Last year saw the closing of the longtime Nintendo loyalty program Club Nintendo, with a successor already being teased at that time. That successor, My Nintendo, launched exclusively in Japan back in December and now it has been announced when the more integrated program will be coming stateside and beyond.
Club Nintendo definitely had its perks, with some pretty cool physical rewards over the years, along with a number of digital ones in the later years, all as gifts that could be redeemed with points earned by purchasing Nintendo games. This program was certainly lacking in many other departments though, especially in the US, but luckily the more expansive My Nintendo is coming soon.
As announced during the Nintendo financial results briefing by Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, My Nintendo will officially launch in the US and 38 other countries sometime in March, according to translations by CheeseMeister3K on Twitter.
My Nintendo will have what are known as Platinum and Gold Points, with Platinum being able to be redeemed for physical and digital rewards as before, while Gold Points can be redeemed for coupons and such. Other services like cloud saves are still coming, but will be implemented after the fact.
Miitomo is also said to be coming in March alongside My Nintendo, with a mid-March release in Japan and other countries later in the month, though it will only be launching in 16 countries at that point. Pre-registration is set to launch for Miitomo on February 17, with those who pre-register getting Platinum Points once My Nintendo launches. More information on that is bound to be coming in the next couple weeks, perhaps during a Nintendo Direct that has to be coming soon.