Nintendo Switch eShop Sale (Australia) up to 50% off

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The Switch eShop has finally been updated with a bunch of new sale items. Popular games on sale include Rocket League, Overcooked, Enter the Gungeon, Golf Story, Mario + Rabbids, Rayman Legends, Fifa 18, Street Fighter and more …

  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games) – $18.00 until 13/2, normally $22.50
  • Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (Monkey Studios) – $10.49 until 13/2, normally $14.99
  • Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back (Forever Entertainment) – $6.75 until 15/2, normally $7.50
  • Rocket League (Psyonix) – $19.00 until 15/2, normally $25.34
  • Overcooked Special Edition (Team17) – $20.80 until 15/2, normally $26.00
  • Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital) – $13.12 until 15/2, normally $17.50
  • Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital) – $18.00 until 15/2, normally $22.50
  • Shiftlings – Enhanced Edition (RockPocket) – $14.06 until 15/2, normally $18.75
  • Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft) – $59.96 until 15/2, normally $89.95
  • Worms W.M.D (Team17) – $36.00 until 15/2, normally $45.00
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft) – $59.96 until 15/2, normally $89.95
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Gold Edition (Ubisoft) – $82.82 until 15/2, normally $112.95
  • Fast RMX (Shin’en Multimedia) – $20.99 until 15/2, normally $27.99
  • Monopoly (Ubisoft) – $44.96 until 15/2, normally $59.95
  • UNO (Ubisoft) – $10.01 until 15/2, normally $14.30
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (Koch Media) – $41.99 until 15/2, normally $59.99
  • RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Ubisoft) – $44.96 until 15/2, normally $59.95
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (WB Games) – $67.46 until 15/2, normally $89.95
  • FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) – $44.99 until 15/2, normally $89.99
  • Ultra Street Fighter II (Capcom) – $41.95 until 15/2, normally $59.95
  • Hammerwatch (Blitworks) – $12.00 until 15/2, normally $15.00
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses) – $14.07 until 15/2, normally $21.00
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE (Reign Bros) – $19.49 until 15/2, normally $30.00
  • Infinite Minigolf (Zen Studios) – $9.75 until 15/2, normally $19.50
  • Floor Kids (MERJ Media) – $20.69 until 15/2, normally $25.99
  • Frederic (Forever Entertainment) – $6.02 until 15/2, normally $8.99
  • Super Beat Sports (Harmonix) – $18.00 until 15/2, normally $22.50
  • NeuroVoider (Plug in Digital) – $16.80 until 15/2, normally $21.00
  • Party Golf (GiantMargarita) – $14.99 until 15/2, normally $22.50
  • Mantis Burn Racing (VooFoo Studios) – $19.99 until 15/2, normally $24.99
  • RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Two Tribes Publishing) – $16.50 until 15/2, normally $22.00
  • Wulverblade (Darkwind Media) – $17.53 until 15/2, normally $25.05
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited (Raw Fury) – $18.00 until 15/2, normally $22.50
  • Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games) – $12.00 until 15/2, normally $15.00
  • Mecho Tales (Arcade Distillery) – $9.99 until 15/2, normally $12.49
  • Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) – $44.96 until 15/2, normally $89.95
  • The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital) – $15.99 until 15/2, normally $19.99
  • Plague Road (Arcade Distillery) – $15.00 until 15/2, normally $18.75
  • De Mambo (The Dangerous Kitchen) – $7.99 until 15/2, normally $15.99
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) – $9.60 until 19/2, normally $12.00
  • The Bridge (QuantumAstroGuild) – $9.00 until 22/2, normally $15.00
  • Brawlout (Angry Mob Games) – $22.50 until 22/2, normally $30.00
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Jackbox Games) – $26.40 until 22/2, normally $33.00
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL (Wired Productions) – $15.29 until 22/2, normally $17.99
  • BRAWL (QubicGames) – $12.00 until 25/2, normally $15.00
  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (Game Mill) – $37.50 until 26/2, normally $60.00
  • Monster Jam: Crush It! (Game Mill) – $37.50 until 26/2, normally $60.00
  • Astro Bears Party (QubicGames) – $6.00 until 4/3, normally $7.50
  • Robonauts (QubicGames) – $18.00 until 4/3, normally $22.50
  • Woodle Tree Adventures (ChubbyPixel) – $6.75 until 10/3, normally $7.50

Comments

  • +6 votes

    TOO MANY DEALS!

