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[Switch] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Dragon Quest XI S, Yoshi's Crafted World $53.30ea @ Nintendo eShop

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Lowest eShop prices ever for MK8 and Dragon Quest, according to Deku Deals. Ends Jan 12th.

Thanks to sss333 for pointing these out, I only noticed MK8 at first.

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  • +7 votes

    A few other Nintendo published on sale but I'd say most notably Dragon Quest® XI S for $53.30 as well.

  • +8 votes

    Tempted to grab this even though I have the physical version. Swapping cartridges is a pain when you have kids that want to changes games every 15 minutes.

    • +3 votes

      Have always thought the same for Splatoon and maybe animal crossing as well.

    • +4 votes

      Very much agree and is also a first world issue for me too. Never played Mario Kart much on physical, but since getting it digital as part of my new switch purchase, I've played it heaps.

      Me being a bit picky with money, prefer to get physical such that they can be resold later on, but there are just some classics that will be kept forever, eg. Mario Kart and Splatoon 2.

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        Lol. I need to finish and sell both MK and S2. I've no desire to keep them.

        • +1 vote

          It's the multiplayer component of both games that extends on their enjoyment. I didn't bother with the campaign/single player of either games until I found that it helped with the online/multiplayer side. Eg. unlocked goodies!

          If you haven't done so already, give the online-side a go before deciding to let go of these gems.

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      I did this, and found I now play MK8 a lot more. Definitely a game that works better in a downloaded format for me and don’t care about future resale value.

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    Damn I finally bought a physical copy on Boxing Day for around the same price.

    • +9 votes

      why damn? Physical is superior.

      • +6 votes

        In your opinion.

        Everyone has their preferences.

      • +4 votes

        Why is it superior? If you don't sell games (I never sell my games) then there is zero benefit to physical. My kids would lose the carts, or break them, or they will go through the wash…

        • +3 votes

          idk I just like the pretty boxes

          • +8 votes

            @mangobango: i hate it when people sell just the cart only on third party sellers because they threw out the physical case out. but that's just me.

            • +7 votes

              @RQNinja: That's so dumb, the whole point of physical is getting the nice box but they throw it out.

              Absolute animals!

              • +1 vote

                @mangobango: i always get the "it's too bulky", "takes too much space", "plastics are a house and environmental hazard" excuse. but they still want their money back when they sell their game off to someone else. not sure if i am starting to believe them or i should still hold my ground.

        • +7 votes

          Back in the day, the amount of Wii online content I purchased, now it's all gone, whisked away into some ceo's pocket.
          But having the physical switch cartridge, I will have the reassurance I will be able to play that game in a decades time. Even when I was a child, I impeccablely stored my games and systems. There was a time when I traded in a large amount, the shop attendant looked at me and said "Dude, have you even played these, they look brand new". So credit to myself, take the time to look after what you invest in.

          • +2 votes

            @Damonator84: Is all the wii online stuff no longer there? Servers shut down or something? That is a bit crap.

            I personally hate the all digital age and I'm stunned by the number of people that actually support it, paying more for games that can be purchased much cheaper physically. Actually, I'm more scared, because I really don't want to think about the idea of physical media possibly being discontinued.

            I get the idea of convenience with digital games but I despise those that say "physical media need to die" and such.

        • +9 votes
          • You don't have to wait hours and hours for your games to install.
          • You can trade games with your friends, saving a tonne of money.
          • You could sell your games 30 years from now and get a nice tidy sum of money for your retirement (if everything is digital by then, physical games will be even more sought after and will probably sky rocket in value).
          • You actually own physical games. You can play it whenever you want. Digital games get taken off the store all the time. You might lose out on your chance to play a game coz you waited too long.

          zero benefit to physical? Also, if you're clumsy enough to have one go through the wash then i guess digital is for you!

          • -10 votes

            @peterross: There's so many flaws with your argument.

            1. You have to install updates regardless. Xbox and PS4 need to copy anyway.
            2. Which means 1 game, digital you get to game share… 2 simultaneously
            3. Wishful thinking
            4. Digital games can be downloaded at any time after they are removed from the store.

            So yeah. Nah.

            • +4 votes

              @scuderiarmani: So many dads and guys in their 20's have been conned into the whole digital trend. You know you don't actually own anything right? You're paying to play the games, you don't own them. You're paying for the convenience.

