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The Black Friday Shopping Guide: 2020 Edition

It Came From The eShop

by Donald Theriault - November 23, 2020, 3:11 pm EST

Because you have to use those discounted eShop cards on something.

Each year, Nintendo and third parties love to throw a major sale around Black Friday to celebrate all of those systems and microSD cards that are being sold this week. Nintendo's official sale runs until 2:59am ET on December 3 (their selections found here) and includes games including the following recommendations from our staff:

  • Donald: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (33%, $39.99/$53.33) and AI: The Somnium Files (60%, $23.99/$30.23)
  • Guillaume: Lonely Mountains: Downhill (25%, $14.99/$18.75)
  • James J.: Hades (20%, $19.99/$25.19)
  • Joel: Superliminal (30%, $13.99/$17.49) and Invisible Inc. (25%, $14.99/$18.89)
  • John: Virtua Racing (25%, $5.99/$6.74)
  • Jordan: Romancing Saga 3 (58%, $12.17/$16.37) and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (70%, $14.99/$19.49)
  • Neal: Diablo III Eternal Collection (50%, $29.99/$39.99) and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (50%, $24.99/$32.50)
  • and an anti-recommendation from Matt for Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

For a complete list of games on sale today that's somewhat easier to navigate, check out DekuDeals or PSPrices - and say a prayer for the eShop Notifier which has been rate limited since about noon ET.

Some retailers - Best Buy and EBGames in Canada and Amazon in the US - will price match these deals for code delivery. Redeeming a code for the game gives full My Nintendo gold coins rather than the sale value.

Example: Dragon Quest Builders is $49.99$64.99 normally, which would be 250/325 gold coins back. Buying it on the eShop would give 125/163 coins if buying direct. Getting a code for it will give you the full amount back. Codes can be redeemed here. (And for some reason, a Hollow Knight download code is C$8.50 at EBGames now.)


ForgottenPearlNovember 23, 2020

Burnout Paradise is available at a reasonable price! Cool stuff.

Something I should add (and doing it in Talkback shows up on the front page of the article): Retailers may price match the eShop sale with codes that are digitally delivered, and if you buy that way you get full My Nintendo gold coins instead of the sale value.

EG: Dragon Quest Builders is 50% off, so you'd get 125 coins for buying it direct from Nintendo during the sale (assuming US eShop). Buying and redeeming a code will get you the full 250.

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