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Nintendo's Club Nintendo loyalty program page just unveiled some of the collector's items and games you'll be able to get if you've earned Gold or Platinum status.To check out this year's hall of Nintendo booty, head over to the Elite Status gifts page. There you can see such items as a set of three posters (one of which is pictured above and quite cool) as well as a Nintendo 2014 calendar and a Majora's Mask original soundtrack. If you choose, you also have the option to get free downloadable games WarioWare D.I.Y., and the Virtual Console releases of Super Smash Bros., Link's Awakening, and Super Marioland.To earn Gold status, you must have 300 coins. To earn Platinum, you must have 600 coins.Our TakeIt's great when a publisher gives back to its customers – and I really do love the artwork on the poster above. Still, the amount of coins you have to earn compared to how many are doled out when you purchase consoles and games seems a bit off. Buying a brand new Wii U only nets you 160 coins, just over half of Gold status. Individual game purchases like the upcoming Pikmin 3 only earn 10 coins (although some like Animal Crossing earn 40 for some reason). That seems like a lot of dough to put up for some posters or a downloadable game that really costs nothing for Nintendo to distribute. I got this wrong, per the comments below. I stand corrected. Per GI user Will Sora Layton: "OBJECTION! Pikmin 3 isn't worth 10 coins-you get an additional 10 for
filling a pre-play survey. That will add to the 60 you get from buying
[Source: Club Nintendo via TechnoBuffalo]
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I understand that the amounts of coins required to reach platinum status seems excessive, but I would guess that the resale value of the MM soundtrack could be significantly higher than most people would think.
Or just screen grab that poster and use it as a desktop pic for free
Dang it I wish I was platinum but atleast there are stll cool things for gold
In individual games earn 40-50 coins. The 10 currently for Pikmin 3 is when you fill out an "intend to buy" survey. It gets you a bonus 10 coins added to the standard 50 when you register the actual game. You also typically get a year from launch to register the games when you do these, so you don't even have to get them day one.
I ordered the Majora's Mask OS! I was stoked on all the prizes, but the soundtrack was a no-brainer. Danke, Nintendo.
Nice! I just ordered my three poster set as my elite gift.
Glad I got platinum when they were offering playing cards, I'm not a poster kinda guy.
Just got the soundtrack. Super cool stuff Nintendo.
very very Meh. Something is better than nothing I guess. But in this case not so much
As I'm sure many people have said your coin system is incorrect. It's +10 coins if you 'plan to buy' a game, it's +10 coins for each post play survey. 3DS games are 40, and Wii U games are 60. Virtual Console titles are 10 for register and 10 for post play.
I've been with Club Nintendo for 3 years now. They actually do have some really good rewards, like these.
Yeah I agree with your guys take on it, but I also don't pay much attention to it. I register all of my systems and games and will periodically check and see if there's anything cool to pick up, if not I wait.