Dealmaster: A ton of Nintendo Switch games are on sale this week

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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s roundup is headlined by a big sale on Nintendo Switch games, which, like Sony and Microsoft’s recent offerings, Nintendo is running to commemorate this year’s E3 show. The sale technically started earlier in the week, but Nintendo says it will run through June 18.

Some highlights here include first-party games Super Mario OdysseyMario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze available for $40, which is about $10-15 off their usual going rate. The Switch version of Doom, which looks worse than its PC and other console counterparts but still runs well (and is generally excellent), is half-off at $30, while platformer Celeste, our 2018 game of the year, is down to $13 from its usual $20. Nintendo has a full list of what’s on sale at its eShop digital store.

The catch here is that most of the deals on offer apply to digital games, so they’ll likely take up more of the Switch’s 32GB of internal storage than physical cartridges. Many of the third-party multi-platform titles can be found cheaper on other consoles, too, and at least a few of the games on offer are still more expensive than their physical copies. So be sure to cross-check prices if a game interests you and isn’t on our curated list below. We’d also like it if games like Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 were a little cheaper at this point, given that they’ve been out for a couple of years. But solid discounts on the Switch’s most popular games are still fairly rare, and much of what’s available here is good value relative to their usual prices on the console.

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