    Cannot cope.

  • +8 votes

    UNO (Ubisoft) – $10.01

    Now that is an infuriating price!

  • +5 votes

    Another lackluster eShop sale. Lack of nintendo first-party games too.

    • -1 vote

      You really expect those to be on sale when they havnt even been out for a year?

      https://www.ebgames.com.au/3ds-158513-New-Super-Mario-Bros-2...

      Nintendo games dont do sales or price drops

      • +2 votes

        Most games do get discounts for not even been out a year on any other console. In this case, the discounts aren't even much anyway (I pay less on launch) so a few dollars off say a digital mario odyssey wouldnt be much.

        You don't need to tell me nintendo do crap sales, I have been buying and playing the last 20 years - I'm just pointing out the obvious.

        • +2 votes

          It’s never worth buying njntwndo games digitally since you can always find it cheaper physical + random sale going on.

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          Nintendo games are evergreen and keep selling over time. Games on other consoles don't thats why they are in bargain bin after 2 weeks.

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    Anyone have FIFA 18 on the switch? Is it worth getting?

    • +2 votes

      If you want to play a pretty good portable soccer game then yes get it. Multiplayer is hardly there though as I cant ever get a matchup in online seasons. I got it from eb games pricematching big w’s recent deal at $35 but definitely wouldn’t buy it full price.

    • +1 vote

      As others have said, of you're buying it to just play a few local games it's good enough. If you're buying for online, don't.

  • +8 votes

    Highly recommend Golf Story if people haven't picked it up yet.

  • +7 votes

    Why is it that digital games still cost more than physical? What a funny world we live in.

    • +2 votes

      i know right. especially since physical games are tradeable.

      • +4 votes

        I don't think retailers would be happy about Nintendo undercutting their prices. Why bother selling physical games when Nintendo will sell them cheaper and more conveniently.

        Nintendo has to keep their games on shelves, Nintendo even takes a hit when it comes to pre-owned games since none of the profit go back to them only the retailers.

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        The benefits go both ways though. You can't lose digital games, which is actually pretty convenient for a portable system like the Switch. Also, digital games don't suffer from wear and tear, damage, or (in the case of optical media) scratches. Not to mention changing physical games is a chore.

        At the end of the day, physical games will eventually die. We need someone on consoles to do what Steam did for the PC. It doesn't make any sense for us to be paying fees to produce physical media, ship it around the globe, rent space to put it on shelves, pay commission to stores…etc. Cut out middlemen.

        If anyone will do it, it will probably be MS, but with the DRM fiasco when the XBOne launched, I doubt anyone is going to touch this issue for a while.

        • +1 vote

          Not to mention changing physical games is a chore

          Ugh. Why are millenials so lazy?

        • -1 vote

          It really is funny how people want this now, when Microsoft tried doing it nearly 5 years ago and was met with a social media shitstorm which essentially lost them the generation of consoles…

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          @angusk: I agree, one of the things I prefer about PC is just how easy it is to buy games and how much cheaper it is compared to consoles. Most of it is due to digital distribution.

          I think that a lot of the shitstorm was caused by Sony though, e.g. emphasising people sharing games. How often do we share games anyway?

