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Club Nintendo shutting its doors later this year

Nintendo of America has announced Club Nintendo will be no more later this year, so start cashing in your Coins!

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After over six years of delivering Nintendo-themed goods, both physical and digital, Nintendo is announcing Club Nintendo will be shutting its virtual doors for good.

North American Club Nintendo members will still be able to earn additional Coins until the end of March, which can be redeemed through the end of June. A number of physical reward options for members will be added in February as well as a lineup of downloadable titles. In fact, Nintendo is giving away copies of Flipnote Studio 3D starting next month as a gift to help us cope with the fact Club Nintendo will be no more.

But fear not, Nintendo fans. Nintendo of America will be announcing a new customer loyalty program at a later date. “We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”

Why exactly Nintendo is choosing to close Club Nintendo and not announce its successor is beyond me. I would have loved to have heard about the new service, although I guess Nintendo is either still figuring out what it’ll be, or is just waiting until E3 2015 to announce what it’ll be.

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    January 20, 2015 6:35 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Club Nintendo shutting its doors later this year

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      January 20, 2015 6:48 AM

      My coins! My beautiful beautiful coins!

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      January 20, 2015 7:29 AM

      This was kinda obvious with the huge liquidation in physical rewards. Last year's platinum (physical) reward was posters when it had been really nice items in the past. I hope something surfaces soon, I liked the program.

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      January 20, 2015 7:53 AM

      Bummer... All those coins I collected...

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      January 20, 2015 7:56 AM

      Damn I'm like a few coins away from stuff.

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      January 20, 2015 8:11 AM

      Compared to Japan's this was an abomination anyways.

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      January 20, 2015 8:23 AM

      Wtf is this shit anyway? Where do I go to see if I even have any coins?

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        January 20, 2015 8:26 AM

        Hmm apparently I did sign up for this when I got my 3DS last year. Login site seems unresponsive right now, though.

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      January 20, 2015 8:26 AM

      Compared to PS Plus free games, Club N was a joke.

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        January 20, 2015 8:30 AM

        Hard to compare since the former requires a subscription. The latter was more of a rewards program and the physical stuff was better and PS+ doesn't offer anything physical.

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          January 20, 2015 8:32 AM

          Yeah they're not comparable services in the least. I do wonder if Nintendo is working on something that is, though. Hopefully we'll hear more soon!

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        January 20, 2015 9:30 AM

        Oh yeah, this free service that gave you free stuff was real shit compared to this paid service giving you free games.

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      January 20, 2015 8:38 AM

      First the government and now this?

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      January 20, 2015 9:22 AM

      About 5 years ago Nintendo reset all the points/coins, of which I had about 6000....so yeah, fuck them.

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      January 20, 2015 9:26 AM

      This sucks. I like Club Nintendo. Hopefully the new loyalty program will be as good or better.

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        January 20, 2015 9:36 AM

        My assumption is one which is more like XBL and PSN; same idea, but fully digital.

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          January 20, 2015 10:05 AM

          That's...not even the same sort of thing.

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            January 20, 2015 10:07 AM

            I imagine Nintendo is going to create their own online service which won't have a monthly charge. As you buy games online or redeem codes in packaging, you'll accrue points and then can redeem them for stuff on their online network; most likely virtual console stuff I imagine.

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      January 20, 2015 10:15 AM

      They will be adding "dozens" of new games in February so don’t panic spend all your coins on 15 copies of Metroid.

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      January 20, 2015 11:07 AM

      Aw man, I have my GBA and Gamecube registered there. I even have a record of a repair I had done in '97. It was kinda neat seeing my history with Nintendo there.

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        January 20, 2015 12:58 PM

        Yeah, same. Mine also goes back to the Gamecube.

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      January 22, 2015 1:45 AM

      So good that they are finally ending it and thinking of something new globally.

      It was so horribly done in Europe that it's increadible it lasted so long. Only a few countries were supported and for example North Europe was never included.