Black Friday is awful and we should all refuse to attend. But in other news, goodness gracious, there is one lot of great prices on the Nintendo Switch right now. Publishers like Capcom, Ubisoft, and EA have joined Nintendo’s own first-party titles to lure you into the evil of capitalist convenience.
As Kotaku pointed out earlier in the week, this year’s Thanksgiving festivities have seen Nintendo deliver a very rare range of discounts on their own games. While they usually will not shake at $ 60, right now you can pick up four-year-old games like Super Mario Odyssey at two-year prices! Yes, it’s cruel that they’re so damn stingy, but $ 42 is about as cheap as you’ll see them make their own products. (Even the 2018s Kirby Star Allies has not gone lower than that, the birches.)
But as of last night, other publishers are more impressively generous until midnight on the 30th.
Take Capcom, who has Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate down from $ 40 to $ 16. Or the wonderful Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy drop from already very reasonable $ 30 to only $ 20. The last few years Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection also manages to slip under twenty dollars while not finding one Resident Evil or Devil May Cry for over $ 15. Oh, and this year Monster Hunter Rise turns fifteen dollars off to $ 45.
EA’s show is not that impressive, but you can pick it up FIFA 22 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition for $ 28 instead of $ 40. Perhaps their biggest discount is Unravel two, down from twenty dollars to a giveaway $ 3.39. But the best recommendation here is Lost In Random, a third in discount of $ 20. You can read why that game is so special right here.
Sega’s Switch output is already mostly super-cheap games, but their bigger names are also impressively discounted. Super Monkey Ball Banana Maniadespite being less than a month old (and very well), is $ 30 right now. The last few years Catherine: Full body is less than half price at $ 20, and this year Persona 5 Strikers has dropped to $ 30.
Konami seems to have become the most overstretched and plummeting prices to single digits. AGAINST: ROGUE CORPS (stop yelling, publishers) is usually $ 40, but you can grab it right now for $ 4! Super Bomberman R has dropped from $ 40 to $ 9.99, and Castlevania, contra and Arcade classics The collections are all divided from twenty dollars to only $ 5.
Ubi has different Assassin’s Creeds to just under $ 15, instead of their usual $ 40. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which as far as I can see is never on sale, is down to the lowest I’ve seen at $ 15. Meanwhile, last year is great Immortal Fenyx Rising is just shy of $ 20 when it’s usually all the way up to $ 60, though you should be warned that the Switch is not its ideal home.
There are squillions of others in there, especially from smaller publishers, and you would do well to save yourself a fortune looting you through the entire list. Top tips include, however Dead cells for $ 15, Ori and the Will of the Whispers for $ 18, Hades to $ 17.49, and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove down to $ 22.