Nintendo Australia Is Having A Massive Zelda Sale

Nintendo Australia Is Having A Massive Zelda Sale

Starting at 1am January 27, Nintendo Australia is hosting a sale on all things Zelda. Practically every major Zelda game ever made is part of the sale.

But it is a Nintendo sale, so don’t get too excited! This isn’t a 75% off Steam-style flash sale. This sale is a little more restrained.

— The Legend of Zelda (NES) is 30% off

— The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (SNES) is 30% off

— The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy) is 30% off (starting to see a pattern here…)

— The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (N64) is 30% off

— The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D (3DS) is 30% off

— The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U) is 30% off

— The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) is 30% off

— The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) is 30%

— The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds (3DS) is 30% off

The non-3DS/Wii U games are Virtual Console titles, just so you know!

Which ones are worth buying? Well, personally I’d pick them up in this order, based on which games are the most awesome to play right this second in 2017…

1. The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

2. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D

5. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

6. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

7. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

9. The Legend of Zelda

Hey, feel free to tell me how wrong I am!

For more details on the sale, and all the other stuff Zelda-related stuff Nintendo has planned through February, head here.


    • The site says only for the DLC: “30% off all add-on content for Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Legends”

  • No love for Majora’s Mask from Nintendo?

    At least since it’s a Nintendo sale, if I accidentally forget about it and end up having to buy the games at full price they will cost me about the same as if I remembered the sale.

    • I’d love to know what the full prices are, but apparently I can only find out by going into the eShop via my 3DS. Can’t find out AU prices on the internet?

        • I don’t know why Nintendo thinks it’s normal to charge twice the price of the 2015 Xbone/PS4 GOTY for a 4 year old mobile remake of a 20 year N64 old game.

          It plays a huge factor in my decision not to buy their consoles. Even as it’s dying if I could pick up a WiiU for $200 now I’d consider it if I could get the back catalogue for sub $30 each, but there’s no way I’m buying one for $350 when the games are twice as much as Xbox games for years after they’re released.

          • Can’t upvote hard enough! Nintendo and its ‘maintaining the appearance of value’ bullshit! Sometimes I wonder exactly how much market share and profit Nintendo has passed up because of this outlandish, outmoded behaviour.

  • Considering EB is also having a sale on some of these, it’s worth comparing. Also we should be careful about buying any virtual console game with the Switch on the horizon

    • Which part of this sale is “massive”?

      Is it because they have a “massive” 8 games on sale?
      Is it because of the “massive” 30% off?

      Or is it because the games are still massive rip-offs?

      $50 for a 3.5 year old remake of a 14 year old game? Thanks a lot Nintendo!

    • Don’t worry, in 2037 you’ll be able to get the 2034 re-remake for $50 (plus inflation) during a limited time sale.

      And that seems like a joke… except it’s not at all.

  • In years to come the same sort of inane manure in here will be said about stuff like Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto.

    You just wait.

    Personally I blame McGarnincal.

    • Except you can already get The Last of Us Remastered for $36.99 plus shipping from Ozgameshop and you can get GTAV for $43.99. Years from now you’ll be picking them up for about $20 each.

      You can’t do that with Nintendo because if you discount Nintendo titles you run a serious risk of being blacklisted.

      Quote from Console Wars by Blake Harris (p71)

      “…there was a small store struggling to keep up with the big boys, and they decided they were going to lower the price of the NES by five cents just so they had some small advantage. Well, they advertise this in the Sunday newspaper, their five-cent advantage, and another small store sees this and calls Nintendo to let them know. A week goes by, Nintendo send out the trucks to deliver the product, and lo and behold, there’s nothing left for the store with the five-cent discount…”

      Now, yes, this is illegal, but this is one reason why you don’t see heavily discounted Nintendo games or systems in retail outlets.

      Another reason is that Nintendo products are seen as maintaining their value (thanks to the above) and that there is therefore no need to discount.

      The third pillar to Nintendo’s strategy is its rigid system of inventory control, as devised by Peter Main in the late 80s, which purposefully provided retailers with only a fraction of the products they requested in order to create a frenzy for whatever products were available.

      So yeah, Nintendo’s system is completely unlike a normal commercial operation.

      Sorry for the ramble 🙂

  • The 30% discount is because of the end of Zelda’s 30th anniversary year. It’s thematic so it makes it okay.

  • Nintendo don’t make it easy for you to work out how to get the discount. I had to do a lot of googling and read some fine print to work out how. After wondering where the discount was since I was pretty sure I had a ‘Nintendo Account’, I did a bit of research and found that you need to: 1) link the Nintendo Account to Nintendo Network ID (2) opt in to promo emails (3) visit the eShop just to browse (4) wait 3 hours (5) check under ‘just for you’ in the eShop. Number 5 was the missing link as there is no explanation anywhere that says you have to click here for the Zelda discount. The funny thing is because it was such a challenge I feel more motivated to use it and buy some Zelda games.

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