The Best Nintendo eShop Black Friday Deals

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Sometimes you don't want to wait for a game to arrive: you want to download it now. Especially if your Switch is hooked up to the office Wi-Fi and you're mates with IT, who are also doing the same thing.

The eShop has a range of deals available right now, and I've included some of the more prominent ones below. You'll also want to check some of the deals against what's available at retail, through online stores like Amazon or retailers' online offerings (either direct or through their eBay stores).

Here's what you can grab digitally through your Switch from the Australian eShop:

  • Rocket League: $15.20 (down from $25.34)
  • Super Mario Odyssey: $53.30 (down from $79.95)
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2: $15.75 (down from $31.50)
  • The Bridge: $3.75 (down from $15)
  • Steamworld Dig 2: $14.99 (down from $29.99)
  • Jackbox Party Pack 5: $27.30 (down from $39)
  • Donkey Kong Country: $53.30 (down from $79.95)
  • The Messenger: $22.50 (down from $30)
  • Hyper Light Drifter: $21 (down from $30)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: $59.95 (down from $89.95)
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition: $29.24 (down from $44.99)
  • Screencheat Unplugged: $13.49 (down from $17.99)
  • Drawful 2: $6.49 (down from $12.99)
  • South Park The Stick of Truth: $35.97 (down from $59.95)
  • Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition: $53.30 (down from $79.95)
  • ABZU: $27 (down from $30)
  • Shovel Knight Spectre of Torment: $10.40 (down from $13)
  • Kamiko: $3.25 (down from $6.50)
  • The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker: $11.70 (down from $19.50)
  • Fire Emblem Warriors: $59.95 (down from $89.95)
  • Minit: $10.05 (down from $15)
  • Lost Sphear: $27.98 (down from $69.95)
  • Lifeless Planet: $24 (down from $30)
  • South Park The Fractured But Whole:: $53.97 (down from $89.95)
  • Big Buck Hunter Arcade: $42 (down from $52.50)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold Edition: $53.97 (down from $89.95)
  • Assault Gunners HD Edition Complete Set: $12.60 (down from $18)
  • Time Carnage: $13.65 (down from $19.50)
  • Sausage Sports Club: $15.60 (down from $19.50)

To check out all the deals, head to the eShop through your console. (You can't search the Australian eShop through Nintendo Australia's website yet. One day.)


Comments

    3DS has a few good deals too:

    Radiant Historia - $36
    SMT Strange Journey Redux - $30

    A few other 1st party, but those two stand out to me.

    Except if your office uses a username/password type wireless authentication protocol (EAP/MSCHAP), like what every decent office wireless setup should support. You're stuffed. Nintendo Switch doesn't support it.

    Boo, Nintendo! Boo, I say!

      Wow really? The Wii U didn't support that either. That's pretty stupid.

    Of course if Nintendo caught up with modern times they'd allow us to purchase online through our browser/phone and then download the games directly to our Switch like their competitors. We wouldn't need to actually have our Switch with us.

      You've actually been able to do that for a few years now, since the Wii u days.

        Nope. Can't buy through phone or browser. Not in Australia at least.

          Yes. You can buy from mobile or regular browser. I just double checked then, and it's working fine.

          https://imgur.com/a/XB6v4e3

          Why talk shit?

            After a bit of further research it turns out online purchases aren't actually available in Australia, it's only ever been available in the US, Japan and UK. However, it seems that people have found through a bit of source code browsing and URL hackery you can actually take product ids from the UK store and purchase them using an Australian account.

              What the hell are you on about, online purchases are absolutely available in Australia! Did you even look at the link I posted?

              To buy a game through a browser you start at the Australian Nintendo site. Click "Nintendo switch" then "Nintendo switch games". Scroll to a game, click the link, then scroll down to "purchase in Australia". That takes you to the eshop page which looks exactly like the in-switch page, including further links to dlc etc.

              There is no hacking, no dealing with source code. Your "further research" is obviously complete crap.

                Not all games are available through the web store. Games like Celeste and DeadCells aren't even on there and games like BotW don't have a purchase button.

            Not on the Wii U though surely? I thought it only came in with the Switch.

              Yeah, it got to our region way later, but we had the ability to use the site before it ticked over to the switch.

              I used it once out of curiosity, I dunno, it wasn't as big of a deal to me as it apparently is to others.

              Last edited 24/11/18 12:31 am

            yeah I really don't know what other people are talking about. It was literally 4 clicks away from the confirm purchase page, about as easy as any other store...

            Why talk shit? Because I fucked up. Maybe a neurological spasm? I looked it up at work and couldn't for the life of me get to a purchase screen. Sorry dude

    Worth knowing that the U.S. eshop has both Celeste and Dead Cells on sale, 2 of the biggest indies of the year. Just in case anyone has a U.S. account in their back pocket... ;)

    Games are so expensive on switch considering they are all ports.

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