Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand has stated that the New Nintendo 3DS and XL models will not be eligible for registration on Club Nintendo. Following Club Nintendo Japan, consumers will no longer be able to redeem points with a designated PIN code on the two new hardware models according to a regional newsletter sent to Club Nintendo members. Unfortunately the Australian branch has yet to clarify whether this extends to all hardware, new and old.
In September, Nintendo of Japan claimed it would be changing Club Nintendo’s reward system. The usual Gold and Platinum tiers, which can be achieved by registering a substantial amount of games, would be scrapped following this year. The branch also mentioned hardware – and later amiibo – would no longer be eligible for registration. While Nintendo of America or Europe have yet to announce any concrete changes to the rewards system, given Japan and Australia’s changes it’s certainly something to keep an eye on. You can view Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand’s statement below.
Please note: New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo and do not include a Club Nintendo Product Identification Number (PIN).