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?

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.