It’s a landmark day for video games. Amazon has finally enabled the option to beam Nintendo’s catalog of digitally released games directly to your system. Users of Amazon’s US services are able to purchase storied titles like the newest Super Smash Bros. for both the Nintendo Wii U and their handheld platform the 3DS, and upon checkout have the code applied to their device from the page thanking you for the purchase. I should mention this also includes Wii games if you find yourself missing the U addon.


The page makes mention of a 61 different Nintendo titles being purchasable at present. Favourites like Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 are available to have sent straight to your system, which is super neat. While they’re all presently prices at parity, this is still a really cool thing.

Even though the code is simply being checked and redeemed through the Nintendo eShop, this really means a lot for people who live outside of the US, but are forced for whatever reason to have a NNID with a residence in the US. Believe it or not, some countries don’t have a robust eShop and basically need to use a different countries to get anything. In any case, more options are better for everyone, even if the pricing ends up being relatively similar to how Amazon handles codes for PSN.

If you own a Nintendo Wii U and want to give the new system a go, I highly recommend Splatoon, Bayonetta 2 or Mario Kart 8. They’re all highly rated, endlessly enjoyable games that benefit from always being at hand.

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