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We found out something pretty interesting about Switch while messing around with the system this week. Although it apparently won’t be available at launch, Nintendo is planning a feature so that update data can be exchanged with local users. That means you won’t necessarily have to connect online to get an update – you can just obtain the data from a friend.

Switch also appears to have connectivity with My Nintendo at the system level. We weren’t really able to try this out since a day one update is required, but it seems like you might be able to earn points with physical titles. Wii U and 3DS games already offer this, but only with the digital versions. We have a physical copy of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch yet there is an option to “Earn Points”. Stay tuned for further information.

North American My Nintendo members now have access to three new Zelda discounts. All of them are tied to Gold Points and take 30 percent off the original price.

On 3DS, the discounts for Zelda: Oracle of Seasons / Ages can be had for 20 Gold Points each. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D requires 100 Gold Points.

All of these discounts are located on My Nintendo here.

My Nintendo has seen two small updates. One is a new Gold Bowser Statue for your kingdom in Super Mario Run, which will cost 300 Platinum Coins to unlock. There is also a new mission to earn a few Platinum Coins through Miitomo. By writing a bio for their Mii (one of the new features in the latest Miitomo update), My Nintendo members will earn an extra 100 Platinum Coins.


Just before Fire Emblem Heroes’ launch, Nintendo held a special vote on the game’s website. Fans were tasked with voting on characters they’d like to see in the game. If you participated and logged in as a My Nintendo member, you would be entitled to some free points.

Those points are now starting to go out. Nintendo is sending out emails confirming that 200 Platinum Points are being sent to users’ accounts. If you visit this page, you can verify that they’ve been properly added.

Thanks to Anthony for the tip.

In North America, several new discounts can now be found on the North American My Nintendo website. Offers are up for both Platinum and Gold Points.

Here’s the lineup:


– 20% discount on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U / 3DS) – 400 Platinum Points
– 20% discount on Dr. Luigi (Wii U) – 300 Platinum Points
– 20% discount on Game & Wario (Wii U) – 600 Platinum Points


– 30% discount on Paper Mario (Wii U) – 30 Gold Points
– 30% discount on Rhythm Heaven Megamix (3DS) – 80 Gold Points
– 30% discount on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS) – 80 Gold Points

You can order these discounts on the official My Nintendo page here. They’ll be available until May 2. If you choose any of these discounts, they can be used until June 1.

Update 2: Bumped to the top. The issues have now been addressed.

Update: Nintendo has posted on Twitter that they are working to resolve issues relating to the sale:

Original: As part of Europe’s Zelda Weeks 2017 sale, Nintendo has been announcing that all Zelda games would get a 30% discount for My Nintendo users. Now that the sale is live, we have found out that that is partially true.

You’ll be able to choose among a great variety of Zelda games, but choose wisely because the code you will get is single-use.

People on NeoGAF are warning about this because some users have added lots of money to their eShop accounts in hopes of taking advantage of this opportunity, only to find out that all prices go back to their original state after the first purchase.

Apparently, this is not a glitch as Nintendo states how My Nintendo coupons are single-use.


My Nintendo began offering a few new Zelda-based rewards at the very start of December. For those in Europe, these same items are now available.

First, a 30th anniversary Zelda 3DS theme can be had for 300 Platinum Points. Three different 3DS videos are also live for 100 Platinum Points each. After you’ve downloaded them, you can watch orchestrated performances of Zelda music.

All of these rewards are accessible on My Nintendo here.

Some My Nintendo members are starting to receive an invitation for upcoming hands-on Switch events. Apparently, Nintendo started sending out emails today. Messages are going out to those in Chicago at the very least.

As a reminder, the official tour schedule is as follows:

New York – Jan. 13-15
Toronto – Jan. 27-29
Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
Chicago – Feb. 17-19
San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
Los Angeles – March 3-5


In less than two weeks, the My Nintendo Store will be opening in Japan. The online shop begins service on January 13.

Details are as follows:

– Contains exclusive goods
– Account holders are able to order Switch from the site
– Can customize the colors of the Joy Con and the Joy Con straps
– The system remains the same retail price of ¥29,980 and will also net members 300 gold points
– The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also going to have a special limited My Nintendo Store version of the Deluxe Collector’s Edition
– Regular Deluxe Collector’s Edition comes with a physical version of the game, a Link Breath of the Wild Amiibo (on a horse), map, sound track and a special design sheet
– The limited My Nintendo Store version includes all of the above as well as a Master Sword statue and a set of 20 postcards
– The statue is about 10 inches tall (25 cm)
– This set will retail for ¥13,870 (about $120 USD)
– Special limited versions of the Switch carrying case will also be available in Neon Blue and Neon Red to match the colors of the Joy Con
– Customers who also purchase both Switch Hardware and software titles will receive Special B2 size posters featuring artwork of the games they purchased
– Logging in to the My Nintendo Store on or after January 23 will also net members 100 platinum points


My Nintendo added in some discounts for North American members a few days ago. However, there’s one additional reward not on the site until now.

For 20 Gold Points, you can pick up a 30% discount on Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It expires on April 2 – just like the previous discounts from the weekend.

Thanks to TruExtent for the tip.

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