Upcoming My Nintendo Update Allows You to Redeem Gold Points

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While it may not be the reward system many were hoping for, only time will tell how the system fares. Nintendo's current standard includes earning coins worth 5% of the amount each individual paid for a certain game without including any discounts used. After shutting down Club Nintendo in 2015, the company launched My Nintendo the following year, but gone were the cool physical toys and such. Those can be exchanged for fixed discounts, like coupons toward a selection of games. Bringing Switch content into the fold is the latest improvement and will undoubtedly be popular. Users can take the gold points they've accumulated via the purchasing of eligible software - either on the Switch eShop or physically with a retail copy - and turn that into monetary value to spend on digital games thereafter.

But Kotaku wasn't finished as it chose to research even further, looking at the available games for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in their first year of release, in a similar time frame. A free demo version of the game is available now for download in Nintendo eShop.

The Gold Points that you earn will only remain valid until the end of the following calendar year.

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In Australia, you'll get 1 cent (yes 1 cent) for every 1 gold coin that you have in your account.

My Nintendo also offers Platinum Points, which can be earned and spent within games on in-game items and rewards. No exact release date for the new program has been announced, but My Nintendo mentions that the change will be coming in early March.

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