As Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus continue to give free incentives to their respective subscribers, the Big N is going to shutdown Club Nintendo in preparation of a new customer loyalty program.

Nintendo has announced that Club Nintendo will be soon shutting down after providing over six years of Mushroom Kingdom-flavored rewards and gifts to its members. The Big N started off Club Nintendo as a loyalty-rewards initiative that would give players small gifts in return for registering their purchased Nintendo products on its website. Registering your Nintendo games and filling out surveys would grant you coins, which would be used to buy physical products and even downloadable games for the Wii, 3DS and Wii U.

We'll be able to register products and earn coins until the end of March and prizes will be redeemable through coin purchases until the end of June. Unfortunately, Nintendo has yet to announce its replacement customer loyalty program, but one is definitely coming to take the once beloved place of Club Nintendo. A bunch of physical rewards will be added to Club Nintendo in February so players can get rid of their stockpiles of coins. All members will be able to download Flipnote Studio 3D software for free until June 30 as a means of saying thanks. Just make sure you register your New 3DS XL and all those new games next month.

“We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”

Stay tuned and we'll let you know more about Nintendo's next customer incentive program once more information is available.