Switch owners can use My Nintendo Gold Points when purchasing digital games starting today
Update: With this update, the Switch eShop has also been updated to show how many gold points can be earned from a digital purchase.
Original: Nintendo recently announced that it would be possible to use My Nintendo Gold Points when purchasing digital games on Switch. This is going into effect starting today, which should be as soon as maintenance ends (roughly 90 minutes from now).
The way this works is that Switch owners can get 5% back on digital purchases and 1% back on games bought physically. You’ll be able to apply Gold Points to purchases during checkout on the eShop or on Nintendo’s website. 1 Gold Point amounts to 1 cent. Another way of putting this: if you pay $59.99 for a game on the eShop, you’ll earn 300 Gold Points, which can be $3.00 towards your next purchase.
Here’s the full rundown from Nintendo: