My Nintendo Gold Points can be spent in Nintendo Switch eShop starting in early March

Since the launch of My Nintendo in 2016, Nintendo fans have benefited from a range of rewards, including in-app items, exclusive discounts and more. An update to the service is coming soon, and is set to reward Nintendo Switch players in a new way.

Starting in early March, you’ll be able to spend any Gold Points you’ve accumulated in My Nintendo when purchasing Nintendo Switch software from Nintendo eShop on your device, or even via this website! You can pay for the remaining balance with Nintendo eShop funds, or any other payment method available in Nintendo eShop.


Once earned, Gold Points remain valid until the last day of the month in the following calendar year. For example, any Gold Points you earned in March 2017 will remain valid until the end of March 2018.

For more details, please visit the My Nintendo website, and keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming weeks.

What is My Nintendo?


With My Nintendo, playing games and interacting with Nintendo is even more fun! The My Nintendo rewards programme offers users the chance to get various rewards such as exclusive in-app items and discounts.

You can earn points in all sorts of ways, from playing Nintendo apps on your smart device to purchasing software, or even by simply receiving recommendations via email from Nintendo!

Anyone with a Nintendo Account can use My Nintendo free of charge! Don’t have a Nintendo Account yet? Click here to get started.

My Nintendo members already earn Gold Points by buying qualifying games. However, an exciting change is coming! Starting in March, My Nintendo members will also be able to redeem Gold Points for eligible digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Buy a qualifying digital game for Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS family systems or a physical game for the Nintendo Switch system.
  • Earn Gold Points worth 5% of the amount you pay, not including any points or discounts used*.
  • You can then redeem those points on your next eligible digital purchase (including games and DLC) for the Nintendo Switch system from Nintendo eShop or

Of course, you can also continue to redeem your points for existing My Nintendo rewards for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems.

Stay tuned for more details!

*Buying a physical game for the Nintendo Switch system will earn you Gold Points worth 1% of the Nintendo eShop purchase price for that game.

My Nintendo Gold Points expire after 12 months on the last day of the month. VisitMy Nintendo Rewards Program Terms of Service of the full terms and conditions.

Source: Nintendo UK and


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