Report: 3DS will not make use of current Nintendo Points system
3DS, the upcoming handheld console will not make use of Nintendo Points purchasing system currently in use for DSi and Wii. According to the reports on the Japanese 3DS information page, the prepaid Nintendo Points cards system will not be compatible with 3DS.
The developer said that prepaid point cards that can be used with the 3DS will go on sale at a later date”, suggesting it might be a matter of unique codes rather than a whole new currency.
3DS will launch in Japan on February 26 for ¥25,000, in Europe on March 25, in Australia on March 31 and in North America on March 27 at $249.99 USD.