Hardcore Gamer: After months of waiting, Club Nintendo has finally restocked the 3DS Game Case with new artwork.
Finally! I got the Legend of Zelda one because I love that Boo design.
I already ordered mine because I know it's gonna be sold out by like tomorrow.
Yep. Just ordered the Zelda one now. It will go along nicely with my Zelda 3DS XL.
Ditto (and I don't mean the Pokemon)
I also picked up the Zelda case, this is my first club nintendo reward. I love getting free stuff!
I'll wait and save my points, I know there will be some better rewards in the coming months.
"I know there will be some better rewards in the coming months." Do you know something we don't know, because history says otherwise. Not only do we rarely get new prizes in the US, but Nintendo is increasing the price of these things are seemingly random rates and amounts. For instance, these cases use to cost 250 coins, but now cost 400 coins. Thats an increase of 60% or 150 coins. At this rate, it might be wise to cash out before the system becomes absurdly overpriced (like the Luigi figure).
"Do you know something we don't know" Who knows for sure friend, there's a possibility that something can come along this year that I want. I just don't want to waste my points on a game case that I can get for $10 or less elsewhere (not the exact one, but I'm not too picky about stuff like that).
Fair enough. I was just trying to help since good items are far and few between.
Understandable. But thanks for the bit of insight though, didn't know they were raising prices on the rewards. Have to keep a eye out for that.
" didn't know they were raising prices on the rewards" Yeah, both figuratively and literally. Literally: The tote bag went from 250 coins to 400 coins, though the dimensions didn't change. Mario hat pouch went from 450 to 500 coins. Poster sets were 350, but cost 400 now. Wrist Strap collection were 400, though they now want 450. The giant AR card also went from 200 to 300 coins. Plus this item obviously went from 250 coins to 400 coins. Figurative: Back when LoZ OoT first released, CN gave the OoT OST for free to anyone that entered their CN pin. Three years later, they gave away the MM OST as a platinum reward, which is worth roughly 15 (40 x 15 = 600) 3DS games versus the original 1. The second platinum reward was a PVC figure, which lead to all those talks about how cool it would be to get one. Nintendo finally released a slightly larger Luigi figure and charged 1,500 (2.5 platinum rewards worth) for it.
Just got the Zelda one. Finally, before it sold out!
Just ordered one of these. I'm giving up hope that they're ever going to get the 3DSXL charging base back in stock. At least not long enough for me to order it, anyway.
I'm incredibly grateful I got the game card case long ago. In early 2013, burglars broke into my house, and stole almost everything... PS3, 360, Wii, my first Wii U, laptop, TV, lots of games and controllers and such. They also took all the 3DS game cases... which didn't have any game cards on them because all of my games were in the 3DS card case which they - believe it or not - didn't take. They didn't take my 3DS, nor my wife's, either. Neither did they take my copy of Xenoblade Chronicles. I think I was incredibly lucky in my misfortune, if that makes any sense. What pained me the most was them stealing my old Wii, though. Had it since launch, back in 2006. :(
Still no interesting games or posters.
Ah, it's in stock again. Luckily, I was able to get one last time before they raised the price. I don't know what Nintendo's doing with these price increases. I didn't notice most of the markups Admiral mentioned. They must not want very many coins in circulation or something.
I'm working on an article about it*, but they're trying to prevent people from banking vouchers. Like, I've hit platinum for 4 years now and still have 1,400 coins in unredeemed coins. Nintendo doesn't want people to cap off at 600 (like I do), so they're trying to push products and raise prices in order to prevent this. There is a bit more to it, which will be explained in the article when I get around to it. * Would be done, but I want to see how they handle my broken OST.
I look forward to the article. It's kind of a difficult situation to solve IMO. I can see both sides of it TBH. Nintendo probably thinks they're adjusting to accommodate the hording mentality. However, raising the prices just ticks off the people that do use the system the way Nintendo desires. I think there's other ways to encourage code registration without random markups. I have the same mentality as you btw. Once I hit 600, I stop. Although I will say that blowing next year's platinum on the Luigi Figurine would probably be worth it. Given the Elite rewards of the past couple of years, I doubt there will be anything better than the figurine.
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