              Well i was talking specifically about Nintendo. So yeh play straight off the bat, don't wait 8 hours to install. Also, when digital games are taken off the store, you cannot download them at any time. Unless of course you bought them previously.

              • +1 vote

                @peterross: You know you have to wait for the physical copy to arrive? I'm playing before you can digitally. So wait time isn't an issue…. 8 hours? Not on 100/40 FTTN…

                Obviously you have to have purchased before… But try find old physical games, plenty of issues there too….

                I don't want shelves of clutter. I value convenience.

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                @peterross: what i hate about this current age is that games are either partially on disc/cart or they are incomplete and need day 1 patches to obtain full function or spill out errors making them partially playable. it's sad that these days are all crunch down to get deadlines met and full games working games are released in working condition without the need of patches compared to the old days. and there is also dlc which doesn't carry on to the future unless publishers and developers rerelease the game as a GOTY complete edition.

            • +1 vote

              @scuderiarmani: In regards to point 1, this has stemmed from a ‘download’ mentality. When they had no option but to put everything on a media, the media needed to be fast enough and the game had to be in a state that it was working as best as could reasonably be achieved.

              The download environment has allowed for things like day 1 patches and having to download to the console from media device before playing. Rather than DLC being for the benefit of gamers it becomes a ‘backup’ for devs to be able to release early and worry about fixes later. A terrible pathway for gamers but easier for devs, but it’s what we now have. This does then make physical less valuable (except Nintendo who seems to still generally do the right thing in this regard). But that doesn’t mean physical is bad.. it’s more that the physical games in the ‘way which they have now begun being implemented’ are bad.

      • +1 vote

        Naaa.

  • +4 votes

    Not to be a downer, but unless it's a eshop exclusive, physical copies are better value. Let's hope they don't close the eshop.. Yoshi in a physical copy has been cheaper, from memory about $49.60 back in July 2019.

    • +5 votes

      Value is subjective. Physical copies are often cheaper AND you can trade-in for a further discount later.

      But some games are more valuable digitally. Personally I wish I had Mario Kart and Smash Bros. digitally for quickly playing with friends.

      • -11 votes

        It's not hard to swap cartridges though. Physical is better value. It isn't subjective at all. You can't resell digital…so where's the value? Saving yourself 10 seconds? Lol

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          what happens when your kids lose that tiny little cartridge?

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            @frankfurtman: I don't understand that part. If my daughter ever wants to play a game i will change cartridges for her. She aint touching my collection by herself lol.

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              @peterross: So everytime your daughter wants to play Mario Kart, you have to drop everything and go change the game. Meanwhile my cousin's kids just press the Mario icon and we keep drinking. To me, that is worth more than $5-10.

              Also, you can actually resell digital. If I ever get rid of my Switch I'll sell it plus my account with all the games.

              Another caveat I just thought of… I have the online family plan with 7 mates signed up, most of us have each other's profiles on our Switches, so I can access their digital games on my Switch, which is a huge saving (because one mate has like 100 games lol)

              • -1 vote

                @TogTogTogTog: "swapping" profiles and having family accounts setup the way you have is def against the terms of agreement. Realistically if your young ones are losing cartridges and can't do it themselves, I think that's a sign of you should be parenting properly and mentoring them on how to do it.
                Selling your account? LOL. DumbAF.

                • +4 votes

                  @Damonator84: That's a good point. People are pretty lazy/bad parents these days. They don't even teach their kids to tidy and put things back where they got them.

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                  @Damonator84: It's not against the ToS, there's plenty of posts etc. around discussing it if you'd like to investigate further.

                  Basically though, a 'family' account allows up to 8 seperate accounts to access the online subscription and share games between them, as long as the game isn't being currently played on the owner's Switch.

                  Not considering selling your account is dumb. I did it for my Wii and WiiU and it's done for all sorts of games and syatems. Fortnite, WoW, Steam, Hearthstone etc. all come to mind.

                  Finally, I don't care if the kids handle the games, they haven't lost any yet. It's just easier for them to tap an icon rather than close the current game, eject the card, put in the new one, start it up etc.

                  Edit: Also, cartridges can fail. My BotW occasionally doesn't read when inserting. If it ever stops working entirely than I would've been better off buying digital.

              • +1 vote

                @TogTogTogTog: that's pretty cool. I'm just a Grandpa set in his ways lol

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          As someone with short/no nails, swapping cartridges is a definite pain in the arse because of the cover you have to pry open.

