There is no membership cost for Club Nintendo. Membership is attained through registering a PIN number supplied on an insert within any official Nintendo games or video game systems.
While there is no traditional fee for membership, the cost comes in the form of purchasing different Nintendo games and video game systems. As of 2015, games for handheld systems vary in price, but are generally between $25 and $40, depending on the game's release date. Games for home systems are priced between $40 and $60, also depending on the game's release date. The systems themselves are generally between $150 and $250, depending on whether they are handheld or home systems.