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Nintendo will begin staggering out Club Nintendo this year, which was a company loyalty program, in favor of a new membership program that will launch later this year.

Any products released after January 20 will no longer be eligible for Club Nintendo registration and March 31 will be the last day for members to earn coins, register new products, or even sign up for a Club Nintendo membership all-together. The program will officially shut down on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT and accounts will be wiped on July 1, 2015.

“In order to reach Elite Status, you must earn 300 Coins (for Gold Status) or 600 Coins (for Platinum Status) between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015,’ according to the North American announcement. “Members who reach Elite Status will be able to choose a downloadable game from a wide selection of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles. Your free Elite Status gift will be available between April 1 and April 30, 2015. A list of the Elite Status 2015 gifts will be posted here once announced.”

Elsewhere around the world, Club Nintendo will cease to exist on September 30 for those living in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, with the phasing out of the program beginning April 1. Nintendo also revealed that accounts will not be transferred to the new loyalty program.

Let us know in the comments below if you’re going to miss Club Nintendo. Is Nintendo doing the right thing?

  • This to me (as much as i love Nintendo) is brilliant. The store (in terms of Australia) is realling lacking of any good rewards, and as someone who currently has 3,000 points i find nothing to my liking and never have.

    However, ive read in multiple places that they will be adding a few new ones to get the last points used.

    • Chandler Tate

      Interesting, I didn’t realize the store didn’t have that much to offer. I’ve never used Club Nintendo!

      • Majority of items are more child based, notebooks with Nintendo characters on them, stickers etc

        • Chandler Tate

          That’s a shame, but I guess it’s to be expected since they tailor more to a child based market anyways.

          • I could get into the whole child based market thing but I won’t.

            I just wanted to mention that in NA (at least Canada) Club Nintendo offers a lot of retro games for 100-250 coins each.

            • Australian market get far less, we have Pikmin tote bag, Mario hat etc, but the lesser amount items are just pathetic. Why would kids want to use their points on wrapping paper?

              • Chandler Tate

                Haha, there’s wrapping paper as one of the options?!

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