Nintendo of America is distributing a special access code for a demo of Tomodachi Life to a select group of Club Nintendo members who have achieved Platinum status (those who have earned 600 Coins or more during the current fiscal year). The demo, entitled Tomodachi Life: Move-In Version, will allow you to transfer your Miis (as well as a special bonus item) to the full version of the game when it debuts on 6th June.
Not all Platinum members will get a crack at Move-In Version, however, as the verbage "select group" indicates; the emails also seem to suggest that those who have Animal Crossing: New Leaf registered have a higher chance of being selected for the demo distribution.
It's currently unknown whether or not a similar distribution is happening in other parts of the world — 'Platinum' status doesn't even exist in Club Nintendo outside North America — but hopefully a demo of some sort will make its way to the European and Australian market sooner or later. Give us a shout if you received the special email from Nintendo, and let us know how excited you are to try the new demo!
Awwww. I didn't get one, despite having Animal Crossing registered and getting platinum for my 3rd year in a row.
Same with me :s
Although it says a select few, so its still by chance D:
It's just a demo so it's not really a big deal. I would be surprised if I even got selected. I earn about 1000 coins every year and I have Animal Crossing too.
This exclusivity thing really ain't fun. Too bad the rest of us Platinum members will have to settle for just some kind of cruddy reward later this year.
I wonder which type of people got the free Pizza Hut gift cards...
...They're restricting a demo to a select group of people? A demo? Which is intended to spread awareness of their game?
Well, okay then.
My second year in a row being a platinum member and I didn't get one either.
@AVahne I agree. If they do a promotion it should be available to everyone. Especially in the case of a demo.
Man that sucks, didn't get one. I think if you spend 1000$ on Nintendo stuff you should have gotten the code not just a few chosen people.
I won't be able to hit Platinum until Mario Kart 8 hits... not fair
I don't have ACNL registered, nor I made the intend to purchase survey for Tomodachi, so I don't think I will get it.
They are not restricting the demo, only its early access.
It doesn't matter how many years in a row you got platinum. I've gotten platinum for the last six years and didn't get the email. It's very random regardless of your status.
Noooo! How did I not get one!? I have hit Platinum every year and buy 95 percent of first pay titles and a bunch of third party on wiiu/ 3ds. I'm upset. If anyone gets it and would be interested in selling it (for say 10 dollars) let me know.
Yes! I got a code! Fantastic! But it does seem kind of unfair that people who have been club Nintendo members longer than I have didn't get one.
I got it! Kind of neat
Less than a year for me
aww, I never got it:( I was platinum status within 1 hour of the reset... lol. I also got animal crossing registered... oh well, I got the game pre-ordered, it is not that long until it comes out
I'm so close to platinum but this hasn't been the best year for me financially. Very sad and extremely jealous.
@Aslanmagic Yeah, only 6 months for me.
Once again, if any of the lucky ones would prefer cash, I'm offering 10 bucks (via paypal) for an unused code. Reply here if interested. I'll be checking back regularly
@bboy2970 I'll sell mine to you.
I knew this comment section was going to be filled with disappointment before I even clicked (its only a demo guys).
Awesome! Drop me an email with whatever email is linked to your PayPal along with the code. I'll send along the money immediately. I'll have to just trust you that it won't be used by the time I can activate it since I'm currently at work. My email is [email protected]
Nope, nothing from me. I even checked my spam folder and still no sign of it. I swear I could've gotten the demo, given that I have very well over 1500 coins gained this year and happens to have downloaded Animal Crossing: New Leaf since its launch day. Oh well.
What are my chances? I have 4 Platinum accounts.
@bboy2970 Okay, hang on a second though. I've never used paypal and I'm setting up an account (I'm waiting for an email confirmation message). Also, if you want, I could send you a picture of the email, before the transaction, and have like some numbers in the code blacked out, along with my name out to the side so you know it would be me.
