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Posted 3/12/14

CrossForte wrote:

Ha ha. I'm also in the process of creating some guides and FAQ's that I'll be putting on my Pages section here, so you might find some help in there as well.
If you're listening to what I'm saying then, you should get yourself a Club Nintendo account anyways. You can earn special yearly rewards, order rewards like exclusive poster sets, screensavers, and accessories, or even get games from the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo 3DS Nintendo eShop, and the Nintendo Wii U Nintendo eShop (obtained through a monthly rotating selection of WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console games).
If you'll have your Wii U system by March 16, you can get an amazing game on sale for only $4.99. BIT.TRIP Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, which is normally $14.99, is on sale for $4.99 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the game.


How do I get an account?,you mean I just register in that site? and why would why I get an a wards for that ?
oh no sadly I'll have to buy my console the next two weeks.like I said I can't play games until June : (
I have one question though.is there away to tell the Wii U's region from the box ? you know just in case
and what is the fastest way to tell if the games are NTSC.does it say that on the cover just like Xbox games ? incase you know? I have to make sure ....
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Posted 3/12/14

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How do I get an account?,you mean I just register in that site? and why would why I get an a wards for that ?
oh no sadly I'll have to buy my console the next two weeks.like I said I can't play games until June : (
I have one question though.is there away to tell the Wii U's region from the box ? you know just in case
and what is the fastest way to tell if the games are NTSC.does it say that on the cover just like Xbox games ? incase you know? I have to make sure ....


To get a Club Nintendo account, just pop over to club.nintendo.com, click the "Sign Up" button, then just fill out some basic information about yourself, like your address, name, and other similar things. You can then register select games and consoles to earn Coins, the point currency of Club Nintendo of America. Your Wii U, for example, by registering it on Club Nintendo, you'll earn 160 Coins.
Special yearly rewards, known as Elite Status rewards, will be granted based on your Coin total for a Club Nintendo year. If you earn a total of 300 or more Coins, you'll reach Gold status, which will earn you an exclusive desktop calendar or one of several downloadable games. 600 or more Coins and you'll reach Platinum level, which can get you a really awesome reward. Last year, Platinum Club Nintendo members could choose from an exclusive poster set and a reproduction of the original The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask soundtrack.

As for telling the region of the console, although that's something I never have really put much thought into, the best, off the top of my head without looking at my box, would be to know what the console's region box should look like.

Games are much easier to tell though. Look for the rating on the box. NTSC games will feature the ESRB rating. PAL has PEGI. And, if I recall correctly, Japan's is called CERO.
Posted 3/13/14 , edited 3/13/14

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To get a Club Nintendo account, just pop over to club.nintendo.com, click the "Sign Up" button, then just fill out some basic information about yourself, like your address, name, and other similar things. You can then register select games and consoles to earn Coins, the point currency of Club Nintendo of America. Your Wii U, for example, by registering it on Club Nintendo, you'll earn 160 Coins.
Special yearly rewards, known as Elite Status rewards, will be granted based on your Coin total for a Club Nintendo year. If you earn a total of 300 or more Coins, you'll reach Gold status, which will earn you an exclusive desktop calendar or one of several downloadable games. 600 or more Coins and you'll reach Platinum level, which can get you a really awesome reward. Last year, Platinum Club Nintendo members could choose from an exclusive poster set and a reproduction of the original The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask soundtrack.

As for telling the region of the console, although that's something I never have really put much thought into, the best, off the top of my head without looking at my box, would be to know what the console's region box should look like.

Games are much easier to tell though. Look for the rating on the box. NTSC games will feature the ESRB rating. PAL has PEGI. And, if I recall correctly, Japan's is called CERO.


Great.but how do you earn more of these points after you register your Wii U ? and should I sign up now or after I buy my console ?
I thought the region of the console is written on the box ?
oh that helps.I checked all the links I have and all the games are NTSC that have ESRB ratings.

