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There are some big Nintendo games coming over the next few months. Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, and Wind Waker HD will all be coming to the Wii U this fall. Nintendo wants you to load up your wallet to get ready, and they are offering you money to do it.
Through July 28, if you add between $50 and $99 to your eShop account, you'll get a $5 promotional code. Add more than $100, and you'll earn yourself $10. Codes will be delivered on August 2 (two days before Pikmin 3 arrives).
This is for Wii U only, but if you are looking for some free cash for the 3DS, Nintendo and Atlus are still running their Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei promotion. Buy them both and you'll earn yourself $30.
Our TakeSmart move, Nintendo. This not only incentives people to commit to eShop purchases, but it is a smart way to promote upcoming titles. It's also wise for them to include Rayman Legends on the page, giving people a reminder that it was originally designed for the Wii U. This is two intelligent promotions in a very short period, and I hope it marks a new strategy for the company.
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Cool. Nice for people who have Wii Us.
Smart move, Nintendo. They could do better, but I doubt they need to.
Those returns sure show up the 2% refund Microsoft gives me for being a "Legend"
I don't think that this really makes much of a difference, but it's a nice thing for Nintendo to do.
I am glad to see another Nintendo eShop promotion, especially given how slow their service developed at launch.
But these promotions make me wish that the stores had an account system instead of being bound by console, which then links to your account for product registration. Even if it was 1 account per console, it'd at least give me an incentive to load up on eShop credit so that I could browse the Wii-U or 3DS stores.
Anyway, I still like this. Keep it up Nintendo.
that's cool, that picks up two or three titles on sale. I much prefer their sale items. Every Thursday new items get put on the store for like .30 to $1.50. I've picked up so many items on sale from the eShop. Like 9 games in total. Plus Tank, Tank, Tank was completely free. Nintendo's doing some cool fire sales, now if only they'd make the entirety of the Wii's Virtual Console available.