Wii U Digital Promotion Giving You More Bang For Your Buck

Nintendo delves deeper into its Deluxe Set promotion

We already knew that Nintendo had mentioned a digital promotion for those who purchased the Wii U Deluxe Bundle - buyers of said bundle who purchase a game from the Nintendo eShop will receive 10% of their value back in the form of points. This in turn allows users to purchase more content from the online store, which is pretty neat.

A game downloaded from the eShop priced at $59.99 would earn 599 points. So for every 500 points you earn, you will receive a code worth $5 in credit to be used in the Nintendo eShop for use on either the Wii U or the 3DS.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing gave his opinion on the promotion:

From day one, we want Wii U owners to experience the full breadth of great downloadable games and content available for the console. The Deluxe Digital Promotion is our way of encouraging Wii U Deluxe Set owners to explore the Nintendo eShop and discover how Wii U offers an incredible combination of fun, innovation, convenience and value.

Points will be earned on all digital purchases made on a Wii U Deluxe Set from launch on November 18th until December 31st, 2014. Starting this December, you will be able to see the points you've earned and receive codes for Nintendo eShop credit by signing in to the Deluxe Digital Promotion website with your Nintendo Network ID and password. Codes will need to be received by March 31, 2015 which will need to be exchanged for eShop credit by June 30, 2015.

It seems like a decent incentive for users to go digital, but will it be enough to persuade you to download games that you can buy at retail?

[via ddp.nintendo.com]