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Nintendo 2000 points card £5.00 @ Sainsburys

£5.00 @ Sainsbury's
Instore deal at sainsburys £5 for 2000 Nintendo points card
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Instore deal at sainsburys £5 for 2000 Nintendo points card
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[helper]#1
Thanks for posting. Added retailer, link, price and image to OP.
[helper]#2
Which store was this in please?
#3
Nintendo stuff is being phased out by sainsburys, so hence why this is probably at this price
#4
These things work on Wii shop (including Wii U backwards compatibility) and DSi shop (where the same point cost £14 and £18, respectively). They are essentially ancient in that respect so likely to be only be a handful and as a result these are probably a wild goose chase. Customer services or the entertainment desk should be able to look up nationwide stock if you are curious.
#5
Hasn't the wii/ds store shut down?
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Dryosh
Hasn't the wii/ds store shut down?
This is a common misunderstanding. What was shut down was Nintendo Wi-Fi connection which is a matchmaking service for playing those games online. It was shut down because it was run by Gamespy who were bought by Glu Media and they were not interested in running online game services. It was not just Nintendo that were affected but huge numbers of PC games as well. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameSpy#Shutdown).

The Wii/ DSi shops are still running on a server entirely owned by Nintendo.
#7
Bought two of these yesterday. £30 of points for £8.50 thanks to a £1.50 voucher. Absolute bargain.
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Worth noting that for games released both on the Wii U and Wii virtual console, you can use points and the vWii (ie the Wii channel on the Wii U) eShop to purchase the game with points, and this in turn heavily discounts the Wii U version (basically, if you're willing to pay €1.50 you can upgrade the Wii version to let you use the Gamepad as both the screen and controller instead of just the screen) - it's a bit round about but usually works out significantly cheaper than buying the Wii U VC release outright.

Purchasing the Wii U upgrade counts as a purchase for any eShop promotions, eg the 3 for 2 Street Fighter deal or Buy Super Mario Kart, get €8 off the extortionate eShop price of MarioKart U.
#9
Picked up 3 of these in the Sainsburys in Belfast, all they had. 2 were empty and I had to bring them back for a refund. Be sure to open and check them before leaving the store!

But still a great deal where you can get them. I've got a few good Nintendo deals out of this clearance they've been doing.
#10
Saw these at my local over a week ago also at £4.99, might buy a couple and buy some vc games on the Wii and then transfer over to the Wii U by paying a discounted fee...
#11
Can this be used on a wii u to buy wii u games?
#12
ahatam88
Can this be used on a wii u to buy wii u games?
sadly no, I was hoping it can be when I saw it last week for this price, but I found out after asking the guys on the hukd wii u thread...
#13
Only worth it for the original Wii or DS store, cannot be used for 3DS games on the store for example
#14
ASDA also have some of these instore in reduced to clear section.
#15
nunberry
Worth noting that for games released both on the Wii U and Wii virtual console, you can use points and the vWii (ie the Wii channel on the Wii U) eShop to purchase the game with points, and this in turn heavily discounts the Wii U version (basically, if you're willing to pay €1.50 you can upgrade the Wii version to let you use the Gamepad as both the screen and controller instead of just the screen) - it's a bit round about but usually works out significantly cheaper than buying the Wii U VC release outright.

Purchasing the Wii U upgrade counts as a purchase for any eShop promotions, eg the 3 for 2 Street Fighter deal or Buy Super Mario Kart, get €8 off the extortionate eShop price of MarioKart U.

This was a brilliant tip! Thanks for sharing, I had no idea about this and was wondering what to do with my Nintendo stars points thinking the wii points were useless, but now knowing they can get you discounted eshop games; that's fantastic.
#16
Awesome price, Wii VC is great for non-50Hz games.
#17
nunberry
Worth noting that for games released both on the Wii U and Wii virtual console, you can use points and the vWii (ie the Wii channel on the Wii U) eShop to purchase the game with points, and this in turn heavily discounts the Wii U version (basically, if you're willing to pay €1.50 you can upgrade the Wii version to let you use the Gamepad as both the screen and controller instead of just the screen) - it's a bit round about but usually works out significantly cheaper than buying the Wii U VC release outright.

Purchasing the Wii U upgrade counts as a purchase for any eShop promotions, eg the 3 for 2 Street Fighter deal or Buy Super Mario Kart, get €8 off the extortionate eShop price of MarioKart U.
Is there a list of what can be upgraded anywhere? A quick google led to unuseful articles about promotions
#18
hb22
Which store was this in please?
Pontypridd .tryed uploading a pic off iphone and iPad but can't I get something about upload a file?
#19
Could I use this to buy Wii Virtual Console games and then they are discounted on Wii U?
#20
@NuMatic - yes, exactly. You launch your vWii channel, open the shop, buy the game for points then go back to the Wii U Home menu, launch the eShop and the game is now available for the "upgrade" price.

This is only economically worth while if you get the points for free (ie by exchanging Stars for Points on the Club Nintendo site or through the now defunct Ambassador programme) or on the cheap.
#21
dreamager
nunberry
Worth noting that for games released both on the Wii U and Wii virtual console, you can use points and the vWii (ie the Wii channel on the Wii U) eShop to purchase the game with points, and this in turn heavily discounts the Wii U version (basically, if you're willing to pay €1.50 you can upgrade the Wii version to let you use the Gamepad as both the screen and controller instead of just the screen) - it's a bit round about but usually works out significantly cheaper than buying the Wii U VC release outright. Purchasing the Wii U upgrade counts as a purchase for any eShop promotions, eg the 3 for 2 Street Fighter deal or Buy Super Mario Kart, get €8 off the extortionate eShop price of MarioKart U.
Is there a list of what can be upgraded anywhere? A quick google led to unuseful articles about promotions
Can I second this request please
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dreamager
Is there a list of what can be upgraded anywhere? A quick google led to unuseful articles about promotions
semiartificial
Can I second this request please
Thing is it expands as more previously released Wii VC games come out on Wii U. Best I can do is a bit messy but go here:
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Search/Search-299117.html?q=&faf=GAME&gst=wiiu_disc
Then in the game systems drop down box select NES and SNES under Virtual Console (Wii U).
All games with Virtual Console (Wii) AND Virtual Console (Wii U) in type are eligible currently (as the game has to be out on both). For example, Mega Man 6 is not on the Wii VC so you can not upgrade that one (you can upgrade Mega Man 1-5 though). At the end of the day assuming 4 NES games you are paying £9 (5+1+1+1+1) instead of £14 (4*3.5, the £3.50 price is because 1000 points is £7).

Should be noted a selection of first party NES games seem to be 30-50% for the next month if you own NES Remix or NES remix 2 (they are on a rotation and will change each week, it is safe to assuming everything that appeared in those remix games will be available) so it might be worth waiting to use the Wii points if you were planning on getting some NES games.

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