Club Nintendo’s Closing Proceedings Detailed

Learn what you need to do and when so you don’t waste your coins.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 02/17/2015 18:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

We were all shocked and saddened to learn that Club Nintendo was being shuttered, but the time for grieving is over so we need to be practical about it. Thankfully, Nintendo gave us some handy information giving us everything we need to know to make the most of Club Nintendo while it lasts.

First, it should be noted that no new Nintendo products made after January 20, 2015 contain registration codes; however, any codes still floating around out there will remain valid but need to be redeemed by March 31, 2015. It should also be noted that if you are not yet a Club Nintendo member, you can still register up to March 31 as well, so if you haven’t created an account and redeemed your codes yet, there is no time like the present. Once that deadline has come and gone, existing members will still be able to access their accounts and spend their coins on physical and digital goods up through June 30, 2015. Come July 1, Club Nintendo will be no more and all your coins will disappear into the aether along with it.

It should also be noted that if you do spend your coins on digital games, their download codes will be valid through July 31, 2015.

2008-2015, RIP

There is some more good news as you will still be able to achieve Gold or Platinum status for 2015. This will be based on coins earned between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Gold can be achieved by earning 300 coins while Platinum requires 600. Also, all Club Nintendo members will receive a download code for Flipnote Studio 3D— you can learn how to redeem your download here.

And, in case you hadn’t already heard, be sure to check out the available items and downloads currently being offered through Club Nintendo. When it announced the service was closing, Nintendo added a lot of new options, including plenty of Virtual Console games for Wii U, Wii, and 3DS, alongside newer titles, including some amazing, full blown retail games like Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D Land.

Source: Nintendo

2 Responses to “Club Nintendo’s Closing Proceedings Detailed”

  • 111 points
    roykoopa64 says...

    Man, looking back at my gold/ platinum status history on Club Nintendo (starting with 2009), this is the first time I might not make Platinum. I’m still 300 coins away. I know buying less games these past 12 months is one contributor for my lack of Platinum, but the other reason is that the registration surveys expire so quickly. I know I missed filling a bunch out since I wasn’t logging into my account as often as I should have (and I’ve been buying more games digitally as well).

    Also, it hurts that you can’t register the New 3DS XL for coins.

    Hmm, maybe I’ll just stockpile on some games I’ve been wanting if I can find them for a good price (I’ll just have a larger backlog), just to make sure I keep my Platinum streak in case the reward turns out to be something I really want (though it probably won’t based on the past few years).

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    “just to make sure I keep my Platinum streak in case the reward turns out to be something I really want (though it probably won’t based on the past few years)”

    I had held out hope for those gold and silver Mario Amiibo possibly being the rewards this year. But alas, it looks like the gold one will actually be a Walmart exclusive.

    I think Club Nintendo mentioned that the platinum rewards for this year will be downloadable.

    Good luck chasing Platinum and keeping your streak alive!

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