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on January 4, 2011
Nintendo Wii points are a great gift, but can also be a great alternative to buying the Wii points for yourself directly through the Wii's shopping channel if you have a nice cashback/rewards scheme on your credit card.

I've owned my Wii for a few years now and I've come to realize the games I really would rather play are the old school platformers and shooters from the NES and SNES era. And the best place to find these kinds of games are in the Wii's shopping channel. You can obviously play the actual old school games on the Virtual Console or you can check out some really interesting, clever, and stylish indie games in the Wiiware catalog (I definitely recommend Bit Trip Runner, Cave Story, and And Yet It Moves).

Purchasing any of these games obviously takes Wii points and you can buy these points directly from the Wii shopping channel as you browse for games. But if you have an Amazon Visa card or some other credit card with a nice cashback/rewards program when you buy from Amazon, then you might as well do it this way and get the rewards. Of course, you'll have to wait for them to come in the mail, but just plan ahead.

Gift wise, these are pretty nice too. Buying a gift card for a retail electronics store can only allow the person to buy so many physical Wii titles. But with the relatively lower priced, but smaller games on the Wii shopping channel, the person receiving the Wii Points Card can get a larger variety of games which can make for a more fun gift. And better, if this person is friends with you on your respective Wii consoles, you can buy the person a game through the Wii shopping channel and send it straight to their console.

If you're in the market for Wii shopping points, whether as a gift or for yourself, and assuming you'll get free shipping with Amazon, then this is definitely the way to go.
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VINE VOICEon April 9, 2010
It's Nintendo Points. There you have it.
You get a new card, unused from Amazon.com, and it works flawlessly. Perfect if you like the older Nintendo games, like me, and want to download them; many of the WiiWare titles are great, too.

Buyer beware, though: NEVER pay more than $20USD, flat. Amazon.com occasionally sells these for $19.99, free shipping, so that's the ONLY time to get them here (or cheaper). Once Amazon.com sells out, it takes a while for them to replenish their stock, so that's when Marketplace sellers jump in and overcharge.
Before, even Amazon.com sold these for more than what they were worth, but that no longer seems to be the case.

If you can't find these here at their correct price, most retail stores sell them for $20USD, no activation charge or taxes. If they do add those, don't buy it. Go to another store that won't.
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If you own a Wii or a Nintendo DSi, these point cards are invaluable. There are so many games and applications that you can download using your DSi or Wii and a wireless internet connection. These add-on games and aps start at 200 points and go up.

When you buy this card, you load it onto your DSi or your Wii by entering the activation number. You then have a 'bank' to draw from when you want to download more programs.

My son loves to download on his DSi but we have also added onto our Wii.

When you put the points on your DSi, they are not available on your Wii and the same goes if you put the points on your Wii. In other words, they must be used on the product that you activate them on.

Once you download games or aps, they sit in the memory of the product you install them on.

The Wii has a lot of options including many older Nintendo games from previous systems.

In regards to pricing, one point is one cent. If you are paying anything more than that, it is not worth it.

You can buy these in store but especially around Christmas, many stores were out of them.
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on February 28, 2014
I find these cards to be great stocking stuffer or just great gifts for any occasion. Its $20, you can't beat that. The card will be shipped to you and not emailed, so be sure to notice that. However, the shipping that we received was speedy and we had it quickly.

You can use these cards to buy games on your Wii console and other WiiWare. There's honestly so much to choose from that you might find yourself buying more than one!

Do note, however, that these cards do not work with the 3DS. These are specifically for the Wii console and the DSi.
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on July 2, 2015
Item is as described.
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on July 25, 2011
I got this card so that I could play Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask on my wii. It's great! I don't like to have to type in all of the credit card numbers and dates and stuff on the shop without a card, so this card helped a lot. Some may complain that the card was not made of plastic, but paper. But I did not find that a problem. the only thing that was annoying was that when you are getting games, you need to make sure your wii has enough space, I would recommend getting an SD Gaming Memory Card if you have other games from the store on your wii.
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on June 25, 2014
I rated this item 5 starss, because it arrived on time. Was a brand new card and is an all around good buy. It is about the same price as going to a store to purchase it. I got it for my little brother who loves games.
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on January 12, 2011
This point card is a great value for your money. There are several great games on the DSi Shop for only about 200 Points (2$). The only thing I would have liked, is that the card should have been made of Plastic instead of Paper. This is fine, although if you try To scratch off the code covering with a pair of Scissors, knife, or any other blunt object you may cut or scratch the card, making the card unusable. This is why you should make sure to scratch with a penny, or any other coin. Other than that one aspect, it is a great addition to my DSi's library of games.
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on January 26, 2011
As long as you can connect your Wii to the internet you can't go wrong with Wii Points. With so many virtual console games to chose from it is fabulous.

1000 Wii points equals $10 and you can buy a whole game, I bought the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, easily a $50 game for 1000 points. Also bought Paper Mario for 1000 points as well. 2 full, great games for $20.

Perfect gift for anyone with a Wii.
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on March 12, 2014
my sister and I really wanted to get some games on the wii shop. haven't been able to get onto the internet yet, but we'll get some really cool games when we do.
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