Nintendo published its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31 yesterday, and during a presentation to investors, company president Satoru Iwata briefly touched upon the firm’s replacement for Club Nintendo.
Iwata reiterated the new membership service will be compatible with multiple devices and will form a “bridge between smart devices and dedicated game systems.”
These multiple devices will include existing 3DS and Wii U systems, as well as Nintendo’s dedicated game system NX and smart devices and PCs.
“While we will announce the details of this integrated membership service at a later date, I can share with you at a high level the idea is that the consumer can access multiple devices using one common ID,” Iwata said in his presentation. “We will offer advantages to consumers who use one ID across multiple devices.
“So far, the members input their Club Nintendo ID to use the services. With this new service, our members will be able to visit Nintendo’s website and log in with one ID, and they will receive various services including the ones based on their past purchases and gameplay records as well as services that will be an improved version of the current loyalty program.”
Nintendo announced in January Club Nintendo’s closure would happen in three stages, with the rewards program ceasing all together on September 30. Once the new program is announced, users who sign up during the launch period will receive a free digital copy of Flipnote Studio 3D.