Nintendo announces Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers (Buy 2 full price games for $99.99 / Exclusive for NSO users)

Gaardus

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Oct 27, 2017
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It looks like you can use eShop credit to buy these vouchers, so you can combine it with discounted gift cards from places like Raise or PCGameSupply.
 

Nelo Ice

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Oct 27, 2017
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Already burned a now expired RZ cert and GCU on physical Mario Maker 2. But if this works on AC switch I’m in and I’ll figure out another first party game to buy.
 

Joseki

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Nov 5, 2017
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Here in Europe it's a 40,98 euro saving on BotW + Smash and 5 euro in gold coins.

That's a pretty good deal.
 

ZOONAMI

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Oct 27, 2017
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Most of those games aren't hard to find on sale for less than $50 pretty regularly though. Nice for digital folks though I guess.
 

AR Starts

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hope someone can help me out here:

1. Can we buy more than one pair of vouchers?
2. Can these vouchers be purchased with eShop gift cards/balance? I assume so.
 

PlayBee

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Nov 8, 2017
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The page says you can have 8 vouchers at a time, so probably no limit if you're using them up immediately, assuming you really want almost every game in this promotion
Oh, cool. I buy all my Switch games digitally now and I generally get them at launch so this is a great deal for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So Nintendo announce a way where you can buy tickets to get discounts on future games for up to a year yet only detail games 6 months in advance... really.

We have no idea what is getting released up to May 2020 yet Nintendo wants you to give them money for nebulous games that you may or may not like
Then only buy it if you know of two games you want to get? and this will still be live after E3 so it's fairly likely we know of more games by then anyway.
 

Like the hat?

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm getting Mario maker digitally for sure. If they announce that animal crossing is going to be included I'll def jump on that.

Since my Target employee discount plus the red card 5% both work on Nintendo eShop credit, I'm even more sold.
 

stealthyfrog

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I don't think that this new deal is going to sway many people who haven't subscribed to NSO yet, but it's a neat bonus for existing subscribers.
 

Alent

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I don't do digital so the only time i would use this would be for Animal Crossing because gotta go digital on AC i guess.
 

Mgs2master2

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Most of those games aren't hard to find on sale for less than $50 pretty regularly though. Nice for digital folks though I guess.
My guess this is aimed for the new release/digital preorder crowd to save money. First party, and switch exclusives seem to fall into this. So if someone wants digital day 1, its a good deal, otherwise, can find cheaper, or just about same price physically elsewhere
 

Byakura

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Oct 25, 2017
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cool idea, might do this and use one of the vouchers for Mario Maker 2 now and save the second one for Fire Emblem or Marvel
 

tulpa

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lol it's a very meager discount. minimum $100 purchase, many of the titles available cheaper elsewhere, and only available with a paid subscription. classic Nintendo
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Well, hell. I already have all the digital Nintendo games that I want which are the multiplayer ones.

If only they had another interesting looking one (Not Mario Tennis Aces nor Super Mario Party) I would buy it along with Super Mario Maker 2.
 

Reinhard

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Oct 27, 2017
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100% pointless to use on $50 titles and ones that actually go on sale multiple times a year. But great for upcoming day 1 releases plus games that never or very rarely ever go on sale.
 

Unkindled

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Nov 27, 2018
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Good for all digital people. They really want to push more people toward's digital games for more profitability.
 

rpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oh, cool. I buy all my Switch games digitally now and I generally get them at launch so this is a great deal for me.
Thank you for pointing that out.

Probably going to buy at least 4 vouchers then

ow my budget
Just warning everyone who quoted me/plans to stock up: keep in mind these vouchers expire 1 year from purchase, so don't stock up and have some of them expire
 
Oct 26, 2017
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It's weird. They claim you can't use it on anything less than full priced games... but then include games like Sushi Striker and 1-2-Switch (which was shown!) which in Canada, is literally cheaper bought on their own together than with the vouchers ($129.98 vs $132.99).

Also a big problem if this means no E3 sale where their games have been 30% off. In Canada, the $79.99 games via the vouchers become $66.49, where as 30% off makes then $55.99.

And, you can't seemingly get the bundles with their passes, just the base game which would help a lot.

The only good in this is for pre-orders of anything this holiday that won't go on sale before then. My advice is to wait until E3 and TGA for instance pass and see what sales they may have then. Pokemon and Animal Crossing are likely sticking at full price (for obvious reasons), so go with those.

Also keep watch of any potential 2x gold coin pre-orders. I can see those still happening.
 

pokéfan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Any advantage to the UK folks here, the retail games are priced much much lower than the digital prices. I’ve gotten most of my Switch games for under £40.
 

MELLO

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Oct 25, 2017
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Im going to be doing this every time I want to buy a new game and another one coming out within the year. Dont make no sense not to
 

Sirhc

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Oct 27, 2017
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Very interested to see if I can buy 4 vouchers, FE MUA MM and AC are all must buy this summer.

Great deal to push digital, can likely get 100 eshop credit for 85 dollars, plus you get the 500 coins back, $40 for new games is the hotness.
 

Slam Tilt

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Jan 16, 2018
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It is but for select titles. It says on the eshop right now that it will work for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Astral Chain.
Welp, that's enough incentive for me -- seriously eyeing MUA3 and Astral Chain, easily, and if other titles get eligible that just makes it easier.
 

Servbot24

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Oct 25, 2017
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This would be great for SMM2 + Animal Crossing. Those are two games that are going to be better to have digital anyways.
 

sensui-tomo

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Oct 25, 2017
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the main question is Do we expect Sword and Shield to be part of this, or for it to be the special exclusion?
 

NarohDethan

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Oct 27, 2017
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Of course this comes after I bought Yoshi and DK full price :/

But it is still neat, probably will get Mario Deluxe and Kirby.
 

MillionIII

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Some of those games are mad overpriced, like how arms is still $60? smh
I guess if you buy day 1 you'd might get something out of this, but this is not the discount I wanted.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So when you add in that you get 500 gold coins it essentially ends up being around 21% off right? that's not bad at all for new games, especially as I'm trying to go all digital.
 

daxy

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Bit of a steep up front price for a digital copy if you ask me.
 
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DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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So basically there is no reason not to get this if you are pre-ordering digital. Will get SMM2 and Fire Emblem