During a recent investor meeting, Nintendo shared new details about its upcoming My Nintendo service, which will replace the recently ended Club Nintendo.
The service is launching alongside the new Miitomo app, which can be pre-registered from February 17 in 16 countries across the globe and which will be available in Japan in March.
When the service launches, it will feature a points program that rewards players in a number of different ways. Platinum points can be acquired by using apps on smartphone and by logging into the eShop, although not from playing Wii U or 3DS games. These can be used to get digital content and original goods. Gold points, meanwhile, are acquired by buying content on the eShop and can be exchanged for discount coupons on Wii U or 3DS games.
This reiterates what Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima outlined back in October of last year. It is worth mentioning, however, that while it was previously stated that users could earn points by playing games, Nintendo does not appear to have mentioned anything further in this regard.
The My Nintend’ service will debut this March in 39 countries and Nintendo aims for it to have at least 100 million users.
Do you like the sound of the new points systems and does this seem like a suitable replacement for Club Nintendo? Share your thoughts below.