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DSi/Wii Points non-transferable?

Nintendo non-committal for now.

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Nintendo has told Eurogamer that details such as DSi and Wii Points being non-transferable will not be confirmed until we get closer to the spring 2009 launch of the new handheld.

The platform holder was responding to reports from Japan (by Siliconera) that the newly minted Nintendo Points, once bought, would be restricted to the format they were initially used on.

The DSi, unveiled in Japan last week, features slightly bigger screens, a built-in camera and an SD card slot to store downloadable DSiWare games on.

These will cost 200, 500 or 800 Nintendo Points (GBP 1.70 / 4.25 / 6.80). However, retail cards will contain larger amounts of 1000, 3000 and 5000 Nintendo Points (GBP 7.50 / 22.50 / 37.50).

Nintendo also has plans to region-lock all software that requires a DSi to run, which we hope excludes the majority of games.

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