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Nintendo VIP Stars to Nintendo Wii Points
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Nintendo VIP Stars to Nintendo Wii Points

by Bradley DeLorenzoJune 23, 2007

Everyone has been talking about this. Finally putting good use to those VIP stars you’ve collected over the years… But at what price will they come? They did accidentally put up 1000 Wii points for only 789 stars during a test phase, so that may be an indication of the final price, but I don’t believe they’d ever use a number like 789, or that small a price.
Now there is no price tag for a VIP point, though people try through eBay, but I will make a simple comparison, so we know what we can expect. DS games have been trade-able for 5000 VIP stars in the past. So let’s make a simple UK/DE (Germany) comparison. This chart is based on the average price of a product based on my experience and research.

  UK DE
DS Game £30 €40
2000 Wii points £15 €20

In both cases the Wii points are half of the DS game and with a DS game being 5000 VIP stars in the past, that leaves us with 2500 for 2000 Wii points. At this stage Nintendo might as well do a 1 to 1 conversion, after all we do buy the games.

I would like to point out that the UK is paying €4.63 and €2.32 more for a DS game and Wii points respectively.

Now to collect 2500 VIP stars you need to buy 10 games that have 250 VIP stars or more. With games ranging anywhere from £20 to £40, that’s quite a sum of money for a few Wii points for free.
I would recommend that everyone that has a Club Nintendo Europe account link it to their Wii, because this might be what even makes you eligible for the purchase. Simply open the Shop Channel, go to Settings, click the Club’s logo and link your account. You’ll now also receive VIP stars for VC titles. I cannot link my account, because my eMail address has punctuation in it before the @… supposedly non-alphanumeric characters in either the eMail address or the password cause errors when trying to link your account. Changing my Club Nintendo eMail address didn’t seem to help and Nintendo support won’t reply. At the end of the day, I do want to use this eMail address and not a different one.

When is this expected to become available? Nintendo has only said soon or shortly up to this point, but since the new privacy policy really kicks in on the 15th of July, a guess would be soon after that. We are talking 3 weeks here.

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38 Comments
  • gameruben
    June 23, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    what r vip stars and how do u get them

  • gameruben
    June 23, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    what r vip stars and how do u get them

  • gameruben
    June 23, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    what r vip stars and how do u get them

  • June 23, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    WHAT ARE VIP STARS!?!?!?!?!

  • June 23, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    WHAT ARE VIP STARS!?!?!?!?!

  • Andrew
    June 23, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    VIP stars are for the UK and ireland only, u get a slip with 250 stars when u buy a 1st party nintendo game and u add the code on to ur nintendo europe website account and then hey presto u have stars and u can buy stuff from the stars catalog.

  • Andrew
    June 23, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    VIP stars are for the UK and ireland only, u get a slip with 250 stars when u buy a 1st party nintendo game and u add the code on to ur nintendo europe website account and then hey presto u have stars and u can buy stuff from the stars catalog.

  • fadecy
    June 23, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    they’re taking their freaking sweet time with this thing aren’t they

  • fadecy
    June 23, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    they’re taking their freaking sweet time with this thing aren’t they

  • sanghoku
    June 24, 2007 at 9:25 am

    it’s not just uk and ireland… i live in belgium and i have stars… just traded 5000 of them for a GC game 🙂

  • sanghoku
    June 24, 2007 at 4:25 am

    it’s not just uk and ireland… i live in belgium and i have stars… just traded 5000 of them for a GC game 🙂

  • June 24, 2007 at 9:51 am

    japan have a similar thing but their shop items are a million times better. all we get are wallpapers and ringtones and occasionally a game. they get hats, games, toys, etc.

    i wish they would hurry up with this though as i have about 7000 points i could use.

    p.s you get 5 stars a day for signing in, so if you visit everyday you can make alot of stars for no effort.

  • June 24, 2007 at 4:51 am

    japan have a similar thing but their shop items are a million times better. all we get are wallpapers and ringtones and occasionally a game. they get hats, games, toys, etc.

    i wish they would hurry up with this though as i have about 7000 points i could use.

    p.s you get 5 stars a day for signing in, so if you visit everyday you can make alot of stars for no effort.

  • June 24, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    VIP Stars is a European thing, I should’ve clarified that.

    My bad.

    Japan’s is way superior, I’m not sure if it’s called stars, but they can get all kinds of things, it’s insane, we get all this crap. I’ve only ever gotten one wallpaper… that’s it.
    I’ve got about 11000 points and nothing to do with them. I need to find the 500(?) you get for the Wii. I put it in a pile with others now I can’t find thoe either.

    Love it when I buy used games and unused points are in them.

    5000 for a GC game? Did you pay that now or is that long ago? Because a brand spankin new GC game should cost £40, so I’d need to know.
    Was it a GC classic, anything like that? Or just an old game?

  • June 24, 2007 at 9:33 am

    VIP Stars is a European thing, I should’ve clarified that.

    My bad.

