"No Plans" For Ambassador Program Following Wii U Price Cut
Posted by Damien McFerran
Nintendo not looking to replicate 3DS-style free games promotion
When Nintendo dunked the price of the 3DS console soon after launch it tried to pacify early adopters by launching the 3DS Ambassador Program, where owners could download free games to their machine as a reward for paying more at release.
With Nintendo recently revealing a Wii U price reduction, many owners had hopes that a similar program would be put into place for that console. However, it doesn't appear to be part of Nintendo's plans at the moment — as this email response sent to Wii U Daily attests:
Thank you for taking the time to write with your questions regarding a Wii U Ambassador program. The Ambassador program is only available to any Nintendo 3DS owner who purchased their system before August 12, 2011 and there are no plans for a similar program for Wii U.
I know that this isn’t what you were hoping for, but we appreciate your support of our products now and in the future. I also want to assure you that your comments will be added to our records and made available for other departments at the company to use as they see fit.
Nintendo of America Inc.
Were you holding out for some free games as a reward for supporting Nintendo's console from the start, or do you think it's unreasonable to expect such a promotion every time a hardware price cut is made? Let us know by leaving a comment.