Wii U Digital Deluxe Promotion gives eShop credit for purchases

Wii U Deluxe owners will get some extra encouragement from Nintendo to fill up those 32 gigabytes of storage space. Today the company revealed its Deluxe Digital Promotion, a program which rewards Deluxe Set owners who make digital purchases with credit for more eShopping.

Of course, it's not a simple buy-a-game-get-a-voucher deal, so bear with us for a second: all Wii U Deluxe Set owners who purchase digital content on the eShop or retail download codes will receive points worth about 10 percent of the listed price. So a $59.99 game like New Super Mario Bros. U would award 599 points. Points can then be converted, in increments of 500, into $5 store credit which can be used either on the Wii U or 3DS.

The points are all handled on an external website which will go live in December, and the promotion lasts from the Wii U's launch on November 18 to the end of 2014, with a few months after for slowpokes to claim earned credit.

The Wii U Deluxe set also includes a copy of Nintendo Land and 24 extra gigabytes of storage for $50 more than the Basic version.

What do you think? If you were on the fence about which kind of Wii U you wanted before, is the Digital Deluxe Promotion enough to tip the scales?


  • JarkayColt - October 31, 2012 5:57 a.m.

    This is a really cool idea. I just wish it weren't so "exclusive". By which I mean, why could this not have applied indefinitely, and to both WiiUs? This would have been a massive incentive for me to have actually bought more on the eShop. I guess the incentive is still there, but terminating it after 2 years sounds a bit weird. Having a permanent kind of digital-store loyalty card would've been cool and could have injected a little more confidence in digital purchases. It would've offset the laughably steep prices at least.
  • tehtimeisnow - October 31, 2012 1:05 a.m.

    good try nitedno but the value is still isnt not even close to wat u can get on a xobx360 well it seams nitedno will stil b dead last place when it comes to onnline

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