Nintendo 3DS eShop Error Code 005-5686 & How To Fix

Published on June 17th, 2013 by Gervais D.

Today I was browsing the Nintendo eShop to purchase a new 3DS game. After finding the game, I quickly tapped on its purchase button, soon to discover an error. Yes, I received an error message with the error code 005 5686. I remembered that I recently credited by eShop balance with an additional $120 US, so of course I was furious (this isn’t the first time and it probably wouldn’t be the last) – luckily I did not throw my 3DS off a cliff.

Nintendo 3DS eShop Error Code 005-5686 and How To Fix

This error is not really one of the bad ones. To solve the problem, turn off your Nintendo 3DS (this step is very important). Turn it back on and reconnect to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. After, try purchasing a 3DS game and it should work.

If you’re still experiencing problems, give Nintendo a call: 1-800-255-3700.

About Gervais D.

Gervais is a Nintendo fan who loves to play a good game. His first owned Nintendo console was the NES, and he currently owns a blue 3DS XL.