My Nintendo Points Expire Pretty Quickly if You Don’t Use Them

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Yesterday, Nintendo launched their first smartphone app, Miitomo, as well as their new My Nintendo rewards system. The rewards are certainly appealing, but it turns out that you may need to accrue points quickly if you want any chance of grabbing one.

On the about page of the My Nintendo Points, it is stated that the points will expire six months after you collect them.

“Points are valid for six months after you collect them. When you redeem points for rewards, the points closest to expiring will automatically be used up first. You can check the points you’ve collected, the points you’ve redeemed and points which have expired by going to Points History in the menu.”

This does mean, however, that those who tend to purchase Nintendo games every once in a while may find that they’re not actually seeing any return from the My Nintendo reward system. The FAQ page also contains some important information with regards to redeeming Platinum Points.

According to the small print, when redeeming Platinum Points on a smart device application, you can only use points that were collected on that app. Platinum Points collected when using a smart device application are also tied to that Operating System of your device. So for example, points earned on an iOS device cannot then be redeemed on an Android device. You can check out the full FAQ here.

What do you think of the amount of time you’ve got to spend your My Nintendo points? Let us know in the comments below.


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