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Topic: 3DS "eShop" will not use Nintendo Points

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Terra

1. Posted:

Apparently, this time Nintendo have decided to go for straight up money transactions this time with the ability to buy software directly via a credit/debit card. On top of this, there will also be Prepaid cards available from retailers in a similar format to what we see already with iTunes and the PSN.

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irken004

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Saw this earlier too. Kinda glad that they chose not to use points, though... I might miss them :'(

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salty1264

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yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cause with the wii if i want a game thats 800 points i need to get 5 for 4000 points cause i cant just buy 800 points or 1600 only by the 1000s

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SuperMarioFan96

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As long as they still have prepaid, I'm down. I'm only 14 and don't have a credit card. iTunes Cards already work great for me.

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killer6370

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actualy they could have done it with the wiipoints too, because no one cares how its called just the functions are important for example buying wii points not in 1000 but in units 1=1cent

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salty1264

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SuperMarioFan96 wrote:

As long as they still have prepaid, I'm down. I'm only 14 and don't have a credit card. iTunes Cards already work great for me.

thats why i has parents you should try them

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Link-Hero

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Interesting. Never thought Nintendo will abandon the point system and go straight to credit/debit/prepaid cards. Though this is not going to bother me since I'm not really afraid of giving out my credit card information on a service as much as other people do.

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theblackdragon

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good times -- seems they've learned another lesson about online stuff.

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Fuzzy

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As long as I can buy the games directly without needing to add points first, I'll be happy. Some kind of shopping cart/checkout style system would be good.

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Philip_J_Reed

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Wow! Very glad to see this.

I personally didn't mind Nintendo Points...I'd end up with a spare 100 or 200 sometimes, but never anything serious. I think I was just grateful that there was a clear and simple 100pt-to-dollar ratio, unlike Microsoft's convoluted whatevertheheck guessing game from hell.

Still, straight up money is fine by me.

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I'm relieved. Especially since I'm more excited about the possibility to download old gameboy games than I am about the 3D feature (not kidding) and want it to work as smoothly as possible. I've always felt like the Wii points were a bit of a mess, for the same reason as salty1264 mentioned.

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salty1264 wrote:

SuperMarioFan96 wrote:

As long as they still have prepaid, I'm down. I'm only 14 and don't have a credit card. iTunes Cards already work great for me.

thats why i has parents you should try them

Oh I'm so sorry that my parents would rather I didn't use their credit cards.

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RoyalBlur

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Ah, I'm going to miss those memorable points. However, I like this new module as it's far more sensible.

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Sylverstone

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I'm liking the new idea.

Oh well, I guess Nintendo Points were so.... last generation. :P

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Hopefully this means 3DS prices are also not forced into categories. It would be nice to use a similar system to PSN where a games' price is whatever it's set at, and sales and discounting can happen as they would in a normal shop.

Forcing game X to cost Y points is consumer unfriendly

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I wonder if there will be any free apps?

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WolfRamHeart

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The one thing that I am going to miss about the points system is not having to pay tax on my digital game purchases. On the PSN, if I bought a $20 card I still wouldn't be able to buy two games priced at $9.99 because of the additional sales tax. What sucks even more is that some retailers charge tax on those PSN cards which means I ended up paying double tax. I'm not sure how Nintendo's eShop is going to work but I sure hope that it works out better than the PSN Store.

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I'm not sure if I understand the Prepaid Cards, do you buy them with a set amount of money on them? Can they be re-used? I think it would be a great idea to be able to re-use your Prepaid Card. It means it doesn't matter if they're out of stock (like Nintendo Points are everywhere around me) and you save the environment by not buying loads of single use cards.

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Rob_mc_1

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I wonder If they will allow you to transfer your points from the DSi into cash on the eshop

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Mario Party Fan 999 wrote:

I'm not sure if I understand the Prepaid Cards, do you buy them with a set amount of money on them? Can they be re-used? I think it would be a great idea to be able to re-use your Prepaid Card. It means it doesn't matter if they're out of stock (like Nintendo Points are everywhere around me) and you save the environment by not buying loads of single use cards.

iTunes cards come in values of $10, $20, $30, $50 etc. And you get the amount you paid for registered to your account.

It would be difficult to re-use cards, as many have a code that is scratched off and stuff. Also, a card needs to be registered at the store that it was purchased at in order for it to be credited.

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