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

JamesQuall

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sweet, canceling my Amazon pre-order of SMM 2 and grabbing this. I wanted digital anyway. Will probably pick up Fire Emblem as well!
 

rpm

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
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So if you use these on any game that isn't 59.99, you're a nark who gave Nintendo free money?
Given that the lowest priced games are $49.99 (6 of them) and the vouchers are $99.99, you could give Nintendo 3 cents for free if you buy all 6 $49.99 games via vouchers

That would involve buying 1-2-Switch at full price, so I'd recommend just burning a $50 bill to get more enjoyment
 

hibikase

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Oct 26, 2017
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Having an expiration date on something like this is completely ridiculous and should be straight up illegal. It’s essentially taking away something that the user bought with real money.

Hell it probably already is in some countries I bet.

Hopefully some jurisdictions notice this and take appropriate action towards Nintendo.
 

nanskee

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Oct 31, 2017
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This doesn't seem to bad, when you factor in the gold coin thing as well. I plan on getting Fire Emblem, Mario Maker 2 and Animal Crossing. If i could thing of a fourth game i I might do this
 

Edward

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Oct 30, 2017
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Great deal for me since i don't have BB club anymore and i have fully went digital. Using it to pick up Mario maker 2 +Marvel, Fire Emblem + Astral and BOTW + Hyrule. I sold all my physical games last year and have been itching to replay BOTW.
 

DaveB

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Oct 25, 2017
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New Hampshire, USA
1 year from purchase of the vouchers, which ends July 31st, so max end date is July 31st, 2020

"The selection of eligible software will continue to grow over time."
They said the vouchers need to be redeemed within a year. No way AC is releasing outside of that time frame.
they need to be redeemed before a year after you purchase.
Vouchers are good for 1 year.
Nice. Thanks for the answers all!

I wonder how the vouchers work exactly in terms of redemption. When AC drops, I'll be getting another Switch for my wife. It'd be rad if she could use one of the vouchers for her copy of the game. I have her setup under my Family Account.
 

overcast

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Oct 25, 2017
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I would do this for Mario Maker and Animal Crossing probably. if the latter gets confirmed I would get it, but I don't see any other games I want at that price right now.
 

Alex840

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Oct 31, 2017
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Gonna use this offer at least 3 times this year for:

Mario Maker 2
Astral Chain
Luigi’s Mansion 2
Animal Crossing
Link’s Awakening
Pokemon
 

Mekanos

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Oct 17, 2018
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I'd jump on this for Mario Maker 2 and Pokemon, but the other games are ones I can wait to go on sale. Is Pokemon just not listed because no release date yet?
 

Wayoshi

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Oct 27, 2017
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If you buy a bunch of AAA titles and are fine with digital, this is pretty good, those AAA games become $50.

any of that is not true, then it's eh.
 

rpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nice. Thanks for the answers all!

I wonder how the vouchers work exactly in terms of redemption. When AC drops, I'll be getting another Switch for my wife. It'd be rad if she could use one of the vouchers for her copy of the game. I have her setup under my Family Account.
I don't think anyone with a family account that has bought these has reported in yet, but I very, very much doubt it, much like how family accounts do not share eShop balances
I'd just look into setting up game sharing between those two Switches, assuming the constraints work for your and your wife's planned Switch use cases
 

justiceiro

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Oct 30, 2017
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Finally a promotion that don't fuck with those who are buying a game day one or the ones buying it digitally.
Now, the 1 hundred dollar question: can i use this with the one month subscription?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Might consider getting it if Pokemon SwSh wows me at E3. IDK what other game I'd get though, since I don't really want to get SMM2 for full price considering I spent $50 on NSMBU and barely touch it.
 

SlimeKnight

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Jan 2, 2018
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Although I've been wanting to go all digital on Switch, my GCU doesn't expire until August so I've just had to buy all the big games physically (saving $12 per game is just too ridiculous to pass up). However this will be perfect for after it expires.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That’s pretty nice. 16.6% discount is pretty nice for games that rarely get discounted.

Been expecting/hoping they’d add stuff like this for Nintendo online
 

Bowl0l

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sounds like a sad idea from NoA when retailers can offer better discounts on digital downloads by a few dollars in the last Mar10 sales without subscription.

Not looking forward to future NoA eshop 1st party game sales for Switch.
 

Aleh

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yaaaas. Gonna use it for Animal Crossing and Sword/Shield for sure. They should be eligible.
 

RedAhmed

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Jan 9, 2018
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This is good and all, but I buy my games physical as often as possible. I won't benefit from this. And besides, I usually buy when Amazon does the 3 games for €100 deal.
 

rpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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How many of these can I get? I’ll probably buy like 3 this year
You can hold up to 8 vouchers/4 pairs at a time
Probably isn't a limit on how many you can buy, as long as you aren't holding onto them/stay under that cap for number held
The last date you can buy them is July 31st (at least in America/NOA territories), they expire 1 year from purchase date
 

Tatsu91

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Apr 7, 2019
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my question is it only valid for 59.99 versions? so if i wanted the 69.99 version of MM2 is it not compatible?
 

Pancakes R Us

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Oct 27, 2017
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For buying brand new games (or pre-ordering) this is an absolute steal on Nintendo games. Doubly so if you can get gift cards at a discount - like, if you can get them for 10% off, that's $90 for two games (and $5 back in eShop credit via gold points). If you manage 20%, you're essentially getting them for less than $40 a piece.
Is anyone selling gift cards at a discount at the mo?
 

kirbyfan407

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Oct 25, 2017
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Once my Best Buy GCU expires, this might be the cheapest way for me to get Switch games. However, I'm pretty committed to going physical with Switch. I hope this promotion comes back around once I'm ready to go all in on digital.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Once my Best Buy GCU expires, this might be the cheapest way for me to get Switch games. However, I'm pretty committed to going digital with Switch. I hope this promotion comes back around once I'm ready to go all in on digital.
This seems indefinite, as it's a promotion only for NSO members and they are promoting more future titles compatible. You can purchase multiple vouchers. The only real restriction is you need to have a subscription and your voucher lasts a year after purchase.
 

milkyway

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May 17, 2018
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Well at least I can reclaim the $20 I wasted spent on NSO in the first place lol.

But really this is a fabulous idea, it's a shame it's only for a limited time. Essentially 20% savings on 2 games including the gold coins you get.
 

Mekanos

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Oct 17, 2018
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This would be best used for games you plan on getting at launch. In that sense, it's not bad at all.
I agree. Originally I was on the fence before, but thinking about it, this will be great for Mario Maker 2 and Pokemon SS for me. The latter is the only game coming out I'm sure I'll be buying day 1.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I had purchased $200 in 10% discounted eShop cards from paypal’s Offer.
So $200 for $180.

If I buy two vouchers using that credit, I can get 4 $60 games valued at $240 for just $180.
It’s $60 in savings.