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nintendo eshop - will it ever go on sale?

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Apr 16, 2012
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nintendo eshop - will it ever go on sale?

I just got a Switch from Shoppers Drug Mart Bonus redemption, and I've never had or known Switch before..

so far I got 3 physical games... physical so If ever I get tired of it, then i'll ebay or ebgames trade with something else.

However, some games i want to be digital.. is there a possible sales with Nintendo eShop (now linked to my Paypal)

im eyeying at games such as Mario Kart 8, donkey kong and maybe one other game.
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Dec 11, 2003
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FYI, Nintendo first party games are rarely on sale. Wait until Boxing Day. Sometimes they're not on sale on the 26th but a few days later (maybe up to a week later).

I have never seen Mario Kart 8 on sale (physical and digital). Probably because this game sells like hotcakes at full price. I did buy a code from somebody here on RFD for a cheaper price. He had bought the bundle that comes with Mario Kart (you may have seen it on Shoppers Drug Mart's website). You can buy some Nintendo cards for a cheaper price on Costco's website ($99 worth for $93 I think) or in store (4 x $25 cards for $90). It's not much of a discount but it's something.

I believe Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is on sale once in a while. Check again during their Boxing Day sale.
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Dec 12, 2015
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Not sure if I can post this link here but I also picked up a switch recently and the first thing a friend told me to do was check out this site for deals and game price history info.
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Feb 19, 2017
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Sometime first party games go on sale for $55. It happens every so often around black friday, boxing day, in the summer during e3, etc. Maybe some other times i missed. Those are generally the only times they go on sale so just look at the prices during that time. Otherwise, no first party games rarely go on sale.
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Jun 2, 2012
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