If you have a Wii U Deluxe console, you may be more inclined to do more digital downloading.

Ever wondered whether to purchase that next Wii U game in physical form or via the Nintendo eShop? Well if you have a Deluxe console, you may be more inclined to do more digital downloading. Starting this past December, Nintendo has put in play its Deluxe Digital Promotion. For any purchases made through digital download, the users will receive 10% of the value back in the form of points (not to be confused with Nintendo Points that can purchase things on 3DS and Wii/ Wii U systems). These points can then be redeemed for codes to get Wii U eShop credits. For instance, if you purchase a full game for $59.99, you’ll be credited 599 points onto your account. Points can in turn be used to purchase other things from the eShop.

Downloadable content purchases are also part of the promotion. Those of you who made purchases prior to the December activation should have already been credited with your points. It is important to note that this only works with owners of the Deluxe package, the Basic (White 8GB) Wii U is not eligible for this promotion, and purchases made in the Wii Shop channel on the Wii U also don’t work.

This promotion is projected to run until March of 2015 so there’s plenty of time to rack up digital points.  In the long run, you’ll be able to buy games solely on the credit that adds up over time, making it a great investment for those of you who don’t mind not having the actual disk for your games and don’t plan to sell your games after you beat them. If you already have your Nintendo Wii U and plan on buying digital content, head over here to sign up. Who knows, maybe this is the best way to justify purchasing the deluxe version as opposed to the cheaper standard package.

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Damien is a die-hard video game fan with an appreciation for all things retro. As an avid gamer, reader, and writer, he loves to read between the lines and make deep connections between plots, characters, and even companies themselves. Plus, he's got a pretty sweet afro.

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