Since the MyNintendo program was initiated, users could spend Gold Points to earn a small discount on digital eShop titles. Gold Points are earned by purchasing physical and digital copies of qualifying games. However, Nintendo is now offering decent discounts if users spend a lot of Platinum Points. Platinum Points are earned by using Nintendo apps, taking surveys, or even just clicking around the MyNintendo website. In summary, Platinum Points only cost time whereas Gold Points are earned by spending money.
Nintendo is now offering pretty nice discounts for something that was the originally reserved for Gold Point spenders. Now, users can earn decent discounts on select games by farming Nintendo apps, like playing the daily Super Mario Run Rally mode, or finishing chapters in Fire Emblem Heroes, or by using MiiTomo (a which will be shutting down in May). Click this link to learn more.
At the time of this post, Nintendo is offering the following digital coupons:
– New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 40% off – 700 Platinum Points
– Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 40% off – 930 Platinum Points
– Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (3DS) – 40% off – 240 Platinum Points
– Mario Party 10 (Wii U) – 30% off – 700 Platinum Points
– Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) – 30% off – 400 Platinum Points
– Dr. Luigi (Wii U) – 40% off – 400 Platinum Points
– 1080 Snowboarding (Wii U) – 30% off – 240 Platinum Points
– Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder (3DS) – 40% off – 310 Platinum Points
– Star Fox Guard (Wii U) – 40% off – 400 Platinum Points
– Code Name: STEAM (3DS) – 30% off – 750 Platinum Points
– Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (3DS) – 30% off – 170 Platinum Points
– Metroid Prime Federation Force (3DS) – 30% off – 750 Platinum Points
Gold Coins can still be used to earn discounts on other, usually newer and better, games. Hopefully Nintendo will start offering discounts on Switch titles soon. Either way, good to see Nintendo take note as I am guessing most users were stockpiling points, letting many points go expired without spending them on anything other than lame desktop and mobile wallpapers. But as you can see, earning some discounts are going to take a bit of time.
And since we were are on the top of Nintendo digital purchasing, this is another reminder that the Wii Shop Channel is going to be closing soon. Read details about this HERE.