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Nintendo Switch's New Year eShop sale has some fantastic games up for grabs

January 14, 2021 2 min read

There's no shortage of worthwhile games on Nintendo Switch, it's just a matter of swooping in at the right time to get the most bang for your buck. For some of you, the eShop's New Year Sale will be it.

Note that I said "fantastic games" and not "fantastic deals" in the headline.

This is an eShop sale, after all – and a highly curated one at that. The actual discounts for a lot of these Switch games might seem small, but I think most of these are quality games (even if we are sick of seeing that standard $41.99 sale price on first-party Nintendo games no matter how old they are).

A few recommendations if you're looking for a nudge: Clubhouse Games (I loved dueling the big-brained AI opponents), Good Job! (it's a chill "afternoon co-op" sorta game), Grindstone (it'll last you a ridiculously long time), Curse of the Moon 2 (don't feel like you must play the original game first), A Short Hike (it's so lovely), and Shinsekai (a rare Capcom metroidvania). I'm eying Immortals, but I can keep waiting.

I'd also say that $11.99 sounds a heck of a lot better than thirty bucks for Aladdin and The Lion King.

Either way, take a look – the eShop New Year Sale will last until 11:59 p.m. Pacific on January 21.

Nintendo Switch's New Year eShop sale has some fantastic games up for grabs screenshot