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Last chance to save in the Nintendo Switch eShop Blockbuster Sale

Nintendo Switch owners can save up to 75% on some excellent games (including some rare first-party discounts) in the new eShop Blockbuster sale.



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Nintendo Switch owners can save up to 75% on some excellent games (including some rare first-party discounts) in the new eShop Blockbuster sale.

Update: October 3, 2021

The Nintendo Switch eShop Blockbuster Sale ends on October 3, 2021. Which is today!

That means you’ve got… less than half a day left (at the time of writing) to pick up some massive Nintendo Switch games, including some first-party Nintendo games – like Super Mario Odyssey, Link’s Awakening DX, Splatoon 2, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 – with rare discounts.


You should probably get on that, and sharpish.

Original story: 24 September, 2021

It’s not often you see healthy discounts on first-party Nintendo games. Definitely not for digital sale on the Nintendo eShop, at least. But in the Nintendo eShop Blockbuster Sale there are deep cuts on games from Nintendo and other big publishers – including Ubisoft, 2K, Bethesda, Sega, EA, and Bandai Namco – and some big savings on indie classics, too.

On the first-party side, there’s a third off Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, and Splatoon 2, for starters. That not enough for you? There’s also a third off Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Not sure we can go further than 33% off with first-party Nintendo games, but if you want something with Mario in and don’t care about its provenance, may we recommend suggest Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, at 63% off? (We can’t bring ourselves to recommend a game with Rabbids in, as surprisingly good as it may have turned out.)


Other Ubisoft games in the eShop Blockbuster Sale include Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Trials Rising, Just Dance 2021, and that South Park game with the terrible pun in the title.

On the indie side, we can wholeheartedly recommend Hades, Dead Cells, This War of Mine, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, and the perpetually brilliant N++.

The Nintendo eShop Blockbuster Sale is live now and runs through to October 3 in Europe. We’ll update this page is North America joins the party. In the meantime, here are some more recommendations.

Nintendo eShop Blockbuster Sale Highlights

  • 51 Worldwide Games
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
  • BioShock: The Collection
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered
  • Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Daemon X Machina
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Dead Cells
  • Gear.Club Unlimited 2
  • Hades
  • Immortal Fenyx Rising
  • Just Dance 2021
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Little Nightmares Complete Edition
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • N++
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red – Deluxe Edition
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
  • Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Splatoon 2
  • Sonic Mania
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Star Wars Episode I Racer
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Outer Worlds
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • This War of Mine: Complete Edition
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch Edition
  • XCOM 2 Collection

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