Nintendo’s Happy New Year sale sees several first-party games reduced

The pickings are slim on the Nintendo eShop this week. There are no new 3DS or Wii U games to speak of (yes, the Wii U still receives the occasional new indie title), while the Switch sees just three new releases.

They are Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing (£7.99) – a top-down racer that received a critical mauling on Xbox One – the four-player Picross puzzler Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (£6.99), and ACA NeoGeo: King of the Monsters (£6.29).

SNK’s giant monster brawler was one of the more renowned NeoGeo titles, also gracing both the Mega Drive and SNES.

If you have eShop credit in your virtual wallet and none of these takes your fancy, then you’re in luck – Nintendo has just launched a Happy New Year’s Sale, featuring numerous first-party titles.

Here are a few handpicked recommendations:


1-2-Switch – £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan
Flip Wars – £6.29 until Thu 11th Jan
NBA Playgrounds – Enhanced Edition – £8.99 until Sun 14th Jan
ARMS – £39.99 until Thu 11th Jan

Wii U

Super Mario 64 – £4.49 until Thu 11th Jan
Mario Kart 8 – £24.99 until Thu 11th Jan
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – £13.99 until Thu 11th Jan
Super Mario Maker – £17.49 until Thu 11th Jan


Metroid: Samus Returns – £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – (£24.49 until Thu 11th Jan,
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – £11.19 until Thu 11th Jan
Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger – £6.29 until Thu 11th Jan
Pocket Card Jockey – £3.14 until Thu 11th Jan
Pullblox – £3.77 until Thu 11th Jan

It’s worth pointing out some of these discounts are only available to My Nintendo members. Check for the full list and more information. The ever informative Nintendo Life has a full list, too.

Next week: The Escapists 2 (now available to pre-download), and Never Stop Sneakin’.

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