How to Fix ‘Nintendo eShop is Not Currently Available in Your Country’

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Newbie Gamer
Aug 4, 2018
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Situation: A message appears when accessing the Nintendo eShop stating that the Nintendo eShop is not currently available in the country selected in the System Settings. The Nintendo Switch eShop will always match the country setting for your Nintendo Account.

How to Set your Nintendo Switch device country
  1. Go to Settings, System, select Region, and then choose The Americas.
  2. Open Nintendo eShop.
  3. Select United States as your region.
  4. Go to location Settings, click change and add a zip code. (Sample: 90210 for Beverly Hills, California)
  5. Save.

  • Your Nintendo eShop account balance does not carry over when you change the country that your Nintendo Account is set to. You will need to use the remaining funds in your Nintendo Account balance before you will be able to change the country.
  • If a Nintendo eShop exists for your region, credit cards issued from your region will not work in a different region’s eShop. (For example, credit cards issued for the U.S. will only work in the Nintendo eShop for North America.)