We Finally Know What Nintendo Gold Points Are Really For

09 February, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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The My Nintendo scheme doles out Gold Points whenever you make a digital purchase on Nintendo's eShop. I have a gazillion of those from playing Nintendo mobile games, but nothing to buy with them.

Here's how it works: Every time you buy a qualifying game for Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS, you'll earn Gold Points worth 5 percent of the amount you paid for a digital version or 1 percent of what you paid for a physical copy (not including any points or discounts used).

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Meanwhile, the Nintendo U.K. website states that Nintendo Switch users can use Gold Points to partially pay for digital games, too, and use their current eShop balance to cover the rest. For example, any Gold Points you earned in March 2017 will remain valid until the end of March 2018. The catch, however, is gold points are going to expire after 12 months, so use them or lose them.

After months of speculation over their goal, Nintendo has finally unveiled their plans behind Nintendo Gold Points, the player rewards program that replaced Club Nintendo a year ago. If you need help on linking your My Nintendo account to your system, here is a helpful guide from Nintendo. When the Switch first launched, a lot of questions surrounded how Nintendo would approach the rewards program with their new console. "We are impressed with the growth, we're impressed with the units that have been sold into the market so far, so we're very sanguine at this point, but we've nothing more to announce specifically at this point".


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