Club Nintendo is a customer loyalty program from Nintendo. It offers both rewards in return for the online registration of Nintendo products, including hardware, games, and accessories. It is estimated that over half of regular Nintendo system users are registered.
Nintendo World Edit
One of the most notable perks of Club Nintendo is discounts at Nintendo World stores. By registering one's Club Nintendo account at any of the Nintendo World locations worldwide, one can get a Club Nintendo ID card, which can be used to grant various discounts at any Nintendo World store, either by default or by using the Club's virtual currency. Since a Club Nintendo account can be activated by registering a single Nintendo product, not necessarily from Nintendo World, many regular Nintendo product purchasers sign up for an ID card. The connection to Club Nintendo is considered one of the reasons for Nintendo World's success since the mid-to-late noughties.
Members of Club Nintendo, simply by signing up for free, can partake in many sales that occur on the Nintendo eShop. For example, all Game Boy 3DS Kirby Virtual Console titles were half off the week before the release of 2014's Kirby: Triple Deluxe. However, this deal was only available for people who had signed up for Club Nintendo membership.
List of Member Sales Edit
Most Sales last for at least a single week, starting on Thursday and ending on Wednesday at 11:59 P.M.
3DS eShop Edit
- November 18, 2011 - Launch Special: All three 3DS Virtual Console launch titles could be purchased in a bundle for $7, compared to the $10 of the games sold separately. This sale lasted for about a month, longer than the usual sale.
- December 15, 2011 - Holiday Trio: The three Nintendo eShop exclusives, Steel Diver, Pushmo, and Tetris Axis, were each 25% off their regular prices. This sales lasted for two weeks.
- December 29, 2011 - Indie New Year: VVVVVV and Mighty Switch Force each gave $1.50 of eShop credit to their purchasers. This sale lasted up through February 1, but new games were added as the feature went on, such as Zen Pinball 3D and eventually Mutant Mudds.
- February 2, 2012 - Game Boy Cult Classics: Several of the Game Boy's less notable Virtual Console titles were reduced from $3 to $2.