I have an old Nintendo Wii sitting in a closet. I vaguely recall my store account having a balance of a few hundred Wii Points.

Can I somehow convert these points into credit for the Nintendo eShop so I can buy something for my shiny new 3DS, or should I just let the Wii continue to collect dust?

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    Collect dust? Why, you could use it as a doorstop, a bookend, a way to prop up your Xbone... the possibilities are endless! Mar 1, 2014 at 3:40

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No, Wii Points can't be converted for use in the Nintendo eShop. They can only be used in the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii console they were redeemed on.

From Wikipedia:

The Nintendo Points currency system is not supported by the Nintendo eShop, currently available on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as well as future Nintendo consoles, and will eventually become fully obsolete on the Wii and Nintendo DSi as well when Nintendo's real currency-based system becomes standard. In Japan, the Wii and Nintendo DSi shops already converted to the new currency system that is used by the Nintendo eShop. In the case of Wii U, however, it currently provides legacy support for Nintendo Points via Wii Mode, which allows access to the original Wii Shop Channel.

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