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Nintendo Announces New Reward And Account Systems

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Nintendo revealed a new reward system today called My Nintendo which will begin rolling out in March 2016 to replace the recently retired Club Nintendo. By purchasing and playing Nintendo games, you will earn points which can be used to redeem DLC to coupons for discounted games.

We will start a new point program as well, which not only involves Nintendo’s dedicated game systems but also smart devices.
With the Club Nintendo membership service that was ended on September 30, 2015, you earned points when you purchased software. With this new point program, you can earn points by playing games as well.
Whether you have played the software for dedicated game systems or our applications for smart devices, you can earn points that can then be used on our dedicated game systems or on smart devices.
Naturally, you can also earn points by purchasing software.
With the new points, you can obtain digital add-on content, which will make the game you are playing even more fun, original merchandise or a coupon, which can be used as a discount for new software.

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Also announced is a new account system which will put the old PIN system to bed. Thew new system will be more in tune to what Sony and Microsoft offer, allowing one to purchase titles on a PC or phone and then have the software download automatically to their Nintendo 3DS or Wii U.

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The Friend Codes (ugh!) will be a relic and will pave way for a better system allowing you to add friends in a much more unified way.

Nintendo is also looking at a way to sync game data to the cloud at some point.

While all of this is a welcome addition to an antiquated platform, it’s also long overdue as both systems from Nintendo feel like a chore when doing the simplest of tasks.

 

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