The Nintendo eShop is an online feature of the Nintendo 3DS (upgraded variants included), Wii U and Nintendo Switch (upgraded variants included). Like the Wii Shop Channel and the Nintendo DSi Shop, it is a digital store where you can buy games and DLC (DLC only obtainable on Nintendo Switch), watch videos and download demos.
Among the large selection of software, there are certain categories in which the games fall. There are exclusive titles made specifically for the 3DS such as Pushmo, Dillon's Rolling Western and Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword. These titles take full advantage of the features the 3DS has to offer and are presented in stereoscopic 3D.
Starting with the August 2012 release of New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo and some third parties began offering full retail games to be purchased and downloaded through the eShop on the same date of release, and sometimes earlier. Also exclusive to the eShop are 3D Classics, a selection of classic Nintendo games such as Excitebike, Xevious, and Kid Icarus remade in 3D.
Like the Wii Shop Channel, it has a Virtual Console library with Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES, and Sega Game Gear titles. It also has the existing DSiWare library of games and software. The eShop was made available worldwide simultaneously on June 7th UTC (i.e. late evening on June 6th in the US).
The following games have demos available to download via the eShop.
- Blaster Master Zero
- Block-a-Pix Color
- BYE BYE BOXBOY!
- Crush 3D
- Detective Pikachu
- Ever Oasis
- Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Hey! Pikmin
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
- Kirby Battle Royale
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Link-a-Pix Color
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
- Mercenaries Saga 3
- Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
- Mighty Gunvolt Burst
- Monster Hunter Stories
- Mutant Mudds
- Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends
- Order Up!!'
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirits of Justice
- Phil's Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure
- Pic-a-Pix Color
- Picross 3D Round 2
- Pokémon Sun & Moon
- Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
- Resident Evil: Revelations
- Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
- Rayman Origins
- Sonic Lost World
- Style Savvy: Fashion Foward
- Style Savvy: Styling Star
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Urban Trial Freestyle 2
- WarioWare Gold
- Worcle Worlds
- Yokai Watch 2: Bony Spirits