Remember when we shared the good news that Club Nintendo would finally be coming to the US? We didn’t have many details about our version of the club at that time, but some new ones have come out of Nintendo recently.
MTV Multiplayer hit up Nintendo’s VP of sales, Cammie Dunnaway, for details. She says that the service would be more like the Japanese version than the European one.
“When you purchase a Nintendo product, you go on and you say that you’ve purchased a Nintendo product, you get points for that,” Dunaway said. “You also get points for filling out surveys to talk about your experience with the product. You actually get points before you purchase, if you indicate an interest in purchasing… So it really helps us to gauge marketplace demand. As you collect points — these are actually gold coins — you’re able to trade them in for real merchandise.”
Hot. While they’re still figuring out what the goodies will be, it seems that they will be more like the Japanese awards, including items that were sold in Japan. Of course, new items for the North American market will also be included.
Here’s the best news: “We will launch before the end of the holiday…They are working 24-7 to get this thing done.”