Earlier today Flipnote Studio 3D became available to Club Nintendo members in North America, which is excellent news after numerous delays to the app. Once a code is retrieved lucky fans can finally produce some 3D animations, albeit without all of the sharing bells and whistles available in Japan.
Amusingly, however, not all that have received the app are simply downloading it onto their 3DS. Oh yes, there's money to be made, and it's taken no time at all for some to list their codes on eBay. We're not seeing a rush of items as we have in the past with limited edition hardware or prized demos such as the early Club Nintendo run for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, but there's a decent range for those in the US that want to buy them.
Priced between $5 and $25(!), these are unsurprisingly struggling to gain traction, with bids not exactly flooding in - the sellers are trying to prompt interest, putting words like 'exclusive' and 'rare' in the listings. The trouble is these codes are neither, not in any real sense - we suspect that 99% of those that care about an app like Flipnote Studio 3D are Club Nintendo members, and most likely have been for some time.
It seems there's nothing some won't try and sell on eBay, but we don't expect this to lead to much of a gold rush.
Thanks to Steve for the heads up.