Amazon Discounts Digital First Party Switch Titles

A number of evergreen Switch games are on sale on Amazon at a price too good to ignore.

Outside of Black Friday, it's not often we see a Nintendo sale, especially one on its first-party titles. However, Amazon's got a sale going on right now on some of the Switch's best evergreen titles. Each game is discounted to $39.99.

Scroll to the bottom for the direct link to the sale. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild doesn't really need much introduction. It's a radical re-imagining of the Zelda formula that plops Link into an open-world Hyrule and then lets you decide how you want to proceed from there.

In place of dungeons, you get 100+ Shrines with hyper-focused puzzles. In place of new gear, you get... stuff that breaks. Still, we called it "... a treat for Zelda fans and newcomers alike" in our review, and it's a must-have title for Switch owners.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

DKC: Tropical Freeze was one of the Wii U's best platformers, and it's even better on the Switch. That's because it introduces a new Funky mode (read: easy mode) that lets players of all skill levels join in the fun.

The level design is brilliant, the worlds are gorgeous, and it's just pure fun. When it first released on Switch, we described it as "a challenging game that rarely feels unfair, and it features the same wonderful level design and variety that's made the series so iconic."

Splatoon 2

Splatoon was a big surprise on the Wii U, as a brand-new Nintendo IP focused on online play and third-person shooting action. It was a hit, but it was also locked to the Wii U's small install base.

Splatoon 2 builds on everything that made the original great, adding new modes, a much bigger player base, and even a single-player DLC campaign. That's why we called it yet another must-have title for Switch owners, saying "It's a fun, beautiful, and action-packed ride that will have any third-person shooter fan clam-oring for more."

Kirby: Star Allies

Nintendo shook things up with a lot of its franchises on the Switch, but Kirby: Star Allies opts to improve on what already works. It's the same Kirby formula we know and love, but more colorful, with more powerups, and a new ability that lets you combine power-ups to solve puzzles.

It doesn't quite reach the same heights as some of its predecessors, though. We called it a bit too short in our review, saying "... it's lacking in those big surprises and left-field unique elements that characterize Kirby at its best." Still, it's fun with friends and family, and this sale price makes it even more worthwhile.

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler was to Final Fantasy 6 what Bravely Default was to Final Fantasy 5. It's pure SNES-era RPG goodness, with eight distinct stories, a deep battle system built around interchangeable job classes, and it's the debut of glorious 2D-HD graphics we really want to see in future 2D titles.

Octopath might not be for everyone, with its lack of interconnecting stories and emphasis on combat over everything else. Still, as our associate editor Ashley Shankle said, "Octopath Traveler brings back classic JRPG gaming with style and class." It's technically not a first-party title like the others, but it's also basically never on sale.


We don't know how long the Amazon Nintendo sale will last. If you're interested, it's best to check it out now on the special sale page Amazon made for it sooner rather than later.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Nintendo Switch news and sales as they develop.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 10th 2020

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