Every Nintendo 3DS has a built-in feature called Play Coins. These coins can be used in games to collect content. This tutorial teaches you how to get Play Coins on the Nintendo 3DS, and lists what these coins can be used for supported games.
How To Get Play Coins on the Nintendo 3DS
To get Play Coins on the Nintendo 3DS, all that you have to do is walk while the 3DS is turned on (Home Menu) and closed. Every 100 steps you take, you get 1 Play Coin. It is possible to gain 10 Play Coins per day, and have a maximum of 300 at a time.
Is it possible to get Play Coins on the Nintendo 3DS without walking?
Yes! It is possible. It’s sort of like gaming the system, and here’s how to do it. Keep shaking your Nintendo 3DS. Check if the number of steps from the 3DS top screen increased to confirm that you’re shaking it good enough.
Can I get over 10 Play Coins per day?
It is possible, however, you will be required to change your date via Settings. Remember, you can only collect 10 Play Coins per day. Therefore, all that you have to do is change the date on the 3DS to the next to get 10 more Play Coins, and so on.
List of games that support Play Coins :
|Nintendo 3DS Game||What you get for Play Coins||Amount Needed|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Fortune cookies (exchanged for rear items)||2 per cookie|
|Dead or Alive: Dimensions||Random figures and costumes||10 per 3 figures|
|Kid Icarus: Uprising||Eggs for Idol Toss||1 per egg|
|LEGO Star Wars III||Characters||–|
|Nano Assault EX||Songs and nanopedia items||1 per Nana coin|
|Pokemon Dream Radar||Maximize the amount of clouds (3 uses daily)||5 per use|
|Pokemon Rumble Blast||Inviting customers to the shop||10 per customer|
|Resident Evil: Revelations||Weapons and Upgrades for Raid Mode||10 per item|
|Resident Evil: The Mercenaries||Weapons||–|
|Samurai Warriors: Chronicles||Money||1 per 100 gold|
|SMT: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers||Upgrading Nemechi demon and purchasing demons||1 per 15 D-Souls|
|Sonic Generations||New missions||5 per mission|
|Super Street Fighter IV||Figure points||–|
|The Sims 3: Pets||Karma Points||–|
Note: AR Games and StreetPass Mii Plaza games were not included in the list above.