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A number of different-colored 3DS XL charging cradles went live on Club Nintendo yesterday. But just an hour or so after the rewards landed on the site, all five versions sold out.

Many Club Nintendo members were disappointed that they were unable to due to place an order given the limited availability. That begs the question: will the charging cradles ever return?

According to one Nintendo customer service representative, the answer is no. A message from the Nintendo staffer reads:

When Nintendo said the Club Nintendo 3DS XL charging cradles would be limited, they really meant it. All five colors – blue, yellow, white, red, and green – are already unavailable.

The rewards were up for less than an hour before selling out. It’s unclear if additional product will be added to the site in the future.

Club Nintendo members can now use their coins to order a colored 3DS XL charging cradle. The reward comes in blue, yellow, red, white, and green. Each version costs 500 coins.

You can place an order for the colored 3DS XL charging cradles here.

Club Nintendo has received a Halloween makeover just ahead of the event tomorrow. You can check it out here. It’s nothing too major, but the front page has been updated, and the buttons now have an orange coloring.

Nintendo has announced the 2013 Japanese Club Nintendo Platinum rewards. Members who reached the status this year will receive a download code for Advance Wars: Day of Ruin as well as a calender.

Advance Wars’ inclusion as a reward is particularly noteworthy. Nintendo never released Days of Ruin in Japan, but is now doing so through Club Nintendo.

Platinum members can download the title as a DSiWare title starting today. Nintendo will also allow all Japanese Club Nintendo users to pick up Advance Wars: Days of Ruin for 800 points beginning in May 2014.


Did you know Nintendo can remotely delete content you’ve purchased on the eShop? It’s true: any item Nintendo deems illegal could be removed from your account and SD card.

One 3DS user discovered this after violating the terms of Club Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Awakening/Shin Megami Tensei IV promotion. The person ended up registering two copies of both games to her Club Nintendo accounts and obtained two separate $30 eShop credits, but redeemed both codes on a single 3DS.

Just a few weeks later, the 3DS owner was presented with a notice that her Club Nintendo accounts had been deactivated after attempting to log in to the site. The remaining balance from the site’s promotion had also been removed from her eShop account, and SteamWorld Dig – the only game downloaded with the credit – had disappeared.

The issue here is that the promotion stated only one code could be used per account. Users are also forbidden from maintaining two separate Club Nintendo accounts, not to mention registering games they haven’t purchased.

Thankfully for this person, Nintendo of America agreed to reactivate her Club Nintendo accounts. However, the eShop credit as well as SteamWorld Dig were not restored.


Next week, a new reward will be added to the North American Club Nintendo page. Members will have the opportunity to pick up different-colored charging cradles for the 3DS XL.

Five colors will be available: blue, yellow, red, white, and green. Each costs 500 Club Nintendo coins.

Nintendo says there will be limited quantities of the cradles. The rewards go live on October 31.


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