        • +1 vote

          I would argue that physical is better because you then own the game instead of "borrowing it". When you buy digital, you can download while its available but they can remove it at any time depending on when MS, Sony or Nintendo want to keep supporting a particular console. Same with Steam, while we may think that it will be forever there, if steam goes down, we better pray that they flip the switch so we can still download and play those games in our library.

          and to P1 ama, my friends and I share games to try out. Some games might not be interesting to pour cash into. Some might get us over the fence and end up getting another copy.

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          @azngamer:

          When you buy digital, you can download while its available but they can remove it at any time depending on when MS, Sony or Nintendo want to keep supporting a particular console.

          I agree, but once you download it to your console, it sits there no different to optical media on the shelf right? I've thought about this point a lot, so I see where you are coming from though.

          my friends and I share games to try out. Some games might not be interesting to pour cash into. Some might get us over the fence and end up getting another copy.

          You can just sign in as your friend on your own console and you'll be able to play their games. Obviously not simultaneously. This is a clunky solution. Obviously the solution would be to allow users to "lend" other users games, i.e. if I choose to lend you a game for 3 days, then it will be deactivated from my account (meaning I can't load it), whilst it allows you to play it for that time.

          I understand the problem, but distribution costs are such a large proportion of how much games cost. There is no doubt that console games (on average) are more expensive than their PC counterparts.

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          @angusk:

          Simple because internet was too slow and still is. And everyone hates MS to begin with

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          Steam wasn’t necessary a good thing for games. The insane discounts became taken for granted. While it fed on impulse purchases and was ideal for introducing people to video games, games are sold for criminally low prices. People wait instead of paying full price for games because they know they can.

          The main benefit of physical games would mainly be resell value. I can buy a game at discount and resell it if I don’t expect to play it again.

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          @Ozbargain Lurker:

          People wait instead of paying full price for games because they know they can.

          Isn't the entire point of this website about waiting for sales because we know they will occur?

          Behind all the fluff of your argument (e.g. "criminally low" prices), what you're just saying is "sales are bad".

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          @p1 ama: Yes but ozbargainers are somewhat "extremist." Ozbargain exclusive codes and deals work because they know that we won't buy said product unless there is a really good deal on it and a smaller profit per piece is still better than an unsold item. Steam sales affects less "extremist" people like us in the way that slightly more patient people would wait for the sale because they know its coming. A reasonable amount of people willing to buy the game at full price would wait a few extra months for the sale.

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          @Ozbargain Lurker: I'm still not sure I follow your argument, why is it a bad thing that people wait for a sale? What benefit is there of those people buying early?

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          @p1 ama: Sorry for not clarifying initially but what I meant was that Steam isn't necessarily good for the game industry (game developers) due to the steam sales which are taken for granted.

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          @azngamer: well when you buy a game on a disk you really just are buying a license to the game, which could theoretically be revoked at any time, same as by buying digital. For me, I've loved the game share feature with digital games on Xbox, essentially me and my mate get every game 50% off on release date.

          From what I recall most of the drama about the xbox one reveal was about the "Always on" thing and the kinect, along with the price (which was so high because of the kinect)

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      Nintendo apenf decades building a successful relationship with retailers, and first party games hold their value for the life of the console and then some, so it doesn’t make sense to suddenly start undercutting your physical retail partners.

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      Not in the case of Overcooked. Digital has been out for a while and only about $20, while the preorder for physical to be released next week is bloody $60!. I personally prefer physical games, but not at a $40 premium!

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      The issue is Microsoft’s and Sony have a distribution model for hardware that requires retailers to sell for them. If you burn them they can pull the hardware and effectively kill the console.

      We saw this in the past with the PSP Go. EB Games refused to sell a digital only system and it never went anywhere without any other retailers to drive sales. In that case it didn’t help that the PSP was already struggling but it’s pretty indicative the strategy failed when they turned around the digital only plan for the Vita.

      In the past fortnight a few retailers overseas have said they’ll no longer stock Xbox consoles as they feel the Xbox game pass getting day one releases undercuts them on software sales where they make most of their money. They’ve said they’d align with Sony who is already more lucrative. Might be too early to know if that’s a bluff or they will follow through but certain there’s some weight to the retailers argument.

