Revealed last month as an incentive for Wii U users to download games from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo Network Premium was confirmed to be exclusive to those that purchase the black Wii U Premium Pack; although, the use of a points system aside, the method through which Nintendo would reward gamers was then unclear.
Nintendo’s now detailed how the Nintendo Network Premium promotion will work via the upcoming system’s official website:
This is a special reward program which means that whenever you buy digital content from Nintendo eShop, you’ll receive points which will be valued at around 10% of the original Nintendo eShop price. This can be both full download software and Add-On Content from Nintendo or other publishers. Once you reach 500 points you can start to use this credit against future purchases. Nintendo currently plans to run this scheme until the end of 2014.
Can you see this pushing you towards a bigger digital software library over physical titles? If you’ve opted into the Wii U Basic Pack however, would you have liked to see this scheme become available to you, perhaps in a lesser capacity, too?
Source: Nintendo UK