For the briefest of moments on the official Nintendo UK website, six
games in the form of eShop codes were available for around $10.00
apiece. The sales lasted only a matter of minutes before Nintendo took
them down. No comment has been given about these flashest of flash sales,
and Nintendo made no announcement of them, so whether these sales were
intentional or a fluke is a mystery. The removal of the sales seem to
imply they were not planned, as the process was choppy—games that were
discounted were removed one at a time, and
The Wonderful 101,
the first game to be removed from the sale, was removed from the shop
entirely until everything could be sorted out. However, all sales made
at the reduced prices were honored, so those lucky enough to have caught
the discount got a great deal.

The Steam-esque flash sales were for the following:

  • Pikmin 3 — £8.95 / €10.49 / $10.49
  • Wonderful 101 — £8.95 / €10.49 / $10.49
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D — £8.95 / €10.49 / $10.49
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins — £6.95 / €8.49 / $8.49
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros — £7.95 / €9.49 / $9.49
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf — £7.95 / €9.49 / $9.49

Our source on this,
Nintendo Life, has a discussion on the potential this flash sale could have if Nintendo learns from it. It is a little lengthy, but pretty interesting. You can get there from the link above.

Source: Nintendo Life

Our Verdict

Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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