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Well, it finally happened. After almost a year of fan outcry, Nintendo has finally confirmed that My
Nintendo points can be redeemed for Switch rewards, in a manner of speaking.

Nintendo has announced that Gold Points will soon be able to be redeemed for purchases in the Switch eShop.  You can see their full announcement below:

Here’s how it will work:

• Buy a qualifying digital game for Nintendo Switch, Wii U™, or Nintendo 3DS™ family systems or a physical game for the Nintendo Switch system.
• Earn Gold Points worth 5% of the amount you pay, not including any points or discounts used*.
• You can then redeem those points on your next eligible digital purchase (including games and DLC) for the Nintendo Switch system from Nintendo eShop or

Of course, you can also continue to redeem your points for existing My Nintendo rewards for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems.

The My Nintendo page in the Europe has a bit more of a breakdown regarding how this will work. Each Gold Point equals 1 penny, so you would need 100 Gold Points to take 1£ off the price of a game. No word yet on if this is the same for North America, but stay tuned to Nintendo Wire for more details!

What do you think about the new addition to My Nintendo? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.