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This Club Nintendo Coins Spreadsheet is Invaluable

Posted by James Newton

So many 1-Ups

If ever you've sat down to calculate exactly how much you need to spend to secure that must-have item in Club Nintendo, you'll know it's a frightening prospect. Not as frightening as seeing the global totals for Club Nintendo coins in spreadsheet form, though.

David Dayton has collated all the facts and figures for Club Nintendo coins: for example, buying every game eligible would run you $9,384.62 and there's a total of 16,910 coins available at the moment. It's staggering stuff but seriously useful if you want to calculate the best way to fill your digital coffers.

Check out the Club Nintendo coins spreadsheet, which is also useful for seeing which games are no longer available for download.

Thanks to David for the tip.

[via codebook.potchgult.com]

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User Comments (19)

zeeroid

#1

zeeroid said:

I'm such a Club Nintendo fiend. I end up with so many registration codes and available surveys that I hit Platinum status every year, if not on the first day of July, then within the Summer at least. I already have enough codes and surveys saved up at the moment to put me well above Gold status for the 2012-2013 year, and will almost certainly have enough for Platinum by the end of 2011.

Monies! Nintendo knows how to get them from me.

UpstateHyrule

#3

UpstateHyrule said:

I too am a Club Nintendo junkie. I don't go out of my way to buy games but I do make sure to get every bit of extra coins (Intend to Purchase, Early Registration) that they have. And I'm sitting on surveys that don't expire until 2014 at the latest.

Has anyone else noticed that VC downloads for the 3DS are now showing up as Product Registration surveys and expiring in 7 days, instead of Post Play surveys that have several months? I know that the expiration dates were shortened earlier this year but this new change is news to me. It must have happened somewhere between Gargoyle's Quest and Super Mario Land 2.

R-L-A-George

#4

R-L-A-George said:

Yeow, I already knew it was going to cost a lot to get anything eligible to rack up points.

Mikau94

#5

Mikau94 said:

I just got Game and Watch Ball in the mail, I might have a slight addiction to Nintendo and their free stuff.

Odnetnin

#6

Odnetnin said:

Is that a list of every DSiWare game in America? That would be seriously helpful for me.

jhuhn

#7

jhuhn said:

I do a search on Wikipedia for the list and future DSiWare games as well.

Gavin_Rozee

#8

Gavin_Rozee said:

In Europe we have stars. My total stars earnt since registration is over 60'000, which I'm quite pleased with.

Capt_N

#12

Capt_N said:

David Dayton also is one of many webmasters of the website, "The Mushroom Kingdom", one of my old fav websites from years ago. I still visit it, every so often. Considering my familiarity w/ the codebook web site, & one of it's webmasters, I'm not surprised one bit by the depth of details. It's cool that NL peruses fan sites, & has articles about them in regards to anything relevant.

As for Club Nintendo, a lot of the stuff there has some eBay value. Yeah,... try snagging a Japanese copy of G&W for the DS. For under $40 USD. I like that Nintendo gives little trinkets away, even though really, they make out w/ the better deal, since our survey-filling-out saves them money in market research. Still, some of those things make an excellent way of grabbing some change online, via eBay, maybe even Amazon too.

zeeroid

#14

zeeroid said:

@allthetimeineed: Actually, the way it works is, for a select few eShop games, they give you a 10 coin product registration survey (expires after 1 week), and then as with any game, you will still get the 10 coin post play survey 1 week later as well. So those games will net you 20 coins, potentially.

Daisaku36

#15

Daisaku36 said:

Nintendo is really good at making it seem like the consumer isn't spending a lot of money to get a few things that are more or less just kind of goofy paraphernalia from them. I have no problem with this, but ever since Club Nintendo was introduced to NA (well, the USA, in particular) I've hit platinum status every year, and I'm already on track to do so again. With that being said, I love recouping the rewards, as they're actually kind of cool.

Dodger

#17

Dodger said:

I know I'm spending a lot of money. I'd buy the games anyways. Getting stuff in addition to the games is pretty cool.

I wish there was a t-shirt on Club Nintendo. That would be cool.

d_lee_83

#18

d_lee_83 said:

@Gavin_Rozee I too am from the UK and have earnt a total of more than 74,000 stars since registration. I do suspect that my consistancy of collecting will begin to wane somewhat in the coming years as a result of the way Nintendo Europe seems to be being run nowadays but it has been fun collecting them over the years nonetheless - loved the days when you earnt 5 stars per day just for signing into the site!

SethNintendo

#19

SethNintendo said:

They turned me into a survey junkie... I never thought it would come to this but I let it slide since it is Nintendo. I would not take my time to fill out all those survey for any other company besides Nintendo.

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