Nintendo Points are points that one can use to buy games and channels on the Wii and Nintendo DSi's Shop Channel. One can get Nintendo Points by either buying them through the Shop Channel using a credit card (in quantities of 1000, 2000, 3000, and 5000 points), or by buying a Nintendo Point Card. Use of Nintendo Points was discontinued in later systems, replaced by real currency on the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
1 Nintendo Point = $0.01 USD
Nintendo Point Cards
- Main article: Nintendo Point Card
One may buy a Nintendo Point Card at a store and redeem it by entering a code on the back of it that is protected by a scratch-off seal.
In North America, the only type of Nintendo Point Card' that is currently available is worth 2000 Wii Points and retails for an MSRP of $19.99.
In Japan, there are a few types of Nintendo Point Cards. The first type is worth 1000 Nintendo Points and retails at an MSRP of $9.99 USD. The second type is worth 3000 Nintendo Points and retails at an MSRP of $29.90 USD. The final type is worth 5000 Nintendo Points and includes a Classic Controller; it retails at an MSRP of $59.90 USD.