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Shop Mode (also known as Market Mode) allows a player to buy or sell items found in the game. Players can open their shops to sell items and equipment they have found, or purchase them from other players' shops. This mode was first introduced into the series in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, and reappeared later in Order of Ecclesia. The trading mechanics work in a similar way to how Soul Trade was implemented in both Aria and Dawn of Sorrow, by taking advantage of the portability of the system and availability to use a wireless connection.


Open ShopEdit

Also known as Merchant Mode. Allows players to sell their items.


Also known as Customer Mode. Allows players to buy items. The following options are available in Purchase Mode:

  • Buy: Purchase items from the Player's Shop.
  • Sell: Sell items.
  • Item Display: Put items on display in your Shop for "Shop Mode".

Game Specific InformationEdit

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Portrait of Ruin featured a new statistic specific to that game called Shop Points, in which depending on how many of these the player has accumulated, new items will appear at the shop for purchase.

Sales while in Shop Mode yield varying amounts of Shop Points depending on the mode in which the sale takes place:

  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection - 100%
  • Wireless Mode - 50%
  • Vincent's shop - none

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