If you are a big Nintendo fan and own a few Nintendo games like I do it's exciting to hear that Club Nintendo is finally available in North America. Even more exciting is the release of Game and Watch Collection through club Nintendo for 800 points.
While entering all my pin numbers i realized I would not have enough to get the Game and Watch Collection on Club Nintendo... or would I? Looking through the game values it seems that each Wii Ware, VC Game or channel gives you 10 points. This would easily give me enough to get G&W Collection.
Here are the coin values for Club Nintendo:
Wii Fit 80
Wii Games 50
DS Games 30
VC Game, WiiWare Game, Wii Channel 10
Intend to Buy 10
Early Registration 10
Post-Play Survey 10
So I decided to register my VC game through Club Nintendo through the shop channel on my Wii. Entering my user name and password exactly as on the nintendo.com Club Nintendo website. After about 20 seconds I received error code 206401 which appears if you put down the wrong user name or password.
I checked the FAQ on Nintendo's website as well as searched Google for all possible solutions. The solutions I found were; the letters are case sensitive, make sure your password has all numbers and letters with no other symbols and just keep trying until it goes through.
Nothing seemed to work so I decided to call Nintendo customer assistance to find out what was up. After a relatively short two minute wait my call was answered by a very tired sounding woman. I went through what I was trying to do and explained I was trying to register my WiiWare, VC, and channels through Club Nintendo on the shop channel and on entering my user name and password I received error code 206401. I further explained that through the internet on my computer I was able to log on to club Nintendo with my user name and password to access my account. I explained the problem wasn't through the nintendo.com Club Nintendo log in screen but through the Wii Shop Channel Club Nintendo log in screen.
After a few minutes of her searching for information. She proceeded to help me log into my club Nintendo account through my computer. After I logged in successfully she told me to feel free to call again if I had any more problems... I then again explained what the actual problem was and how her logging me in to my Club Nintendo account on my computer solved nothing as I could already do that. I told her that My VC and WiiWare games could not be registered through nintendo.com and could only be done through Club Nintendo through my Shop Channel. She then told me she was not aware of club Nintendo through the Wii shop channel.
I decided that just for the adventure of it all I would run her through the process from the main Wii Menu (role reversal). On the Club Nintendo screen I read her the entire description, which seemed to annoy her a bit, and proceeded to log in. Once again I got the error code 206401. She asked me to go back using capital letters in my user name and once again I got the code.
She then asked if she could put me on hold. I was sure it was going to take some time as I was sure she had no idea what was going on by this point but after about a minute. she was back on. She then told me " We are currently having technical difficulties with Club Nintendo on our end. Wait a couple days and try again." She then asked if I had registered my Nintendo Wii through the nintendo.com website. I told her I had and she let me know this was one of the technical difficulties they were trying to work out. We said goodbye to each other (I always have trouble with goodbyes) and I shut off my Wii and held my palm up to my face.
I wasted my time on a question I already know the answer too and to make matters worse I was going to waste even more time on the internet blogging about it. Also if anyone read this there time is wasted too. Sorry....
GAME OVER read