This is a very cool idea but allowing all Platinum members to access it would have been much more fair. It's the Pizza Hut fiasco all over again =P
Didn't get the email, but I was 5 coins short of Plat so thanks for the reminder, I filled out my Child of Light post-play survey and now I don't have to worry about it anymore. And I have 4 game registration codes sitting on my monitor base waiting for July And 900 coins expiring in June
Here's how I've done the past 6 years (I may be negative on Wii U but we have supported Nintendo):
2014 Elite Status: Platinum (605 coins)
2013 Elite Status: Gold (350 coins)
2012 Elite Status: Platinum (1680 coins)
2011 Elite Status: Platinum (610 coins)
2010 Elite Status: Gold (360 coins)
2009 Elite Status: Gold (580 coins)
Aww dang, no dice.
Nah that's ok I trust you. Just let me know when you are ready to go!
No way, I had it with that game.
All man. No email. I might still have a chance!
I have Platinum and I bought Animal Crossing day one and registered it and I still didn't get Tomodachi Life Demo. First the MK8 demo and now the Tomodachi Life Demo why does Nintendo even make demos exclusive?
@bboy2970 Alright, I sent you an email!
I got mine! I'm selling my code as well for $10. Respond if anybody is interested.
Haven't got one yet either. Too bad. I wouldn't have minded trying the demo
I just frantically got myself to platinum. I don't get why they'd make this demo as apparently exclusive as they did. Seems like a really dumb move especially when most recipients are probably getting it anyway.
@KnightRider666 Kind of sad dude. I'd give mine away if I didn't want it hehe
It's weird that the code is so exclusive; why be selective about a DEMO of all things?
@Collinhall: Kind of sad you didn't get one. Don't hate.
Oh that's cool, this is only my fourth year in a row being a Platinum member, wish I got one of these codes.
Sent. Let me know if it made it over ok
@bboy2970 Yup! Thanks man!
I didnt get one but that's alright, I'll wait.
If I would have registered ACNL, I'm pretty sure I would have won.
@KnightRider666 I'd gladly pay you $10 for the demo. Still available?
I'll buy yours as well. I think my girlfriend would also quite like this demo. If you send an email connected to your PayPal account along with the tomodachi code to my email in the comment above, I'll send you 10 dollars straight away!
Darn someone beat me to it
Ah bummer. I'm really on the fence about this game and this probably would've nudged me one way or the other. I also got skipped over for the Christmas cards, despite having a Wii U since launch and getting a ton of games for it.
@bboy2970: You seem to really want it, so I will give it to you:) I just emailed you.
I was 5 coins away from Platinum, but just went and did the Super Metroid survey and now have platinum. I hope they continue to roll out codes!
An exclusive demo?
How does that make any sense? You want to convince many people to buy the game right?
If someone out there got a code but has no interest in Tomodachi Life (doubt it), let me know. I'd love to try it out after the awful last couple of days I've had.
neednto get platnim status and fast!
Foiled again! I have yet to obtain platinum status for this year!
Also Miis in hotdog suits!
Hoping, hoping, hoping, I MUST HAZ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't get one, so no special item for me. One more reason not to get this game.
@bboy2970: If I don't hear back from you soon, I'm offering it to @cpuryear
It's sent. I await the code :3
@bboy2970: Just sent it, pleasure doing business! Enjoy:)
I thought Platinum Status also existed in Japan ?
(There is two boxes for the Super Famicom Classic Controller one of them is much fancier and I presumed was the Platinum version).
I'm going to add my voice to the chorus of people who're saying that they hope they get it because they've achieved Platinum status and have AC:NL registered. I've been a Platinum member every year since 2009, so it'd be nice to get access to something like this as a way to thank me for my loyalty...not that I feel like Nintendo actually owes me anything, ha!
im a platnuim member now!!! i await the code
if someone who doesnt want the code has it, email me at [email protected]
Thanks same here
I have know idea why anyone would buy one of these codes.
@Jazzer94 Agreed. It's a code for a demo, we're not talking a full game download here.
I'm a little fanatical when it comes to Nintendo. I really want to try this game plus I think it would be neat having an exclusive thing on my 3ds. My gf is also very excited so I surprising her with her own code since I like doing nice things for her
I'm Platinum give me one Nintendo! After all, I never got my Pizza gift card from you guys.