      Outside that game costs have gone down over time if anything and haven’t kept up with inflation. I recall buying some SNES titles back 20+ years ago for $120 at the time which today would be way more. Digital distribution along with there being a larger market helps to retain profit margins.

      There’s other reasons but yeah, not sure consoles will see lower digital costs any time soon. Exception is the Switch where the media currently has a far larger overhead than a blu ray disc.

  • +3 votes

    PlayStation store has really good sale prices. Even in sale these games are still more expensive than they should be for digital IMO

  • +2 votes

    i want a switch deal..

  • -3 votes

    Too bad if you have a wii u in which case Nintendo would like you to know that they can't remember who you are.

  • +7 votes

    Ahhh no Stardew Valley deal

    • +1 vote

      Unfortunately no. Stardew Valley has been topping the most popular game on Switch since it came out (digital only). I have been waiting for a sale for quite a while but bought it in the end at full price

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      I was looking for this one too :(

  • +7 votes

    Excellent post OP!

  • +1 vote

    So what should I be looking to buy! Only have Mario Odyssey…

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    Any recommended games to buy from this list?

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      Rocket League and Golf Story would be my recommendations. I picked up Enter The Gungeon during this sale, yet to put some time into it though.

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    Anyone recommend any really good 4 player games from that list?

  • -1 vote

    Where the hell are their old school games? They'd make a mint selling Snes/N64/GC games for decent prices.

    Sometimes I can't tell whether they're smart or dumb

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    Is it possible to buy these on a website or something? Waiting out for a sale before buying the console but wouldnt mind picking up a few games in advanced…

  • +1 vote

    always thumbs up for switch deals, mandatory. Great system!!

  • +1 vote

    Suggest putting % off next to each item.

    • +18 votes

      Done, ordered by discount.

