Video game hardware maker and publisher Nintendo offers details on the Deluxe Digital Promotion for the upcoming Wii U home console, which seems designed for those players who are interested in constantly getting new content for the device.
The official website
shows that those who get the Deluxe version of the Wii U
, which includes a 32 GB hard drive, will also be eligible to get ten percent of the value of all games purchased from the eShop back in the form of points.
A normal game will net them 599 Points and they can later be used to get codes that offer 5 dollars or Euro credit on the Nintendo eShop.
This is basically a convoluted cashback scheme designed to make the new Nintendo eShop more appealing to gamers and to increase the impact of digitally distributed games on the Wii U.
The Deluxe Digital Promotion will start running when the Wii U is launched in North America on November 18 and will end in December 2014.
Gamers will be able to swap points for eShop credit until June 2015, and a website will be introduced to help them track their purchases.
Until then Nintendo
likely plans to introduce other hooks for those who get the more expensive Wii U package.
The Wii U home console is the first next-generation device to arrive on the market and Nintendo is keen to make as big an initial impact as possible.
The new device comes in two versions and the company wants to see more than 5.5 million of them moved to gamers until March 31, 2013.
The Wii U offers computing power that it equivalent to that of current devices from Sony and Microsoft but introduces a new touchscreen-enabled GamePad controller, which Nintendo says will open up new ways of enjoying familiar game experiences.