If you’ve been supporting the Big N for a long time you’ll be no stranger to the steep costs of buying Nintendo games. First-party Nintendo games rarely go down and price and when the games are on special, people will trample over each other to get that deal on the evergreen products. Nintendo is about to make it a little easier for those who plan ahead with digital games.
Last night in the Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct they revealed something called ‘Nintendo Vouchers‘. How it works is that you buy these vouchers as a digital purchase online, which comes to R1,559. You get to select two compatible games and you’ll then score those games at a nice little discount of up to R599. It’s up to you to select the games that’ll give you the best bang for your buck. Below is an example of how it works:
Here are the current compatible list of games for South Africa, which includes pre-orders too:
- Astral Chain (releases on 30 August)
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses (releases on 26 July)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (releases on 19 July)
- Super Mario Maker 2 (releases on 28 June)
- Yoshi’s Crafted World
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Fitness Boxing
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
- The World Ends With You: Final Remix
- Super Mario Party
- Go Vacation
- Octopath Traveller
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Kirby Star Allies
- Bayonetta 2
- Dragon Quest Builders
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Fire Emblem Warriors
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Splatoon 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- 1-2 Switch!
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Once you’ve bought the vouchers you have 12 months to make use of it, though we think most of us will take no more than 12 seconds to make a decision on what we want for that nifty discount. In essence all first-party Nintendo games are now permanently on sale (along with a few third-party titles), if you can afford the discounted cost of two games at a time.
There is however one big catch – this is only available to players with a Nintendo Online account. Herewith a video explaining it all: