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The eShop New Year Sale has some Switch game discounts to kick off 2023

Start the year off with new Switch games

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The Nintendo eShop is celebrating the start of the year with some sales on Switch games. The new Year Sale is live right now, with decent cuts into a chunk of the Nintendo Switch’s catalog.

This year’s sale runs from January 5 to January 15, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Purchases here goes towards Gold Points too, so it’s easy to rack up some extra spending cash.

Some highlights of this sale are actually some surprisingly recent games. For those looking to dump many, many hours into the Nintendo Switch at the start of the year, you don’t need to look much further than Persona 5 Royal. The massive RPG finally made its way to Nintendo Switch last year, and the 30% cut drops the price tag down to $41.99.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is also on sale, albeit only for its Gold Edition. While the 22% cut takes it down to roughly $70, just a hair above the base game’s price, it also include the Season Pass. And if you want a solid tactics game with some surprising and inventive takes on the genre, you can’t really go wrong with Sparks of Hope.

Heck, even Sonic Frontiers is seeing a 30% price cut, and AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative has also dropped by 30% for the sale too. This is a solid way to catch up on some games you might have missed at the end of last year.

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The Switch sales carry on

My personal pick from the sale is Celeste, the incredible 2018 platformer which is dropped to a mere $5 for this sale. Seriously, if you haven’t played Celeste, it is well worth your time.

Some other price cuts have been popping up on the eShop too, as noted by social media sales aggregator Wario64. So if you’re still looking to get a slightly obscure 3DS game like Culdcept Revolt for a low, low price, now’s the time to do so.


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