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#181 needler420

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:26 AM


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#182 silverrat23

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:18 AM


Exactly

#183 rawrker

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

Don't think any of the year end rewards shipped yet.


They never ship out the end of the year awards until November/December time frame. You still have a couple months to wait for those.


As for others who complain about nothing really being good on Club Nintendo, I agree in part. Most of the stuff is crud in my opinion, but they are trying to appeal to a wide market. There are a lot of soccer mom's that actually would want to get something like Mario shoelaces to their kid. You can't expect everything to be crazy excellent since they don't directly earn money off of the goods they distribute (People would buy Nintendo games with/without CN). Items such as the Kirby medal only sold so fast because it is limited. Same with the Nunchuk. People would eventually buy, but when you slap on only 1000 available it makes people want it 10x as much. I managed to snag one, and if it wasn't a limited edition item I would not of bothered. It adds to the appeal. There is usually some nice collectible items that come out each year for those who are both lucky and patient.

Also...knocking Club Nintendo because people steal AR cards is pretty ridiculous.

#184 rcerboss

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

They never ship out the end of the year awards until November/December time frame. You still have a couple months to wait for those.


As for others who complain about nothing really being good on Club Nintendo, I agree in part. Most of the stuff is crud in my opinion, but they are trying to appeal to a wide market. There are a lot of soccer mom's that actually would want to get something like Mario shoelaces to their kid. You can't expect everything to be crazy excellent since they don't directly earn money off of the goods they distribute (People would buy Nintendo games with/without CN). Items such as the Kirby medal only sold so fast because it is limited. Same with the Nunchuk. People would eventually buy, but when you slap on only 1000 available it makes people want it 10x as much. I managed to snag one, and if it wasn't a limited edition item I would not of bothered. It adds to the appeal. There is usually some nice collectible items that come out each year for those who are both lucky and patient.

Also...knocking Club Nintendo because people steal AR cards is pretty ridiculous.

I never knocked the AR cards, I said they weren't notable rewards because they were free and everyone with an account had access to them, and because Nintendo host's them free on their own website. I've got all sorts of sizes of the 6 original cards at my house, and my friend for some reason saw fit to print a giant copy of the Spirit Camera's book. It's not stealing in any way; these pdf's are hosted on Nintendo's own website for anybody to grab. Personally I think the whole concept of AR cards is lame (with the exception of Spirit Camera, that was a cool concept) but I know some people out there are into it.

I honestly have a hard time imagining soccer moms or casual gamers taking the time to create an account, register games, fill out the surveys, and racking up enough points to get prizes. Again, I know I can't expect every prize to be a Golden Link Statue or awesome figurine, but when they can't even be bothered to slap on a new label and send out the soundtracks that are so readiliy available in Japan, or bring over simple items, I think that's an issue. I personally wanted the DKCR and KI:U soundtracks and the Kirby frisbee, and have already bought a copy of the Galaxy soundtrack that they started including with new Wii's for some reason :roll:. It's not like they have to translate the music or translate Kirby's face or anything, the work's already done, all they have to do is add it to the store and produce the goods.
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#185 Confucius

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:32 PM

I never knocked the AR cards, I said they weren't notable rewards because they were free and everyone with an account had access to them, and because Nintendo host's them free on their own website. I've got all sorts of sizes of the 6 original cards at my house, and my friend for some reason saw fit to print a giant copy of the Spirit Camera's book. It's not stealing in any way; these pdf's are hosted on Nintendo's own website for anybody to grab. Personally I think the whole concept of AR cards is lame (with the exception of Spirit Camera, that was a cool concept) but I know some people out there are into it..


But this isn't true at all. There's like one block card you can print out however you want.

The post referred to the kid icarus cards given out for free by CN.

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#186 rcerboss

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:40 PM

But this isn't true at all. There's like one block card you can print out however you want.

The post referred to the kid icarus cards given out for free by CN.

I could have sworn I'd seen several Kid Icarus cards up too but I'm not seeing them on my google search. That's very dissapointing, I hate collecting cards so the idea of being able to just download/print all of them was very appealing.


Anyways I did find the Spirit Camera book hosted here:
http://www.nintendo....ar_download.jsp
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#187 Confucius

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

I could have sworn I'd seen several Kid Icarus cards up too but I'm not seeing them on my google search. That's very dissapointing, I hate collecting cards so the idea of being able to just download/print all of them was very appealing.


Anyways I did find the Spirit Camera book hosted here:
http://www.nintendo....ar_download.jsp


The kid icarus cards are sold in foil packs, given out as incentives to buy stuff, they're not just about to let everyone download them for free. Some people scan them and put them online but that's what everyone means by stealing.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:31 PM

Received my gold nunchuck a couple weeks ago and am waiting on the coin as well. I think it lasted more than a few hours. I remember reading this thread and thinking about getting it, but being short maybe 30 points. I quickly forgot about it until I stumbled back to this thread later and did a few surveys to get to the 600 points.

