Nintendo Switch owners will soon be able to use their My Nintendo Gold Points to buy digital games and content for the hybrid console.
The discounts, along with the amazing list of games that will be released soon and the pending launch of its online subscription service, should definitely make gamers who have not yet purchased the Nintendo Switch to finally give in.
How Do You Get My Nintendo Gold Points?
My Nintendo is a program that offers various rewards to its members in the form of in-app items, exclusive discounts, and more. Anybody with a Nintendo Account can join My Nintendo for free.
My Nintendo subscribers accumulate Gold Points by buying qualified digital titles for the Nintendo Switch, Wii U or 3DS and physical titles for the Nintendo Switch. Members earn 5 percent of the amount that they pay for digital versions and 1 percent of the amount they pay for physical versions. The low number of Gold Points for physical releases is likely to prevent gamers from hoarding used games to avail the Gold Points.
Previously, My Nintendo members were only able to spend their Gold Points to buy digital Wii U and 3DS games. The update will finally open up the program to the Nintendo Switch, to redeem not just for games but also for downloadable content.
Buying Nintendo Switch Games Becomes Cheaper And Easier
The ability for My Nintendo members to use Gold Points to buy Nintendo Switch games will launch in early March in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe. It would take a while before a member can buy a game entirely using Gold Points, as a $50 purchase of a digital title only gets you back $2.50. However, Nintendo Switch owners can view the Gold Points as discounts for their purchase, as the remaining amount can be paid through regular means.
Making digital games even just a bit cheaper is a boon for Nintendo Switch owners, especially with the titles that are expected to be released this year. Among the games that Nintendo Switch owners should look forward to in 2018 include the re-release of Bayonetta 2, new entries to their franchises Kirby Star Allies and Yoshi, the remastered Dark Souls, and the boots-on-the-ground Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Nintendo is also set to finally launch Nintendo Switch Online in September this year. The long-delayed subscription service will be like the PlayStation 4's PlayStation Plus and the Xbox One's Xbox Live Gold.