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Grab a Gold Nunchuk from US Club Nintendo

Posted by Mike Mason

Get a golden grip

Is that golden Wii Remote you got with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword feeling a bit lonely? Time to cheer it up with a matching shiny new Nunchuk — if you've got enough coins stocked up on your North American Club Nintendo account.

The latest addition to the Club Nintendo rewards catalogue is a Nunchuk worthy of the Hero of Time himself. It's been offered in Japan and Australia before, and now it's North America's chance to trade some virtual cash for gold: it'll cost 900 of your coins, if you please.

Cash in while you can — it's only available in limited quantities.

[via club.nintendo.com]

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User Comments (88)

bezerker99

#2

bezerker99 said:

I haven't played a game that uses the nunchuck in probably 2 years. WTF is the SNES CC, Ninty???? Also, 900 points? U have to bleeping me.

Lobster

#4

Lobster said:

Noooooooo! I have no coins to speak of at this time. Been frittering them away on those free games. :(

/me stalks eBay.

arrmixer

#6

arrmixer said:

I would hoard my coins if there was not a freaking expiration date!!

Also, I would like a snes controller as well NOA!!

BadKitty

#8

BadKitty said:

I'll paint what i have thank you very much,
this is the trash thanks we get, smh Nintendo.

RevolverLink

#10

RevolverLink said:

I realize this is the often inscrutable Nintendo of America we're talking about, but I'm not sure why they waited so long after Skyward Sword's release to make these available. And for 900 coins at that, wow.

eBay would definitely be the way to go for me here... if I had a golden wiimote to go along with it, that is.

Torchwood

#11

Torchwood said:

Time to enter in a ton of surveys. Glad I held off on buying a nunchuk for my gold Wii Remote!

Millenia

#12

Millenia said:

Ahh I don't have nearly enough coins! D: This is awesome. Maybe if it stays awhile I'll have enough to get it some day. If not, ebay it is!

ArcanaXVI

#15

ArcanaXVI said:

Already snagged one. I've been waiting for this ever since Japan received it, saving my coins the whole time.

Marks

#16

Marks said:

Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Everyone wishes for silver and gold...

HaNks

#17

HaNks said:

these cost a lot on ebay, good gift for NA. i wouldn't mind one but not for the money. EU gets the SNES classic controller though :)

i picked up the gold classic controller pro recently (can often find the goldeneye bundle very cheaply) which also matches up nicely with the zelda remote. matte finish too :)

Pokefanmum82

#24

Pokefanmum82 said:

i want this but alas i only have 665 coins. not enough for this beauty. oh well sucks to be me.

shredmeister

#26

shredmeister said:

I already have the Skyward Sword WiiMote and the Goldeneye Classic Controller. Limited Supply? I had to get this nunchuck. I'm glad I saved my coins til now.

DarkLloyd

#28

DarkLloyd said:

damn you MARIIIIIIIIIIIOOOOOO :P i only got 530 and i got last story im getting next week on tuesday then new super mario bros 2 on sunday after that then the kirby dream collection which isnt till next month

i dont think the golden nunchuck is going to last long till then unless i crack and get some first party games, sigh oh well it would of went nice with my skyward gold wiimote and 007 classic controller pro

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actually i could just get pikimin 1 and 2 soon instead of getting it along with pikimin 3 grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :P

C-Olimar

#29

C-Olimar said:

I just LOVE my SNES CC. I ADORE the way it is all retro and SNES-y. It makes me reminisce of times before I was born... ahh, those sure were the days! What a great controller, anyone who doesn't have it is surely missing out!

I think I hid my jealousy well there...

L-ouie

#30

L-ouie said:

This is exactly way I avoid purchasing the Skyward Sword + Golden Wiimote bundle. My Club Nintendo coins are safe :)

AVahne

#31

AVahne said:

Goddamnit I should've hoarded my coins from last year!
Why couldn't they wait til Wii U launches so I can get more coins?!

WaveBoy

#32

WaveBoy said:

I'll just buy it off eBay. :p
Bummer! I spent like 850-900 coins on a Blooper fan and some Donkey Kong Posters.

Ninjadead

#37

Ninjadead said:

I live in Australia and got 2, they are pricey bveut you have to remember it is hardware and very limited. The select few that were listed on eBay sold for 3x the price of a normal nunchuck over here

Mqblank

#38

Mqblank said:

Nintendo Europe
Please put on Club Nintendo. I have been saving my points for this very item since it came to Japan.

