Posted on January 04 2015 by C. M. Lanning
Wii U Deluxe owners can continue to earn digital points through their eShop purchases thanks to Nintendo’s extension of the Deluxe Digital Promotion through April 1. The program was originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2014, but Nintendo changed the deadline at the last second.
For those unfamiliar with the promotion, it allows gamers with a Wii U Deluxe console to “get points when they buy downloadable [software] and content from the Nintendo eShop.” The amount of points earned varies depending on how much money is spent on a game or downloadable content. A game that is $59.99 will get the buyer 599 points (or 10 percent). For every 500 points that is earned, buyers will receive a code worth $5 in Nintendo eShop credit.
The promotion does, however, have several limitations. For example, those with a Wii U Basic set are not eligible to participate. Purchases from the Nintendo 3DS eShop do not count either. This still leaves several Zelda games available for purchase in the digital store eligible, such as The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, The Minish Cap, Wind Waker HD, and Hyrule Warriors.
Wii U Deluxe owners that have not made any purchases from the eShop yet can log in here with their Nintendo Network ID 24 hours after making their first purchase to exchange their
points for digital store credit.
Nintendo has set new deadlines for the program on the Deluxe Digital Promotion homepage:
“Please exchange your points for an activation code by March 31. Activation codes must be redeemed in the Nintendo eShop by June 30.”
Will you be taking advantage of this promotion to buy some Zelda titles? Let us know in the comments below.