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Walmart reportedly breaks street date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Switch

Redditors say Walmart is selling early copies of The Witcher 3 for the Switch

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Nintendo Switch will be out next week, but a Reddit user claims that the street date for the physical copy has been broken by a local Walmart.

The photos first came to surface on the Nintendo Switch subreddit; two different Reddit users uploaded photos to the site showcasing a physical Switch copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. The user claims that they picked up a copy of the game at their local Walmart for $50. That’s $10 less than what is currently advertised on Nintendo’s Game Store.

While the $50 price tag is certainly worth talking about, what makes the thread and photo even more interesting is that the physical version of the Complete Edition at Walmart includes additional items in the package. These items are not advertised on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt page in the Nintendo Game Store, nor on Best Buy or Walmart. On Amazon, there are images of some of the items that come with this edition of the game, but the product description is still missing.

As you can see in the photo below, a physical Switch copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition includes the game case and cartridge, as well as additional items not found in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. These items include stickers, a physical map of the in-game universe, and a ‘thank you’ note from the game’s developer, CD Projekt Red.

Witcher 3 Switch Walmart
Reddit User ConnerBartle

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was initially released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2015 and has been regarded as one of the best games of that year. Since its release, the game also saw two post-launch DLC expansions, with the final one released in 2016. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition comes with both the base game and its two DLC expansion packs, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The Nintendo Switch version is the latest port of the game and will officially be available on October 15.

We reached out to Walmart for comment and will update this article once we hear back.

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