Nintendo Adds AR to eShop Cards

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I may be in the minority, but I like currency cards for my various console (and handheld) download shops. Many times I can pick them up at the local electronics big box on sale for less than face value, and, with the recent rash of compromised user data from big names in retail and entertainment, I’m a little more reserved with my credit card info than I once was.

Nintendo’s eShop cards have long been a staple in my house — rather for hoarding Virtual Console games for myself or rewarding the kids with a little credit of their own — and the Big N has recently added a cool new collectible angle to the classic card design. Available now at Target are a trio of new $10 eShop cards featuring bonus AR pack-in cards that bring Mario, Peach and a Goomba to life via the new Photos with Mario 3DS application.

It’s a cool concept that adds a little fun to padding your gaming budget, while simultaneously reminding fans of an interesting but long underutilized system feature.

Review and promotional materials provided by: Nintendo of America

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