So it was announced recently by Nintendo that the Club Nintendo is shutting down: http://club2.nintendo.com/program-notice/ This is a sad day indeed for Nintendo. I am not sure why they are closing Club Nintendo as I highly enjoyed getting rewards for buying games from Nintendo. It really made me appreciate the fact that Nintendo appreciates me buying their games. It was nice watching my coin counts go up every time I registered a game on Club Nintendo. It's definitely sad to hear and see this but I hope this contributes to Nintendo's longevity in the future.