But what about the controller and nun chuck? I heard its region locked too? lol
can you tell if this pro controller can work with the NTSC console please ? : )

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009AP23NI/sr=8-33/qid=1393302828/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1393302828&seller=&sr=8-33
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Posted 3/13/14

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Great.but how do you earn more of these points after you register your Wii U ? and should I sign up now or after I buy my console ?
I thought the region of the console is written on the box ?
oh that helps.I checked all the links I have and all the games are NTSC that have ESRB ratings.

But what about the controller and nun chuck? I heard its region locked too? lol
can you tell if this pro controller can work with the NTSC console please ? : )

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009AP23NI/sr=8-33/qid=1393302828/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1393302828&seller=&sr=8-33


Additional Coins can be earned by registering additional consoles like Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 2DS, as well as by registering select games you purchase at retail stores, including The Wonderful 101. You'll earn a certain amount of Coins for each game by filling out a quick little survey, and a week after registering a game you can fill out another little survey (called a Post-Play survey) for 10 additional Coins. You can get additional Coins for games you download from the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo eShop, and Nintendo DSi Shop (depending on your system) by linking your Shop account to your system, which will allow downloaded games to be registered to your Club Nintendo account, although due to console limitations, you cannot link the Wii U's Wii Shop Channel to your Club Nintendo account. As for when you sign up, that's up to you. You can sign up now, maybe see if a friend of yours might have a PIN Code (what you use to register a game or console for Coins) for a game like Pokémon X or Y laying around that they don't want or something. Or save it for when you can actually get really involved.
Very important note, Club Nintendo is a rewards program, not an all-in-one account for your games and systems.
Unfortunately, right now, I am unable to confirm if a console's region is written on the box or not, as I currently do not have easy access to my Wii U console box. I'll let you know once I find out though.
Ah, very good. NTSC is also known sometimes as the "North American" region, even though it technically includes Canada. Ha ha.

As best to my knowledge, Wii Remotes and Nunchuks are not region-locked, nor are the Classic Controller or Classic Controller PRO.
As far as the Wii U Pro Controllers go, as best to my knowledge, those are not region-locked either, though because there is still much to learn about Wii U, my information may be inaccurate. Honestly though, you may want to wait on the Wii U Pro Controller a bit. Best Buy has occasionally had Wii U Pro Controllers as part of their "Deal of the Day", and they've been as cheap as $24.99 plus tax.

Posted 3/13/14

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Additional Coins can be earned by registering additional consoles like Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 2DS, as well as by registering select games you purchase at retail stores, including The Wonderful 101. You'll earn a certain amount of Coins for each game by filling out a quick little survey, and a week after registering a game you can fill out another little survey (called a Post-Play survey) for 10 additional Coins. You can get additional Coins for games you download from the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo eShop, and Nintendo DSi Shop (depending on your system) by linking your Shop account to your system, which will allow downloaded games to be registered to your Club Nintendo account, although due to console limitations, you cannot link the Wii U's Wii Shop Channel to your Club Nintendo account. As for when you sign up, that's up to you. You can sign up now, maybe see if a friend of yours might have a PIN Code (what you use to register a game or console for Coins) for a game like Pokémon X or Y laying around that they don't want or something. Or save it for when you can actually get really involved.
Very important note, Club Nintendo is a rewards program, not an all-in-one account for your games and systems.
Unfortunately, right now, I am unable to confirm if a console's region is written on the box or not, as I currently do not have easy access to my Wii U console box. I'll let you know once I find out though.
Ah, very good. NTSC is also known sometimes as the "North American" region, even though it technically includes Canada. Ha ha.

As best to my knowledge, Wii Remotes and Nunchuks are not region-locked, nor are the Classic Controller or Classic Controller PRO.
As far as the Wii U Pro Controllers go, as best to my knowledge, those are not region-locked either, though because there is still much to learn about Wii U, my information may be inaccurate. Honestly though, you may want to wait on the Wii U Pro Controller a bit. Best Buy has occasionally had Wii U Pro Controllers as part of their "Deal of the Day", and they've been as cheap as $24.99 plus tax.



