Nintendo Points are the coins used to buy some online video games or to redeem some rewards. Besides redeeming Nintendo eShop Card, you can earn Nintendo points by completing the mission of your game. The Nintendo Points are of two types: Gold Points and Platinum Points. You will get points based on your game and the app. Gamers can get, redeem and use the Nintendo Points for free in various countries where the Nintendo Switch eShop is available. You can earn each type of point differently and redeem it for different rewards.
Things About Nintendo Points
There are two different points available on Nintendo, and you should get to know about the same here.
- You can earn platinum points by completing the mission of your game.
- It is to redeem the rewards for the game that you are playing.
- The mission you completed via smartphone or tablet can be viewed on your device.
- The points you earned by completing the mission on your mobile device can be redeemed to get the rewards on the games on your mobile device.
- You can get the Nintendo Gold points by purchasing the online digital games on Nintendo eShop, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and DLC for Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo official website or by redeeming the points codes.
- Earlier in 2019, you could also get the Gold Points by buying the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers instead of redeeming vouchers.
How to Get Nintendo Points from Physical Purchase
Gamers can get the Nintendo Gold Points from Physical purchases for free. But you can redeem the game card only one time on your Nintendo account. After that, you cannot redeem it on another account. So before starting the process, make sure your Nintendo Network ID is already linked with your Nintendo account. To get the Nintendo points, follow the procedure given below.
Quick Guide: Insert Game Catridge >> Press + button >> Select My Nintendo Rewards Programme >> Tap Earn Gold Points >> Select your profile >> Tap Earn Points for this Software >> Click Ok.
#1. Initially, power on your Nintendo Switch and then insert your Game cartridge into the game card slot of your Nintendo Switch.
#2. On the Home screen, press + button on your Nintendo Switch Controller to select the game.
#3. Select My Nintendo Rewards Programme from the Options menu.
#4. Tap Earn Gold Points (Game Card Version only) option.
#5. Now, select the desired user profile for that you want to collect Nintendo points.
#6. Tap Earn Points for this Software button.
#7. Finally, select the OK button to complete the process.
That’s it. You have successfully added the Gold Points to your My Nintendo Loyalty Program account.
If you are no longer using your Nintendo account or creating a new one, you shall delete a Nintendo Switch Account & Profile.
How to Redeem Gold Points on the Nintendo Switch eShop
After earning and adding the Gold Points to your account, you can redeem them on Nintendo eShop to buy your favorite digital game to play on your Switch. To do that, follow the steps below.
#1. On the home screen, navigate to Nintendo eShop.
#2. Select the User profile which has the Gold points.
#3. Now, select the online video game that you want to buy.
#4. Tap Proceed to Purchase option.
#5. Click Redeem Points or Use points for a discount on the right side of the screen.
#6. Enter the total number of gold points you want to buy a game.
Note: If you’re going to use all the Gold points, you can skip this step and move to the next step.
#7. Tap Next to finish the process.
#8. Select your payment method.
Your Gold points on the Nintendo Switch are redeemed. But you need to pay the balance by using any payment method.
If you would like to record your gameplay on the Switch, then check out our guide on how to Record on Nintendo Switch.
How to Check your Nintendo Gold Points Balance
Users can check the balance of their Gold Points. To know how many Gold Points you have in your Nintendo eShop, follow the below-mentioned steps.
#1. Navigate to Nintendo eShop on the home screen.
#2. Select the user profile which has Nintendo gold points.
#3. From the top right corner of the screen, select your Account.
#4. You can now check the Available Gold Points on the screen.
#5. You can also check your gold points on the My Nintendo account summary online. For that, head to my.nintendo.com and then log in to your account with your username and password.
#6. You can check both the Platinum and Gold Points on your Account Main page.
How to Check your Nintendo Gold Points Expiration Date
Usually, your Gold Points will get expire one year after your purchase or at the end of the month. To keep track of your Nintendo points, follow the steps below.
#1. Visit my.nintendo.com on your preferred web browser.
#2. Sign in to your account using the necessary credentials.
#3. Tap on the Main Menu at the top left corner of the screen.
#4. Select the Point Summary option on the left side panel.
#5. Tap on the Points expiration tab to check the expiration date of your Points.
Note: Platinum points are valid for six months, and Gold Points are valid for one year after you collect them.
Once you redeem the Nintendo Gold points, you can purchase famous online games like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Sword, and many more for free. By using the Points, you can also download and play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch. Also, you can get rewards for your game by using free Nintendo Platinum points.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can get the Nintendo Gold Points for free by purchasing the eligible online games for various Nintendo consoles like Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS, and also on the Nintendo’s official website, Nintendo eShop, and Retailer-issues points codes.
Each Gold Point value is listed below:
1. $0.01 USD or CAD
2. $0.20 MXN
3. $0.05 BRL
4. $0.05 PEN
5. $ 0.5 ARS
6. $5 CLP
7. $50 COP
Follow the steps given in this article to get the Nintendo Points from Physical games.
Yes. The points will be awarded at 1% of the eShop price of the game.