If you’re a connoisseur of My Nintendo who’s been holding on to those pricey Platinum Points in the hope of getting something nice before they expire, then you don’t need us to tell you that Nintendo’s loyalty rewards program is a little… hit and miss. Sometimes the prizes are quite nice – our memories include a beautiful shiny playing card set and a Skyward Sword orchestral soundtrack, although that was back in the Club Nintendo days – and sometimes they’re bits of paper with Mario’s face on them.
But Reddit user RootBearr is making the heartache a little bit better with their (still-in-development) tracker for checking when things are in stock on My Nintendo. Although the website is currently only set up for US rewards, RootBearr says that they’re “looking into incorporating many other regions”, despite Nintendo’s tricky geo-location tracking. The website can send in-browser notifications when new items are added, as well as being able to tell you exactly how much stock is left, and when items are restocked.
Got your eye on something specific from My Nintendo? Or maybe you’d like to wax lyrical about the good old days of Club Nintendo? Chat to us in the comments!