Nintendo’s sale offers big discounts on some of the best Switch games

Nintendo is notoriously stingy when it comes to offering sales for games on its systems, but the company must be feeling generous for the holidays, as a number of the best Switch games are currently available at drastically reduced prices.

Multiple publishers — both big and small — are partnering with Nintendo for holiday sales. Team17 is currently offering the excellent The Escapists 2 for $11 rather than $20, and Yoku’s Island Express had its price cut in half to just $10.

THQ Nordic is also participating with some of its own Switch games. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is on sale for $24, and the acclaimed shooter Sine Mora EX is only $9 right now. The latter game typically costs $30, making this a 70 percent discount.

If you haven’t purchased the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy yet, it can be yours for $26 right now, and the 3DS game Monster Hunter Generations had its price cut from $40 to just $15. It isn’t Monster Hunter World, but it still delivers plenty of beast-slaying action.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection just came to Switch in November and you can get it during the sale for $40. If you need to keep your kids busy during the holiday season, Santa Tracker can also be yours for just $2 — we’re not sure what the application actually does, but it comes with access to Santa Claus’ personal blog!

Don’t sleep on those indie games, either. The action game Furi received a 50 percent discount to $10, and Battle Chef Brigade only costs $12. The latter game combines elements of cooking games, beat-’em-ups, and role-playing games together in a unique and addictive mix.

Nintendo Labo is a great way for kids and adults alike to learn about the Nintendo Switch’s unique features while also building a fun new toy, and Nintendo partnered with GameStop to offer a nice deal on the sets. There are three currently available — the robot, variety, and vehicle kits — and you can purchase any two of them from GameStop for just $100 through December 22.

Most of the sales on the Nintendo Switch eShop will last until January 2 or January 3. Check the official website for exact dates regarding your favorite games or publishers.

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