    Japan’s is way superior, I’m not sure if it’s called stars, but they can get all kinds of things, it’s insane, we get all this crap. I’ve only ever gotten one wallpaper… that’s it.
    I’ve got about 11000 points and nothing to do with them. I need to find the 500(?) you get for the Wii. I put it in a pile with others now I can’t find thoe either.

    Love it when I buy used games and unused points are in them.

    5000 for a GC game? Did you pay that now or is that long ago? Because a brand spankin new GC game should cost £40, so I’d need to know.
    Was it a GC classic, anything like that? Or just an old game?

  • June 24, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    man i wish usa had it…

  • June 24, 2007 at 10:14 am

    man i wish usa had it…

  • June 24, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Danny, all I can say is that I am happy the US hasn’t got the system. You already pay less than we do for everything, why give you even more? You pay $50 for a new Wii title, we pay €50 in mainland Europe ad the UK pays €60. I’ll gladly pay €10 more to have everything in English, but you have a saving of about €15. It’s almost worth importing everything.

  • June 24, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Danny, all I can say is that I am happy the US hasn’t got the system. You already pay less than we do for everything, why give you even more? You pay $50 for a new Wii title, we pay €50 in mainland Europe ad the UK pays €60. I’ll gladly pay €10 more to have everything in English, but you have a saving of about €15. It’s almost worth importing everything.

  • June 24, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Danny, all I can say is that I am happy the US hasn’t got the system. You already pay less than we do for everything, why give you even more? You pay $50 for a new Wii title, we pay €50 in mainland Europe ad the UK pays €60. I’ll gladly pay €10 more to have everything in English, but you have a saving of about €15. It’s almost worth importing everything.

  • Yasumy
    June 24, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Let’s just wait and see what Nintendo is going to be doing with these Vip points.
    We can only hope and wait.

    Nice comparison from germany to the UK, from my experience I can also only say, that what this blog says is correct and good info.

  • Yasumy
    June 24, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Let’s just wait and see what Nintendo is going to be doing with these Vip points.
    We can only hope and wait.

    Nice comparison from germany to the UK, from my experience I can also only say, that what this blog says is correct and good info.

  • June 24, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    something like this MUST come to north america

  • June 24, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    something like this MUST come to north america

  • June 26, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Star points is another stupid thing from nintendo europe. I live in spain, and like the rest of europe, the star points dont have any value for now. There is not any item with quality to purchase with star points. I was in japan sometime, and there, the nintendo club have lot of beautiful, exclusive gifts. I have and exclusive gamecube controler with the colours of mario and luigi that was onlyl avaliable in the japan nintendo club.

    But, i’m tired about waiting about the european nintendo club. This thing will never be something good, it’s just only a excuse to make us pay more for the games.

  • June 26, 2007 at 5:03 am

    Star points is another stupid thing from nintendo europe. I live in spain, and like the rest of europe, the star points dont have any value for now. There is not any item with quality to purchase with star points. I was in japan sometime, and there, the nintendo club have lot of beautiful, exclusive gifts. I have and exclusive gamecube controler with the colours of mario and luigi that was onlyl avaliable in the japan nintendo club.

    But, i’m tired about waiting about the european nintendo club. This thing will never be something good, it’s just only a excuse to make us pay more for the games.

  • koffie
    June 27, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Itried to change my address in the club, without losing points, is that possible, and how?
    please mail me:
    kof-i@live.nl

  • koffie
    June 27, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Itried to change my address in the club, without losing points, is that possible, and how?
    please mail me:
    kof-i@live.nl

  • Joe
    July 1, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    How can i get free wii points why are they £15 i live in manchester in england and i think that they are a waste of money.

  • Joe
    July 1, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    How can i get free wii points why are they £15 i live in manchester in england and i think that they are a waste of money.

  • August 1, 2007 at 7:20 am

    Star points should just be 1:1 with Wii points. Would be extra incentive to buy Wii/DS games.

    I wonder if Nintendo Japan knows exactly what happens over here, or whether they just love Nintendo Club Japan so much 😛

    http://club.nintendo.jp

  • August 1, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Star points should just be 1:1 with Wii points. Would be extra incentive to buy Wii/DS games.

    I wonder if Nintendo Japan knows exactly what happens over here, or whether they just love Nintendo Club Japan so much 😛

    http://club.nintendo.jp

  • August 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I’m so jelous of people in the US. They pay $50 for their games. In Romania, games are price at about .. $85-$90, or less, depending on the game.

    The console is priced at $410. I had to go over in Hungary to buy it for a more reasonable price.

  • August 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I’m so jelous of people in the US. They pay $50 for their games. In Romania, games are price at about .. $85-$90, or less, depending on the game.

    The console is priced at $410. I had to go over in Hungary to buy it for a more reasonable price.

  • August 20, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I’m so jelous of people in the US. They pay $50 for their games. In Romania, games are price at about .. $85-$90, or less, depending on the game.

    The console is priced at $410. I had to go over in Hungary to buy it for a more reasonable price.

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