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Nintendo Account to allow birthday discounts in Japan


Nintendo's upcoming account system, Nintendo Account, will allow users to receive special birthday discounts as long as a few conditions are met. If a user links his/her Nintendo Network ID with the account before the 24th day of their respective birthday month and choose to receive promotional e-mails from Nintendo, Nintendo will send the user special discount codes as a birthday present. For example, if you were born in the month of October, you would need to register with Nintendo Account before October 24th so that Nintendo can send you an e-mail on the 24th with discount codes. 

At the moment, these discount codes are only available in Japan. Once Nintendo Account launches in other regions, it is likely that these promotions may be available, but for now, there is no further information regarding these features. However, it should not take long before Nintendo announces more information about Nintendo Account for North America and Europe.

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Kinda lame... PS+ gives discounts year round. I bet Nintendo's will go something like: "We would like to wish you a Happy Birthday! You are eligible for a special discount for these select games!

Fluidity: Spin Cycle ($1 off)
Super Mario Bros. (Virtual Console) ($1.33 off)
Dillon's Rolling Western ($2 off)

Offer expires in 24 hours"

Japan getting everything first. What a surprise...

If you're going to roll out a major new initiative, doing it on home turf first is sometimes the best thing to do

Kinda lame... PS+ gives discounts year round. I bet Nintendo's will go something like: "We would like to wish you a Happy Birthday! You are eligible for a special discount for these select games!

Fluidity: Spin Cycle ($1 off)
Super Mario Bros. (Virtual Console) ($1.33 off)
Dillon's Rolling Western ($2 off)

Offer expires in 24 hours"

exactly! you explained it really good!

Well there are sales and discounts on the eShop throughout the year as well. They just add some extra specials in for your birthday is all.

It's like Nintendo still doesn't realize they are a global company.

It's like people don't understand the concept of a staggered global launch of a completely new account system

thedreaminghawk
Tue Jan 12 16 07:19pm
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It baffles me how an admin of an Nintendo-themed site doesn't seem to realize by now that Japan is usually their test market for these things due to the smaller size of the region compared to NA and EU, along with the fact that it's their home market. It was confirmed to come here already as well, so they aren't ignoring NA and EU.

I will say this though, my birthday happens to be on the 23rd of the month and I do feel jealous that the promotion won't likely hit the US until AFTER March, so I know why you may feel the way you do, but I also understand per the reasonings given.

it's like gamers still don't understand how psn+ works ! you pay for it and that money goes to sony who keeps most of it, pretends they have "operating costs" , give some of that to the first tier publisher as "incentives", give to the most douchest "indie" devs possible some of that to , and then they pressure the remaining devs to lower their prices, and then "offers" you -the special key that made all of this possible by blindly paying for what was free before-: the justification aka "discounts" on 1$ games. yeaaahhhhh business !

so to the few online companies that do have my real birthday I do enjoy some of those tactics.

I want to gift games so we can play together.

Nintendo needs to allow us to gift digital games again like on the Wii. If the person has the game already, just convert it to money in the eShop wallet.

I agree, I want this feature added back too. You kind of can do this, but not with all games. And you have to do it online, not through the 3DS or Wii U itself, unfortunately, so after you buy the game then you have to personally tell the person the code and they have to redeem it themselves in their eShop.

I can kind of see why they took this feature out, though. With 3DS and Wii U it is much easier to make friends with people around the world, compared to Wii. I guess they don't want people to waste money gifting a game for a friend when that game might not be available in their region.

But I swear back in 2013 Emily Rogers said this feature was still coming...

YES This is something I've been dying for. So many games I want to make my friends play but no way to gift outside of an eshop code from Nintendo.com... I did it back in the Wii days with a former friend of mine and I felt happy giving him the chance to play games he never played, like Zelda OOT, Majora's Mask, Zelda II, Street Fighter II PCE among others.

The question is: when will Nintendo make the new Account system available for the rest of the world? :?

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