Discontinuation of Club Nintendo

Jan 20, 2015 / News

 

Thank you for your ongoing support of Nintendo.

Club Nintendo launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 with the launch of Mario Kart Wii, and Nintendo fans have enjoyed countless software titles across the years, with their feedback and opinions helping to shape our business.

We’re working hard to create a new membership programme, which we plan to launch later this year. As a special offer, users who sign up to the new programme during the launch period will be able to download Flipnote Studio 3D to a Nintendo 3DS system for free. Please stay tuned to the Nintendo Australia website for further details.

This new membership programme will replace Club Nintendo, so we will discontinue Club Nintendo according to the schedule given below. Thank you for all your support.

As Stars in your account will expire on September 30th 2015, please make sure you use them before this date. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

Please stay tuned for more information about the new membership programme, including its launch date.

 

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Club Nintendo Discontinuation Schedule

 

April 1st 2015: From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged products, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in products that were in stock before this date, however.

April 20th 2015: Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. In addition, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available.

September 30th 2015: End of Club Nintendo programme. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning Stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue will no longer be possible from this date.

 

New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

These handheld systems are not registrable in Club Nintendo.
 

Stars

Please exchange any Stars in your account for items from the Stars Catalogue before September 30th 2015. Any Stars not used by this date will be lost, so be sure to use them as soon as possible. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

 

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=Club Nintendo Discontinuation Q&A=

 

Q. Until when will I be able to earn Stars?

A. Registration for all products will be closed on September 30th 2015. Please make sure to register your products as soon as possible.

Q. What about the expiry dates for PIN codes?

A. PINs on Nintendo games will automatically expire 5 years from the original title release date in Australia and New Zealand (Please check product listing on Nintendo Australia website for all eligible Nintendo games and their release dates), or on September 30th 2015, whichever date is sooner. PINs on hardware will expire 30th September 2015. Please make sure to register your products as soon as possible.

Q. Until when can I submit post-play surveys?

A. Post-play surveys will be available until September 30th 2015.

Q. What about the registration of download software and Wii U hardware?

A. In addition to registration of a Wii U console, download software can also be registered without using PIN codes by linking your Club Nintendo account prior to the software download, however registration will no longer be possible after April 20th 2015.

Q. Until when can I sign up as a Club Nintendo member?

A. It is possible to sign up until September 30th 2015.

Q. Until when can I exchange Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue?

A. It is possible to exchange Stars for Stars Catalogue items until September 30th 2015. If you have any Stars, please be sure to use them as soon as possible. Stars expire 36 months after they have been earned. Unredeemed stars that are older than 36 months will be deleted from your account and cannot be used. Please check ‘My Account’ in Club Nintendo for Stars expiration information. There are plenty of unique and exclusive items already available in the Stars Catalogue, and we’ll keep adding more over the coming months, so there’s plenty to spend your Stars on before September 30th 2015.

Q. What about unused Stars?

A. Any Stars not used by September 30th 2015 will be lost.

Q. Do I need to end my Club Nintendo membership?

A. No, there is no need to end your membership yourself.

Q. What about New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL?

A. These handheld systems are not registrable in Club Nintendo.

Q. When will it be possible to sign up for the new membership programme?

A. Instructions for how to sign up for the new programme will be provided to Club Nintendo members later in the year.