Wii U eShop cards spotted on Wal-Mart online store

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Recent developments regarding the Wii U’s impending November worldwide release sees the emergence of prepaid eShop cards branded after Nintendo’s new console. A listing on Wal-Mart’s online store¬†advertises $20, $35 and $50 (all US) prepaid tiers, which are redeemable on the 3DS eShop and eventually the Wii U.

Presumably, like the 3DS eShop, consumers will also be able to make online purchases using credit cards. The Wii U GamePad also contains an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip not unlike monetary transaction devices found in many retail businesses, however no official confirmation has been made by Nintendo announcing the ability to make payments this way.

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Having been an avid gamer for twenty-two years now, I've come to appreciate all facets of gaming (music, culture, development, etc). I originally started out with a Sega Master System II, then moved onto a Nintendo 64 and the rest is history. Though my focus is all things Nintendo, I still love having a taste of everything. No one console is perfect, and that's the way I like it.