Nintendo Switch with $35 eShop Credit Bundle Announced

February 7, 2019 11:16 AM

By: Patrick Perrault


Today, Nintendo announced that starting February 15, a new Nintendo Switch bundle will hit store shelves coming with $35 eShop Credit. It will be available for a suggested retail price of $299.99.

“We wanted to make it easier for consumers to purchase their first game after picking up a new Nintendo Switch system,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “New Nintendo Switch owners can explore Nintendo eShop and use the bonus $35 credit toward the purchase of a game that’s perfect for them.”
There are over a thousand titles available for players to purchase on Nintendo's eShop. Indie titles such as Hollow Knight, Celeste, Gris, Overcooked! 2, and Wargroove are all great games, and that's not counting the AAA exclusive titles such as Super Smash. Bros Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that really shouldn't be missed. Nintendo continues to show it's remarkable ability to get the most out of hardware less powerful than the competition with their first party titles creating great Nintendo experiences.

The Nintendo Switch $35 eShop Credit bundle will be available starting February 15 while supplies last.






Quick Take

This is an interesting bundle. There are a lot of good games on the Nintendo Switch eShop, and if you aren't interested in a Splatoon bundle or something similar, then the eShop bundle could fit the bill. It may not be the best-priced bundle to ever exist, but it is still a better option then just straight up buying a Nintendo Switch. Of course, it doesn't exactly pay for a 'free' AAA title, but if you are buying a Switch you probably already have some games in mind you want to pay, so you can easily put the $35 toward that. 

What do you think of this bundle? Do you think that $35 is a fair amount? Let us know in the comments!

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Author: Patrick Perrault | Staff Writer
Patrick is a Staff Writer for TechRaptor and has been gaming on every console he could get since he could hold a controller. He’s been writing for nearly as long, with his first written work of note… Read More