New “My Nintendo” Details Revealed

Users can earn points for physical rewards, digital content, and more.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 02/03/2016 17:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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.

Source: Siliconera

2 Responses to “New “My Nintendo” Details Revealed”

  • 0 points

    I don’t like the looks of this. See what happens. Probably will have to pay to play online now. Screw that.

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    OG75 says...

    Jon Stevens asks “Do you like the sound of the new points systems and does this seem like a suitable replacement for Club Nintendo?”

    Hmmm.. I like being rewarded for buying things I would probably buy anyways, so I don’t want to sound ungrateful. However my preference is for physical rewards. I know I may be in the minority and physical rewards don’t make sense financially for Nintendo when you consider materials, production, and shipping costs.

    I can’t tell from the little information released so far if there will be physical goods? The above story mentions “digital content and original goods”, but other sites are mentioning that Nintendo revised their earlier marketing in a way that points to none going forward… I could be/hope I’m wrong.

    Club Nintendo had a lot of rewards that were truly nothing to get excited about. However I love the Luigi’s Mansion 2 Diorama, Super Mario Character Figurine, Mario Hanafuda Card Set, and Game&Watch Ball reproduction (among others). These are all unique items that were exclusive to the program and are fun to display.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to hear more and hope “My Nintendo” is a huge success.

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