Nintendo Revamps Online Store While Restocking My Nintendo Physical Rewards


Nintendo's revamped online shop has been revealed just 24 hours after it announced the imminent end of the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eshop purchases.

The new My Nintendo Store is now available online in the US and Canada. It replaces the previous version that allowed digital game purchases and redemptions of certain digital and physical rewards with Platinum and Gold Points. This site now includes physical hardware and software sales. This includes both the Switch OLED and regular Switch models, as well as Joy-Cons with various color combinations.

Notably, digital games still count toward your Nintendo Gold Points total. But physical purchases must still have to be redeemed after the game cartridge has been received and installed on the Switch.

A selection of Nintendo merchandise is also available to purchase. There are also new My Nintendo Rewards physical rewards.

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This is notable because it's happening just a day after Nintendo announced that it would slowly shut down the Nintendo 3DS eshops and Wii U online stores. Although the process won't be complete until March next year, Nintendo will remove the ability to add funds into eshop accounts. This could happen as early as May of this year. That means hundreds of digital-only games will soon be unavailable anywhere, a fact that Nintendo seemed rather indifferent about in its own Q&A on the subject. As part of the store update, it also removed all Wi U games from its site.

Rebekah is a news journalist for IGN. You can find Rebekah Valentine on Twitter @duckvalentine.





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