In case you hadn’t noticed, Black Friday is almost upon, which means that virtually every retailer across the land has unleashed its UNMISSABLE DEALS and MASSIVE DISCOUNTS for your UNSALVAGEABLE SOUL. And, yes, that includes the historically sale-resistant Nintendo.
Indeed, as of earlier today, Nintendo UK’s digital eShop sale – known as Cyber Deals 2018 – for Switch, 3DS, and Wii U is in full swing. And, as is becoming more common for the company in recent times, there’s a solid selection of big games with some pretty decent discounts.
On Switch, a whole bunch of first-party biggies are listed with 33% off their original 49.99 price tag, amounting to a sale price of 33.29: Super Mario Odyssey, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, meanwhile, gets 30% off, making it 41.99. So while not the most dramatic of savings, it’s worth noting that the vast majority of these are, for once, somewhat cheaper than you’ll likely find them at the bigger retailers.
Additionally, the Switch sale includes FIFA 19 (36.84 from 54.99), South Park: The Stick of Truth (17.99 from 29.99), South Park: The Fractured But Whole (29.99 from 49.99), Final Fantasy XV Mobile Edition HD (16.25 from 25), and Skyrim (33.29 from 49.99).
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Nintendo’s Cyber Deals sale also features a pretty sizeable line-up of indie hits. My personal top pick for you, dear reader, would (almost inevitably) be developer Rayark’s superlative rhythm game Voez, which – following yet another free update last week – now has 185 music tracks. It’ll cost you 13.20, down from 18.99, and there’s a demo to try out too.
Some other Switch goodies for you: the wonderful Enter the Gungeon (5.49 from 10.99), Hyper Light Drifter – Special Edition (12.59 from 17.99), Minit (6.02 from 8.99), SteamWorld Dig (4.49 from 8.99), SteamWorld Dig 2 (7.49 from 14.99), Rocket League (9.00 from 15.00), Wonder Boy: The Dragon Trap (8.99 from 17.99), Snake Pass (6.39 from 15.99), and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (17.99 from 22.49).
As for 3DS, the somewhat less impressive selection of discounts includes The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (11.19 instead of 15.99), Monster Hunter Generations (19.99 from 39.99), and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (26.99 from 39.99). Wii U, meanwhile, features the likes of Breath of the Wild (41.99 from 59.99), Super Mario Maker (24.49 from 34.99), and Xenoblade Chronicles X (33.30 from 49.99).
That’s more or less it for the highlights, but you can peruse the complete list for Switch either by clicking the Current Offers tab in the Switch eShop itself, or by checking out Nintendo UK’s website. Wii U and 3DS discounts aren’t currently displaying on the site’s search, so you’ll likely need to browse via your console. The Cyber Deals 2018 sale ends on November 29th.
Incidentally, Nintendo of America is holding its very own Cyber Deals event for Switch, 3DS, Wii U. And if you’re lucky enough to live within its warm embrace, the sale is well worth checking out – as it features a much wider selection of discounted games.