Interesting happenings afoot
You may remember Nintendo revealing that Nintendo Points will be useless on the 3DS, with a new cash-based currency system coming into effect for the console's eShop. It now appears, however, that Nintendo is going for a total rebrand of its currencies, with the European Wii Shop Channel now accepting eCards. The video...
Compatible prepaid point cards coming later
Although the 3DS will provide gamers with a less cumbersome Friend Codes system than what is currently in place, the eShop might be a different story altogether. According to Nintendo, the 3DS will utilise a different virtual currency than the Nintendo Points we are already using for our WiiWare and...
Zelda and Mario branded cards in stores
Ever get bored of seeing the same old designs on the Nintendo Points cards you buy? Wouldn't it be nice to see a little more artistry on the packaging? As usual, Japan has you covered. Japanese branches of 7-11 carry the Mario and Zelda branded cards for 1000 or 2000 Nintendo Points, each of which contains a...
Drink Pepsi and make a virtual bank for your Wii or DSi!
I'm sure some of you have noticed MTV Games' Rock Band franchise has recently teamed up with Pepsi for a new summer promotion across the US. For those who haven't, the promotion is fairly straightforward: look under the cap of specially-marked bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max and other Pepsi products for a special code, enter it at the..
Just a quick news item to share welcome news
According to Eurogamer, European gamers will also receive 1000 Nintendo Points free upon their first connection to the DSiShop. This offer will be valid for a limited time, but we do not have information on just how limited that time might be. The choice is yours: use the 1000 points to download a nice bunch of launch titles, or sit on them until the..
In a move that wasn't completely unexpected, Nintendo has announced that not only will Wii Points change into Nintendo Points for the release of the DSi (In fact, they claim they already changed - Apparently 2000 Nintendo Points cards are already in stores!), but they will release two new cards with different values.
If you ever find yourself...
What with the shiny new DSi Store on the way and the promise of ‘DS Ware’ floating in the air like some captivating butterfly, Nintendo has recently announced that Wii Points will be rebranded as ‘Nintendo Points’. The idea being that you simply purchase a points card and then use it on either machine. Easy, eh?
Sadly not. Nintendo has also...