Does Nintendo ever do sales or price drops on the eShop?

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  1. GameWinner
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    Doesn't seem that way compared to other services like PSN. Some older 3DS games are still pretty expensive too. I mean, Killzone Mercenary's retail and digital price is $39.99 but Sony had it on sale for $9.99 one week.
    Edit: AA5 probably wasn't the best example since Capcom controls that game. (Still amazed that hasn't dropped yet though)
     
  2. frogboy

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    -whoops-

    Never mind, that's old news. Darn you Nintendo.
     
  3. jakrodriguez

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    Yes, they do, you can find sales and price drops under the price drops section on the eshop(3ds).
    If your asking about the Wii U's eshop i have no idea I don't check that often.
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    I'm unsure if the price drop section disappears when sales end, but currently that section is up.
     
  4. GameWinner
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    Smaller eShop games is not what I had in mind.
    Atlus usually puts their games on sales every other week so I most most of their games.
     
  5. Ulieq

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    Nintendont sale.
     
  6. jakrodriguez

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    Well, If your taking about bigger games the only sale I recall is the one for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate back in January.
     
  7. Nathan Drake

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    Nintendo sucks at sales because they don't think they can afford to sell their games for less. They'd rather charge full price until the system is nearly dead to maximize profit from their near exclusively first party sales.
     
  8. Gahars

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    You have to hand it to them, Nintendo's committed to not selling out.
     
  9. GameWinner
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    This seems like the case sadly.
     
  10. thaddius

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    Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Devil Survivor: Soul Hackers were one sale back in January for $19.99 reduced from $29.99. Everything else is usually indie games that are down a buck or two.
     
  11. mkdms14

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    Those are third party games and they control what there games go for. But first party titles almost never go on sale. I say almost because during the holiday several first party virtual console games were on sale for half off instead of being $6 they were $3 but besides that never.
     
  12. thaddius

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    Sale is a sale is a sale.
     
  13. Tigran

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    So.. They never go on sale... except when they do.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Nintendo's been always shit with pricing.

    If you've ever noticed, Nintendo titles (both physical and retail) still remain at such a high value even years after it's released. I mean like 3 years after NSMB (the DS one) and Mario Kart DS came out, they were both selling at full retail value.

    As for sales, there's no weekly thing like PSN and usually they only do "price drops" on a few titles.
     
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    They do have sales on the eShop for arcade games and whatever, but I don't really care about it since I prefer to buy physical games instead.
     
  17. Arras

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    In my local store NSMB DS still goes for full price :P
     
  18. chavosaur

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    That's a price drop that happened after those games have been on the market for a year or two though, not a sale or weekly price drop. And they cut the price retail as well that has absolutely nothing to do with what the OP is asking.
     
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  19. SickPuppy

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    hey buddy, it's a price drop (retail and digital), nothing more or nothing less. It's an answer to the op's question.

     
  20. ShadowSoldier

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    Which annoys the hell out of me.

    Super Smash Bros Brawl? 55 bucks. Mario Galaxy, 39.99. Seriously, wtf. And that's at wal-mart. EB Games is worse with them being 59.99 all the time.
     
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