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.
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.
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.
=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.
Jan 15, 2015 / News
New Fire Emblem game, IronFall: Invasion and next line of amiibo on the way
During a Nintendo Direct presentation aired today, Nintendo announced that both the The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will release 14th February on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems in stores and on Nintendo eShop.
The presentation also announced the release date in Europe for New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL – the brand new members of the Nintendo 3DS family which were released in Australia and New Zealand on 21st November last year, bringing a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming experiences.
Two limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL consoles will also be available from 14th February: a system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D which will be available at select retailers, and one featuring an iconic emblem from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate which will be available exclusively at EB Games. Each console will retail at SRP AU$249.95 – games sold separately.
In other news in today’s presentation, Nintendo also revealed a new game in the Fire Emblem series for Nintendo 3DS, a brand new third-person action game coming to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS called IronFall: Invasion, a line of amiibo featuring classic characters from the Super Mario series and many details about other upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Splatoon, and Mario Party 10.
To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect.
Some of the key announcements covered in today’s Nintendo Direct include:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Jan 9, 2015 / News
Thousands of episodes of anime shows are now available on Wii U. Starting today, Wii U owners with a broadband Internet connection can access the Crunchyroll application, a leading global destination and platform for anime, Asian dramas and more.
Now Wii U owners can have access to more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of hit licensed content, including the most popular current and classic shows like Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Hunter x Hunter. It’s a great match for Wii U, which continues to offer a wide variety of quality software with recently released titles such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2, in addition to eagerly anticipated upcoming titles like Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Splatoon.
To access Crunchyroll, Wii U owners can download the free application from the Nintendo eShop, which will allow premium Crunchyroll members to begin watching immediately. Crunchyroll premium members have access to the newest episodes of currently airing shows as soon as 1 hour after they air in Japan, all ad-free. Wii U owners who aren’t yet Crunchyroll members can sign up for a 14-day free trial of premium membership via the application or at the Crunchyroll website.
Dec 17, 2014 / News
Following the launch of the first 18 of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures in the lead up to the festive season, the third line-up of amiibo, previously announced to be releasing in February, will now launch 29th January 2015, featuring 11 iconic characters: Lucario, Rosalina, Bowser, Toon Link, Sheik, Ike, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Shulk, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man.
Each amiibo uses NFC technology to interact with compatible games in unique new ways, providing fresh gameplay experiences and a great value for consumers. Players simply need to tap them to the NFC touchpoint on the Wii U GamePad to activate them, and some figures offer compatibility across multiple games – no additional equipment is required. Fans can buy and collect amiibo, to bring them closer to the games and characters they love.
Dec 17, 2014 / News
17th December 2014 – With Christmas just weeks away, Nintendo Australia announces two new records set through sales of Pokémon titles for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles in Australia and New Zealand. Firstly, the record for biggest ever first week release for a Nintendo title – over 100,000* units previously set by Pokémon X and Pokémon Y just last year – has been surpassed by the latest core Pokémon titles. With combined sales exceeding 120,000* units in the first week, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire has been taking players on a new adventure exploring the origins of Mega Evolution. With new Mega Evolutions of favourite Pokémon characters, new areas to explore and new ways to travel, fans who fell in love with the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games will feel like they are embarking on their adventure through the Hoenn region for the first time in these record-breaking titles.
In the same week, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y became the highest selling Pokémon games in Australia and New Zealand, taking the record from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which released for Nintendo DS in 2007 – selling over 330,000* units life-to-date. Launched on 12th October 2013, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were the first core Pokémon titles to feature gameplay in 3D, and introduced players to Mega Evolved Pokémon in an exciting adventure through the Kalos region for the very first time.
“We’re thrilled to see players in Australia and New Zealand embracing the latest Pokémon titles on Nintendo 3DS” said Darryl Mohr, Nintendo Australia’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Considering the install base of Nintendo DS at the time of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, these two new records are a testament to the quality of Pokémon titles available for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles heading into the holiday season.”
The local announcement follows the recent news that as of 21 November, over 7.7 million units of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire had been shipped worldwide, and together with the recent release of two new bundles - Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red + Pokémon Omega Ruby and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue + Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – there will be plenty of options for fun with the latest Pokémon titles this Christmas.
* Sales data provided by NPD Group and Nintendo Australia.
Dec 15, 2014 / News
Have you received the Eon Ticket via StreetPass in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire yet?
Nintendo representatives will be distributing the Eon Ticket at the below locations this Thursday 18th December, 12pm – 12:30pm local time:
Melbourne – EB Games Westfield Fountain Gate, EB Games Greensborough Plaza
Sydney – EB Games Westfield Penrith, EB Games Westfield Miranda
Brisbane – EB Games Westfield Carindale, EB Games Westfield Chermside
Adelaide - EB Games Westfield Tea Tree Plaza
Perth – EB Games Lakeside Joondalup
Auckland – EB Games Sylvia Park
Be sure to turn on the StreetPass function on your Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system and in the BuzzNav in your game - hanging out with other Pokémon Trainers might help you to get your own Eon Ticket so that you can obtain both Latios and Latias in your game! Good luck!
More details: http://www.pokemonrubysapphire.com/en-au/story/obtain-the-eon-ticket
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