Nintendo has launched a new Switch Package that combines the popular $ 35 slot of the eShop online store. The company announced the package last week, but the deal is now available to various retailers, including Walmart (who describes it as a pre-release for the moment), Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy.
The package is priced at $ 299.99, Switch's standard rate, with the $ 35 credit being in the form of a download code full of the console. Nintendo says credit can be placed for every purchase on the eShop. The company has not provided a specific timeframe for the new promotion, only saying that the package will be available until deliveries continue.
This is not the best deal we've seen for Switch ̵
The package comes at a time when Nintendo seems particularly eager to boost Switch's sales. The device is the ultimate success for the company since the beginning of March 2017; Last month, Nintendo announced that more than 32 million consoles have been delivered since the end of the 2018 holiday. This is the best-selling console in the US last year, according to the NPD analyst firm; at this stage in their life cycle has overtaken the supply of most consoles; and overall has helped revive the profits after the Wii U's previous Wii U console was poorly presented.
All this said the sales of the device did not match the expectations of Nintendo recently. The company initially set its sales target of 20 million Switch for the current financial year, but has recently cut that target to 17 million when the console inertia has cooled down. This is because sales of Nintendo's portable console for 3DS have continued a continuous decline that is now accelerating faster than expected by the company.
It is also worth mentioning that at some point there was a whisper of Nintendo, which releases new Switch hardware. In January, the Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei.com said the company could release a smaller, less feature-rich SKU that is lower than existing hardware. At the same time, President Shuntaro Furukawa said last month that the company did not plan a direct heir or a price downgraded to the current console. the device still has the usual footage of highly prized titles first and its portability makes it more flexible hardware. At the end of the day, the new bundle may not result in as much sales as a steady stream of hit games. But anyway he sweetens the deal.