New rewards are available for the My Nintendo rewards program in North America as reported by Nintendo Life.
The My Nintendo rewards program allows Nintendo fans to earn points by purchasing games and using certain Nintendo apps. Points can then be redeemed for games, discount coupons, digital items for games (such as the Miitomo app), and more. Participating in the My Nintendo rewards program requires a Nintendo Account. A Nintendo account acts as a bridge between your social media and your Nintendo ID (used on Nintendo consoles and handhelds).
The rewards program is divided by two types of currencies. Gold Points are earned by purchasing digital versions of Nintendo products. Platinum Points are earned for making use of Nintendo's apps and services. The new Gold Points rewards are as follows:
- Donkey Kong 3 for the 3DS Virtual Console (40 Gold Points)
- Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 for the Wii U (60 Gold Points)
- Metroid II: Return of Samus for the 3DS Virtual Console (30 Gold Points)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 for the Wii U Virtual Console (40 Gold Points)
- Super Mario Kart for the Wii U Virtual Console (60 Gold Points)
- Wario Land 3 for the 3DS Virtual Console (40 Gold Points)
- 30% off Earthbound Beginnings for the Wii U (20 Gold Points)
- 30 % off Fire Emblem: Awakening for the 3DS (100 Gold Points)
- 30% off Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS (80 Gold Points)
- 30% off on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the 3DS (50 Gold Points)
- 30% off Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U (140 Gold Points)
And here are the Platinum Points Rewards:
- 15% off Mario Party: Island Tour for the 3DS (300 Platinum Points)
- 15% off NES Remix for the Wii U (150 Platinum Points)
- 15% off Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U (300 Platinum Points)
- 15% off Wii Party U for the Wii U (600 Platinum Points)
- 15% off Yoshi's New Island for the 3DS (300 Platinum Points)
This isn't Nintendo's first customer rewards program. The (now discontinued) Club Nintendo launched in Japan in late 2003 and largely followed a similar model as the My Nintendo rewards program. Club Nintendo was more heavily supported in Nintendo's home country of Japan than elsewhere. Japanese Club Nintendo patrons had access to unique merchandise and limited edition games that rarely made it to other markets around the world save for imports.
What do you think of the new My Nintendo rewards? Do you think they make participating in the program worthwhile? What do you think of the My Nintendo program overall? Let us know in the comments below!