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1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« on: March 23, 2009, 12:30:29 PM »
Target confirms the offer via DSi product listing.    


UPDATED! Added details on Australian DSi offer.

 http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/newsArt.cfm?artid=18006

 A recent Target.com listing confirms that DSi owners will receive 1000 free DSi points upon their first visit to the DSi Shop. In Japan, Nintendo offered the same promotion.    


The official Target.com listing description is available below.    


 

The Nintendo DSi is a high-powered handheld video game system with a sleek, folding design and is loaded with features like touch screen control for a unique gaming experience. Snap photos with the built-in camera; edit and send them to friends, playback your music with Nintendo DSi sound or browse the Internet with the Nintendo DSi browser. From playing games to just playing around, the Nintendo DSi does it all. Includes the Nintendo DSi system, the Nintendo DSi AC adapter, 2 Nintendo DSi styli, an easy-start guide, manuals (basic and control) and a support booklet. Free downloadable games from Nintendo DSi Shop included with the purchase of a Nintendo DSi system. Upon initial access to Nintendo DSi Shop, 1,000 Nintendo DSi Points will be credited to your account, which you can then use to download your free Nintendo DSi-exclusive games and applications. Wireless broadband connection and acceptance of user agreement required. Nintendo DSi Shop must be accessed to receive free points. Limited time offer. For full details, please visit DsiOffer.Nintendo.com.

   


  UPDATE:  According to Vooks it has been confirmed that Australian DSis will also feature the same 1000 DSi Point offer available in North America and Japan. Vooks has also confirmed that 1000 Nintendo Point Cards will be available for $17.95(AUD).

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Re: 1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 02:20:34 PM »
How do you access the DS Shop? is it through WiFi on the DS or through a channel on the Wii?

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 02:25:58 PM »
BNM when the DSi comes out.I think you can access it through the DSi.I believe the store is self contained on the DSi.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 02:50:14 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 03:16:50 PM »
Great news, hopefully there are some decent DSi Ware games out on launch.
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Re: 1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 04:29:24 PM »
Anyone want to bet whether this will come to Europe too?

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 04:30:33 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 04:32:10 PM »
Thank God for Flames.

Ever since you hired him, I feel like I get up to date information!

Well the other news staffers did a solid job but flames has really been extraordinary.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 05:16:25 PM »
Oh my bad. I didn't mean to crap on anyone with that comment.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 05:17:18 PM »
Yeah I'm glad Flames has been hired.Between me and him we will not miss any news.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 05:20:58 PM »
Oh my bad. I didn't mean to crap on anyone with that comment.

I understood what you meant. I think Flames has been enough of a bump to help the staff, as a whole, to be more reliable because of less work load.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 05:44:12 PM »
You guys are making me blush hahaha. I appreciate all the praise!
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2009, 06:02:49 PM »
You guys are making me blush hahaha. I appreciate all the praise!

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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2009, 06:21:26 PM »
Glad they will bring this offer here, makes the $170 price tag easier to swallow. Too bad I don't think I will have the money to get the DSi at launch, hopefully the offer continues for at least a couple of months.
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Re: 1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009, 07:51:10 PM »
Well it seems that Target removed this bit of info from their site.So it can be guessed that this was true.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 08:21:09 PM »
You guys are making me blush hahaha. I appreciate all the praise!

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back to topic: this is pretty cool news but i still don't think i'll be getting one of these babies at launch. Are there any announced games made specifically for the DSi (ie. use its new features and probably not playable on the old DS?)
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Re: 1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 08:46:41 PM »
Why is Nintendo making DSi points separate from Wii shop points?

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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2009, 08:52:03 PM »
Why is Nintendo making DSi points separate from Wii shop points?

To confuse you.
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 09:33:04 PM »
Why is Nintendo making DSi points separate from Wii shop points?

To confuse you.

I don't understand.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2009, 10:36:02 PM »
Anyone want to bet whether this will not come to Europe too?

I will wager this bet.

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Re: 1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2009, 11:07:56 PM »
Why is Nintendo making DSi points separate from Wii shop points?

They are, but they aren't. They are the same thing (they are gonna be called "Nintendo Points", no more "Wii Points"). That means you buy a Nintendo Points card. You can then choose to use those in the Wii Shop Channel or DSiWare. Once you make your pick, those points are stuck there. So if you buy a 2000 Point card and decide to buy a Virtual Console game, all 2000 points have to be spend in the Wii Shop Channel and can't be used to buy DSiWare games.
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2009, 01:27:56 AM »
They keep them separate like that in an attempt to get you to buy more points. They don't want the points to be transferable so that if you have some leftover, you can't switch them to the other system to go towards those games. It's similar to the reason the point system exists in the first place rather than just letting you pay the exact amount whenever you purchase a game.

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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2009, 05:15:50 AM »
I'm gonna disagree Mop it up, I think it is more because it is easier to handle since they didn't build the Wii Shop infrastructure with the DSi in mind. Imagine all of the potential hassle and confusion in creating a way to sync all of the accounts up. You could accidentally sync the wrong accounts and then people are spending other peoples points. If they had developed everything from the start with the intention of a seamless and integrated infrastructure akin to the XBLA setup then it wouldn't be as much of an issue. As has been pointed out, Nintendo programmers don't create systems with a lot of flexibility and adaptability in mind so it would be extremely difficult or impossible to feasibly reprogram all of this stuff to work together.
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Re: 1000 Free DSi Points For North American DSi Owners
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2009, 06:43:11 AM »
But they already have a way to sync the accounts: your Club Nintendo account.

I'm guessing the same as mop_it_up, they would probably just rather you bind all of your points to one shop or the other that way if you want something in a spot other than where your points are you'll have to buy more.
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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2009, 11:22:01 AM »
You guys are making me blush hahaha. I appreciate all the praise!

Which brings to mind. What does a blushing flame look like?

back to topic: this is pretty cool news but i still don't think i'll be getting one of these babies at launch. Are there any announced games made specifically for the DSi (ie. use its new features and probably not playable on the old DS?)

The Warioware downloadable games.
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