The program's latest update will reward Nintendo loyalists with discounted games, and considering the wide range of digital titles released on the eShop recently, Gold Points should come as a boon to any thrifty gamers looking to expand their on-system library.
Regular digital buyers are about to get a boost from My Nintendo.
Though the quality of the rewards available through My Nintendo isn't quite as good as what we could get through Club Nintendo, it's still been a fairly decent service. Eligible games will offer gamers a 5% return on purchases. You can then cash in those Gold Points the next time you purchase an eligible Switch game or DLC from the Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. The established real-world value of one coin is, apparently, one cent. Gold Points could be exchanged for software discounts, and Platinum could be exchanged for digital rewards, such as 3DS themes or wallpapers or, sometimes, small games like Flipnote Studio 3D.
That means that £40 spent on the eShop will net you £2 off for later purchases, while buying a £40 game on cartridge can be turned back into 40p.
Furthermore, Nintendo clarified how long Gold Coins shall remain valid in your account "Once earned, Gold Points remain valid until the last day of the month in the following calendar year". So, if you earned them in March 2017, you'll have until the end of this March to use them before they expire.