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access_time September 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM in Culture by Sean Garmer

Nintendo Network Premium Unveiled

Gamers who decide to pay the extra 50 bucks for the Deluxe Wii U will apparently get their hands on a premium upgrade to the Nintendo Network according to Kotaku

The Nintendo Network is the Wii U´s highly touted online service. It’s supposed to be free, but earlier this summer Nintendo said the network may not always be free.

It seems Nintendo Network Premium is actually a rewards program similar to their Club Nintendo service with a little bit of Playstation Plus mixed into it. If you are a Premium user and you purchase a game (or presumably DLC), you get 10 percent off your purchase in points that can be exchanged for a pre-paid redemption code to trade in for games or DLC.

However, Nintendo Network Premium will only be offered until December 2014. No word yet on how gamers who buy the basic Wii U version can join Nintendo Network Premium.

My biggest question is why is there are two year window put on Nintendo Network Premium?


  • Ramon Aranda September 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Good final Q…I’m getting the Deluxe Edition anyway but let’s see how it goes down.

  • Andrew Kent September 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Yeah…when you have an online service you generally keep it there. Why bother at all?

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