A while ago I bought a Friends of Nintendo Humble Bundle, which came with quite a few codes. I still have the codes, as I couldn't find a way through the 3DS to redeem the games without installing them immediately. This is troublesome, as the first one I downloaded was Street Fighter IV, which took up quite a lot of my available blocks, and I am keen to play it for now! Although I could just redeem the code, install the game and then uninstall it, this takes up some time and can be a bit of a nuisance.

I was wondering if there was a way to redeem these codes and not install them, so I can just go to my download software page and install them whenever I want at a later date, similar to how Steam handles the game library.


You can use this Nintendo site to redeem codes on a PC. It requires you to log-in with your eShop account, then you can fill in the code. Obviously it will not download the game on your computer, but it should be registered to your account.

  • Unfortunately I cannot try it because I do not have a code waiting to be used, but this should do what you want – Mathias711 Jun 30 '16 at 8:32
  • I just tested it and it works perfectly. – Riley Jun 30 '16 at 8:50

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