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    How to Earn My Nintendo Points (Gold, Platinum, Etc)

    Information:

    There are many ways to earn My Nintendo points:

    • Platinum Points:
      • Regular Platinum Points can be earned by completing missions related to the My Nintendo service.
      • For a current list of active missions, Click Here. Missions related to smart device or tablet applications can also be viewed on device.
      • Platinum Points related to an application (like Super Mario Run Platinum Points) can be earned by completing missions related to smart device or tablet applications.
    • Gold Points:
      • Digital Software:
        • Gold Points can be earned by purchasing eligible digital games for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U or DLC for Nintendo Switch from the official Nintendo website, Nintendo eShop, or by redeeming a retailer-issued download code.
        • Gold Points can be earned by purchasing sets of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers, but not by redeeming vouchers.
        • Purchases made on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, or on the Nintendo website (where available) automatically earn Gold Points worth the equivalent of 5% of the total paid amount (excluding points or discounts used).
        • All digital titles for Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS that are available through Nintendo eShop qualify for Gold Points.
        • When purchasing a downloadable game for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, you must link your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account before making your purchase to earn Gold Points for the game.
      • Physical Software:
        • Gold Points can be earned by registering physical game cards for Nintendo Switch. (Physical software for other consoles/systems does not qualify for Gold Points.)
        • For physical software, points are awarded at 1% of the Nintendo eShop price for the digital version of the game.
        • Gold Points must be claimed:
          • Europe and South Africa: within two years of the game’s original release date.
          • Other Countries: within one year of the game’s original release date.
        • A game card can only be redeemed one time. If it has already been redeemed by one Nintendo Account, it cannot be redeemed again with a different one.
        • For help redeeming My Nintendo points for a physical game, Click Here.
      • Physical software for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, DLC for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo Switch Online membership purchases and automatic renewal, passes, in-game items, virtual currency, themes and free software do not qualify for Gold Points.
    • My Nintendo Point Codes:
      • From time to time, Nintendo will distribute point codes that can be redeemed for My Nintendo points. More info
      • For help redeeming a My Nintendo point code, Click Here.