Club Nintendo To Close This September After 8 Years
Nintendo has announced that it will be closing the Club Nintendo loyalty scheme which has been running in its current model since 2007.
Members will still be able to view the stars they’ve earned from the Nintendo products bought and registered but are being encouraged to redeem them before September 30th 2015 when Club Nintendo will be no more. Registered users will no longer be able to sign in to their accounts from this date and new registrations will not be accepted.
Nintendo also advised some hardware items packaged before these dates including the New Nintendo 3DS range will still come with Club Nintendo cards in the box but they will no longer be valid – However, any included software (if a bundle) can still be registered until closing date in September.
Club Nintendo evolved from VIP 24:7 and Club Member which launched in 2002 becoming the scheme we know today in 2007. Overall Nintendo’s reward schemes have been in play through the tenure of many of the companies great console’s including Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It’s sad to see it end but Nintendo promises something new is in the works to replace Club Nintendo and we would expect an announcement before September – perhaps an indication at this year’s E3 in mid-June.