      Title Discount
      De Mambo (The Dangerous Kitchen) – $7.99 until 15/2, normally $15.99 50%
      Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) – $44.96 until 15/2, normally $89.95 50%
      FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) – $44.99 until 15/2, normally $89.99 50%
      Infinite Minigolf (Zen Studios) – $9.75 until 15/2, normally $19.50 50%
      The Bridge (QuantumAstroGuild) – $9.00 until 22/2, normally $15.00 40%
      Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (Game Mill) – $37.50 until 26/2, normally $60.00 38%
      Monster Jam: Crush It! (Game Mill) – $37.50 until 26/2, normally $60.00 38%
      Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE (Reign Bros) – $19.49 until 15/2, normally $30.00 35%
      Party Golf (GiantMargarita) – $14.99 until 15/2, normally $22.50 33%
      Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft) – $59.96 until 15/2, normally $89.95 33%
      Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft) – $59.96 until 15/2, normally $89.95 33%
      Frederic (Forever Entertainment) – $6.02 until 15/2, normally $8.99 33%
      Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses) – $14.07 until 15/2, normally $21.00 33%
      Ultra Street Fighter II (Capcom) – $41.95 until 15/2, normally $59.95 30%
      Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (Monkey Studios) – $10.49 until 13/2, normally $14.99 30%
      Wulverblade (Darkwind Media) – $17.53 until 15/2, normally $25.05 30%
      Puyo Puyo Tetris (Koch Media) – $41.99 until 15/2, normally $59.99 30%
      UNO (Ubisoft) – $10.01 until 15/2, normally $14.30 30%
      Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Gold Edition (Ubisoft) – $82.82 until 15/2, normally $112.95 27%
      Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital) – $13.12 until 15/2, normally $17.50 25%
      Rocket League (Psyonix) – $19.00 until 15/2, normally $25.34 25%
      Shiftlings – Enhanced Edition (RockPocket) – $14.06 until 15/2, normally $18.75 25%
      Fast RMX (Shin’en Multimedia) – $20.99 until 15/2, normally $27.99 25%
      Monopoly (Ubisoft) – $44.96 until 15/2, normally $59.95 25%
      RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Ubisoft) – $44.96 until 15/2, normally $59.95 25%
      LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (WB Games) – $67.46 until 15/2, normally $89.95 25%
      RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Two Tribes Publishing) – $16.50 until 15/2, normally $22.00 25%
      Brawlout (Angry Mob Games) – $22.50 until 22/2, normally $30.00 25%
      Floor Kids (MERJ Media) – $20.69 until 15/2, normally $25.99 20%
      Mecho Tales (Arcade Distillery) – $9.99 until 15/2, normally $12.49 20%
      The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital) – $15.99 until 15/2, normally $19.99 20%
      Mantis Burn Racing (VooFoo Studios) – $19.99 until 15/2, normally $24.99 20%
      Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) – $9.60 until 19/2, normally $12.00 20%
      The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Jackbox Games) – $26.40 until 22/2, normally $33.00 20%
      Golf Story (Sidebar Games) – $18.00 until 13/2, normally $22.50 20%
      Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital) – $18.00 until 15/2, normally $22.50 20%
      Worms W.M.D (Team17) – $36.00 until 15/2, normally $45.00 20%
      Hammerwatch (Blitworks) – $12.00 until 15/2, normally $15.00 20%
      Super Beat Sports (Harmonix) – $18.00 until 15/2, normally $22.50 20%
      Uurnog Uurnlimited (Raw Fury) – $18.00 until 15/2, normally $22.50 20%
      Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games) – $12.00 until 15/2, normally $15.00 20%
      Plague Road (Arcade Distillery) – $15.00 until 15/2, normally $18.75 20%
      BRAWL (QubicGames) – $12.00 until 25/2, normally $15.00 20%
      Astro Bears Party (QubicGames) – $6.00 until 4/3, normally $7.50 20%
      Robonauts (QubicGames) – $18.00 until 4/3, normally $22.50 20%
      Overcooked Special Edition (Team17) – $20.80 until 15/2, normally $26.00 20%
      NeuroVoider (Plug in Digital) – $16.80 until 15/2, normally $21.00 20%
      Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL (Wired Productions) – $15.29 until 22/2, normally $17.99 15%
      Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back (Forever Entertainment) – $6.75 until 15/2, normally $7.50 10%
      Woodle Tree Adventures (ChubbyPixel) – $6.75 until 10/3, normally $7.50 10%
      • +2 votes

        thanks for this.. although they are taking the piss with the RRP for some games .. just dance 2017 is not $90 anywhere anymore…. $57 has been the normal price at EB since november I've been tossing up to get that or the 2018 when it was $79.

  • +2 votes

    So are any of these exclusives, or am i better off just having them in my steam library?

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    If you have $30 to spend what game would you get???

    • +3 votes

      Of this list, I would chuck in the extra to get Mario + Rabbids - I'm playing this at the moment and loving it!

      Otherwise, Golf Story for single player and Overcooked for multiplayer seem to be very popular picks.

      Enter the Gungeon is high on my list of games to buy too.

    • -1 vote

      Probably save it tnh

    • +2 votes

      If you like F-Zero type games then go for Fast RMX, it is a nice pick up and put down type of game. Also a Switch only game if it matters.

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    Is there a way of buying these games without having a switch (yet)? Planning on picking one up soo, but would like to snaffle a couple of these bargains. I can't seem to be able to access them from the e-shop online, so perhaps it needs to be linked to a console before purchase?.

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      Yeah unfortunately the oz eshop doesn’t allow purchasing through the website (you can in other countries but not here).

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    Why is Rocket League $60 for a physical copy?! Might be my first digital purchase ever.

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    No deal for me.
    One of the reason for gaming on console is because you can trade in the game that you dont play anymore.

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    No zelda?

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    nothing really exciting here, thanks for posting though

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