You Can Now Apply My Nintendo Gold Points to eShop Purchases

Nintendo is now allowing My Nintendo members to purchase games on the Nintendo eShop using the gold points they earn from buying games.

on March 5, 2018 7:08 PM

Back in February, Nintendo announced that My Nintendo users would be able to purchase titles on the Wii U, 3DS, and Switch eShop using gold points starting sometime this month. That time has finally arrived.

Now, 100 gold points on an My Nintendo account are equivalent to $1. When making purchases on the eShop, players will be awarded five percent back on eligible purchases in the form of gold points. So for a game that’s $59.99, players will get 300 gold points or $3. You can apply points at the checkout screen on the eShop. It’s important to note that physical purchases will only get you one percent of their Nintendo eShop price.

While games with DLC on Switch will earn you gold points, DLC on 3DS and Wii U titles will not. Furthermore, gold points will expire in one year, on the last day of the month in which they were earned. For physical software, you earn points by registering the title via the home menu.

For more information or any other questions you may have, you can check out the official post from Nintendo. In other Nintendo related news, you can check out a demo or some new gameplay of the upcoming Switch exclusive, Kirby Star Allies. 

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.