Play Coins are a feature on the Nintendo 3DS. The player can obtain them by walking; players earn 1 coin for every 100 steps taken and can earn 10 coins daily, for a maximum of 300 in their bank at any given time. You can also get Play Coins by shaking your 3DS. Plus, if you change the date, you can get more than 10 Play Coins a day. The player can then use them to purchase applications and special content for their Nintendo 3DS.

List of uses

Game Function Amount Needed
Puzzle Swap Buying puzzle pieces. 2 per puzzle piece
Find Mii Hiring wandering heroes. 2 per hero
Find Mii II Hiring old allies (Miis) or wandering heroes 2+(level) per Allies and 2 per hero
Mii Force Hiring old allies (Miis) or mercenaries 3 per Allies and 2 per mercenary
Flower Town Inviting old guests 2 per guest
Warrior's Way Hiring mercenaries, spying on enemies, and asking for Wentsworth's help 5, 10, or 15 per mercenary; 2 per spy, and 1 per advice
Monster Manor Hiring investigators 2 per investigator
Ultimate Angler Hiring anglers 2 per angler
Battleground Z Finding survivors 2 per survivor
Slot Car Rivals Recruiting rivals 2 per rival
Market Crashers Hiring analysts 2 per analyst
Feed Mii Inviting heroes 2 per hero
Ninja Launcher Gathering allies 2 per ally
Mii Trek Recruiting explorers 2 per explorer
AR Games Buying extra games or features. 1 or 3 per game or feature
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Getting hints from hintghosts 1 per ghost
Super Street Fighter IV Buying figure points.
Samurai Warriors: Chronicles Exchanging for money. 1 per 100 gold
Dead or Alive: Dimensions Buying some random figures and select costumes 10 per 3 random figures
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Buying different weapon sets. 10 per weapon sets ; 15 for the special weapon sets
Kid Icarus: Uprising Buying more eggs for Idol Toss 1 play coin per egg
Lego Star Wars 3 Buying characters
The Sims 3: Pets Karma Points
Swapnote Buying More Features. Various, depending on the feature
Pokemon Rumble Blast Inviting customers to the shop. 10 per customer

Sonic Generations

Buying new missions 5 per mission
Pokemon Dream Radar Maximize the amount of clouds (Can be used 3 times a day) 5 coins per time
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Buying fortune cookies (fortunes can be traded for special items)

In Welcome Amiibo, used to select town members for the minigame Desert Island Escape

2 coins per cookie

2 coins per villager

Resident Evil: Revelations Buying Weapons and Upgrades for Raid Mode 10 coins per item
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Localized versions only) Upgrading your Nemechi demon and purchasing demons through it

1 coin per 15 D-Souls

Nano Assault EX Buying songs and nanopedia items

1 coin per 1 Nano coin

Rune Factory 4 Trading for G

Random amount of G per 1 coin

Shin Megami Tensei IV Pay to Charon to revive in place of Macca. Can also pay in Play Coins if there is an unpaid Macca tab to Charon

Varies depending on circumstance of death

Kirby Triple Deluxe Buying a keychain

3 coins per keychain

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth Pay to open unique chests on each Labyrinth floor that otherwise only unlock once you've traveled over all available tiles.

2 coins per tile not yet traveled

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Buying trophies in the Trophy Shop (may also use gold)

Varies depending on price of trophy

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Purchasing tokens in the Collection that can be exchanged for character models and songs (may also be acquired through StreetPass or a Shulk amiibo) 5 per token
Pokemon Rumble World Used to invite visitors to your plaza.

10 coins per 3 Mii visitors

BoxBoy! Hints to Puzzles 1 Play Coin
Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stones Using the capsule machine, with higher amounts guaranteeing more valuable items 1 to 20 coins per item
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Buying treasure hunt challenges (alternative to using StreetPass) 5 per challenge
Yo-kai Watch Use the Crank-a-kai. 10 per use

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX

to get power ups for the rhythm game. 3-15 per use

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Unlocking new furniture and features through the Happy Home Handbook. 1 to 5 coins depending on lesson

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Buying fortune cookies that, when opened, have a lucky ticket that can be exchanged

for rare furniture and clothing.

2 coins per cookie
Tomodachi Life Buying a special food item from travelers 2 per item
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 Spinning the Syegacha Machine. 2 to play once | 20 to play 11 times
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