US only, of course. I love spending $90 on Switch games
Can someone post a screenshot of the prices?
Oh we did talk about this some times ago, yes? The store doesn't seem to be any use without the bundles and charity. Why not just buy from Nintendo store?
As a Switch owner I hate Nintendo's price policy. It's just plain stupid to ask full price for the games which were released at the same time as the console.
I kinda get it. The game itself hasn't degraded. Why does its value go down just due to time? Do games get less fun over time?
I think it's a price policy that isn't very good for them economically but like I get it.
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Shame it's US only, payment methods in the eshop suck if you don't have a credit card.
Arms for $60
$60 for that kind of game after almost 2 years seems kinda steep.
I got excited and thought it was a bundle like that Wii U/3DS bundle from a few years back. Would've probably gotten the highest tier of something like that because I simply can't have enough titles for my Switch.
There's no point to this at all. They don't even donate any of the proceeds to charity. Understandable in a way, but what's the point of selling on a "humble" bundle site when they're not at all doing anything special with it?
I think it would go over better if they didn't start at the same price as everyone else. Charging $60 for a two-year-old game is bad; charging $50 for a brand-new game would be great, even if it stuck at that price for years.
Of course, Nintendo still tries to charge $5-20 for Virtual Console games, so "reasonable pricing" is clearly not in their vocabulary.
They also stopped releasing new content updates for it too, and the game was too shallow at launch to be $60. It is a $40 game (at launch).
They re-released Tropical Freeze and even on sale around Christmas it was more expensive than the Wii U version was.
I reckon it has more to do with the perception of Nintendo games as system sellers and must-haves, which isn't wrong but they tend to go too far. First-party DS games had been full price when I last saw them in retail, which was around 2016. By then the ship had sailed, sunk and lied caked in corrals at the bottom of the ocean.
Also given that Nintendo seem unable to understand why nobody wants to buy Urban Champion for $5, your argument is more fitting than you probably intended. That people want price drops so bad tells me that 60 bucks for a video game is too much either way.
To be fair, that's what everone is still selling it for
Here's a download code for ARMS from amazon japan, same price ish
Because sales plummet after the first few months once newer games come out, so the only way to keep people's attention on a lot of these older games is to drop the price to compensate for lower demand. It's simple economics.
I imagine this is the thought process going on at Nintendo when they price their Virtual Console games. It only leads people to emulate old games thus they get $0, or (like me) they can't afford to buy them so they just use GameFly and rent them instead, and they also don't get their $60. It's a lose-lose for them.
confused to how one should give a fuck about this development if the 10% off on everything from humble monthly doesnt apply to the nintendo part
Not to mention that they gave away Tropical Freeze for free to Club Nintendo Platinum members when it was shutting down.
Wait, what? I missed that one, and I was Platinum for every year.
man this is real dumb, US only, no humble discount, no charitable donation
the fuck is the point in using this over eshop???
Probably dipping their toes in towards a permanent presence on the Humble storefront, which has grown more and more popular. This isn't the first time Nintendo's partnered with Humble; there was a traditional pay-what-you-want bundle back around 2014 or so that included a whole bunch of Wii U and 3DS games that I do remember being charitable (although these were indie games and not first-party), so I don't see them writing such things off entirely. This might be a tentative "is this even viable" move from them.
shooting their test in the foot by having literally no reason to use it
if it had the humble rewards discount at the least it would've been worth using over eshop but there's really no purpose that I can see in not just going straight through eshop
I'm just hoping 3rd party ports of Switch games will make their way on there as well. As far as I know, there's no way to buy indie games that sell digital only for a friend on Switch. The eShop has no gifting option that I can recall, and indie games rarely sell their keys on sites like Amazon.
I could at least see Humble published games with Switch ports (like A Hat in Time, which has an upcoming Switch port) getting on there, which would be a start I guess.
I really just want to buy the Switch port of A Hat in Time for a friend.
Agreed. It's literally just another eShop. What's the point? The prices are exactly the same.
They are probably doing this as a way to test integration with the humble storefront.
Do they really expect people to purchase games from the Humble store if there are no cheaper prices? Seems like unnecessary extra work to not purchase stuff directly from the Nintendo eShop.
I'd love to own a Switch, but it's so fucking expensive to maintain after a (reasonably expensive) initial purchase. Also Nintendo's business practices can go suck major dick.
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