Soon, Switch Owners Can Pay With Gold Points

Gold MyNintendo Points Will Soon Be Redeemable On The Nintendo Switch eShop But It Feels Kind Of Pointless

My Nintendo Announces Changes To Program In March

In their latest financial call, Take-Two President Karl Slatoff shared the company's opinion regarding the Nintendo Switch, when asked whether or not Grand Theft Auto V will get released on the console.

Starting early March, Nintendo will be rolling out a new update to their My Nintendo rewards scheme. Before that, a new Nintendo Account system linked purchases and rewards across 3DS, mobile, and Wii U games and rewarded players for purchases or engagement with Gold and Platinum Points.

Five percent of the value of any eligible product is returned in Gold Points, so it works out as one point per penny spent. You can pay for some of the game or all of it with your Gold Coins.

When purchasing anything from the Switch eShop, an option will become available that will let you spend your Gold Points as a payment method.

Since the launch of My Nintendo in 2016, Nintendo fans have benefitted from a range of rewards, including in-app items, exclusive discounts and more.

Gold points you've earned will now expire at the end of the 12th month, so if you buy a game on say April 1, you have until April 30 of next year to use those points before they're lost forever.

Kits are going to be extremely hard to come by when they're released, so definitely preorder Nintendo's first two Labo kits right now on Amazon to ensure you get them on day 1.

For example, purchasing a £40 title will earn you 200 points, so you can technically save £2 on your next eShop buy.

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