Wii U Premium owners will have to spend £62.50 to get the £5 eShop voucher

Tuesday, 20th November 2012 21:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U Premium owners will have to spend £62.50 on the eShop in order to receive the £5 voucher kickback on future purchases.

According to Nintendo UK, per Eurogamer, for every pound spent on purchases in the eShop, users will earn 8 points. It takes 500 points in order to nab the £5 discount code, which means customers will have to spend £62.50/€62.50 to accumulate the points.

It was first announced that the scheme would provide a 10% discount for Premium owners.

However, there’s a plus side to having the Premium consoles as owners are automatically enrolled in the Nintendo Network Premium loyalty program, and it comes with 8GB of space compared to the Basic’s 3GB.

Wii U launches in Europe on November 30.




    That’s probably a much higher return than you get for most other similar schemes.

    Sure, it’s not 10%, but you might get much less, or nothing at all, elsewhere…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    You can always find cheaper games at retail, pretty useless I think…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    Isn’t the third paragraph just kinda nonsense? What does it even mean?

    Yes it’s a hell of a lot better than other loyalty schemes, but the main point here is that it’s not what they said it was, and potentially it’s not what it is in other regions. I’d like to know what the price of the digital titles are in the UK. Are they RRP?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. rafterman83

    Premium console comes with more than 8GB doesn’t it?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    I don’t understand the last paragraph either lol, maybe it is the meds Steph, but what do you mean? The premium are 32GB space.

    As for online prices, in the states the prices are the same for retail as digital. And the retail MSRP doesn’t often vary from store to store(very little loss leaders here) and even over the long haul, retail prices don’t often drop for certian games. Esp Nintendo 1st party games. It takes a very long time for prices to drop on new products. Also so long as new prices don’t drop, the used ones won’t either(normaly just a couple of bucks under new). Also so long as the digital prices remain the same, the retail(and used) prices will remain the same.

    I am not complaining, I know some regions are really priced high. But the whole “Digital prices are shit, because retail is lower” doesn’t often happen here in NA.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    One small point about prices in the UK. RRP is ~£50 but most retail places sell for about £40. That’s not as a loss leader, they are still making a profit at that price. UK retailers like to have a lot more flexibility in how they price things and can do their own deals. So there seems to be a bigger gap here between RRP and how much a title costs for the retailer.

    You did get occasional big releases where a price war by the supermarkets meant they were selling them as loss leaders. That doesn’t happen much if at all anymore. Though you do get deals like blops2 for £25 if you buy a £25 PSN card or a 2100MSP card.

    Hence digital selling for RRP here is a bigger thing. RRP is inflated to suit retail, but digital releases are taking advantage of that. So normally we’d pay £40 retail which is about $60. Paying £50+ RRP for digital is a lot more than $60.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    Makes sense Doc, good info to know. I always thought the gap between MSRP and game cost was much lower over there, like it is over here. Is it inflated because of currency exchange rates?

    I used to order from venders for MicroPlay(a smallish NA franchise store), and understand this was at the end of the 16bit/early 32bit days, we would often get our games for low 40usd and sell them for 50usd. But often times the profit gap was MUCH smaller, sometimes getting our games for 47usd to 48usd, and selling for 50usd. Alot would depend on how many we needed to order(we weren’t exactly an EB/Gamestop size), and if a toy store all of a sudden cut its price on a said title as a loss leader we were screwed.

    That is why we started selling second hand games in the first place.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Digital Bamboo

    OG – Microplay. That takes me back. Used to be one in my home town. Good store. They’d let you try out any game or system in-store for about $2/hr. Held competitions. Bought & sold classic games. Miss that place.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    Incidentally the Nintendo UK site is still saying about 10% back, which is more than a bit naughty. 8% is “about” 10% but it is very actually 8% isn’t it. False advertising anyone?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Digital Bamboo

    @9 The terms “false” & “advertising” are practically interchangeable.

    They might as well be synonyms.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    conditions apply.Read below for details.

    Fine Print-
    8% is nearer to 10 than 5%, so its a rounded off figure. Suck on it.
    Corporate doubletalk.

    #11 2 years ago

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