North America has been receiving Club Nintendo coins when purchasing titles from both the Wii U and 3DS eShop for quite some time now.

It's a nice little bonus for those who download games but Europe hasn't been receiving the same treatment - until now that is. Yes, European gamers can now earn stars when buying games from both eShops. Once you've racked up a few stars they can be exchanged for all sorts of goodies on the Club Nintendo website.

This will certainly be welcome news for European Nintendo gamers as their downloading habits will finally be rewarded.

What are your thoughts on this, Europe? Have you got your eye on anything nice in the stars catalogue? Let us know in the comments section below.