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8:30 AM on 04.07.2015

Earthbound is back up at Club Nintendo

Earlier this week we noticed that Earthbound had been removed from Club Nintendo, despite the fact that it's a digital release. Thanks to a tip from a reader, I logged into the service this morning to find out that it ha...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 04.05.2015

First Ness, now his game? EarthBound 'sold out' on Club Nintendo reward list

[Please Give Us Strength art by Zarla] Pre-orders for the GameStop exclusive Ness amiibo went up last week, and it was pretty much a disaster. GameStop.com ended up being taken offline as a result, and in-store orders took up...

Jonathan Holmes

10:20 AM on 04.01.2015

Club Nintendo posts Platinum and Gold rewards

Club Nintendo is coming to a close, and the ability to register any Coins ended yesterday, but there's one last swan song for the service -- the Platinum and Gold rewards. Today, Nintendo posted said rewards on their site, an...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Tomorrow's the last day to earn Club Nintendo Coins

I'm still mentally preparing myself for a world without Club Nintendo. The long-running rewards service will no longer exist as of July 1, 2015, but there's a much more immediate date we also need to keep in mind: March 31. T...

Jordan Devore


10:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Cool Mario Kart 8 soundtrack, Club Nintendo Japan

Club Nintendo Japan has added some new rewards including a two-disc CD soundtrack for Mario Kart 8, a Majora's Mask jigsaw puzzle, and a lil Blooper shirt. You can squeeze into it, if you want. There's also a tentative listin...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 02.24.2015

That free Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo soundtrack is starting to ship

In case you were living under a rock when Super Smash Bros. had its dual 3DS and Wii U launch, Club Nintendo had a really cool promotion where if you registered both games, you'd get a nifty physical soundtrack for free. The ...

Chris Carter



Here are some recommendations for Club Nintendo's new massive reward dump photo
Here are some recommendations for Club Nintendo's new massive reward dump
by Chris Carter

Nintendo dropped a bomb on us today. A delightful digital bomb of over 100 games to download off Club Nintendo in exchange for your precious Coins. The service is gearing up for a remodel, but before then, all your Coins must go.

It's going to be hard to choose with everything on offer, but here's something to make it easier. As a general rule I'm going to skip over the Wii games that aren't directly compatible with the Wii U's interface, with one exception.

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7:15 AM on 02.02.2015

Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! headlines Club Nintendo blowout sale, with tons of new rewards

As I was enjoying the hunt for the Rosalina amiibo with a friend yesterday, we talked about what the new Club Nintendo would be like. But first, they have to close out their current one so we thought, "hey, wouldn't it be nic...

Chris Carter

7:40 AM on 01.26.2015

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack comes to Club Nintendo Europe

Club Nintendo is closing. A new loyalty program will be coming later this year, but I really enjoyed my time with it. The Club isn't completely dead yet though, especially in the case of the European version. The service rece...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.21.2015

Swapnote's Nikki to return in Nikki's Travel Quiz

I miss Swapnote. I mean, it's still around, but dropping SpotPass functionality has basically rendered it impotent. The thing is, even when it was fully functional, most of the messages I got came from Nikki, who I always ass...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 AM on 01.20.2015

What was your favorite Club Nintendo reward?

After six long years, the Club Nintendo program is ending. It's not all bad news though -- Nintendo is starting up a new program this year, and it has the potential to be better. Also, more rewards are being added in February...

Chris Carter







Club Nintendo is shutting down photo
Club Nintendo is shutting down
by Chris Carter

[Update: Nintendo has provided an FAQ on the closure. Information will not be transferred to the new program. Your new elite status gift will be available between April 1 and April 30, 2015.]

After more than six years, Club Nintendo is shutting down.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing, states, “We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters, 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.” 

Nintendo will add more physical rewards in February, and Flipnote Studio 3D will be free for all at that time until June 30. You will not be able to create a new account after March 31. At some point this year a new loyalty program will be announced.

This is a huge shame. We've all complained about some of the bad rewards and availability of some items, but I've personally been a member since the start, and have earned some really cool gear over the years. I hope the new program is announced soon.

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2:45 PM on 01.14.2015

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks

If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have...

Darren Nakamura

8:30 AM on 01.06.2015

Nintendo offering limited edition New 3DS to Club Nintendo members

Some Nintendo fans in Europe woke up to a surprise this morning, an opportunity for a limited "Ambassador" edition of the New 3DS handheld. The limited edition hardware bundles in an exclusive front cover plate, a pair of Sup...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 AM on 01.02.2015

Club Nintendo Europe is having issues, Nintendo is on it

Yesterday the Club Nintendo service in Europe was having some issues. In addition to downtime, some users are reporting that their stars (coins in the US version) are not appearing in their account. Nintendo has noted that al...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 12.24.2014

Club Nintendo's 3DS game cases are stylish

Club Nintendo has more physical rewards available: two 3DS game cases sporting some cool (and varied!) artwork, and an NES Remix 2 t-shirt featuring Samus in the Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo 3DS Game Card Case - Pikmin / Super...

Jordan Devore