@bboy2970: Hope she rewards you for you efforts bro;)
Reggie!!!!!!! Still waiting for my za!
@bboy2970 Its a demo though that will most likely only have 30 uses not worth any money if I'm being honest.
Interesting. So is Nintendo's marketing team like Sony/MS employees too or something? "Really, if you limit exposure it creates more buzz and then... only those people play it and then... well you can't just give a demo to all the loyal fans", nice comeback strategy. Maybe the "Quality of Life Platform" is to get less people playing video games so they'll go outside and play more.
Guess I will have to wait till 9/6.
Got a code for the demo! Not sure if i should use it or sell it.
With the exception of the previous year, I've achieved the Platinum status year after year. A pity that I've resisted my urge to play Animal Crossing New Leaf due to stories of casual gamers spending over 100 hours playing this game.
REALLY... If only I knew this before so I could register my products a day in advance. I got Platinum membership literally just now
I didn't get it. I have both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Platinum Status, as I'm sure most of you have as well. Wasn't planning on getting this game anyway, Nintendo...
if someone has a code that they dont want to use email me at [email protected]
They'd be wise to send me one as it's the only way I'll even try it. Otherwise I could care less. Change my mind Nintendo!
I wonder if it also had something to do with if you filled out the intend to buy survey for Tomodachi Life that was on Club Nintendo. I would really like a demo code but whatever, that's the second Nintendo demo I almost had a chance to play this week but for reasons I couldn't. Club Nintendo must hate the user Kirby105.
@Blast Don't sweat it, I've been platinum for a very long time and I, nor have many other people received the demo
I've gotton Platinum status witth over 900 coins and no email.
Can anyone please give me a code?
I am offering some legendary pokemon for a code.
I wouldnt play this even if i did get a free code! Looks like rubbish.
But to those interested, I hope you do get your code & enjoy the game.
I have decided to just keep my code.
Im offering legendary Pokémon, someone trade me the code please.
Not sure if anyone's said this, but if Nintendo's made a demo, maybe they're just giving it out to platinum members early, and maybe they'll put it on the eShop later. It would be pretty dumb to make a demo and only let such a small number of people play.
if someone has a code they dont want email me at [email protected]
Didn't get a code, but I'm not interested in the game. That is pretty cool though giving demos to people they suspect will be interested. I hope they do this for other games in the future.
@KnightRider666 I did get one >:0
My apologies for sounding rude
@iphys They could just Spotpass them to people. It would probably be more efficient than emailing
I'm just curious, but for those of you who did get the code, did any of you do the "Intend to Buy" survey for Tomodachi Life? Maybe that's a factor for getting the code.
Well I feel special, got the code.
@Luigifan141: I always do the intend to buy surveys just in case so I can get all the coins I can from my purchases, so to answer your question; yes I did.
@Collinhall: It's whatever, dude.
Got my code, but I wanted to check it out, so no sale (sorry guys). I talked about the game a bit with the Nintendo Rep at my store today, and now I want to give it a try.
I keep checking my email to see if I've received the code, but no luck. ): Filled out the intent-to-buy - I've been waiting for this game in English ever since it came out on DS. If anybody's gotten a code they don't want to use, I'd be really happy if you're willing to send it here: [email protected]
@Luigifan141 I didn't fill out a intend to buy survey and I got a code. I intended to fill out a intend to buy survey, I just haven't gotten around to it.
I got a code OMG YESSSS! I should do some early footage hehehe
Already played the game for more than 1 year, so I don't really care about it (Whatever, I'm far from platinum this year). However, I think for a new game, it's important to let all players know that, instead of just randomly choose few of top players. I mean, what's the purpose of this type of lottery?
Or, maybe, based on the feedback of this small scale test, another updated demo will be available later?
When do they announce platinum rewards for 2014?
@C-Threep I think it's around mid-July, although there is never a set time. I cannot wait for that myself, because I want the Platinum rewards to be better than the last two years.
@ValiantPixel Thanks, brotha. I found this: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2275/~/what-is-the-special-gift-that-elite-status-members-are-awarded%3F
At the bottom it says that we have until June 30th to accrue more points for the 2013-2014 year. So yeah, you're probably right. Mid July they'll let us know.
