Celebrate the new year with … Sports!

Celebrate the new year with … Sports!

REDMOND, Wash., December 29, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:

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Sports Story is now available in the Nintendo eShop. (Graphic: Business Wire)


  • Double Gold Point promotion for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass members – Until 31 January 2023, at 11:59 PM PT, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points* when purchasing eligible digital games and DLC** in the Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store. That means members can earn 10% in Gold Points, which can then be used towards their next eligible purchase. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Indie World Holiday Sale! – Save up to 50% on select Nintendo Switch indie games and DLC** packs during the Indie World Holiday Sale on Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop! But hurry – this sale ends on January 1 at 23:59 PT. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* The offer applies from 1.11.22 – 31.1.23. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required by January 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT to be eligible for promotional My Nintendo Gold Points. Campaign My Nintendo Gold Points will be distributed in February 2023.

** Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.

In addition to video games available in stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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Nintendo Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or meet online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Sports. Members can also enjoy a curated library of classic NES and Super NES games, included Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To learn more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/ .

With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, players gain access to even more benefits, including a library of Nintendo 64 games with additional online play for up to four players (additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC (full version of game required to use DLC for that game; sold separately) and retro SEGA Genesis games.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that has a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop card at a store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded into Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are connected to a single Nintendo Account.

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Customers in the US and Canada aged 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems both on the device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users can also use PayPal as a payment option when purchasing digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.

My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them towards your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on the Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit for more information.

Remember that the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems have parental controls that allow adults to manage some of the content children can access. Nintendo Switch players who register a Nintendo Account get access to free-to-start games and free game demos from the Nintendo eShop, as well as the latest news and information directly from Nintendo. For more information about parental controls on Nintendo Switch and other features, visit and For all other systems, visit https://support.nintendo.com/.

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