3DS Incompatible with Nintendo Points' existing cards.

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  1. tigris
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    According to Nintendo, "Prepaid Nintendo Point Cards cannot be used with Nintendo 3DS. Point cards compatible with Nintendo 3DS will be sold at a later date,"
    ~gamrconnect.vgchartz.com

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  2. purechaos996

    purechaos996 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I wonder why [​IMG]
     
  3. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

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    Well that really doesn't make any sense. It would've been better so that consumers wouldn't get confused on which to buy for which system.
     
  4. Walrus-Chan

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    Yeah, that's a pretty stupid move there Nintendo.
     
  5. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

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    They are just a bunch of greedy Nintendogs.
     
  6. tigris
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    I just don't understand why they need different points. It's like saying it's a new year, so let's have a new currency. Instead of £s, lets now all use $. I mean, there is NO point!
     
  7. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 The Official GBATEMP Thread Killer. No Mercy.

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    just greed.

    the "3DS" cards will probably be double in price compared to Wii / DSi
     
  8. tigris
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    If you think about it, I've got like 10,000 points in the kitty. It's not like I'm going to BUY MORE F**KING POINTS just to download 3DSWare.
     
  9. Hop2089

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    Nintendo 3ds is using real currency now.
     
  10. tigris
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    See op
     
  11. Ryupower

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    his may happen

    at some point the old card, will not be sold anymore
    and the new one will be needed for wii and dsi and 3ds

    a Wii update and dsi may come at some point to add support for the new point card
     
  12. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    This really sucks. Seems like Nintendo is screwing people over with the 3ds.
     
  13. Eerpow

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    This!^

    You will be able to buy all online 3DS software using real money, so you either you enter your credit card info or still buy cards, though cards that's compatible with the 3DS.
     
  14. rashef

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    Umm... isn't the 3DS' eShop supposed to use real life currencies to buy stuff on it (using debit/credit cards to take exact amount and prepaid cards that'd add to your eWallet ala. PSN style if you're not lucky enough to have a card yourself.) ?
     
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Oh, right. But even so, it is pretty inconvenient that my hoarded points must now be binned or spent on games such as 'My Fireplace'
     
  16. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

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    Well that sucks, but how did you get so many points?
     
  17. Aijelsop

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    Do you think they're going to give some bonus points for buying a launch or 3DS before a specific time, like the DSi?
     
  18. tigris
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Most of it was Connection Ambassador, really. About 6000ish? The rest is 2x 2000 point cards. Just bought Hydroventure wii. Awesome game.
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    then thts bad... there might be some association issues maybe with those who were making the cards
    still it may be a security issue
     
  20. tigris
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    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    What might be a security issue?