Nintendo is notorious about rarely discounting its games, even years after release, and it’s even more rare to see a large sale with hundreds of great games marked down at once. But it’s a New Year’s miracle for gamers, because there’s a massive sale going on in the Eshop right now with over 1,000 games marked down. The sale includes some first-party games down to $42 and some of the platform’s best indie titles, so you don’t want to skip out on this one.
If you prefer to shop at other stores, you’ve now got some options. Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Humble Bundle are all price-matching a handful of Nintendo’s deals, offering their own markdowns on some of the same digital titles. So if you have a membership at one of these stores or just prefer to shop at one of them over the Eshop, you can now take advantage of this fantastic sale at nearly any store of your choosing. Because these are digital downloads, you’ll still get Nintendo Gold Points when you redeem codes in the Eshop.
The New Year’s game sales will run through January 16, so you have about a week to take advantage of the deals you want. We’ve outlined all the best Eshop deals in another story, but below you’ll find the best deals available elsewhere. The same collection of game deals is available at all major retailers, but there are a few games not on sale in the Eshop, such as Octopath Traveler and Baba is You.
However, you’ll still want to check out the Eshop for the full offering of deals, including discounts on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, Mortal Kombat 11, Okami HD, Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, Stardew Valley, and more.
Best Switch Game Deals
*not on sale in the Nintendo Eshop
Nintendo Switch New Year’s Game Sales
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