Celebrate 2023 with the Nintendo eShop New Year Sale and double Gold Points offer

Nintendo eShop New Year Sale
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The Christmas and New Year celebrations might officially be over for another year as we sadly look at taking down the tree, but Nintendo is keeping the joy alive a little longer with the Nintendo eShop New Year Sale. What better way to cheer yourself up after vacuuming up pine needles than with up to 75% off some of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games? Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it. 

And there are a slew of titles being discounted. Maybe you want to spend some quality time with Mickey Mouse in the incredible Disney Dreamlight Valley, or put your pedal to the colourful metal in the biggest Mario Kart yet, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Or perhaps you fancy joining Sonic and Tails in Sonic Mania, or exploring the lush and beautifully emotional world of Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Plus, plenty of Nintendo heavy hitters are on sale too. The exceptional Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is discounted, as are the tasty delights of Kirby’s Dream Buffet. Check out the Nintendo eShop for the full range of discounted games. Importantly, this is a limited time offer. These discounts will be available until January the 8th 2023 so make sure you head into the eShop before then to make the most of the New Year Sale.  

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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But that’s not all that’s on offer. If you’re like us and always hungry for more Nintendo eShop Gold Points, you can currently earn twice as many Gold Points with every purchase from now until January 31st 2023. Nintendo Switch Online and Expansion Pack members will receive double Gold Points - that’s 10% of the purchase price - on all purchases of games, DLC, and even game vouchers. 

If you’ve just got a new Nintendo Switch for Christmas and don’t know about Nintendo eShop Gold Points, these are a digital currency that you earn with every purchase on the eShop. You can then use these points as a discount on future purchases so, simply, the more you earn, the lower the price will be on your next game purchase. Given how busy 2023 is going to be for Nintendo Switch games, this is a perfect time to collect as many Gold Points as possible. Happy shopping! 

See below for the full terms and conditions for both the Nintendo eShop New Year Sale and Gold Points offer info.    

To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit the
Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

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