Nintendo has decided to axe the ability to directly add funds using credit cards to make Wii U and 3DS purchases on the Nintendo eShop soon. The decision wasn’t backed up by any official reason. The silver lining of this announcement, though. You can add funds to your Nintendo Network ID and add funds that way. To do this isn’t even that hard.
You must link your Nintendo Network ID with a Nintendo account. After finalizing that, you can go to add funds and select the payment method, and use the funds you added to your NNID for the eShop.
Even though the announcement was a bit bizarre and seemingly out of nowhere, some have attributed the timing of this to an EU directive that went into effect January 2019. The deadline for the “EU Payments Services Directive” is September. The goal of the directive is to curb credit card fraud by requiring more security checks and personal info, according to GamesIndustry.
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