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1. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 01:52 GMT
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.
Edited on Thu 20th January, 2011 @ 01:59 by Terra
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2. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 01:54 GMT
Saw this earlier too. Kinda glad that they chose not to use points, though... I might miss them
3. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 01:56 GMT
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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4. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 01:57 GMT
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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5. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:00 GMT
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
6. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:01 GMT
thats why i has parents you should try them
7. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:04 GMT
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.
Edited on Thu 20th January, 2011 @ 02:06 by Link-Hero
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8. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:08 GMT
good times -- seems they've learned another lesson about online stuff.
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9. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:11 GMT
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.
10. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:13 GMT
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.
Edited on Thu 20th January, 2011 @ 02:13 by Philip_J_Reed
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11. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:13 GMT
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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12. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:17 GMT
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.
13. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:21 GMT
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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14. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:24 GMT
I'm liking the new idea.
Oh well, I guess Nintendo Points were so.... last generation.
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15. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:32 GMT
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.
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16. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:34 GMT
I wonder if there will be any free apps?
17. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 02:57 GMT
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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18. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 03:35 GMT
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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19. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 04:01 GMT
I wonder If they will allow you to transfer your points from the DSi into cash on the eshop
20. Posted: Thu 20th Jan 2011 04:13 GMT
Mario Party Fan 999 wrote:
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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