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Animal Crossing amiibo cards see prices surge in Japan due to low stock, some cards bringing in $165

Better than turnips!

A restock on select Animal Crossing amiibo cards is heading to Japan in June 2020, and it is sorely needed. The reseller market for Animal Crossing amiibo cards is skyrocketing right now, even though the last restock happened in March. Some specific cards are worth more than others, and if you happen to have the right ones, you could bring in $165! Of course, the whole series of cards ranges in pricing, with entries going from anywhere to $130 all the way down to $10.

All titles in BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection can be purchased individually from the Switch eShop

Collect the ones you want

Is there one particular game you'd like to get from either BioShock: The Collection or Borderlands Legendary Collection? Turns out you don't have to buy the collections just to get the game you want. As long as you go the eShop route, you can pick and choose whatever games you want.

The Switch eShop has individual listings for all titles included in both the BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection. Unfortunately, we don't have pricing on the individual games right now. Visiting the respective eShop pages for each games gives you a "redeem download code" link, but no pricing info. I'd imagine each game will end up being priced somewhere around $15 to $20, but that's just a guess based on the $50 price for the retail collections.

Another Animal Crossing amiibo card restock is hitting Japan in June 2020

Sure to go quickly

Nintendo originally restocked their line of Animal Crossing amiibo cards in Japan in March 2020, but retailers quickly sold out. Now we know that a second restock is on the way, and it's going to launch sometime in early June 2020. Customers will be able to grab the first four sets, along with the “Welcome amiibo” cards. Unfortunately, the Sanrio line of cards will not be restocked.

Jackbox Party Pack titles included in the Spring 2020 Switch eShop sale

Not a bad game in the bunch

Jackbox has included multiple titles from their library in Nintendo's Spring 2020 Switch eShop sale. Check out what's included in the table below.

GameOriginal PriceSales Price% Off
The Jackbox Party Pack$24.99 $12.4950%
The Jackbox Party Pack 4$24.99 $14.9940%
The Jackbox Party Pack 5$29.99 $19.4935%
The Jackbox Party Pack 6$29.99 $20.9930%

Koei Tecmo titles included in the Spring 2020 Switch eShop sale

Some great games on sale

Koei Tecmo has a handful of games included in the Switch eShop sale going on this Spring. Check out what's up for grabs below.

GameOriginal PriceSales Price% Off
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX$39.99 $31.9920%
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX$39.99 $31.9920%
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX$39.99 $31.9920%
Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack$89.99 $71.9920%
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout$59.99 $41.9930%
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition$39.99 $27.9930%
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon$59.99 $29.9950%

Pokemon the Movie: Coco pre-sale tickets delayed in Japan due to coronavirus

Pre-sale tickets for Pokemon the Movie: Coco were set to go live on April 17th, 2020, but that's no longer the case. Pokemon Co. has decided to push the ticket sales back due to the coronavirus impacting movie theater business. The movie is still slated to release on July 10th, 2020, but there's no word on when the pre-sale option will go live.

Switch and Switch Lite "Starter Bundles" in stock at GameStop

Nothing like a forced bundle

The Switch and Switch Lite are incredibly hard to find right now, so of course GameStop is up to their old tricks. While you can't order a standalone Switch or Switch Lite right now, GameStop is more than happy to sell you one of their "Starter Bundles." The Switch Lite bundles include a $20 eShop card, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and screen protectors for $290. The Switch bundle adds in a Switch Pro Controller, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and a $20 eShop card for $450. You can grab both deals here.

GoNintendo Thought: Top $10 and under picks from the Spring Switch eShop sale

You can't go wrong with these!

Let's wrap up the week's features with some games you can get great deals on, and then spend the weekend playing them! Hopefully I introduce you to a title or two you haven't checked out. As always, thanks for reading.

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Nintendo is currently running an absolutely ginormous sale on the Switch eShop. There are over 300 titles that have seen temporary price drops of up to 80% off! There are so many games to sift through and so much great content that we thought it might help to offer up some guidance. We're obviously not experts on every game available as part of the Spring Switch eShop sale, but we can definitely pick out a few winners.

Rather than going through every single recommended game in the 300+ that are part of the sale, we thought it would make more sense to narrow things down a bit. Why not take a look at the games that are $10 and under thanks to the Spring sale, as they should give you the most bang for your buck. This should maximize the fun you'll have, all while keeping your wallet/purse a bit happier.

Just to be clear, we are only including games that are $10 and under because of the Spring sale. There are other games that are always $10 and under, but we want to focus on the limited-time offers.

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Blazing Chrome - Normally $17, now $8.50

If you are a fan of classic Contra in any way, shape, or form, you absolutely have to grab Blazing Chrome. It's the ultimate love letter to classic Contra action, and in some cases, it even surpasses what Konami pulled off. The action is nuts, the graphics are deliciously retro, and the music gets your blood pumping. It may be a short experience, but throw in the multiple characters, different difficulties, and couch co-op, and you're sure to get more than enough bang for your buck.

