

  • Nintenlord

    Since they are usable for 3ds nintendo dosnt need to wait to change the desing heck i bet even the 3ds only cards wll work

    • darkfox

      wii cards worked for the dsi but not for 3ds. I am sure its the same because they are both e-shop, so yeah 3ds cards will work for the U so you can brob stock up now

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Excellent!

    • Gabe Hoffman

      Who the hell thumbed me down?

  • Nintyfan

    So you can use the code on the eShop card twice? Wii U and 3DS?

    Still little confused?

    • Swic11

      Not at all, but if you buy it for your Wii U, then decide before you activate it that you want to use it on your 3DS, then you can, but you can’t use them twice.

    • TheBoldman67

      No, you can only use it once, on your choice of the 3DS or Wii U.

    • darkfox

      no like the Nintendo pionts for the wii and dsi whatever system you add points to get them they are not shared, they would lose $$.

  • Shane

    Look of card is new, but not the news besides it. Should have just posted a picture of the card and left the rest of the page blank. Would have had same effect… oh well more comments from the Wii U Daily people, right? I’m gonna have to sell my Nintendo Land copy if it’s on the eShop… Any takers? $45 FIRM, hahaha. I don’t like the tax on those new cards though. I went to Target and they sold me one with tax, and I said that’s not right. They said it is, and I said I’ll get taxed on the eShop AGAIN. They couldn’t change it and when I got home… I GOT TAXED AGAIN. I was pissed even though it was $2.

    • Shane

      Also, will accounts be shared over both consoles to ensure no double card purchases to make sure we save the world one paper card at a time? I WANT NEWS. HAHAHAHAHA!

    • TheBoldman67

      I found out the hard way. when I did the credit card on the 3DS eshop, it charged me tax for the redeeming of the credit card, then to my suprise, when I downloaded a $7 game, my end balance was like $2.45ish and I thought “Did Nintendo just charge me tax?” So I ended up having to buy an extra $2 game instead of a $3 game like I had hoped for.

  • TheUNation

    Nintendo truly means business. Tooth and claw, they’re going the distance… and I like it already. Now that the Big N is purchasing Wii U eShop cards between $20 – $50, it doesn’t get any better than this. By the time I get an external hard drive, I’ll be buying two $50 Wii U eShop cards!!!!!!

    Now you’re playing with power!

  • Zeldatrek

    I better cash in my Wii points cards in quick like. But on what?

    • darkfox

      world of goo fluidity are sweet title for WII Ware, FF my life as king is ok as well

    • Nintenlord

      VIRTUAL CONSOLE ;)

  • Dan

    So eShop games should be cheaper than retail,,,

    • Paul

      might be a little more expensive just like psn ones

      but if you pre ordered the black wii u console you get 10% of everything in the n store including full games, dlc etc till 2014

      • TheBoldman67

        I thought you get the 2 year discount whether you pre-order or not, as long as your console is the deluxe model.

        • Dan

          You’re correct pre-order or not, deluxe get discount

  • Krypto knight

    I do like that there are different amounts, these are looking nice. Virtual Console all the way!!

  • Paul

    get in ebay here i come

  • Grodus

    (!?) Why $35? Whatever. $30 makes much more sense though. Anyway, it’s about time they start sellin’ $50 tickets!

    • AwayToHit

      well $35 is the exact middle between $20 and $50

  • albinopig

    Really hope they’ll add GC games to virtual console.

  • CheckItNow12

    Is it me, or do all of these comments have thumbs downs? Anyways, the prepaid card looks cool, but I’d rather use a credit card.

  • TACOMAN

    Looks nice…or does it? Well, what if I told you that we live in a world? What would you say? Would ask questions like, “what is a mouse? what is nintendo? or what is the point of life?” Well, I can tell you that naruto.

  • ei8bitNinty

    Thank GOD. This is what I need… a pre-paid. ^_^

  • Raymond

    This is going to be awesome!!!!

  • roedburn

    I’m going to buy the hard copies anyway. Something about having the discs and the cases just feels special to me. Maybe I’m just weird.

    • Switch_Back

      It’s the same for me. I’m still gonna buy the packaged games, but I might buy some eshop exclusive games.

    • Shane

      No your not weird. I used to think the same thing, but after a while the case is just a picture box, with a booklet of controls you already know how to use. That’s why I only but physical copies of games if I HAVE to. Otherwise I’ll go the more developer friendly route. It’s technically easier for you to get a copy of something that could end up being rare, but never have to worry about breaking or anything in that nature. Even though if/when Nintendo stops supporting the eShop on Wii/Wii U, then it will be a concern, but it seems they’re bringing everything up to date for every upcoming console now including the online shop w/ all games available so I don’t see any worry in that case.

      • Shane

        Plus I like the “fancy” feel of just being able to go to home menu in a split second and switching games real quick like.

  • Xblade13

    Time to get 2 $50 cards! I’ma going to buy a BUNCH of Virtual Console games. Super Mario World, Actraiser, Star Fox 64, and A Link to the Past are all MINE!!! Hahahahahaha!

    Might also get Trine 2 if it isn’t too expensive.

    • Switch_Back

      I think Trine 2 will be $15, but I’m not positive.

  • Ben

    I think the Nintendo eShop for WiiU should be called the “Nintendo Ushop”!!!!