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Five Nintendo 3DS eShop Discounts You Can't Pass Up

By Kevin on May 01 2013 08:39 PM
Kirby, Dillon, Fluidity, Pushmo, and the quirky Tokyo Crash Mobs!

From now until 9AM PST/ 12PM EST on Thursday, May 9th, Nintendo of America is offering discounts on five popular 3DS eShop titles. Receive up to 30% off select titles.

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Will you be purchasing any of the following titles?
  • 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure - $4.99
  • Dillon's Rolling Western - $6.99
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle - $7.99
  • Pushmo - $4.99
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs - $4.99

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I go into the eshop every other day, if not every day to see if they have any new games on sale.  I have purchased so many discounted games for both my kids and myself and they are always so much fun. I am getting Dillons, spin cycle, crash mobs and nano assault is on sale for $9.99 I believe, want that one most of all...I love this info Kevin I didn't know Pushmo was discounted...thanks so much! sending you a friendly cyber smile...
Not me. I very rarely spend money on digital only games...

Surely someone must agree with me, right??

View PostTammi, on 01 May 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

Not me. I very rarely spend money on digital only games...

Surely someone must agree with me, right??

I'd say that by limiting yourself to retail-only games, you're missing out on some really great 3DS experiences, Tammi. Especially, since most of them are very reasonably priced. You can't find these games anywhere else.

View PostKevin, on 01 May 2013 - 11:09 PM, said:

I'd say that by limiting yourself to retail-only games, you're missing out on some really great 3DS experiences, Tammi. Especially, since most of them are very reasonably priced. You can't find these games anywhere else.

Yes, I have seen a few digital-only games that look pretty good. But I just don't like digital-only and I don't want to help it take over more than it already has by spending money on it.  I see too many problems with it...You have so many more rights with physical copy games.

View PostTammi, on 01 May 2013 - 11:23 PM, said:

Yes, I have seen a few digital-only games that look pretty good. But I just don't like digital-only and I don't want to help it take over more than it already has by spending money on it.

I'm here to tell you that the independent (indie) developers of these smaller-sized and less-expensive games are on the rise. I'd at least give it a chance. What kind of games do you enjoy? I'd love to give you a few recommendations based off your taste.

Most importantly, many of the eShop games even have FREE demos available.

View PostTammi, on 01 May 2013 - 11:23 PM, said:

I see too many problems with it...

Like?

View PostKevin, on 01 May 2013 - 11:34 PM, said:

View PostTammi, on 01 May 2013 - 11:23 PM, said:

Yes, I have seen a few digital-only games that look pretty good. But I just don't like digital-only and I don't want to help it take over more than it already has by spending money on it.  I see too many problems with it...You have so many more rights with physical copy games.


Like?

You can't sell or trade digital.
You can't play digital games on more that one system even if you rightfully own the systems.
If your system breaks your games are gone (unless you pay Nintendo to fix it).
And Nintendo could decide to stop fixing 3DS systems in the future or stop offering the games for re-download.

And I also enjoy adding to my game collection. I enjoy the artwork and manuals in the older games. I've always kept my games in their original boxes. I'm proud of my collection!
i preferee to buy retail games too but some features, for example Pokemon RAdar, can only be purchased in digital way....
and new games, often have the same price, in digital and in retail but you can re-sell the retail version if u don't play anymore one of it..

View PostTammi, on 02 May 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:

You can't sell or trade digital.
You can't play digital games on more that one system even if you rightfully own the systems.
If your system breaks your games are gone (unless you pay Nintendo to fix it).
And Nintendo could decide to stop fixing 3DS systems in the future or stop offering the games for re-download.

And I also enjoy adding to my game collection. I enjoy the artwork and manuals in the older games. I've always kept my games in their original boxes. I'm proud of my collection!

Yes, I agree with you 100%. These are all reasons why I prefer to purchase retail software, if available. I'm very happy that I found some eShop titles though. There are so many good ones out there. Some have been better than others, some worse than I anticipated, and some better than I anticipated as well.

I guess if you're simply sold (pun intended) on just limiting yourself to retail software, I can't persuade you to give any of the titles, that I absolutely love, a fair shot.

View PostKevin, on 02 May 2013 - 12:09 AM, said:

Yes, I agree with you 100%. These are all reasons why I prefer to purchase retail software, if available. I'm very happy that I found some eShop titles though. There are so many good ones out there. Some have been better than others, some worse than I anticipated, and some better than I anticipated as well.

I guess if you're simply sold (pun intended) on just limiting yourself to retail software, I can't persuade you to give any of the titles, that I absolutely love, a fair shot.

There are two games I may consider downloading someday since they look interesting but I'm not in a big rush to get them.
I'm more excited about a couple of the games Nintendo announced recently! :)
I am not sure if I will pick up any of these games. If I do, the ones I would consider are:

  • 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure - $4.99
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle - $7.99
I do enjoy the discounts, but when they discount a game I already have, it makes me feel ripped off. I got Liberation Maiden when it was first released, and I got Nano Assault  EX over a month ago, and currently, both of them are being discounted. Anyone else get the same feeling?

View PostDrakeFlyLon, on 02 May 2013 - 03:00 PM, said:

Anyone else get the same feeling?

That's just the way it works, man. This is for any software, really. Eventually, the price of all software drops. When the price drops is the golden question. You could wade it out and hope for an early discount, or you can immediately enjoy the game. As a consumer, the decision is always yours.
I love when Nintendo puts up eshop games for discounted prices! I might get Pushmo, but I actually would prefer if it were a Club Nintendo Reward...