Nintendo Details The Wii U Deluxe Digital Promotion, 500 Points = $5

Back in September, when Nintendo officially revealed pricing and purchase options for the Wii U, the company mentioned the Deluxe Digital Promotion for gamers who bought the Deluxe Set console. Up until this point details have been sparse on what exactly this promotion will give players, but Nintendo finally cleared things up yesterday.

According to Nintendo, “All Wii U Deluxe Set owners who purchase digital content for Wii U, including downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and download codes sold at select retail stores, will earn points with a value equivalent to approximately 10 percent of the Nintendo eShop list price of each purchase.”

The points you earn are then converted into credits that can be redeemed through the eShop. Apparently, every 500 points is worth $5 of eShop currency, meaning “New Super Mario Bros. U”, which costs $59.99, will earn you 599 points, or $5 of eShop credit with 99 points leftover. It’s sounds a little confusing, but it’s actually pretty simple – buy games and content through the eShop on Wii U Deluxe consoles and you’ll be rewarded with more money to spend.

“From day one, we want Wii U owners to experience the full breadth of great downloadable games and content available for the console,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The Deluxe Digital Promotion is our way of encouraging Wii U Deluxe Set owners to explore the Nintendo eShop and discover how Wii U offers an incredible combination of fun, innovation, convenience and value.”

Nintendo plans on keeping the promotion alive through December 31, 2014. Players who want to participate will be required to use a Nintendo Network ID and password to convert their credits and all points must be converted by June 30, 2015. Once points have been converted to credits they will not expire.

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