After today’s maintenance on Nintendo Switch, Switch owners will be able to start using their collected gold coins towards purchasing digital Switch games. Overall, this seems like a good move for those who prefer to buy digital. But for those who prefer physical there is going to be a lot of animosity towards Nintendo on how the point differences are calculated.
This program is run a bit like how the Digital Deluxe program on the Wii U. Owners of a specific console SKU would receive vouchers for money back in code form from a now defunct website, with the minimum being 5 dollars on the Wii U you could “cash out” on. This one does allow you to spend your points directly and it doesn’t matter if you’re in Canada or the US, 1 point is 1 cent. Maybe it’s time to consider digital?