Just got my code from nintendo
Yay! I got one! What a neat surprise! Thanks for suggesting I check my email!
Just got one, but I have no interest in this. Anyone looking for one, let me know. I will do the $10 route via PayPal gift as well if anyone is interested.
Ironic. I own Animal Crossing but never registered it (or about 50 other games on my shelf) because I was already at 2500 points for the Club Year and figured I'd save em for future years.
So, I didn't get the email. Probably saves me from another game purchase, so I'm cool with that.
@Luigifan141 Nah, I didn't fill out the survey and still got the demo.
I've got a golden ticket!!!
@Noonch So do I! RUN HOME CHARLIE!
@KnightRider666 Huh, I didn't get the code earlier, but then I filled out the Intend to Buy survey and then got the e-mail with the code soon after. It's interesting how you filled out the survey while @XFsWorld and @Klunk23 didn't, yet we all got a code in the end.
@Luigifan141: Select members, huh? Sounds like if you intend to buy, you got a code.
Yay! I got me a code!
The first time having platinum has ever gotten me something useful besides the end of the fiscal year rewards. Missed the chance to try the Wii U before it released since I couldn't make it, and the Pizza Hut gift promotion from Reggie.
Sad that there seems to be a bunch of people not getting it though. I hope your emails come soon enough, and good luck!
I'm really hoping that they'll still send a few more of these codes out. I've been a Platinum member for two years now, and registered Animal Crossing within a month of release. I'd love to play the demo, since it might take me a while to get the actual game.
Guarding my email as I type. I've been Platinum for awhile and registered AC and the intend to buy. I'll be sad if I don't get it >.>
@KnightRider666 Did you get the demo? I'm platinum and didn't get one. I was thinking of marching on Nintendo with a picket sign lol probably a good thing I didn't get the demo. Money has been really tight lately for me and Tomadachi flew down my list as must have games. Mario Golf flew to the #1 spot and I should have it by Friday. My wife got it for me for my upcoming birthday. I'm going to have to be really picky in the upcoming months. I'm really bummed damn these health issues!
@Windy: I got it, but I sold it to somebody on here for $10. Mario Golf is awesome. Don't pay more than $30 for it in the store though. GameStop is selling it for $35 new. Health issues? What's going on with you dude?
If your registered CHILD on Club Nintendo, do they send an email to your account or your parent account?
Yeah! I'm in!
i don't own a 3DS or have any interest in this game whatsoever, clicked on article mistakingly, then proceeded to read the comments anyways... they reminded me of when i was in grade school and the kids at lunchtime would ask you if you were gonna eat your apple crisp ( or whatever other item it looked like you weren't going to eat )...
I feel jealous :s
I got the Tomo Life and the Pizza Hut!
The game is good so far
Nevermind, I just didn't get it. Hopefully they will release a demo on the release of Tomodachi Life.
Just got the email for mine! Now to find my 3DS under all this paperwork...
I got one. Downloading as I type this
@shugo Just sent you an email!
I did NOT do the Intend-to-Buy Survey.
I DO have Animal Crossing downloaded and registered.
I've Been a Platinum Member since 2010? 2011?
I hit Platinum the day it switches over every year.
@CliveWinston except now it's "you gonna use that tomodachi life code?" [HEAVY BREATHING]
@Shugo You are quite welcome!
I really want one! If anyone has one theyre willing to give away,I'm here. (lower middle class here)
I got a code! Yay!
I have a Pokemon X Club Nintendo code up for trade.
FYI, when you check your email, look for the following subject "Early access code for select Platinum members".
BTW, I got two special demo codes! If anyone is interested on my second code, please let me know and I will sell it at the going rate here. PayPal only so both parties are protected.
I'll send someone a 15 dollar steam game of their choice for an unused code.
Ah score. Just checked and I got one.
I just checked and I just a code in my email I was afraid I wouldn't get one.
