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Has the PAX reg drawing for Nintendo Live happened already?

olanmillsolanmills Registered User regular
edited July 2023 in PAX West
Nintendo already did the drawing for the Nintendo.com-based registration. However, I'm pretty sure that the drawing for PAX registrants is a separate and additional opportunity to get tickets for Nintendo Live. The official PAX newsletter has been saying that July 7th was the last day to register and get into the drawing for a ticket. Does anyone know when the drawing will happen or if it will happen?

Also, Nintendo sucks for not just allowing every PAX attendee to attend Nintendo Live.

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    Bladed CicadaBladed Cicada Registered User regular
    Yeah. I understand your frustration. I've been a nintendo everything member since forever, have been going to PAX since 08, live in Seattle and still didn't get picked. Not sure when pax does their drawing. And Not sure why they decided to give tickets to people who had no other obligations to be here. There are tons of comments online with people saying they just entered for fun and can't go, or people trying to sell qr codes. The warp pass never even had these issues. It'll be sad indeed if they don't fill the event and don't allow walk-ins.

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    tbc87tbc87 Registered User new member
    Does anyone know if you get an email if you don't get selected?

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    krae_mankrae_man Registered User regular
    I haven't seen anyone say they got selected that way yet. So fingers crossed.

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    SirUberNoobPwnrSirUberNoobPwnr Registered User regular
    Just got my notification. I got into Nintendo for Sunday only. Im stoked. The email title is: "Your Nintendo Live Access Code."

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    krae_mankrae_man Registered User regular
    I got one too! Also Sunday. Super excited!

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    olanmillsolanmills Registered User regular
    I got it too, and so did all.my friends, so maybe they do have enough capacity for every PAX attendee that opted in.

    The registration code doesn't seem to work, but everyone is reporting that, so maybe the system isn't active yet.

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    krae_mankrae_man Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    olanmills wrote: »
    I got it too, and so did all.my friends, so maybe they do have enough capacity for every PAX attendee that opted in.

    The registration code doesn't seem to work, but everyone is reporting that, so maybe the system isn't active yet.

    No, that is not the problem. The problem is, you cannot redeem a code on an account you entered into the draw through Nintendo for.

    You will need to create a new Nintendo account to redeem your code.

    Edit: Nintendo updated their site. You can redeem on your regular Nintendo account now.


    As for success of people getting selected. I don't remember where I read this, But I think there was an equal number of Nintendo Live tickets available through PAX as available through Nintendo directly. Seeing as all badge types are still available, looks like demand is lower then in the past. However, hotels are booked solid like normal so unless that inventory went down, PAX demand from out of towners has dropped less then local demand.

    Edit: Found the fine print from the PAX Registration process:
    By checking this box I agree and acknowledge that I am entering into the PAX West 2023 "Nintendo® Live" Sweepstakes drawing, which is open to U.S. residents who are age eighteen (18) or older. Limit 1 entry per person. Odds depend on # of elig. entries. Begins 3:00 PM (ET) 5/31/23; ends 11:59PM (ET) 7/7/23. ReedPop will offer 5,000 total redemptions per event day for a wristband into the "Nintendo® Live" area. ERV: $0.00. Official rules at http://paxwest23.com/NLRules. Sponsor: Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Inc. d/b/a ReedPop.

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    olanmillsolanmills Registered User regular
    It's working now! The "Redeem an access code" Link was missing before, but it's on th page now.

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    krae_mankrae_man Registered User regular
    Man those warp pipe passes went in seconds. Managed to secure a Mario concert pass, but couldn't get a Zelda one.

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    SirUberNoobPwnrSirUberNoobPwnr Registered User regular
    krae_man wrote: »
    Man those warp pipe passes went in seconds. Managed to secure a Mario concert pass, but couldn't get a Zelda one.

    You're one of the lucky ones to get any warp pass. Have fun at the Mario concert!

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    every day's greatevery day's great Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    I guess I lost the lottery (never heard anything back from PAX/Nintendo/ReedPop.) Too bad that PAX attendees weren't guaranteed a spot if they wanted one, but that's the PAX Nintendo experience for you - there are always fun-blocking issues such as requiring advance signups with no signups at the actual event, lines being perpetually capped, running out of pins, etc. Actually 2022 was one of the better show floor Nintendo experiences with the Splatoon tournament and demo, which I actually got to play. Hope people who won the chance to get a warp pass this year have fun!

    Nintendo aside, there should still be a bunch of Switch games and gaming at PAX proper.

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    every day's greatevery day's great Registered User regular
    krae_man wrote: »
    Man those warp pipe passes went in seconds. Managed to secure a Mario concert pass, but couldn't get a Zelda one.
    Because of course they did. Hopefully PAX will have its own concerts as usual.

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