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Advance Wars Switch was delayed so long, some physical copy Gold Point rewards may have expired

This seems like an oversight

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Remember when Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp was announced in 2021? Remember when it was delayed, and for how long?! Well if you asked me to recall the whole situation off the top of my head, it would just feel like one big haze. In reality, it’s been roughly a year (and change). Well, if those physical copies were printed ages ago, the ability to redeem Gold (bonus) Points on the Switch eShop could be impacted.

As reported by Nintendo Life (and pretty much all over every other Nintendo community), some folks are having problems redeeming their Gold Points. As a reminder, people who buy Nintendo games have the ability to earn Gold Points (which can be used to buy games directly) either through a digital purchase (which is done automatically), or a manual redemption of a game cart. But there is a limit on how long that physical redemption process is good for, and it varies from region to region.

Nintendo is reportedly investigating the issue, and we’ve reached out for comment. This seems like a pretty easy fix, as Nintendo can spare some funny money that encourages people to spend more real money on their storefront.

The community is chiming in as well to note that you should keep trying at an irregular interval, as it could end up going through at a later date. I can back this up with experience, as the Gold Point redemption process can be pretty wonky: speaking as someone who has dealt with early review copies.


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