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FEB 27 2024

How to buy Nintendo Games for cheap

Note: the discount mentioned in this article only applies to digital Nintendo Switch games from the eShop.

Have you ever noticed that many Nintendo games seem to never lower in price, no matter the sale going on? Especially Super Mario, Zelda and Pokémon titles rarely budge from their original release price. However, in this article, you’ll discover a trick on how to get the newest Nintendo Switch games for a cheaper price – Whether it’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Princess Peach: Showtime and more of your favorite digital games. Read on to find out how to get them for less.

Nintendo Switch home screen showing three games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Animal Crossing New Horizons and Splatoon 2.

Where to buy Nintendo Switch games cheap

The good news is that this secret tip is accessible directly from the Nintendo eShop on your own Nintendo Switch. However, it’s a special offer only available to users with a Nintendo subscription. So, if you don’t have a membership and don’t want to miss out, then simply get your Nintendo Switch Online membership from dundle. With one of our codes, your subscription lasts however long you choose, depending on which code you purchase. This allows you to say goodbye to auto-renewals or having to connect any credit cards to your Nintendo account! But then what?

How can you buy 2 Nintendo Switch games for less?

If you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, then you get access to a special offer that is exclusive to members only: The Nintendo Switch Game Voucher! For only $99.98 or €99.00 you can get such a game voucher, and choose two high-quality first-party Nintendo Switch games.

Two Nintendo Switch game vouchers in the foreground, with many first-party Nintendo Switch games in the background. The caption reads: “You can get two eligible games for a combined savings!”

Is the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher worth it?

Well, of course it is! Especially if you are considering getting newer Nintendo Switch games (which usually are on the more expensive side), you can save a lot of money. We’re talking the most recent games like Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, Super Mario RPG, Princess Peach: Showtime and more! Those are all games worth $59.99 or €59.99 each, letting you save a total of $20 or €20. But you can take this a step further, as we’ll show in an example below.

How to save even more with a Nintendo eShop Card

For people living in a country where Euros are accepted, we have another trick up our sleeve. You actually already saved €1 because the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher is not €100, but €99. However, as of writing this article, if you get a €100 Nintendo eShop Card from dundle for only €95.99, your total saved amount adds up to €5 already.

A Mii standing next to two containers side-by-side; one with platinum points and another with gold points. The latter can be used in the eShop for purchases.

How we saved over €50 on Nintendo Switch games – and so can you!

With some big Nintendo fans in the dundle Magazine team, we’ve done the test ourselves! With a budget of €100, we wanted to see how much money we could save in total with the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher.

Here’s what we did it:

  1. Because we’re based in the Netherlands, we first bought the €100 Nintendo eShop Card for €95.99 from dundle, saving us €4.01.
  2. As we already have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, we went ahead and bought the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher for €99, leaving us with €1.00 extra on our eShop Card.
  3. Buying the Game Voucher additionally gave us 495 Gold Points, which can be used in the Nintendo eShop. 1 Gold Point equals 1 Cent (EUR), meaning we have another €4.95 extra.
  4. We chose The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which both cost €69.99, adding up to a total cost of €138.98 if we bought them without this offer.

Counting all our savings together, we saved a whopping €52.95 on these brand-new Nintendo Switch games! Instead of paying €138.98, we only paid €95.99. In the end, we’re left with two amazing titles and an additional €9.96 that we get to spend on the Nintendo eShop for our next games or in-game content.

Saving on so many coins, that Mario would be proud

So there you have it, our trick to saving on Nintendo games that are hardly ever on sale! Purchasing Nintendo Switch games cheap is made possible with the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher. By combining it with discounted Nintendo eShop Cards, savvy gamers can save big time, as demonstrated by our team's whopping €52.95 savings. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy your favorite titles while keeping your wallet happy. Start saving today!

Tiago Mestre
Written by Tiago Mestre