Sonic1994CD

#45

Sonic1994CD said:

Well this is kind of nice but in Japan it's only 600 coins and for us 900 coins so 300 coins more for us? Why does Nintendo of America do this when ever we get a Japanese item like the Game&Watch Collection and almost about every other item we have its always 100 or 200 more coins. In some rare cases its 300 more. Why Nintendo about every item you put on their its from Japan. Why this much for a gold nunchuk there are many other things we would want like the Snes Classic Controller or some game soundtracks. I feel like the fans are getting rip off and Nintendo doesn't care. Heck there already done trying to make more copies of items that we want like the 3DS case they had for about a month am dead serious and that Mario and Luigi 3DS case. Do they even try to make more copies of out of stock items? I'm sure Nintendo of America can get in trouble for doing this because their screwing the fans over heck 900 coins for a gold nunchuk it better be real gold! Heck If I really want an item that badly I'll just buy it off ebay. Screw you Nintendo I'm going on ebay.

Shotgunryugan

#46

Shotgunryugan said:

I am really happy about this,i'll go greatly with my Skyward Sword Wiimote,thing is i only have like 80 coins D:
Hopefully it'll be in Gamestop or other stores(or maybe it is already? i don't even know XD)

Banker-Style

#49

Banker-Style said:

I hope this comes to the UK Club Nintendo around November time,beacuse I've just brought one of those Mario Kart Trophy's,and I really want this.

Starwolf_UK

#50

Starwolf_UK said:

@Sonic1994CD There are some people that felt the best use of Club Nintendo coins was on games as you could buy the item on eBay for less than the cost of spending coins on games (say an item is $20 on eBay but the coins could go toward $30 of games...). Of course the game prices are all over the place (Golf for 150 coins? seriously?) making it harder in practice.

Basically the early years set the high price for items as people had lots of coins. Also the programme has an internal budget so having to ship out less stuff cuts down on that (I wonder how much the Elite Membership items drain). Basically, there is no loss for them for maintaining high prices (if all else fails it ends up in one of those mystery bags). Though the recent drop in value of old games might signify a change. Maybe the middle will get better as too many legacy items in the high end.

In general the reward program Nintendo offer is expensive compared to say McVitie's VIP Club. Let's compare the Tote bags are they should be similar:
Nintendo: 250 coins. So thats what 5 "$50" Wii games so $250.
McVitie's: 30 points. Thats like 6 packs of Digestives or 5 of the Pengiun 12 packs. Which is anywhere for £5-£15 (depending on how well you shop)

Similar number of products but completely different spend needed. Of course its rather silly to buy games just for coins (or if you did you would go for $5 games as a top-up...which would even out the cost) plus if the games are already owned etc the real cost is $0.

Disclaimer: I wouldn't trust the McVitie's bags to hold 20 lbs...nor would I want to test the Nintendo ones.

Sam_Loser2

#51

Sam_Loser2 said:

Expensive. If I had gotten the gold Wii Remote like I wanted I'd get his in a heartbeat. But as is way too expensive for me.

DestinyMan

#52

DestinyMan said:

Just found this out not too long ago, so it's nice that there's finally something substantial coming to the U.S. 900 coins is too high for me, though.

WolfRamHeart

#53

WolfRamHeart said:

Cool but 900 coins is a bit much. I have the coins for it but I'm not sure if I really want to blow them all on this.

Torchwood

#54

Torchwood said:

I scrapped up 900 coins for this and now I am fresh out! The lowered values on some of the games took a toll on the amount of coins I'd have otherwise. :P Here's to a bountiful harvest of more games soon and thus more coins!

FluttershyGuy

#55

FluttershyGuy said:

I've been waiting for that Heavenly SNES Pro Controller for YEARS along with so many others who haven't had the chance to get this, and instead they release a gold nunchuk some 9 months after Skyward Sword's release? FAACK!
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I guess I should consider this progress, except the exceptionally awesome stuff like aforementioned SNES Pro doesn't come here 90% of the time, and we get stuff like shoelaces instead. Oh well, typical Nintendo of America.

StephenYap3

#57

StephenYap3 said:

Good thing I had 1370 coins, but bad thing I never thought twice before buying it. It's good to get it, but I'm not sure if the nunchuck would be worth my 900 coins...