I'm not complaining about the CN stuff at all. I buy all my Nintendo stuff new because I want to support it. That I can get coins out of it is gravy to me. I've hit platinum 4 years in a row now, I think? Got the statue, the pins, the cards and whatever is coming this year. I don't get anything out of buying my PS3 games or Xbox games, so I'm happy to get whatever out of this. It's sorta nice having all these points too so I can redeem them for the random things that pop up. So far, I've redeemed for the Hanafuda cards, the messenger bag, the coin and the nunchucks. Happy with my Nintendo swag.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Awesome. Thanks for the post. Got Mario Kart last month and Smash this month. And they'll transfer to Wii U. Good times!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:00 AM

For anyone who missed out, only $100 on Ebay:

http://item.ebay.com/271054953338

And he has three available.

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#191 Drclaw411

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:03 AM

For anyone who missed out, only $100 on Ebay:

http://item.ebay.com/271054953338

And he has three available.


Meh. Too expensive for what it is IMO.

#192 Greyslash

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

I mean, yeah it's cool, but like, 130 dollars can buy me some actual games, which IMO is better than some one inch dust gatherer, no matter how limited.
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#193 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

For anyone who missed out, only $100 on Ebay:

http://item.ebay.com/271054953338

And he has three available.


Just look at that guys selling history, nothing but club nintendo codes. My guess is a Gamestop employee.

#194 admiralvic

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

I never knocked the AR cards, I said they weren't notable rewards because they were free and everyone with an account had access to them, and because Nintendo host's them free on their own website. I've got all sorts of sizes of the 6 original cards at my house, and my friend for some reason saw fit to print a giant copy of the Spirit Camera's book. It's not stealing in any way; these pdf's are hosted on Nintendo's own website for anybody to grab. Personally I think the whole concept of AR cards is lame (with the exception of Spirit Camera, that was a cool concept) but I know some people out there are into it.

I honestly have a hard time imagining soccer moms or casual gamers taking the time to create an account, register games, fill out the surveys, and racking up enough points to get prizes. Again, I know I can't expect every prize to be a Golden Link Statue or awesome figurine, but when they can't even be bothered to slap on a new label and send out the soundtracks that are so readiliy available in Japan, or bring over simple items, I think that's an issue. I personally wanted the DKCR and KI:U soundtracks and the Kirby frisbee, and have already bought a copy of the Galaxy soundtrack that they started including with new Wii's for some reason :roll:. It's not like they have to translate the music or translate Kirby's face or anything, the work's already done, all they have to do is add it to the store and produce the goods.


You see, you have to STOP comparing A to B, because A doesn't equal B here. Just because US and Japan both have a Club Nintendo program, doesn't mean both programs are the same. To make it simple, heres a list...

Japanese Games Cost More - Across the board, all Japanese games cost more. People bitched and moaned about Sumioni being over priced at $20 in the US, when it was $60 in Japan. Honestly it doesn't matter what you buy, you will usually pay $15 dollars more and no I'm not talking about shipping.
Japanese Gamers Care More - My one friend has bought 3 systems, every Pokemon game, every Zelda game and every Kirby game in the past 10 years. However it wasn't until last year he entered a single code. My girlfriends sister is also a hard core Nintendo supporter and she only used her coins to spite me. Honestly speaking, I wouldn't be shocked if you went to a rental store and found 3 - 5 year old working codes. The simple fact is that we can clearly tell there is fall less demand in the US, plus most news sites don't even cover it. While I can't speak for Japanese usage, I like to believe more people use it.
Marketing Data - A lot of people seem to forget that Nintendo "knows" our ages. I wouldn't be shocked if a LOT of these items were made based off demographics and thats why you see a lot of "pointless" kid stuff. Other programs like Disney Rewards are also high in posters, so this could be the explanation.
Soundtracks Are Popular in Japan - Most games in Japan get a soundtrack right around release, which usually sell well. However they're not as popular in the US.
Japan Gets Better Bonus Items - One thing you can find across the board, is that Japan gets better items with games. They do a lot of special edition systems, unique colors, weird bonus items, etc. Some of these are really cool, like Ryu ga Gotoku 4 got a flask, Hokuro Musou got a business card holder and much more. This is just an ongoing theme, so it's not like Club Nintendo is that unique either.

so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


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#195 Toss

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

Just look at that guys selling history, nothing but club nintendo codes. My guess is a Gamestop employee.


That is fucking hilarious! Is this you Nix?
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#196 needler420

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

Holy crap 2 of them sold at over $100.

I guess it really is worth a $100 based on how limited it is.:bouncy:

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#197 ssjChris

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

If they only swapped out the yearly reward for this it would seem like it was worth it. But the posters for this year... yeah, I don't even want them. I loved my platinum 2010 gift, and I actually prefered the calendar last year because I thought the pin collection was bleh.

And now out of nowhere they have this Kirby thing and the whole world gets it in hours. These guys must of been hungry for some real rewards.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Just look at that guys selling history, nothing but club nintendo codes. My guess is a Gamestop employee.


I kinda feel bad for that guy.

If you're stealing codes out of games at Gamestop and selling 30 coins codes for $2, life has taken a bad turn.

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#199 needler420

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Or he's just a really greedy person.

I'm sure if the manager let us takes codes we would.

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#200 Romeo

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

needler I'd edit your post not to give people ideas...

#201 needler420

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

Good point lol.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:46 PM

Picked up SSB. Thanks for the heads up OP!