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komicturtle

I never understood why some people found it so hard to understand the whole 2000 pts = $20. I understood it the minute it was even mentioned back then. But at least the flaws of the system has been ironed out, at least it seems. Debit Card use for eShop > Pre-paid for now

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Cipher

WaltzElf wrote:

Except it's not the case in other regions of the world. In Australia, it's $15 for 1000 points, and I can see quite easily how that less-easy conversion would confuse some people to the value of individual points.

Same here in the UK. Nintendo Points practically have three different values: getting 1000 Wii Points from the Wii Shop Channel costs £7; getting 1000 Nintendo DSi Points from the Nintendo DSi Shop costs £9; and buying a Nintendo Points Card 1000 costs £10. It's all over the place.

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Cipher wrote:

WaltzElf wrote:

Except it's not the case in other regions of the world. In Australia, it's $15 for 1000 points, and I can see quite easily how that less-easy conversion would confuse some people to the value of individual points.

Same here in the UK. Nintendo Points practically have three different values: getting 1000 Wii Points from the Wii Shop Channel costs £7; getting 1000 Nintendo DSi Points from the Nintendo DSi Shop costs £9; and buying a Nintendo Points Card 1000 costs £10. It's all over the place.

Oh, guess I learned something new. And in the last 4-5 years, no one has EVER told me that... :/

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Complaining? You people will never be happy. Maybe Nintendo should just hire you and let all of you run the company.

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I wonder how this cash-based system is going to work with different currencies. Will everything in NA be charged in USD, but then how could I buy a prepaid card in Canada unless it's in CAD, and if they are using more than one currency does that mean games could conceivably be priced differently in USD and CAD if the currencies start to differ significantly from one another?

I'm also wondering if the DSiWare titles might get different prices on the eShop than on the DSiWare Shop. If they have the freedom to price them at anything and some of the games end up being cheaper on the eShop, that could enrage DSi owners though.

Hardy83

WaltzElf wrote:

Oh, you mean what every company does, right?

Yes. That's why I said corporate politics, not Nintendo politics.

Every company does this and it's annoying to all heck no matter what company does it.
Though I find that two companies do it the more than most. Nintendo and Apple.

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lz20XX wrote:

Fans just can't be pleased. What's wrong with getting rid of Nintendo points?

Not all of us have credit cards that we can dabble about. The whole card transaction thing is agonising, which is why the online point system was easier. Plus, a lot of Nintendo fans are minors.

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GameLord08 wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

Fans just can't be pleased. What's wrong with getting rid of Nintendo points?

Not all of us have credit cards that we can dabble about. The whole card transaction thing is agonising, which is why the online point system was easier. Plus, a lot of Nintendo fans are minors.

You where able to buy points with a credit card on the Wii and DSi. You where also able to buy them on pre-paid cards. Its the same thing.

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GameLord08 wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

Fans just can't be pleased. What's wrong with getting rid of Nintendo points?

Not all of us have credit cards that we can dabble about. The whole card transaction thing is agonising, which is why the online point system was easier. Plus, a lot of Nintendo fans are minors.

Nintendo's 3DS press release says that you'll still be able to buy prepaid cards in shops like you can buy Nintendo points cards now. Specifically it says:

The Nintendo eShop will use a cash-based system. Users can either input credit card information in the shop or purchase a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at retail locations.

You can read the press release here.

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GameLord08 wrote:

Not all of us have credit cards that we can dabble about. The whole card transaction thing is agonising, which is why the online point system was easier. Plus, a lot of Nintendo fans are minors.

Hence the ability to go into a shop and buy a prepaid card. Sure, it's still not going to please everyone, and it's a fair point (no pun intended) that Nintendo Points translate into USD fairly easily, but this is probably down to the PAL regions in all fairness, so blame the likes of NOE and Nintendo UK for not really knowing what to price Nintendo Points at.

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lz20XX wrote:

Fans just can't be pleased. What's wrong with getting rid of Nintendo points?

Everyone needs something to whine about.

wah low battery life. wah price. wah region locked. wah I have to use cash instead of points.

If your gonna complain like that it simple what you do. Don't buy the system!

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LordJumpMad

I'm Glad I stop buying Nintendo points.

I hope eShop lets me buy something that cost $5 bucks, without me having to pay $10

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Hmm...
Well, as long as prepaid cards work the same way as Nintendo points cards and I can still get Shantae, Mighty Flip Champs and Dark Void Zero, it will be fine, I guess.

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Hardy83

I don't know why there are questions about this system.

Just look at PSN and expect the exact same thing. PSN cards at various values as well as the option of using a credit card.

Just replace PSN with Nintendo.

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GameInfinite

lz20XX wrote:

The Nintendo eShop will use a cash-based system. Users can either input credit card information in the shop or purchase a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at retail locations.

Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Cards? Let me get back on that,@Iz20XX.

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I notice that there are some people complaining about tax here so I thought I'd try and point something out.

Yes if Nintendo wanted to they could say a game is $9.99 and then say you have to pay the tax on top of that price. That of course would mean if you only bought a $10 eshop card you probably wouldn't have enough.

However Nintendo could also just say that taxes are included in the price and that it's a flat $10 for that game.
You are still technically paying taxes on the game it's just been worked out to end up being a flat $10 price then a weird price that involves a decimal point.

I haven't typically seen stores do this but I have seen it done in restaurants where they have a place somewhere on the menu that says the price includes taxes. This makes it easier for the consumer to figure out how much they are spending. I think it would also be easier for those who have to buy eshop cards if they went along with this method.
They might not but really whether they do or not the consumer is the one who ends up paying the taxes in the end anyway.

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salty1264 wrote:

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

...say what? Since when do you need 4000 points to buy an 800 point game? This post made no sense. At all.

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