Nintendo Switch sales are rare — first party Nintendo games are hardly ever discounted more than a few dollars and the occasional bundle is one of the few times you can find a deal on the console itself. But when it rains, it pours. This week, some of Nintendo’s biggest Switch games were discounted by 25 percent and Walmart announced two new bundles that save an extra $30 each. The first bundle, a Switch + Labo Kit is available now, and a Mario Tennis Aces bundle will be available on Sept. 5.
VR games are having a big week as well. Both the Humble Store and Green Man Gaming are running sales on tons of virtual reality PC games, from huge VR RPGs like Skyrim and Fallout 4 to silly simulators with VR support like Catlateral Damage. If you don’t have a VR setup, Best Buy is offering $50 off an Oculus gaming bundle, which includes an Oculus Rift headset, Touch controllers and the VR game Marvel Powers United.
Consoles and Hardware
- Nintendo Switch + Labo bundle at Walmart starting at $339 (usually $369).
- New Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition at Amazon for $149.99 (usually $199.99).
- Marvel Powers United VR Special Edition Oculus Rift + Touch at Best Buy for $349 (usually $399).
- Acer Nitro 5 15.6” Laptop at Best Buy for $599.99 (usually $719.99).
- Xbox One purchases include a free Xbox game (priced between $29.99 and $59.99) at Best Buy.
- Super Mario Odyssey on Switch at Walmart and Best Buy for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Tennis Aces on Switch at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Skyrim VR on PC at Green Man Gaming and Humble for $41.99 (usually $59.99).
- Fallout 4 VR on PC at Green Man Gaming and Humble for $41.99 (usually $59.99).
- Doom VFR on PC at Green Man Gaming and Humble for $20.99 (usually $29.99).
- Superhot VR on PC at Green Man Gaming for $16.75 (usually $24.99).
- Catlateral Damage on PC at Green Man Gaming for $2.50 (usually $9.99).
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PS4 at the PlayStation Store for $22.49 (usually $29.99).
- Rocket League on PS4 at the PlayStation Store for $13.99 (usually $19.99).
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on PS4 at the PlayStation Store for $14.99 (usually $29.99).
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on PS4 at Amazon for $14.89 (usually $59.99).
- Monster Hunter: World on PC at Fanatical for $47.75 (usually $59.99).
- Pay-what-you-want Jackbox bundle at Humble (usually $25).
- Nintendo apparel and collectibles are up to 75 percent off at ThinkGeek.
- Gooseneck Switch Stand at Amazon for $14.99 (usually $29.99).
- Xbox Game Pass 6-Month Membership + extra 3 months free at Amazon Prime for $59.99.
- Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership + extra 3 months free at Amazon for $24.99.
Commerce Team Picks
- Two of our favorite dark fantasy action RPGs, Diablo 3 and Dark Souls are coming to Nintendo Switch. Bandai Namco announced that Dark Souls: Remastered will finally launch on Oct. 19, after multiple delays. Diablo 3 doesn’t yet have a release date, but is scheduled to launch later this year. Both games are available for pre-order at Amazon with a 20 percent Amazon Prime discount.
- The first volume of Neil Gaiman’s expanded Sandman Universe was released last week, which will be followed four new series by fantasy authors Si Spurrier, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson and Dan Watters. The Sandman Universe #1 introduces their new characters and re-acquaints readers with the realm of the Dreaming.
- This week I completely devoured Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker while recovering from wisdom tooth surgery. It’s the perfect game to play on the couch while watching TV and eating ice cream. I played on my 3DS, but the Switch version is $5 off at Amazon right now. It’s one of the few first party Switch games that starts at $40, so you can pick it up now for $35.