How To Buy

In order to use PDI Check, you must have a Nintendo 3DS XL device, wall charger and the PDI Check Software.

Directions on how to order Nintendo 3DS XL and charger

A Nintendo 3DS XL can be purchased at a number of retail locations:

Note: The Nintendo 3DS XL requires a separate purchase of a wall charger. This can also be found at any of the aforementioned retail sites or the following link.

How To Buy PDI Check Software

Step 1: Visit the Nintendo eShop at the following link:

Step 2: Click on the search bar at the top of the page and type PDI Check.

Step 3: Click on the PDI Check game image. This will direct you to the PDI Check, Nintendo web page.

Step 4: Click on the Buy digital button. This will prompt you to sign in or create a new Nintendo eShop account

Step 5: The remaining amount of the purchase will be deducted from your existing Nintendo eShop account balance. Add additional funds if needed, and click “Confirm.”

To add funds with a credit card, click “Credit Card” and enter the credit card Name, Number, CVC Number, Card Type, and Expiration Date info into the appropriate fields.

To add funds with a Nintendo eShop Card, click “Nintendo eShop Card” and enter the 16-character download code from the back of the prepaid card.

To add funds with a PayPal accountlink your PayPal Account to your Nintendo Account, then click “PayPal.”

If you have a game coupon, click “Redeem a coupon” and follow the onscreen instructions to redeem the coupon.

Click “Purchase” to complete your order.

Your game will be automatically downloaded to the system associated with your Nintendo Account (Nintendo Switch) or Nintendo Network ID (Wii U or Nintendo 3DS). Once the download is complete, click the game’s icon on your HOME menu to begin playing.

For pre-purchases, the game will be pre-loaded to your system at the time of your order. You’ll be able to start playing it after downloading a small update, beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET on the game’s release date. (Please note that some third-party titles are not available until 12:00 p.m. PT on the game’s release date.)

If you don’t see the game on your system, click here.

Step by step instructions on how to set up a Nintendo eShop account.

Step1: Setup an internet connection

Step 2: Make sure your system is updated

Step 3: On the HOME menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.

Step 4: “Receive Notifications” or “Do Not Receive Notifications,” then select “OK.”

Step 5: Once setup is complete, you will be taken to the Nintendo eShop main menu.


  • A Nintendo Network ID is required to download game demos and other free software. If you need assistance creating a Nintendo Network account, click here.
  • If a update data is available, it will automatically download along with your software.
  • Themes are downloaded from the Theme Shop. If you are attempting to download or redownload a Nintendo 3DS theme, click here.

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