Gold Coins are now Points; My Nintendo arrives for Nintendo Switch | Broken Joysticks

Mar
06

Gold Coins are now Points; My Nintendo arrives for Nintendo Switch

It took a year but My Nintendo members can now redeem Gold Points for digital games and DLC for the Nintendo Switch.

When you buy a qualifying digital game for Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS, or a physical game for the Nintendo Switch system, you’ll earn Gold Points based on the amount you pay (excluding any points or discounts used). You’ll earn 5% for eligible digital purchases on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop ( Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U) and 1% of the Nintendo eShop price for physical purchases for the Nintendo Switch.

Redeem those points on your next eligible digital purchase (including games and DLC) for the Nintendo Switch system. Just look for the option to apply your points during checkout.

According to the Nintendo release, if you buy a $59.99 game on Nintendo eShop, you’ll earn 300 Gold Points. Those points can then be redeemed for $3 toward your next purchase, which will earn more Gold Points, according to the amount you paid (excluding any points or discounts used). So 1 gold point is equal to 1 cent (CAD).

With the addition of Nintendo Switch to the My Nintendo program, Nintendo has made some changes. Previously called “Platinum coins” and “Gold coins,” the value of the revised points has changed. Previously the Gold Coins earned were in tiers. When I purchased Pokémon Silver in the Nintendo eShop ($12.89 CAD) I earned just 10 Gold Coins. Making the same purchase now would now earn “up to 64 Gold Points.”

Overall this does seem like a good change and the arrival of My Nintendo on Nintendo Switch is definitely a great thing.

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About Jason Nason

I'm a fan of all video games with a leaning towards Nintendo. I've owned just about every Nintendo console ever released (with notable exceptions being the original GameBoy and Virtual Boy). If it's something to do with Nintendo I want to know about it and if it's noteworthy I'll certainly share it with you! Nintendo 3DS Friend Code: 3496-9927-9448 Nintendo Network ID: jncorp

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