Wii U luigi

Wii U Support

Here’s where you’ll find all our topics and video tutorials, so we can get to the bottom of any issues you’re having.


Topics power up box

How to Download Games and Extra Content for your Nintendo Wii U Console.

How Do I Download a Game from Nintendo eShop on my Nintendo Wii U?

You can access Nintendo eShop from your Wii U by clicking on the small orange shopping bag on the Wii U GamePad. From here, Nintendo eShop will load on your TV screen.

  • Once you have found content by searching or browsing on the eShop, select the item you wish to download to view more information and select "Download" or "Purchase."

  • If the selected content has a rating, it will be displayed on the screen. Select "Next" to continue.

  • From here, you will need to enter either your eShop card or credit/debit card details.

  • You will then need to confirm your details.

  • The download will begin automatically. Select "Continue" to return to Nintendo eShop Menu.

How Do I Search for the Games I Like in the eShop?

Important Information!

Search categories available depend on whether you are searching for software or videos.
You can search by keyword or by category.
-- -- --
By Keyword:

  • On the HOME menu, select Nintendo eShop icon.

  • Select the "Keyword Search" box in the top-right corner of the screen.

  • Enter a keyword to search, and then select "OK" to search for content that matches your keyword

-- -- --
By Category:

  • On the HOME menu, select Nintendo eShop icon.

  • Select "Search" in the bottom-left corner or press the (–) button.

  • Select criteria to search by.

-- -- --
What do you want to search for?

  • Software

  • Videos

  • Software and Videos

-- -- -- --
Keyword Search: Search by keyword.

  • Platform: Search by the system, such as Nintendo 3DS or Wii U.

  • Genre: Search by the type of content, such as Action, Puzzle, or Video.

  • Publisher: Search by the name of the publisher.

  • Price: Search by the price.

  • Select "Search with These Filters."

How Do I Use a Pre-Paid eShop card?

  • From the Wii U HOME Menu, select Nintendo eShop icon.

  • Select "Balance" or press the + button.

  • Select "Redeem a Nintendo Prepaid Card."

  • Enter the activation code from the back of the prepaid card, then select "OK" to complete the transaction.

Was this article helpful to you?
167 people have rated this tutorial