Got one! It's quite a fun demo. I fully sympathise with those unable to get the demo, as I'm having a blast with it. It's short, but somehow entertainingly funny to the point that I'm laughing everytime I peek into my Mii's apartments to check on them.
They actually speak! That amazed me, and they pronounced my name correctly. And the name of my Island!
@babyguess I'm interested in buying your second code if no one else hasn't yet
@supersonicmudds email me at babyguess [at] gmail [dot] com
@babyguess Ok. Just sent the email
@Luigifan141 @KnightRider666 I didn't touch the survey and just checked and sure enough got a code. Nintendo must of read my earlier post!
Btw Knight rider where have you been? Haven't seen much of you lately. Either that or I'm just not in the same news stories as you of late?!
Yay me I guess. Got the code. Give it a whirl.
My second copy is sold to @supersonicmudds and will keep the first copy for my own enjoyment. Thanks Nintendo.
I downloaded it just before heading to work. Must... Resist... Urge... To... Play...!
I didn't get one.. I'm still Gold.. not Platinum status... that's okay.. I"m not really upset.... just games and demo...
Wow, a bonus item, seriously? I've been Platinum since the beginning of Club Nintendo. I checked my e-mail and I didn't get one, guess I'll go cancel my preorder.
Wouldn't they want people who aren't Animal Crossing fans to play this? So that they can hook them in? But it must be a beta test so you'll need the OCD powers of AC fans to truly test out the game.
You guys should be happy you even have club nintendo, in sweden (where i live) club nintendo does not even EXIST.
Email at [email protected] for trades
Hmm. So this is what getting hosed feels like. Oh, well. finally leaves Inbox
Here's a code....
@ecco6t9 Baaah, someone got it before I could. Ah well...I'll keep checking my e-mail.
@Spoony_Tech: I've been around... Funny how everyone is scrambling for a code for a silly demo, lol.
I want the silly demo.
They said they wanted to thank their best customers and reward them more often...NoE should do the same. I buy so much Nintendo stuff each year and I would love to become a Platinum member.
Even if its just getting a small gift like playing cards or posters. NoA makes me jealous
Got it, though I HAVE registered 2,480 points worth of content so far this Club Nintendo Year, AND registered Animal Crossing.
I got it. Although, Animal Crossing never really appealed to me. If someone wants it, I might give it away.
@Incarnadine hey if you're giving yours away, I'd really really appreciate it if I could have it! Pretty please? . My email is [email protected] the "0" in "sh0rt" is a zero please let me know
They should at least give this to everyone who is Platinum, to give us some appreciation.. Thanks Nintendo..thanks a lot!
@Incarnadine Would love it too if you could give me the code [email protected] Thanks
@Barbiegurl777 I'm crying here too.. I've been checking like mad.
Oh great. I got the email, but my 3DS is getting repaired.
@Barbiegurl777 my code is as good as yours. I'd rather give it to someone I know will appreciate it. We just need to figure out how to give it to you. I honestly will not get it and don't want to take time to play the demo.
Got my code this morning. Looks like it's not a "X number of tries" limited Demo, you can play it as many times as you want
got my code. but I have an injury and can't play a 3ds, so can I give it away?
well, just read the comments. so you can indeed give it away. if anyone wants it let me know
I didn't have a chance to begin with cuz
Club nintendo does not exist where i live.
I will like it please
I have no interest in this game. Fastest person wins! A04NENDP11MWS5V1
@SunnyShores Really!? Damn Im sorry for you man.
I received a code. Not really interested though. My son gets the code.
If you want to give it to me could you send it to my Email please?
I'm [email protected]
@TantXL neither in my country (Brazil) but I use as a north american account.
@Frank90 Well i Was Pretty Dumb When i Created the Account.
Got mine last night, playing it now!
Got the code in my email today. Playing the demo since. :)
@Barbiegurl777 Just sent it and let me know if you got it and can see it.
@Barbiegurl777 You're quite welcome!
Dang. I should of bought more games. I have no moneys for the full so it would be kewl to have a demo :/
Would you mind giving it to me if you don’t want it. I’ve been wanting to play this game since it came our like a year ago in Japan…. I don't want to beg but super please lol I really really want it!!!!!!!!
