What is Nintendo Network Premium?13 Sep 2012
What we do know is that those who decide to plump for the Premium Wii U over the Basic model will get free access to Nintendo Network Premium. While it might sound like the Nintendo version of a paid-for subscription service (i.e. Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Network Plus), from what we know so far it’s more like a rewards program.
Kinda like a Nectar Card or Best Buy Loyalty Program.
Each time a Nintendo Network Premium member buys a game, they’ll be given 10 per cent of the purchase value in points that can be redeemed for new digital games and/or DLC. If you go for the Premium Wii U console, you’ll get membership that runs through to the end of 2014.
Presumably, although this isn’t confirmed, those that go for the Basic Wii U will have to buy their way into Nintendo Network Premium.