By the way, I have the Gold Classic Controller Pro (from Goldeneye Wii) and the Gold Wii Remote Plus (from Skyward Sword).

sinalefa

#60

sinalefa said:

I love how people were moaning because other territories got the Golden Nunchuck, and now that they have it they still moan for tne SNES controller. If it was the other way around we would be hearing "Where is my $%#& Golden Nunchuck!?!!"

But the price is too high. I would rather wait and spend it in games. I am not using up all of my coins on this.

Gamesake's point still stands. This as the Platinum reward (not the gold reward) would have been awesome.

iphys

#61

iphys said:

The price is fair (would rather have this than the Game & Watch items), so I'll get one assuming they don't run out before I get enough surveys entered. I think I'm sitting at around 650 coins, but I can definitely get to 900 pretty fast.

nf_2

#62

nf_2 said:

That's a bit pricey, especially this far away from the release of Skyward Sword. I'd love to order this, but I'm over 200 coins short and I don't really have a point to get it now that the last game I'll probably be able to use this with is (fittingly) The Last Story. It seems most Wii U games will be using the Gamepad so I probably won't have many opportunities to use it even if I did get the Nunchuck.

Tasuki

#65

Tasuki said:

Darn. I have the Gold Wiimote and the Gold CC but I dont have 900 coins and dont plan on getting enough games that will get me the 900 coins before this offer runs out. Looks like I will be keeping an eye out on Ebay and used shops.

Tasuki

#70

Tasuki said:

Now that I think about it I kinda wish they made this the Platinum or Gold gift for this last CN year.

iphys

#71

iphys said:

@Sonic1994CD I think 900 NA coins are worth about the same as 600 Japanese points. I forget exactly, but I don't think they get as many points per game as we do, and their rewards always seem to cost a lower number of points for the same reward.

Anyway, I managed to get my gold nunchuk ordered tonight. Yay!

theblackdragonAdmin

#73

theblackdragon said:

@TheDreamingHawk: For someone who complains so much every Thursday when the Nintendo Download hits, I really don't think you have room to say people here shouldn't complain about something else and/or that they should be happy with the selection they've got.

PuzzleMaster7

#74

PuzzleMaster7 said:

It looks like I won't be getting this since I only have 245 coins. Besides, I'm still waiting for the KI: U AR cards (if they ever appear) and for the mario hat case to return.

SilverBaretta

#75

SilverBaretta said:

Definitely need to save up Coins for this. It's like having only one shoe of a pair, which seriously annoys me.

Klinny

#82

Klinny said:

Well darn, this is something I've always wanted to see as a Club Nintendo reward, but unfortunately I don't have enough coins. Oh well, congrats to everyone who's gotten one! :)

noxusprime06

#83

noxusprime06 said:

if i had the coins i would get it but i dont :/ i have the skyward sword remote, gold 3ds stylus, and the gold cc pro but unfortunatly doesnt look like im getting a gold nunchuck..

Leon_Pryde

#84

Leon_Pryde said:

I had 680 last night. I've also seemed to have lost all of my codes that I was saving.

Guess who scoured the house last night and found just enough?
I worked for that thing. I can't wait for it

LittleIrves

#85

LittleIrves said:

Looks pretty cool.... but I'd much rather save and spend my coins on actual games. I know this is "limited" and you can always just use money to buy games, but it's also just a colored nunchuk. If you spend 150 coins to get $10 games (like Mario's Tennis) than those 900 points are equal to about 60 bucks. Would rather just buy another nunchuk and save 40 bucks. But that's me.

sykotek

#86

sykotek said:

@Gamesake: The Gold Race Wheel was never officially made available to North America...I mean, unless you're counting the Japanese Club Nintendo prizes on eBay...

Besides...what would Link ever need a Gold Race Wheel for...? :P

Anyways, if it ever is made available though, I should be able to easily modify my pic to add it in! :D

Ndayday

#87

Ndayday said:

"*The gold controller will simply be gold in color and will not contain any actual precious metals."

lmao

allav866

#88

allav866 said:

So glad they're bringing this back tomorrow. Last time I didn't have nearly enough Coins to buy it, but now I can get it immediately on the first day. Why this isn't available in UK is beyond me, but then again, to my knowledge US club.nintendo didn't have a Gold Wii Wheel. I'm not complaining, though, because I prefer MK7 to MKWii, and plus after getting the nunchuk, I would need 700 more play coins for the wheel, assuming that it would also cost 900 coins.

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