I am really surprised. What an awesome gift! I just cannot believe I didn't get one after all I have two accounts and both are platinum and have digital copies of animal crossing registered. Does anyone else have a spare, or don't plan on using? I'm a little late to the game.
I got it! It almost makes me want to buy it, but my wallet will be empty enough.
Mario Kart, Kirby, Smash, and a couple of older games I'm on the lookout for like Tatsunoko-VS-Capcom, Mario Strikers Charged, and Game and Wario. Go ahead and judge, I'm thinking of picking up Game and Wario.
Got it! Yay!
Is there anyone that got the e-mail but is mot interested in the game. I would really appreciate getting one as I want to try the game before buying it and I want that bonus item.
I just finished platinum after hearing this and doing the intention to buy thing. I just found out ,so it's probably was too late. I hope not though. I'd like to get this. Kinda sucks that we weren't warned ahead of time.
@Falconpunch: If you don't want it, I'd take it.
I'm Platinum and I have ACNL registered, but I didn't get the e-mail. I'm not interested in the game, but I was hoping I'd get the code so I could give it to someone on here...
I already registered and completed it. I meant the demo made me think about buying it.
Ahh. Darnitall! Thanks anyways.
Cmon Nintendo send me one!
i been platium for 6 YEARS XD
and i havent git a code and have ac:nl
if anyone wants to send me one [email protected]
Ha, oh, this has been a laugh. Thanks everybody. Happy Move-In Day!
No code here. I'm sad, but what can one do. If anyone has a spare code, email to [email protected]
Phew! that's me off the hook,
I got a code last night. o3o
@Spoony_Tech Good to see a generous person among those exploiting this for money (still amazed people actually payed for the demo).
@Jazzer94: Yea! He's a good guy. I already new this btw.
It really sucks that they gave an exclusive item randomly to some poeple. Now I can only beg to have it.
Yeah. Kinda sucks. You would think that they'd want to use this to get more people interested in this. Thiat would have been helpful. I wish that they had atleast warned us and and gave it to all platinum and possibly gold as well.
@azikira can I have it pretty please.
I wish this message was given to all platinum members.
I seriously hope this game bombs.
@Arcamenel: Didn't get a code either huh?
Sweeeet I got a promo email today!
Downloading when I get home. :9
Don't be bitter folks... Everybody wiil be getting access to the demo very soon!
@AJTsuki how so?
@allduhype Thank You.
YES! I got one!
Whilst I'd love access to this demo, I'm pretty sure these codes are region-locked, right?
Got a UK console, on the UK CN...
I did get the initial TL survey a while back (the one about the fact of the localisation), so I guess I'm just hoping NoE do something similar and send out the codes/demo here...
Dang! I've been waiting to redeem my codes until near the end of the fiscal year, and they choose to do this right now? Well, thanks for the heads up, Nintendo...
At least it's just a demo... still sucks, though
@ryanator008 Hah, funny coincidence, mine is on its way back from repairs right now!
Welp I got one. Wasn't really looking forward to it, but I guess its worth a shot. It also kinda seems like a middle finger to other platinum's despite there loyalty. I like the idea of rewarding loyal customers, but you should reward them all not just a select few. ie Give the demo to all platinum's
if anyone has a code they dont want, email me at [email protected]
No demo for me I guess, despite being Platinum and downloading Animal Crossing. I don't get why they're being so selective about it.
I know, it sucks.
anyone want my code?
nevermind. just gave it away
@Spakiness can I have it please?
All this fuss over two panda suits. XD
Third year as platinum, been playing the heck out of Animal Crossing. Wish one of these was sent my way, been pretty interested in it.
I wonder if there are any other folks willing to give a demo code away...
Ha! I got a code, downloaded the demo and just can't get enough of it!
TBH you guys arent missing much. The demo is pretty limited. If I didn't know so much about the game already, I wouldn't be sold on just this demo alone.
it would be nice if someone gave me a demo code!!
Heeey! If anyone has an extra NA code they don't mind giving out, I'd really appreciate if you gave it to me. I really want to try this game out! Thanks!
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