Oh great.but I'll register right after I get my console and start playing games.because if I do it now.I'll forget everything later,
Sadly I don't have any friend who owns a Wii U.maybe I'll make some online? and ask for their IDs and you're number 1 I guess.
Yeah my bad.I think its the Game Pad tablet that is region locked!! WTH Nintendo!
but I was worried about the pro controller and games cuz I'm going to buy them online and not from Wall mart or Kmart.and I want them to sync with the NTSC console
How much do you think I should wait ? I find it hard to believe there is such a price for the Pro controller I mean Amazon is cheaper than any regular store lol and they sell it for like 45 $

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Posted 3/13/14

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Oh great.but I'll register right after I get my console and start playing games.because if I do it now.I'll forget everything later,
Sadly I don't have any friend who owns a Wii U.maybe I'll make some online? and ask for their IDs and you're number 1 I guess.
Yeah my bad.I think its the Game Pad tablet that is region locked!! WTH Nintendo!
but I was worried about the pro controller and games cuz I'm going to buy them online and not from Wall mart or Kmart.and I want them to sync with the NTSC console
How much do you think I should wait ? I find it hard to believe there is such a price for the Pro controller I mean Amazon is cheaper than any regular store lol and they sell it for like 45 $



It's not just for Wii U games. Retail game for the Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS also can include PIN Codes. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, for example, can be registered for an additional 30 Coins. If you have friends either online or offline, or maybe a family member, you can see if they might. Just don't ask for any on Nintendo's Tech-Support forum. Our goal there is to help users having technical problems, like what to do if a game isn't saving data correctly or a controller isn't responding, things like that.
For Wii, DS, and Wii U games, only Nintendo owned and Nintendo published games will have PIN Codes, so you won't find a PIN Code in something like a Barbie game, or a game based on a movie, This isn't the case with 3DS games though.
As for me and PIN Codes, while I do have a few unused PIN Codes right now, I save them so that I can ensure I reach the Platinum Elite Status level every year, or incase there's a special ultra-limited reward offered, like the Gold Nunchuk.

Yes, the GamePad is region-locked, but as there are no games that support two GamePad's currently, there's really no need to own more than one GamePad per console.

If you're purchasing from Amazon, be very careful if it's coming from Amazon directly. Last month when Bravely Default came out,
Amazon shipped the Collector's Edition versions of the game out in simple bubble envelopes instead of boxes...suffice to say, these copies of Bravely Default were completely trashed.

Which is why it's a special "Deal of the Day". I've taken advantage of some deals in the past. A while back, they offered Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D for only $4.99. The MSRP then was $29.99. Deals of the Day sometimes are only valid in-store, but most can be obtained online as well. As for how long you should wait...since it's Thursday, I'd say to wait until at least Sunday so you can check to weekly ads and see if there's any special deals going on, and that'll give you about three days worth of Deals of the Day at Best Buy. Weekly ads for gaming consist of checking Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Toys R Us, Best Buy, and Sears. GameStop also has a weekly ad, but their ad comes out on Wednesday.
The MSRP of the Wii U Pro Controller is $49.99, so anything that saves you $10 or more would be a good deal.
Posted 3/13/14

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It's not just for Wii U games. Retail game for the Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS also can include PIN Codes. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, for example, can be registered for an additional 30 Coins. If you have friends either online or offline, or maybe a family member, you can see if they might. Just don't ask for any on Nintendo's Tech-Support forum. Our goal there is to help users having technical problems, like what to do if a game isn't saving data correctly or a controller isn't responding, things like that.
For Wii, DS, and Wii U games, only Nintendo owned and Nintendo published games will have PIN Codes, so you won't find a PIN Code in something like a Barbie game, or a game based on a movie, This isn't the case with 3DS games though.
As for me and PIN Codes, while I do have a few unused PIN Codes right now, I save them so that I can ensure I reach the Platinum Elite Status level every year, or incase there's a special ultra-limited reward offered, like the Gold Nunchuk.

