Wii U Deluxe Set Gives Users Points For Buying Games From The eShop

By Spencer . October 30, 2012 . 12:33pm

imageWhen the Wii U price was announced Nintendo mentioned something called "Nintendo Network Premium" with the Deluxe Set. No, Nintendo isn’t charging for online play. Logging on to the Nintendo Network is free, but the Wii U Deluxe Set will give users an incentive if they buy their games from the Nintendo eShop.


Wii U Deluxe Set owners get approximately 10% of the cost of the game back in points. So, if you buy New Super Mario Bros. U, which costs $59.99 on the eShop you’ll earn 599 points. Users can exchange 500 points for a $5 credit for use to buy Wii U or Nintendo 3DS games on the eShop.


Points will be earned on all games bought from a Wii U Deluxe Set from November 18, 2012 to December 31, 2014. The Wii U Deluxe Set includes a console with 32 GB of storage, Wii U GamePad, a charging cradle, and a copy of Nintendo Land for $349.99. The standard set has a Wii U with 8GB of memory and GamePad for $299.99.

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  • Herok♞

    So is this for every eshop game or just full priced ones?

    • From what I understand, this is in effect for every purchase done via the Black Wii-U’s e-Shop. And for two years, this is a great plus incentive!

  • MrRobbyM

    Now this is something to consider.

  • malek86

    Oh, that’s not bad at all. Mmh, I already ordered the basic set though.

    Edit: wait a second, I didn’t understand they were only talking about digital titles. In that case, it’s probably not worth it.

  • kupomogli

    It makes no sense why they don’t offer this to all users.  It’s only a difference of $50 and most users are purchasing the regular version because they want the color white instead of black.

    • Tails the Foxhound

       It makes perfect sense, it incentivises the Deluxe version.

  • Dyne

    is this a real good incentive? the 3ds games (all of them) cost more on the E-Shop then it does in the shop.  

    • Kevin Tan

      It’s particularly good for the eShop-exclusive games which will not be sold in physical retail, and given the indie push on Wii U, well…

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      It costs the same for me. In fact, a bit cheaper (no tax)

  • Ethan_Twain

    That is an excellent value for an incentive program, and it also should get the more dedicated gamers who are buying the machine (also the audience most likely to be buying the deluxe pack) to browse the eShop.  Really that’s something Nintendo has struggled with – once their device is on the market, getting consumers to be aware of and use their online storefronts.

  • As interesting as that offer is, I still prefer physical copies. I also don’t plan on picking up a Wii U at launch, I’d rather wait until it has a bit of a game library built up.

  • Zonic505

    While I wish this included eShop purchases on the 3DS (at least I can redeem the code on there), this is still a cool program, especially since this’ll last about 2 years. Hopefully, there’ll be more games worth getting to make it worthwhile in the end (I’ll be getting Mighty Switch Force HD for sure). I know this’ll help motivate me to get some more Virtual Console games.

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Good deal for Day 1’ers & people who don’t mind digital copies. I’ll wait until there is a more expansive library…Plus I like having games on my shelf.

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