On the first day of the New Year, Nintendo slashed prices on select digital downloads in its eShop for North American players. This move marks an exciting start to 2021 and brings with it some great deals that Switch players can take advantage of. The sale includes discounts of up to 70% on popular titles including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more.
Nintendo’s efforts to make gaming accessible for all
The move by Nintendo is yet another example of how they are striving to make gaming more accessible for people from all backgrounds. In a statement released prior to the sale, Nintendo noted that they wanted to “offer consumers a chance to purchase games at an affordable price so that everyone can enjoy the unique experiences only available on Nintendo Switch”. Such actions are very welcome in today’s world where most video games come with hefty price tags.
This sale provides an opportunity for those who may have been priced out of owning certain games to finally experience them. It also gives existing owners another chance to own them at an even better price than before. With the holiday season officially over, now is a great time for gamers who may have had their eye on a particular title but missed out on getting it during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
More reasons why this move is beneficial
The lower prices also give existing owners a chance to explore additional titles they may have not previously considered due potential expense. This could provide a boon for developers as well as less popular titles get visibility from new potential buyers due to their newly discounted prices. Despite already being popular among fans, hit titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizon would benefit greatly from additional exposure from new buyers who may be enticed by its lowered cost.