Nintendo Points being phased out

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May 20, 2011
  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=158588
     


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    So that means along with eShop, DSiWare and WiiWare on the DSi and Wii respectively, will also use these $ cards now??
     
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    Great i love it how they will use real currency insteed of points...
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Sweet, about time really, atleast now the gaming shops here can't rip me off [​IMG]
     
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    I seriously prefer actual dollars.

    Seriously, on the xbox, microsoft points really gave me a headache.
     
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    What the hate on points now? Elaborate. It the same thing in points isn't it?
     
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    "Points" or "Virtual Currency" are a precaution measure. Would you rather if in case of the servers getting hacked, loose actual currency or credit card information, or some virtual points with no NET worth whatsoever? Credit Card information should not be necessary for having an account - the system should prompt for it after your cart is ready for check-out, like... every other store on the planet other than PSN.

    The only thing I disliked about the system was that DSiPoints and WiiPoints were not a unified system. Stars, WiiPoints and DSiPoints were untransferable, meaning that you could exchange Stars for a card, but once the card was uploaded onto either DSi or Wii Points, you were not able to allocate them on your other system anymore.

    Each Nintendo customer should have a unified account with all his "Nintendo Points" to use them however he pleases, Stars have no use whatsoever.

    Who wants to keep track of 3 (now with the 3DS, 4) point systems when you can have 1 universal one? That's *much* more sensible.

    They wouldn't even need to change much - we all have Nintendo Club accounts anyways, even with diverse Friend Codes for the systems the points could be allocated on the main Club account.

    Why is it that it seems so difficult for Nintendo to pull off? It's *not* difficult.
     
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    @Foxi4 - You're idea is quite impressive, try mailing this to Nintendo they might listen [​IMG]
     
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    They will not. Because it calculates for Nintendo's losses.

    When you had 120 billion DSi points, but 0 Wii points, you still had to buy a 1000 Wii points to get some nice WiiWare or a good VC title.

    Points transfer equals less money-grubbing rip offs, and Nintendo will *never* go down with it. That's just not how they roll.
     
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    Lol, imagine they announce something similar to this at E3.
     
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    I would be *quite* suprised, and at the same time, very happy.

    I'm a Nintendo Fan since the Game Boy era, but some of their policies just piss me off to no end.
     
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    Same here, been a fan since Gameboy era, though I did deviate away from Nintendo fan boy-ism when the PS2 was released, HOWEVER, when PS3 came and I found out you need to get a frigging new TV just to play it with all its potential I gave up hope, and bought a Wii, though I've been buying every Nintendo hand-held after the DS phat (apart from Micro and XL, they don't interest me).

    I was thinking they might announce a change because the eShop releases right before the E3. I have some hopes regarding this matter, lets see. There's also the Project Cafe announcement to look forward to and a bunch of new 3DS titles. Wow this E3 is gonna be massive.
     
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    Finally. I hate having to pay way more than I should for something that doesn't even cost that much (Like getting a 500 point game for $10).
     
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    Wait, how do we update the Wii Shop Channel then?

    Not that I'd use it, but it'd be nice.
     
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    Via Dop-Mii, I guess.
     
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    About time, I might actually buy some DSiware now or I might just buy it on the 3DS. [​IMG]
     
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    I just checked on my DSi (US), and it seems that the Nintendo Points card, rather than being phased out, is going to become the Nintendo DSi Points card. There's a different design to it. Also, the same "Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Cards cannot be used in the DSi Shop" disclaimer is in the message.

    By the way, I'm pretty sure that you don't have to update to see these changes. They should just, well, show up, considering that all that documentation is online...
     
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    Lies. The original PS3 DID come with the red white yellow (composite?) cables... Well, it did here.
     
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    If DSi points are interchangeable and can be used in the eShop, it would be awesome!
     

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