A while back, Nintendo had easily one of the greatest “fan participation” programs ever in Club Nintendo. How it worked was simple. You would buy Nintendo games, then use a barcode on the bought games to earn points on the Club. When you did, you could get rewards such as digital copies of games, or even really exclusive Nintendo items. Sadly, Club Nintendo was closed down, and then replaced with MyNintendo, which has been trying to fill the void with mixed results.
The problem here is that fans think that MyNintendo is lacking in many ways, one of the major ones is the fact that there are no offerings of games, and that the Nintendo Switch is completely absent from the rewards section. Well, the first part of that at least has been fixed. The Nintendo of Europe Twitter account revealed that select indie games are now available for players to buy via their gold MyNintendo points.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 24, 2017
As you can see, there are some classic indie games on there. And this could be a sign of things to come, it’ll just depend on not only how these do, but what Nintendo feels is best.
However, the Switch is once again absent from this list. And many are questioning why Nintendo is letting these games be downloaded on the Wii U (which has only sold 12 million units worldwide) while the Switch is tearing up the market. It is an odd thing, especially when you consider how much pride Nintendo took in announcing its indie game partnerships earlier in the year.
Will you be getting any of these MyNintendo rewards? If so, which ones? Let us know in the comments below.