Nintendo Network Premium, the reward scheme for Wii U Premium owners, has gone live in the UK. (We're a few days late realising this, but thought it was still worth pointing out).
The scheme allows those with a Premium Wii U bundle to earn a £5/€5 eShop voucher when they collect 500 points.
These points are awarded when buying games, DLC and other content from the Wii U eShop. You'll get eight points per £1 spent, meaning you'll be eligible for your £5 voucher after spending £62.50.
It's a little less than the ten per cent back originally promised, but still a nice reward for those with the Premium bundle.
Owners can now log in and check their points balance. All purchases to date will count and should be recorded.
We just tried it ourselves and are a little confused by Nintendo's maths. We got 92 points for downloading Trine 2 (currently on sale at £10.99, usual price £13.99, although the site is telling us we paid £9.24). Our best guess is that Nintendo has given us points for the full price game - but with VAT removed. Let us know in the comments if you've had a similar experience.
If you haven't yet bought anything on the eShop you won't be able to access the service. Those who have bought an item may have to wait up to 24 hours for access to be granted.