Club Nintendo Rewards Scheme to be Discontinued
Ryan Simmons / 3 years ago
Nintendo has announced that it will be closing its Club Nintendo rewards programme this September. The company said that it will close the scheme in stages, and that a new rewards programme will take its place.
Nintendo said in a statement that it will discontinue redemption codes included with physical copies of Nintendo games from April 1st and users will no longer be able to redeem points for digital download copies from April 20th. Users will still be able to redeem rewards until September 30th, following which all existing and unused points will expire. A new scheme will later be introduced.
Club Nintendo has been around in one form or another since May 2002, and started out as two separate schemes under the names of VIP 24:7 and Club Member. In 2007 both schemes were combined to form Club Nintendo, which has been offering free rewards in exchange for points ever since.
The scheme has proved popular amongst Nintendo fans, offering exclusive game soundtracks, toys, free games and other memorabilia.