So, you’re looking for some Wii points, huh?
They’re actually called Nintendo points now. What exactly are they?
It’s the currency that Nintendo uses for its Wii and Nintendo DSi systems through the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively.
How does it work? Gamers are allowed to purchase points by an online credit card transaction or by purchasing a Nintendo Points Card at retail stores.
After you buy them, the Nintendo Points can be converted to Wii points or Nintendo DSi points. Keep in mind that you can only use them for one platform. The banknotes comes in 1,000, 2,000, and 3,000 (not available in Australia or New Zealand) Nintendo Points.
5,000 Nintendo Points banknotes are available in North America and Japan only.
Where to Get Them
Wii Points at retailers as cards, and you can buy them from many sites online as well. Nintendo has actually compiled a list of retailers where you can buy them from here.
Can You Get Them For Free?
Lots of people search for where to get free Wii or Nintendo points online everyday. However, the reality is that the points simply aren’t free.
There’s tons of websites out there that claim to have free Wii points to give away, but it’s usually too good to be true.
If there is a website that offers free Wii points, they’ll usually have you jump through hoops in order to get the code. Even then, it doesn’t guarantee that you will get the points.
So, at the end of day, your best option would be to just buy your Wii points legitimately, either through Nintendo with your credit card or by buying a card from retailers.
What do you think? Do you have any experience trying to snag free Wii points online? What was it like?
Also, how do you spend your points?