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'My Nintendo' Launching in March 2016! New Reward Program and more!
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February 03, 2016, 06:17
It seems that the 'Club Nintendo' replacement, 'My Nintendo' is poised to kick off in March 2016. The Japanese Nintendo website first released the information regarding the system though this program won't be limited to just our friends over in the land of the rising sun. 39 more countries will be included.

The service will be an overhauled new way for Nintendo to connect with the gamers using their systems, playing their games, and enjoying their content. From a Cloud-based data service, downloads, and even a renovated friend's list, Nintendo plans to get it's gamers more involved with each other and itself. Coupons and e-mail promotions will also be part of the package. The Friend's List looks like it'll be fully customizable with custom profiles as well as recommending content based on that particular gamer's past focuses and attentions. You'll also be able to buy games on other content from PC/Mac/Linux web browsers or even mobile devices. Then you can transfer it right away to your Wii U and/or 3DS.

Reward-wise, the system looks similar enough. However earning Platinum and Gold points is now not one in the same. Gold Points are used on things like DLC coupons and game coupons. Platinum Points are most likely to be used on themes, avatar (Miitomo?) gear, and downloadable games.

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Not too much else is explained on the website but I really hope that this will lead to true gifting of games. Our Negative World Secret Santa has been in flux since the Wii U took away the ability to freely gift games. Our Wii's handled this just fine. The website Nintendo has for this kind of thing has been a benefit but it still limits many choices.

I for one am quite excited to see this finally happening. As a Platinum member of the original Club Nintendo every year of it's existence, I am ready to earn some coinage once again. Hell, this makes me want to wait longer for buying any Smash DLC… coupons for DLC?… sign me up!

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02/03/16, 06:17   Edited:  02/03/16, 06:17
Why not sign up for a (free) account?
Finally! [Stops buying Nintendo stuff till March]

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/16, 06:34
DrFinkelstein said:
Hell, this makes me want to wait longer for buying any Smash DLC…

I've been doing that for a few months now. Mario Maker, Paper Jam, a pile of Smash DLC- all purchases left on the backburner waiting for this.

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/16, 07:00
Did we get nothing related to NX tonight?

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/16, 08:05

No nothing. Bet that means a 2017 release.

I myself miss Club Nintendo so I can't wait for this new thing to come along. I'm still confused on how it's going to work but looking forward to checking it out when it does! Guess maybe I'll also hold off on buying stuff until then. (Hmm, that might have backfired for them.)

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/16, 17:11   Edited:  02/03/16, 17:11
Great news, I am looking forward to fill the void in my life that was once occupied by Club Nintendo.

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/16, 18:04

I'll keep an eye out for stuff until March.

Posted by 
 on: 02/03/16, 23:09
Soo...we REALLY should wait until this thing launches to get games? Or are you guys just saying that? I'm not itching to play anything, and the DLC from Smash Bros. w/ Ryu hasn't even been played by me yet. I downloaded it, and its sat there, etc. Yes?

Posted by 
 on: 02/04/16, 00:17
Any word on unified account systems yet? Like, will my digital purchases go with me to the NX? Or will there be a small fee for each one the way you could technically transfer Wii VC stuff to the Wii U? Forgive my ignorance on this stuff, I don't usually look very deeply into it.

Posted by 
 on: 02/04/16, 00:37

Up to you. I'm not just saying that. My Nintendo purchases have been consciously slowed the last few months.

I jumped on a couple of things I really wanted to play then and there, but for the most part I've restrained myself.

Posted by 
 on: 02/04/16, 00:54
Cool. About time. We were supposed to get this last fall. If it had been up and running then, I would scored with all the digital games I bought during Nintendo's eShop sales they've been having.

Posted by 
 on: 02/04/16, 01:56
So I'm surprised it wasn't posted here yet as it happened a few days back. A data miner named Cellenseres found on the US and UK eShops the following title…

My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess

I'm surprised by this and delighted by this. I've almost 100%'d Pokemon Picross and I'd be down for another Picross game with a specific theme. I'd love if they just kept doing this for various franchises… Mario… Metroid… Animal Crossing...

Posted by 
 on: 03/08/16, 13:46   Edited:  03/08/16, 13:47

I put it in the Twilight Princess thread, because I wasn't really sure what to do with it yet

My concern is if this is linked to a specific software purchase (namely TP) because I have no intention of buying it , at least anytime soon.

Hopefully it's just a generic reward we can grab. That'd be cool.

Posted by 
 on: 03/08/16, 15:04

Ah, good deal. I hope we find out more soon. It's supposed to launch this month with My Nintendo.

Posted by 
 on: 03/08/16, 15:53
The Japan launch is live:


Some intriguing stuff, the 'Missions' concept seems interesting. I wonder if it will percolate down to game software ala Achievements and Trophies.

Tying that sort of thing to tangible rewards would be a bold move.

Posted by 
 on: 03/17/16, 10:01   Edited:  03/17/16, 10:02
About time.

One game of note is that WarioWare Touched will be available for download on 3DS for 1000 Platinum points. So how is it that Nintendo couldn't get Super Nintendo games running properly on anything but New 3DS, but they were able to get at least one DS game running for non-New 3DS systems? Doesn't exactly add up, does it Nintendo?

Posted by 
 on: 03/17/16, 21:56
@WrathOfSamus777 Because the 3DS isn't emulating the DS, it has actual DS hardware that it uses to play DS games.

Posted by 
 on: 03/17/16, 22:09
I wonder if stuff we have already done will translate into rewards, coins, or whatever. For example, those SNES games we've bought recently. The New 3DS I bought after Club Nintendo shut down, etc.

Posted by 
 on: 03/17/16, 23:43

I wouldn't count it. It's why I've been on a buying hiatus for all but the most urgent titles

Posted by 
 on: 03/17/16, 23:45
Mop it up said:
@WrathOfSamus777 Because the 3DS isn't emulating the DS, it has actual DS hardware that it uses to play DS games.
Ok. Then why are there not more DS games for download on the eShop?

Posted by 
 on: 03/18/16, 00:00

Why are there not more SNES games on the WiiU eshop? More N64 games? How come there hasn't been a new Game Boy model since the GBA Micro? And why the hell can't I get decent Mexican food where I live anymore?

The mysteries of life.

Posted by 
 on: 03/18/16, 00:24
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