Full details on Nintendo's Switch Game Vouchers

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Save up to $19.99 on two games with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers

Fans with a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership can purchase a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers for just $99.99 through July 31, 2019.

You can redeem the vouchers for digital versions of select games on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop on your system. Vouchers are valid for a year after you purchase, so you could use one voucher now and save another for an upcoming title—or redeem them both right away!

Check out the full list of games here


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The only place it sounds like a mediocre deal is the UK. In Canada, this is $40 cheaper than buying two physical games.

This sounds awful, there's not much of a discount and you can buy their games physically for €50 if you shop around. Plus you don't have to buy 2 games.

The only place it sounds like a mediocre deal is the UK. In Canada, this is $40 cheaper than buying two physical games.

Wed May 15 19 08:26pm
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Actually only $27 cheaper in Canada. They are charging us $133 CAD. If you are someone that buys all digital day one this is definitely worthwhile.
Not enough for me to switch from buying physical. Each to their own.

the shoemaker
Wed May 15 19 10:19pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

The vouchers come out to $139 after tax for me, while two physical games would cost $180 after tax.

I still mostly go physical for big games like these, but Mario Maker and Animal Crossing are great games to have digital.

Exactly. I would rather have Mario Maker 2 and AC digital as they would be pain to have to put the cart in out over and over. I don't see why anyone is upset, it's almost like having the Switch Online pay for itself.

I don't think anyone's upset over it, except possible people in the UK where this isn't much of a deal compared to what they can get their physical games for

The first comment is someone upset by it but still you're right about the UK.

No wonder, your sales tax is 5%, lol. It's 13% here... so it comes out to $150. Saving $30 is nice, but it all depends on what you're getting and if the retail copy goes on sale.

Fri May 17 19 11:24am
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The vouchers come out to $139 after tax for me, while two physical games would cost $180 after tax.

I don't buy a lot of digital games so I never noticed that the eShop only charges GST on sales. Saving on the PST as well helps increase the savings.

I probably would never have noticed if you didn't post your price breakdown. Thanks.

Sligheach_Eire isn’t from the UK, they’re from Ireland.

Thu May 16 19 02:11am
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Nope, not awful, not in the least. In Australia it's $79.95 for the game by itself or you could buy the vouchers for $134.95 which works out to about $67.50 which is cheaper than any of the current retail preorders I can find. The cheapest retail preorder is $69 at Target, BigW and JB HiFi who are all always the cheapest retail stores to buy games from. Also you can use it on Octopath which is normally $89.95, so bigger savings there. And not to mention you can use your gold coins towards it for more savings, while also earning MORE coins.

So I've used them to preorder both Mario Maker 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, as they were both absolute musts for me.

Well for you then it's good as you're getting screwed on prices. Australia has always got a raw deal. It's not a good deal really for Irish or UK customers though. I guess you can look at it in different ways, like how it's cheaper to buy some games from the likes of the South African or other eshops.

Also, there is mention of 500 gold points on the website... incentives abound!

Hmmm.. I have 4 Switches and a family online plan. Wonder if I can use the vouchers to buy multiple copies of the same game to lessen the sting. Splatoon 2 (+octo expansion) x4 was a tad expensive.

Wed May 15 19 09:04pm
Rating: 2

You know, this might push me over the edge to get that stupid online subscription. I’m going to need it for Animal Crossing, which I was planning to get digitally anyway. Well played, Nintendo.

It’s not clear whether they’re gonna be adding upcoming games to the promo - it’s only select games for now, and all of them are already released...

Thu May 16 19 12:38am
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True, which is why I’m not yet sold on it. Keep in mind, they did say you could save them for an upcoming title. Maybe they just mean Mario Maker 2.

They do have some upcoming games on there: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Astral Chain, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Whether they add more past that is anyone's guess, but given this voucher lasts for a year, they probably will toss something in now and again. I can't imagine they don't talk about Animal Crossing at E3 so you'll probably find out if they'll add it to the list or not. And the deal is on until the end of July so you'll have plenty of time to find out and buy it.


That’s the plan, to wait and see how things work out. Smile

It already shows that Fire Emblem, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Astral Chain will be included in this deal. These are games with release dates/windows.

Safe to assume all Nintendo published titles until July 2020 will be included.

This is actually a really good deal in Japan, at least — Smash Bros. and Xenoblade 2 are like ¥8,000 each, ordinarily, so getting both for ¥3,000 off each is a major savings.

I already have the $60 games I want. So unless I want to lose at least a penny, this isn't for me...

Explain me just how this is cheaper than buying a game normally?

If you buy Smash normally it's $59.99.
If you buy SMM2 normally it's $59.99.
So yo'u've just spent $119.98.

If you buy the voucher pair it costs $99.99.
You redeem one voucher for Smash.
You redeem the second voucher for SMM2.

The difference between $119.98 and $99.99 is the saving.

Here in Aus, the games are cheaper on Amazon anyway. Cool idea, but not good enough to be worth it.


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