Ape Out - Normally $14, now $7.50

Ape Out is like a violent ballet, and I mean that as a huge compliment. You play as an Ape trying to escape a facility, and the whole ride from start to finish is over-the-top. It's all about making your way from one building to the next, smashing everyone and everything in your way in ridiculously gory fashion. There's a cadence to the gameplay that feels so good once you settled into it. It also doesn't hurt that the visuals are gorgeously experimental, as is the game's soundtrack. If you need to get out some frustration and feel like running wild, Ape Out is a perfect pick.

Machinarium - Normally $15, now $6.

Machinarium is an oldie, but it's definitely a goody. Fans of classic adventure games will absolutely fall in love with this award-winning title. You take on the role of a robot that was thrown away in a junk heap as he makes his way back into the city to save his girlfriend. There are some absolutely devious puzzles in this game that'll keep you scratching your head, but thankfully you have a fantastic soundtrack to keep you company. The game's unique hand-drawn art only helps immerse you in the adventure. If you're up for a truly wonderful puzzling experience, this one is a must-have.

The Messenger - Normally $20, now $10

I honestly can't say enough good things about The Messenger. I truly believe it to be one of the best hidden gems on the Switch. I know the game found some success, but I don't think it ever hit the level of appreciation it deserves. It might look like a standard Ninja Gaiden clone, but there's so much more going on here. Sure, you might know about the 8/16-bit flip mechanic, but there's another big twist included that blew me away. Add in a killer soundtrack and some legitimately funny humor and you have one of the best deals of the Spring sale.

de Blob - Normally $30, now $6

When the Wii was really firing on all cylinders and new owners were coming in fast, THQ decided to go all-out on an original IP. They gave birth to de Blob, which is still one of the most satisfying and interesting platformers around. You play as a blob that bounces around a city, trying to paint it with colors to bring life back to your fellow townsfolk....er, townsblobs. Bouncing between buildings while spraying rainbow colors everywhere really makes you feel like the game is coming to life around you, and it's just plain fun to play. The game also happens to have one of the best soundtracks on Wii; one I still listen to to this day! If you missed out on the original Wii release, grabbing the Switch revamp for just $6 is an unbelievable deal.

Axiom Verge - Normally $20, now $10

Axiom Verge 2 is making its way to the Switch, and as far as we know, Switch is the only console you'll find it on. With an exclusive sequel on the way, why not make now the time to play the award-winning original? An expertly-crafted Metroidvania that really goes out of its way to create unique boss designs and power-ups, Axiom Verge takes a classic genre and rejuvenates it. The whole thing is even more impressive when you consider it's the work of just one man! If you need a Metroidvania fix, this one will have everything you want.

Golf Story - Normally $15, now $7.50

Golf Story was one of the first big hits on the Switch eShop, but there are still millions who haven't played it. Another title with a sequel on the way, Golf Story charms the pants off you right from the start, and keeps you entertained the whole way through. Part RPG and part golf game, Golf Story features a cast of fantastic characters, an fun story, and golf mechanics that feel oh-so good. If you miss the days of Mario Golf on the Game Boy Color, you're going to adore Golf Story.

SteamWorld Dig - Normally $10, now $2.50/SteamWorld Dig 2 - Normally $20, now $8

There's not a bad game in the entire SteamWorld franchise, but why not check out the game that really put the franchise on the map, and its fantastic follow-up? SteamWorld Dig is a Metroidvania that mixes in a bit of Minecraft and resource management to create an experience that's incredibly hard to put down. SteamWorld Dig 2 does everything the first game does, but on a much grander scale. Dig away underground, explore ruins, find power-ups, and discover what's really going on behind-the-scenes. Definitely one of the most well-made and enjoyable Metroidvania experiences I've had in the past 10 years, easy.

I know we're aiming for the $10 mark here, but you could get BOTH of these games for just $10.50. Use some of your My Nintendo Gold Points to knock 50 cents off that total and you're all set!

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Not a bad game in that bunch, we promise. There are plenty of other great games included in the Switch eShop sale, but when we look at $10 and under, consider these the cream of the crop. Hopefully you grab a couple and enjoy the hell out of them!

505 Games reveals their Switch eShop Spring 2020 sale deals

Up to 50% off!

505 Games is getting in on the Switch eShop 'Spring 2020' sale with some deals of their own. Check out what the company is offering below.

GameOriginal PriceSales Price% Off
ABZÛ$19.99 $13.9930%
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night$39.99 $27.9930%
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons$14.99 $10.4930%
Last Day of June$19.99 $9.9950%
Terraria$29.99 $20.9930%
Zumba® Burn It Up!$39.99 $27.9930%

San-ei Boeki reveals Animal Crossing "All-Star Collection" plush series

Isabelle is priced at a premium!

San-ei Boeki has a new round of Animal Crossing plush dolls seeing release in Japan. The Animal Crossing "All-Star Collection" is set to launch on April 22nd, 2020, and the lineup includes Isabelle, Mr. Resetti, Brewster, Fauna, Bunnie, Rover, Porter, Kapp’n, Timmy, Tommy, and Tom Nook, K.K. Slider, and more. Most of the plush dolls are priced at ¥1,630, but K.K. Slider and Tom Nook are ¥6,380, while Isabelle is ¥7,800.

If you're interested in importing this series, you can do so through Play-Asia. There listings show every single doll in the series priced at $14.

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