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Topic: Can I get Nintendo network premium with a wii u basic set?

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BigOnBricks

21. Posted:

You can still download from the E shop just not earn points back on purchases, correct?

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Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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BigOnBricks wrote:

You can still download from the E shop just not earn points back on purchases, correct?

Absolutely. Everyone can use the e-shop and everyone can play games online, etc. I think they should have been trying to encourage everyone to buy games in the e-shop, not just people who buy the black model. But what do I know about marketing.

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lassky1

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As I understand this from doing some research on the net. The premium thing is that say you buy a game for 500 points providing you still have 500 points
left on your account you get 10% back of what you spent. As far as I can see that is all the premium thing is, I would assume that Nintendo would still allow the
basic wii access to the online otherwise they are losing money which obviously this time round is what it is all about with the cost between the three wii u's being so different.
Another thing to remember is whether you have the basic or the premium wii u your still going to need extra hdd if a game download was say 25gb you aren't going to get another game on the drive anyway so anyone worried that the premium has more gb than the basic, doesn't really matter either way your going to have to splash out for the extra hd drive. One good thing to remember is that you can have as much hdd as you want. Also your going to want a few more wii u games do you really want nintendoland? If you can get by without the extra's the basic may be a good option to go for,

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19Robb92

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From what I've heard the Nintendo Network Premium subscription is gonna be tied and exclusive to WiiU Premium consoles.

What you get is a subscription that will last for about 2 years (until 2014), this subscription is not gonna be renewable, the service will be discontinued as a whole once the time is out.

What the subscription means is that you get a 10% discount on online purchases through the eShop (If ever single game and app are gonna make use of this is still unknown). You also get a small amount of 'points' for each purchase, these points can then be used to buy a game/app once you've saved up enough of them.

The 'points' work kind of like how Club Nintendo works, where you get Stars for each game you buy and then you can use the stars to buy things once you got enough of them.

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Cipher

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@19Robb92 - Small correction, you don't actually get 10% off purchases, but for each purchase you make, you'll get 10% of the game's value back in points. For example, if a game costs $20, you'll get $2 back, which to my understanding is 200 points (one point per cent/pence). When you get 500 points - $5, €5 etc. - you can then redeem your "savings" against future purchases from Nintendo eShop.

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skywake

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@lassky1
There won't be many games that use the full 25GB. Most games will be less than 10GB and a lot of games will be less than 5GB. If on day one if you downloaded New SMB U, Assassins Creed 3, Zombi U, Rayman Legends and Mass Effect 3.... you'd probably still have enough room left on the Premium version for a reasonably large VC collection but not much else.

Plus flash directly soldered to the motherboard should probably get something around 200MB/s fairly easily while an external HDD via USB2 will be hovering between 14MB/s and 60MB/s. So there's more to gain from the Premium version than just Nintendo Land especially if you want to download full retail games from the eShop even if you're still committed to buy an external HDD.

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19Robb92

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Cipher wrote:

@19Robb92 - Small correction, you don't actually get 10% off purchases, but for each purchase you make, you'll get 10% of the game's value back in points. For example, if a game costs $20, you'll get $2 back, which to my understanding is 200 points (one point per cent/pence). When you get 500 points - $5, €5 etc. - you can then redeem your "savings" against future purchases from Nintendo eShop.

Oh, okay. That makes a bit more sense. Thanks.

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