Yes, the GamePad is region-locked, but as there are no games that support two GamePad's currently, there's really no need to own more than one GamePad per console.

If you're purchasing from Amazon, be very careful if it's coming from Amazon directly. Last month when Bravely Default came out,
Amazon shipped the Collector's Edition versions of the game out in simple bubble envelopes instead of boxes...suffice to say, these copies of Bravely Default were completely trashed.

Which is why it's a special "Deal of the Day". I've taken advantage of some deals in the past. A while back, they offered Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D for only $4.99. The MSRP then was $29.99. Deals of the Day sometimes are only valid in-store, but most can be obtained online as well. As for how long you should wait...since it's Thursday, I'd say to wait until at least Sunday so you can check to weekly ads and see if there's any special deals going on, and that'll give you about three days worth of Deals of the Day at Best Buy. Weekly ads for gaming consist of checking Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Toys R Us, Best Buy, and Sears. GameStop also has a weekly ad, but their ad comes out on Wednesday.
The MSRP of the Wii U Pro Controller is $49.99, so anything that saves you $10 or more would be a good deal.


Oh awesome I have two friends who owns a 3DS.
okay got it.Actually if I need something related to tech support I'll come directly to you.and not post in the forums and that will save us both the trouble :P
LMAO at the Barbie game.ok I'll wait this week and check BestBuy from time to time.but I don't think W mart ot K mart lower their prices in such a short period of time?!!
Don't know about GameStop though but I heard they always sell above the usual MSRP.
Yeah so that means 45 $ the link I posted to you from Amazon is a good deal ?
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Oh awesome I have two friends who owns a 3DS.
okay got it.Actually if I need something related to tech support I'll come directly to you.and not post in the forums and that will save us both the trouble :P
LMAO at the Barbie game.ok I'll wait this week and check BestBuy from time to time.but I don't think W mart ot K mart lower their prices in such a short period of time?!!
Don't know about GameStop though but I heard they always sell above the usual MSRP.
Yeah so that means 45 $ the link I posted to you from Amazon is a good deal ?


So see? Perhaps one of your friends who own a 3DS may not be a member of Club Nintendo and have no use for the PIN Codes.

Ha ha. Keep in mind though, I don't know everything. While I can basically tell you what's wrong with your Nintendo 64 without even seeing it, I can't tell you the first thing about adjusting your internet settings.

Although I probably should have used a better example such as Sonic The Hedgehog, there is, in fact, a Barbie game available for the Nintendo 3DS that can be registered on Club Nintendo.
The Wii U Pro Controller was released alongside the Wii U system, so the controllers are more than a year old. Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us have all had the Wii U Pro Controller on sale since then, but often the sale would only knock off between $5 and $10.

GameStop generally sticks to the MSRP, although some used games, such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and Metroid Prime Trilogy do cost more now than when they were new.

It's not a bad deal, but you should always look around before making a purchase.
Posted 3/14/14

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So see? Perhaps one of your friends who own a 3DS may not be a member of Club Nintendo and have no use for the PIN Codes.

Ha ha. Keep in mind though, I don't know everything. While I can basically tell you what's wrong with your Nintendo 64 without even seeing it, I can't tell you the first thing about adjusting your internet settings.

Although I probably should have used a better example such as Sonic The Hedgehog, there is, in fact, a Barbie game available for the Nintendo 3DS that can be registered on Club Nintendo.
The Wii U Pro Controller was released alongside the Wii U system, so the controllers are more than a year old. Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us have all had the Wii U Pro Controller on sale since then, but often the sale would only knock off between $5 and $10.

GameStop generally sticks to the MSRP, although some used games, such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and Metroid Prime Trilogy do cost more now than when they were new.

It's not a bad deal, but you should always look around before making a purchase.


Yeah I'll have to ask them first about the codes,
lmao I'm not goint to play a Barbie game not matter how many points I get!
I checked everywhere and will keep checking until the final dead line when I have to buy the console.but right now.I think there is no better deal for the Pro controller? however I'll take what you said and keep checkin Best Buy.I'm not in a rush!
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