Wired.com had a great interview with Cammie Dunaway about the DSi, Club Nintendo, and upcoming Wii games. Ã‚Â Check it out! Ã‚Â Here’s the part where she talks about Club Nintendo. Ã‚Â It sounds like we’re going to get a better deal than Europe has. Ã‚Â She asks for our ideas too, so start sending them her way!
Wired.com: Tell me about Club Nintendo. You made a small announcement about this Ã¢â‚¬â€ can you share any more details?
Dunaway: No more details. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still working out what all the prizes are going to be. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d love to hear ideas from the fanbase about what kind of things theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to see included in Club Nintendo. You will be able to take over some of the points that you have in your current My Nintendo account. It wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily be all titles, but some Wii and DS titles. We want people to be able to start off with some points. And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to work similar to the way it works in Japan and Europe. Where you get credit for purchasing games and filling out surveys, credit for indicating advance interest in titles … those same features.
Wired.com: Yeah, because in Japan if you pre-order a game and buy it, you get extra points for pre-ordering, you get extra points for buying it sooner rather than later, and you get extra points on the back end for filling out a survey about it. So if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re really dedicated you can get a whole lot of points.
But the issue is: WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got Club Nintendo in Europe and Japan, but in Europe itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about virtual prizes like wallpapers. In Japan itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s physical goods. Is that what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking at for America, the prizes?
Dunaway: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be a blend of both. Over the first year youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see more physical prizes. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to figure out ways to get interesting digital prizes as well, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more for phase two. If you have good ideas, shoot ’em to me.