New My Nintendo Store Launches in U.S. and Canada

Nintendo just launched their own online store in the United Stated and Canada called the My Nintendo Store.

Some of you might be scratching your head, thinking they already had an online store. You would be partially correct. Nintendo has sold digital games on their website for some time, and you could purchase some physical (replacement) items on their “support store,” but now you can purchase much more.

According to Nintendo of America’s press release, “The My Nintendo Store is a new online shopping destination where you can shop for all your favorite physical and digital games, hardware, merchandise, exclusive products and more.”

The My Nintendo Store features exclusive products and officially licensed merchandise from Nintendo and its partners, with orders $50 and over (not including tax) coming with free standard shipping. Digital versions of games can also be purchased at the store and downloaded directly to your Nintendo Switch system.

Digital game purchases in the My Nintendo Store are tied to your Nintendo Account, so members of the free My Nintendo rewards program will automatically earn 5% in My Nintendo Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Those points can then be used toward future eligible digital games or DLC, making the process to redeem My Nintendo Gold points even more convenient.

The My Nintendo Store is a great place to easily browse a wide assortment of Nintendo products like the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system and the upcoming Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Nintendo Switch Sports games, or exclusive My Nintendo rewards like the new Nintendo Switch Game Card Case, with everything tied to your Nintendo Account to help you earn rewards and savings!

[Source: Nintendo of America press release]

It is important to note that the Gold Points you receive will be based on the final dollar amount you pay for the item. So if you use any discounts or points, that will be deducted from the Gold Points you receive. Sales tax will also be deducted from the amount of Gold Points you get.

The new My Nintendo Store can be found at starting February 16, 2022.

What are you going to buy first on the My Nintendo Store? Let us know in the comments below!