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Puyo Puyo Tetris’s physical Nintendo Switch version costs $10 more than eShop, PS4

This is absolutely a trend for physical versions of Switch games

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Puyo Puyo Tetris, the hybrid puzzle game crossover, is out now for the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4. But, if you want a physical copy of the Nintendo version, it’s going to cost you $10 more.

So too does the digital version of the game for the Nintendo Switch. But the physical version, which comes loaded onto one of Nintendo’s proprietary cartridges, costs $39.99.

This continues a trend that kicked off just last month, when Tequila Works announced their adventure game, Rime, would also be $10 more for the physical version. Soon after, Telltale Games announced that its physical Switch version of Minecraft: Story Mode — The Complete Adventure would also be $10 more than every other physical version of the game.

The price difference has been shrugged off by developers as simply the cost of doing business with Nintendo. Eurogamer reported that the high price could have something to do with the fact that carts come in different sizes, with larger versions having higher price tags. It could be because of the proprietary format of the code itself, or even the offensively flavored coating Nintendo has decided to paint each cartridge with.

Puyo Puyo Tetris is pretty great. We’ve collected some tutorials to get you started.