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Topic: Updated My Nintendo rewards for Switch. (don't get excited)

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JHDK

Bought my first game with gold points! Aqua Kitty UDX. The review here was solid and I dig side scrolling shooters so this one should be fun.

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Tyranexx

To be fair, they did extend the expiration for golden coins from six months to one year. I thought that was a wise move, though wiser still would be the two year cap that Club Nintendo employed.

I have gotten some use out of My Nintendo (Virtual Console mostly). While it's better than nothing, I still think that Club Nintendo was handled better.

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Aozz101x

it's a start. while it's pretty cool, im not gonna guaranteed doing this at all times.

im creep out with thoese eyes... :P

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Bunkerneath

Looks like "Switch Rewards" has compeltely disappeared from there now, sorry this just shows how much of a joke My Nintendo is.
The membership for Nintendo doesn't even support its latest generation of console.

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19Robb92

Nice, now I can finally use my coins.

Time to buy OwlBoy!

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Bunkerneath This IS the reward.

Or to better word it - instead of monthly cycled smaller discounts on games you likely already own, something people complained about ad nauseum, instead get whatever discount you want on whatever you want.

Which you somehow moan about

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1UP_MARIO

So after spending 5000 pounds I can redeem a 50 pounds game.

I’ve never spent that much money on games on any console.

I spend roughly 500 pounds and your gold points finish within a year.

Physical is just not rewarding.
Digital seems better.
This is the switch rewards

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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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19Robb92

1UP_MARIO wrote:

So after spending 5000 pounds I can redeem a 50 pounds game.

Depends on if you buy all your games retail or not. If all those games are downloads you'd get 250 pounds back (5%).

To be honest, I personally prefer this system. I haven't used any of my coins since the inception of MyNintendo because the rewards have been so bad. Being able to convert them to a discount on a game I get to choose myself is way more useful. Even if the discounts are low, I still get something out of it, rather than just having a bunch of coins that expires every year.

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Bunkerneath

@YummyHappyPills Not a reward if you only buy physical, which i try to do.

@Lumine Completely agree, I still have my playing cards and Hanafuda cards (not that i really understood that game) from Club Nintendo

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GeeEmm

Love it.
Got Nine Parchments, Voez and the Aegis Defenders DLC.

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darkfenrir

Meanwhile I'm liking this new system because those physical rewards only stick in those big countries and never in places like SEA... (especially Indonesia)

So this will be really helpful.

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Octane

It's a pretty big downgrade from Club Nintendo still. I can't see myself using it a lot, if at all. I get most of my games physical, so it seems hardly useful to me.

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Bunkerneath

The two best things i got from club nintendo was

SNES controller for Wii

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And a Mariokart Mushroom Cup

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Got two Mushroom Cups as the first one never arrived so they sent another one, then 3 months later the first one appeared

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Knuckles-Fajita

@SLIGEACH_EIRE PSN wants you to spend loads and complete every game to reach a quota to receive $10...only if you live in North America. $10 for every 10 platinum trophies. That can be $500 for one fifth a game.

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Bunkerneath

@SLIGEACH_EIRE wow, that article is not good at all

"Nintendo, Nintendo. You do so many things right, but so, so many things wrong"

And thats just the first line

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wratih9

This is where being physical really sucks but at the same time I have GCU from Best Buy so it looks like physical is still the winner. Otherwise my biggest gripe is they have had better systems in the past so this is disappointing.

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Hikingguy

I really had high hopes for a loyalty program. But is seems like they are punishing physical sales and strongly encouraging digital purchases.
On one hand, I cannot blame them. If I was running a video game business, a full price digital game will generate much higher profits per game than physical. But that is my other criticism, as a consumer of video games, I see no reason, besides historical pricing, that digital games need to cost the same as retail physical games.

But instead of somehow towing the line better between physical and digital, Nintendo has made the decision to use negative reinforcement to encourage people to choose digital over physical and has thus made physical owners second class citizens with their loyalty program. Their tiered plan alienates their longest running consumers who historically have been buying physical games since.......well as long as physical game were the only thing to buy.

I for one hope they continue to add to this. Somehow leveling the playing field between digital and physical. Sure it is nice to get a little back, but at the same time they have created a lopsided rewards program.
Sure make Club Nintendo look spectacular.

Hikingguy

Knuckles-Fajita

Hikingguy wrote:

I see no reason, besides historical pricing, that digital games need to cost the same as retail physical games.

See what some retailers said about MS first party games coming into GamePass, namely: Why should we bother stocking them?

Plus there are competition laws in various nations, many of which prevent actions that would push a market in one direction: Releasing digital games for cheaper would in fact effectively eradicate the retail sector for games almost entirely, that's if the governments didn't intervene as they do in those cases in the interests of consumer choice.

Plus Nintendo has a relationship as does any platform holder, with retail - namely that who sells the things you play the games on?

And sure, they could lower the cost of digital AND physical to compensate, but that doesn't fix the problem, that would just cut down on the already miniscule cuts that retailers get.

This is the balancing act - they want us to pursue digital, as do the other platform holders, but they cant eliminate retail.

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