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Nintendo anounced Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers (Buy 2 Nintendo games for $99.99, Nintendo Switch Online Members only)

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Is this a good offer from Nintendo

Yes 9 23.68%
 
Decent, but its only $10 + 5% 8 21.05%
 
Better than nothing 11 28.95%
 
Bad offer 10 26.32%
 
Total:38

It's merely better than nothing. If you've been waiting for discounts on older first party games, you've already had multiple chances to buy digital versions for $40 instead of $60, because Cyber Monday, Christmas, Mario Day and Easter were accompanied by such offers. So this is something that is only useful to get upcoming games on their release day. In that sense, you can have a 12-month-subscription with a net loss of nothing, because you get the money you pay for the subscription completely back.

I'll stick to my no online, screw digital mantra. As most of you should know, another one of Nintendo's troll tactics is to grant 5% cashback on digital games, but only 1% cashback for physical games. But it's not hard to obtain physical copies at less than the MSRP on release day, so the cashback differential is commonly offset, making the decision to buy physical games very easy.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
So I know this is a dumb question but I assume when Nintendo means "paid" this means promotional free online like the Twitch Prime free 12 months doesn't count? Or do they just mean paid as in the subscription in general?

I'd assume the free prime people still get it since Amazon technically paid for your online membership 



     

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I can literaly buy all of those games for less than 50€ in retail right now, so what's the point of the offer?



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The offer gives very little real value, money wise. I can shop around here in the U.K. and get most 1st party games physically for around £40, much cheaper than the eshop price anyway.



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Nintendo should really slash their game prices by more, and more often. I still find these prices too expensive given how old these titles are now.



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wombat123 said:
Alright, more sales for Xenoblade 2. Gotta bump those numbers up.

I got X2 for $35 physical on last year's Black Friday sale.  I'm not so sure that this voucher is so great when you wait a while and know where to look.

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think-man said:
Nintendo should really slash their game prices by more, and more often. I still find these prices too expensive given how old these titles are now.

Nintendo likes to retain the value of their games even years after their release as they keep selling at or close to full price regardless. I wouldn't expect any major game discounts until/if they bring back Nintendo Selects for Switch.



Wyrdness said:
In a straight conversion that's £77 which if that's the price in the UK it's a steal as games here are around £45-£49.

It's £84 in the uk unfortunately. Can Preorder Super Mario Maker 2 for £39.99 so cheaper to just buy it on it's own.

I don't think any of the games on the list would be difficult to find for under £42.



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It CAN be a great deal, if you are planning on buying a near-brand-new game when it is still full price - if the game is eligible.

I don't see myself ever using it, though, because the only times I buy games while still full price, I'm likely preordering them, and if I do that from Amazon, I get quite a bit more of a discount.

But this is still a great move, I think.



Barkley said:
Wyrdness said:
In a straight conversion that's £77 which if that's the price in the UK it's a steal as games here are around £45-£49.

It's £84 in the uk unfortunately. Can Preorder Super Mario Maker 2 for £39.99 so cheaper to just buy it on it's own.

I don't think any of the games on the list would be difficult to find for under £42.

Damn that's unfortunate.