Redeem My Nintendo Gold Points for Free Switch Games Starting in March

Redeem points for Nintendo Switch games soon

My Nintendo members will soon be able to use the gold points they earn when buying a digital game to get a free Nintendo Switch game or DLC, Nintendo announced this morning. The expansion of the My Nintendo program kicks off in "early March."

Last year, Nintendo started letting members use those points to grab full games as part of a limited-time promotion. The Nindie Game Gold Points Rewards promotion kicked off in September and included access to four 3DS and Wii U games. The indie titles cost between 50 and 90 gold points.

No word from Nintendo yet on how many points games and DLC for the Switch will cost, or if there will be a limit on which content is eligible for purchase. Nintendo promises more details are on the way.

What they are saying is that My Nintendo members will earn gold points worth 5 percent of the amount paid for a download copy of a game or 1 percent for a physical copy of a game, not including any points or discounts used. You can then use those points for your "next eligible digital purchase" for the Switch from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. My Nintendo points expire after 12 months on the last day of the month.

Nintendo also notes that members can continue to redeem points for existing reward for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.

Glixel reached out to Nintendo for more details and will update this story when we hear back.