Nintendo has announced that it will be closing its Club Nintendo loyalty programme this year.
Nintendo announced the news today on the official blog. The firm added that a new programme will replace Club Nintendo and will launch later this year.
In addition, any Stars in your account will expire on September 30, 2015.
The full discontinuation schedule is below:
April 1st 2015
- From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged games, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in games that were in stock before this date, however
April 20th 2015
- Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. In addition, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available
September 30th 2015
- End of Club Nintendo programme. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning Stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue will no longer be possible from this date
When the new programme is announced, users who sign up during its launch period will get a free digital copy of Flipnote Studio 3D.
As for the new 3DS models, they will not come with registration cards. Hardware bundles that come with a game however will still include a registration voucher for the game.