Last year, I reluctantly signed up for Club Nintendo, expecting it to work like any point system. For example, at my local game shop, every time you spend 1,000 yen, you get 1 stamp; after you’ve dropped 30,000 yen and produced said card at every purchase, you get 500 yen off. That’s barely more than a 1% reward. Every place I shop has a point card, and for the most part, I refuse them. They are a bulky waste of time.
And so, somehow I decided to sign up anyway. At least the points are tallied via cell phone, limiting the ways to loose or forget about them. Then I came to realize you can actually trade the points for really cool stuff! Amazingly cool stuff! Delivered to your house for free!
I got a mail describing a new summer item last spring and immediately ordered it. In late July, it arrived. All I can say is, Club Nintendo really does help gamers feel more pleasure.