You are attempting to get or redeem a download code for Nintendo Switch Online membership and receive error code 9001-0026. This error code indicates that the Nintendo Account you’re signed in to has not accessed the Switch console. Here, we will look at a few things to get it fixed.

What is Error Code: 9001-0026?

The Error Code: 9001-0026 is mostly seen Nintendo Switch Family, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Switch Lite. Nintendo Switch memberships, content, and titles can only be purchased or redeemed from the Nintendo website. This is by employing a Nintendo Account actively linked to a Nintendo Switch console.

What to Do to Fix Error Code: 9001-0026?

This error code 9001-0026 reveals that your Account has not accessed the Nintendo eShop from a Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo Switch memberships, content, and titles can only be purchased or redeemed from Nintendo.com employing a Nintendo Account actively linked to a Nintendo Switch console.

1.Link your Nintendo Account to the Nintendo Switch console you would like to get the content on then accesses the Nintendo eShop a minimum of just one occasion. 

2.Verify you’re logged in to the right Nintendo Account on the Nintendo website or the offer page you’re visiting.

3.Link your Nintendo Account to the Nintendo Switch console you would like to get the content on.

4.Access Nintendo eShop a minimum of just one occasion on the Nintendo Switch console using your Nintendo Account.

5.Return to the Nintendo website or the offer page and plan to purchase or redeem the content again.

6.Once this process is complete, you will be able to purchase games directly from Nintendo.com or continue redeeming your code or offer.

There are a few other error codes you need to look out for when redeeming a download code. 

Error Code: 9001-6561

Applies to: Nintendo Account 

In most cases, this error indicates the Nintendo eShop card or download code was entered incorrectly, it had been intended to be redeemed during a different region’s Nintendo eShop, or it was intended to be redeemed directly within a game.

What to do

Attempt to enter the download code again, ensuring you’ve got entered the code exactly because it appears. If the error persists, then it’s likely the code could also be intended for a special region. You can take the following actions to ensure the download code is intended for the Americas.

If the code was included with a physical game purchase, check packaging for an ESRB rating. Games with an ESRB rating are intended for sale in the Americas.
Check the retailer you purchased the download code from and ensure they are located within the Americas.

Contact the retailer and ask which region the download code is meant for.
If you have confirmed it is intended for use in the Americas, it’s possible that the download code is intended to be redeemed directly within a game and cannot be redeemed through the Nintendo website. 

Check the packaging, card, or receipt that included the download code for instructions on the way to redeem the code. Situation not resolved: If the issue persists, it is possible that there is an error with the download code. Please contact here for support.

Error Code: 9001-2470

This applies to Nintendo Switch Family, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Switch Lite. The error code 9001-2470 reveals there’s a problem with the credit card being used. 

What to do

Try using a different credit or debit card. As an alternative, you can add funds using Nintendo eShop prepaid cards or a PayPal account.

Try making the purchase directly through the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system. If the situation is not resolved, contact your bank or the credit card issuer for further assistance

Error Code: 9001-9310

The error code 9001-9310 is displayed when attempting to form a sale on the Nintendo website. If you have seen the message: “An error occurred when using PayPal”. This means your PayPal account has an issue. 

What to do 

Try to unlink your PayPal account from your Nintendo Account, then relink it again.
Situation not resolved
You should contact PayPal customer support for assistance, if the error persists.

As an alternative, you may use other payment methods, such as a credit card, or purchase directly from the Nintendo eShop on your console.
If a different error code is displayed, search for that error code within our knowledge base and follow the steps therein.

Error Code: 9001-0091

This error occurs when you’re unable to complete a credit card transaction on Nintendo.com and you receive the error code 9001-0091. This error code indicates there was an error during the transaction process.

What to do

Log out. Then sign in again into your Nintendo Account.
Try to make the purchase again.
If the error code persists, this may indicate a temporary outage of the service. Wait a few hours and then try again.

Error Code: 9001-0009

This is commonly seen in Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch, and Switch Family. This occurs when you are unable to make a credit card purchase or redeem a download code on Nintendo.com and you receive the error code 9001-0009.

This usually means a temporary service issue with the Nintendo eShop. If you are trying to redeem a Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo eShop Prepaid Card, please see Nintendo eShop Prepaid Funds Card Is Not Working. If you are trying to redeem a download code for a game title or DLC, please see Problems with Download Codes (Software, DLC and Themes).

What to do

Log out and sign into your Nintendo account again.
If the issue persists, check for any maintenance notifications at support.nintendo.com/network status. Try after the service/maintenance outage has ended.

Conclusion

The information inside this article will surely help once you receive error code 9001-0026. It is useful while attempting to get or redeem a download code. This could be for a game, content, or Nintendo Switch Online membership from Nintendo.com.