The official 'swap VIP star points thread'. Page 2

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  • Deleted user 10 December 2006 22:23:40
    Kikko wrote:
    gamingdave wrote:
    Kikko wrote:
    If I understood,stars from Nintendo Europe can be used for buying virtual console games on Wii?
    If so,that's great because every day you login on Nintendo Europe you get 5 stars,so it's easy to earn points for games and other content on WiiConnect24.

    Yeah, but to get one of the more expensive games, say Mario64 would take you 200 days of logging in just to get 1000 stars. And thats assuming its a 1:1 swap of stars for points which I doubt.

    Lol,but better anything then nothing...I like that because here in my country there are no Wii Point Cards to buy,and no any games at launch,they only got systems first day,games are coming this week.=)
    You don't need to buy points cards so long as you have a credit caard...




  • spookyzombie 11 Dec 2006 10:26:03 842 posts
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    Anyone else got any Wii/Wii accesory/Wii game VIP trades??
  • WinstonChurchill 11 Dec 2006 12:47:15 137 posts
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    spookyzombie wrote:
    So Age of Empires (DS) went for 5,000 stars on the site. If that game is 30 retail that would mean that 1,666 stars would equal a 1000 point download (such as Mario 64).

    So 1,666 ish equals a ten pound game.

    Sounds ok to me.

    As much sense as this means, Nintendo won't implement it.

    If you consider that each game comes with 250 stars and those games are a minimum of 25ish (as DS games), then for 1000 stars, you're spending 100+. Now getting a "free" 1000 Wii point game (roughly being 7) for every 100 you spend sounds like a great business deal and would encourage more people to buy games to get VC downloads. But businesses want to try and get as much from the consumer as possible without giving anything in return so a transfer rate of 10 stars = 1 point seems better to them. That means you're having to pay 1000 to get Mario for free. Sounds ridiculous but we always get shafted, remember? I don't expect this to change things.

    If it was a 1:1 conversion rate, Nintendo could justifiably "win" the console war in Europe based on this alone. I sincerely hope they do this.

    One more thing about Wii points (and MS points) is the lack of bulk-buying. It's actually 5p cheaper right now to buy 1000 points x 5 than 5000 points straight off! Seriously, what are these companies doing? I'd buy more points if I got a discount for them. Their business strategies are fucked beyond belief.

    Edited by WinstonChurchill at 12:57:54 11-12-2006
  • spookyzombie 11 Dec 2006 18:18:57 842 posts
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    I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
  • WinstonChurchill 11 Dec 2006 18:32:45 137 posts
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    I wish they'd hurry up though! I'm quite tempted by a few VC games but am holding off until the conversion.
  • thefilthandthefury 11 Dec 2006 19:25:36 24,983 posts
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    On a similar note, I just linked my Club Nintendo membership with the Wii Shopping Channel account. What does this actually do?
  • Mr_Brown 11 Dec 2006 20:32:14 981 posts
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    It means eventually you can use your Star points to buy (or most probably get discouts on Wii points or VC games)

    I raided most of my collection and now have about 5,800 points. I already have 3900 Wii points as well...should last me a while...any idea when we'll be able to do this then?

    Vita: GameOverYeah

  • thefilthandthefury 11 Dec 2006 20:49:21 24,983 posts
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    Mr_Brown wrote:
    It means eventually you can use your Star points to buy (or most probably get discouts on Wii points or VC games)

    Oh, is that it? I already knew about that and I thought there'd be some other cool features or benefits.
  • CyberAxe 12 Dec 2006 15:43:56 2 posts
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    i got a spare gamecube vip points card got it when i got my second gamecube

    i had 2 zelda vip cards in my copy of twilight princess however i stupidly created a second account to transfere them to my proper account cos there used to be a way you could transfer the points to another account but i cant find it anymore plus a guy i used to know did that once
  • DanMW 12 Dec 2006 15:59:10 824 posts
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    I don't think 1 star point will = 1 VC point. It'll be something like 5000 star points = 1000 VC points, something like that. I never used my star points, so this could be a good way of making use of them.

    Edited by DanMW at 15:59:15 12-12-2006
  • Sherlock 12 Dec 2006 23:00:07 6 posts
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    spookyzombie wrote:
    Anyone else got any Wii/Wii accesory/Wii game VIP trades??

    I have:
    Gameboy Advance SP - 500 points
    Nintendo DS Lite - 500 points
    My email is in my profile if either of these are any use.

  • Royal-Fool 15 Dec 2006 18:40:49 176 posts
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    I wonder if someone has a spare Wii code to give, I'd gladly appreaciate it since mine didn't come with one (Scandinavian release console).

    If anyone is feeling generous for one reason or another, the email is [my username without space] at gmail dot com.
  • brokenkey 5 Jan 2007 19:23:52 6,984 posts
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    I've got 2x Bongos (250 points) if anyone wants to swap them.