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      First party stuff that you can find easily, I agree. But those indies that only get limited run physical release in the US that sell out instantly…nah.

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    Is this the same as the EU sale? If so Fitness Boxing, Overwatch, Octopath Traveler, Mario Tennis and Mario Party should be on sale too.

  • +3 votes

    Full list at Vooks btw

  • -1 vote

    I still enjoy playing my Mario Kart 8 on Wii U and CEMU, but that is a lot of money for a game released originally in 2014.

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      Yeh, Nintendo hold value. What are ya gonna do.

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      Yeah same with a lot of Wii U ports, but I guess you pay for the convenience/slightly more pretty graphics.

      My brother had the Wii U so I never really got a chance to properly play those games so for me it's just like buying a new game.

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        I don't even own a Switch yet, still finishing off a few on the wiiU. I like them bringing ports over that a lot of people missed. They could charge a little less though lol

  • +4 votes

    I really don't understand why people who don't like digital media repeatedly feel the need to crap in these digital threads. It's called trolling. Goes for physical posts too, but it's far more common in digital posts.

    How about don't waste your time clicking here?

    • -1 vote

      How about yehhh…nahhhhhh….

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        You can't help but trolling can you?

        Not much going on in your life atm?

        We get it, you don't like digital…. maybe you and your buddies can reminisce a time together when you had physical media….

        Or better yet, ignore this post?

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          I've got about as much going on today as you (so not much) ha ha ha.

          Yeh inviting a few of the old dogs over tonight to reminisce actually. Should be a good night!

  • +2 votes

    So all the pro physical media guys, mind posting a pic of your season pass and DLC collection?

    The OCD me is asking.

    • +1 vote

      I wonder if the pro physical media guys are still rocking the CD player and Walkmans while the rest of the world has moved on to Spotify and Netflix. Im sure there is still value in selling their CD collections.

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    Octopath Travelers is also on sale fot $53.3, is it worth it?

    I know physical copies reached sub $40 before but that's been a while. The cheapest available now is $59 pre-owned at EB Games.

    Anyone knows where to get cheaper physical copies?

    • +1 vote

      It's a great JRPG, I never got around to finishing because it is long.

      At $53.30 you'll get your value for money, but yeah I guess you can just keep an eye on marketplace/gumtree for someone selling it for cheaper.

    • +2 votes

      Hands down one if the best original games on the switch.
      Got my physical new copy of Amazon for $49 back in March last year.

    • +3 votes

      the strong point of this game is its battle mechanics and music.
      the weak point unfortunately is its story. on paper it seems like the story is very rich with 8 different character arcs to play through, which may remind you of something like FF6. however, in reality it's a bunch of disparate stories that have practically no real coherent link between the characters resulting in a very surface level experience with the characters and the world.

      if you like your fighting and leveling then you'll enjoy this. if you prefer story driven rpg then skip.

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        I agree with all of this.

        One of the main reasons I never got around to beating it is because all the stories are completely different.

        Also being a very long game, it just felt a bit like a chore getting through each story.

        Music and gameplay are absolutely phenomenal, but it's just so hard to pay attention to the stories and really enjoy them.

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    I know there are debates elsewhere on this. Do you think splatoon 2 will be enjoyable to someone who likes fortnite?

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      I'm not that much into shooters these days but love Splatoon.

      It's just a great "pick up and play a few rounds" kinda game.

      It doesn't have the building stuff like in Fortnite obviously, but it's a really fun shooter.

    • +1 vote

      Splatoon took me a while to get used to, but once I understood the mechanics, it became quite fun and is my main quick-fix shooter (unless I have to forgotten my cartridge down stairs and too lazy to get out of bed to get it.. then wish I had digital)

      I didn't think much of it at the start however and was somewhat regretting buying it. Kept on getting smashed and losing as it was different from other shooters.

      I was initially playing it like a deathmatch kill-death ratio game, but it's more objective based gameplay and you kill/defend along the way.

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    What a joke!! Ninty greed at it again…
    Was hoping for a proper deals on all their exclusives, guess I'll keep waiting for them to drop all old games/ports to $30…

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    Is Yoshi's Crafted World worth the price? I'm not a big completionist and I know there are other fantastic 2D/3D side scrolling games out there.

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    Street Fighter - Anniversary collection $31.98