    3DS 3497-0122-1484
    XBL/PSN/NNID: CptnBrokenkey

  • Beckywilky 6 Jan 2007 18:43:36 18 posts
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    When you are saying that you could use the stars in future for wii points... Is this if u get a leaflet unused u cud buy with them or could u use the points that are already registered to my nintendo:vip account
  • mattman 8 Jan 2007 19:39:10 378 posts
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    I've got a spare Wii Play code if anyone wants to swap.

    I've already used the console, Zelda, Wii Sports and (obviously) Wii Play codes, mind you, so if you've got anything different to offer, that would be much appreciated.
  • CheekyFella 12 Jan 2007 14:43:23 1 posts
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    I got an unused (wii) Zelda - Twilight Princess PIN if anyone wants to trade?

    Gimme a shout
  • Deleted user 12 January 2007 14:45:00
    I've got none to trade but if anyone is giving any away....

    What?
  • gammon 27 Jan 2007 20:49:35 1 posts
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    ive got codes for a wii console (500)
    wii play (250)
    wii sports (250)
    i am willing 2 swap
  • spookyzombie 28 Jan 2007 12:49:59 842 posts
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    gammon wrote:
    ive got codes for a wii console (500)
    wii play (250)
    wii sports (250)
    i am willing 2 swap

    I'll have any/all of them. I've got these to trade:

    Final Fantasy Tactics - 250
    Tales of Phantasia x 2 - 250
    Gamecube - 500
    Zelda: Wind Waker - 250
    Metroid Prime: Echoes (GC) - 250
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red (GBA) x 2 - 250 each
    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time x 2 - 250 each
    Gameboy Micro - 500
    Resident Evil 4 - 250
    Metroid Prime Hunters (DS) - 250 points
    DS Lite - 500

    Let me know if you want to swop any
  • mattman 28 Jan 2007 14:22:50 378 posts
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    Hey Zombie!

    Have my Wii Play one for, say, one of your Pokemon ones?
  • f00b_inc 28 Jan 2007 15:02:20 694 posts
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    I have a few spares from when I replaced a couple of games + my DS after they were nicked.

    Phoenix Wright (250) and a DS Lite (500?) code - anyone need either for a swap?
  • spookyzombie 29 Jan 2007 21:18:26 842 posts
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    mattman wrote:
    Hey Zombie!

    Have my Wii Play one for, say, one of your Pokemon ones?

    I'll take that offer! Your mail address? Mine is: wiijedi@aol.com

  • spookyzombie 29 Jan 2007 21:19:37 842 posts
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    f00b_inc wrote:
    I have a few spares from when I replaced a couple of games + my DS after they were nicked.

    Phoenix Wright (250) and a DS Lite (500?) code - anyone need either for a swap?

    I'll have Pheonix Wright. Did you want to choose one to the same value on the above list?

    wiijedi@aol.com
  • kinggid 29 Jan 2007 22:40:25 303 posts
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    Tetris DS code - first come, first served. Post when you've used it to save others the bother.

    code used

    Edited by kinggid at 14:11:21 30-01-2007
  • thefilthandthefury 29 Jan 2007 22:41:15 24,983 posts
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    kinggid wrote:
    Tetris DS code - first come, first served. Post when you've used it to save others the bother.

    TMB262NVA68A1K

    Used it :D

    Thank you! The more points the merrier.

    Edited by thefilthandthefury at 22:41:41 29-01-2007
  • hokuto_no_rob 30 Jan 2007 10:38:13 24 posts
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    I have a spare Resident Evil 4 code if anyone wants to play swapsies?
  • Maf 30 Jan 2007 12:18:28 35 posts
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    hokuto_no_rob wrote:
    I have a spare Resident Evil 4 code if anyone wants to play swapsies?

    I'll play hokuto_no_rob... I've got 2x 42 All Time Classics codes going spare

    Mail me at metalmat17@yahoo.co.uk
  • hokuto_no_rob 30 Jan 2007 12:52:37 24 posts
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    Maf wrote:
    hokuto_no_rob wrote:
    I have a spare Resident Evil 4 code if anyone wants to play swapsies?

    I'll play hokuto_no_rob... I've got 2x 42 All Time Classics codes going spare

    Mail me at metalmat17@yahoo.co.uk

    Code sent. Your move, Maf.
  • Dougs 30 Jan 2007 13:38:11 67,200 posts
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    So, I take it I should be doing something with the codes I got with my Wii and Wii Sports?! Hadn't even thought about it...

    /Is clueless
  • devdas 30 Jan 2007 13:44:15 39 posts
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    When will ninty acually let us convert these vip stars to wii points? There is nothing good on the ninty website to spend the vip stars on.
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