Sonic Games up to 50% Off on Switch, 3DS

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Presumably to coincide with the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog feature film (Ben Schwartz, James Marsden), Sega and Nintendo are joining forces to offer a sale of over a dozen Sonic games for Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U.

Here’s the full list of discounted Sonic games:


  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – $39.99 (33% off)
  • Team Sonic Racing – $19.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic Mania – $9.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic Forces – $9.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog – $3.99 (50% off)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – $2.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $2.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – $9.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (50% off)

Wii U

  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric – $9.99 (50% off)
  • Sonic Lost World – $9.99 (50% off)

We heartily recommend 2017’s Sonic Mania as an excellent return-to-form (but still modern) 2D Sonic platformer, and last year’s Team Sonic Racing is a solid Mario Kart clone.

The Sonic sale ends Feb. 28 at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern.

The sale is running alongside two other Switch publisher sales. The Ubisoft sale ends Feb. 24, and includes Mario + Rabbids, Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and South Park with discounts up to 75% off.

The NIS America Shining Stars sale runs through March 1, and features Ys VIII, SNK, and the Disgaea series.

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Save Up to 30% During Nintendo eShop New Year Sale

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It’s almost been a whole week since the last digital game sale. The annual sequel to the Holiday sale – the New Year Sale, has arrived on the Nintendo eShop, offering discounts of up to 30% on several Nintendo and third-party games.

This is a great chance to get some of the biggest Switch games of the last several years. We recommend Stardew Valley and Terraria for the farmers and builders, Wargroove and Civ 6 for the strategists, SteamWorld Quest for the deckbuilders, and Divinity and Ni no Kuni for RPG fans.

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $41.99
  • Splatoon 2 – $41.99
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World – $41.99
  • Stardew Valley – $9.99
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI – $29.99
  • Terraria – $20.99
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition – $39.99
  • Celeste – $9.99
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – $34.99
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – $14.99
  • Wargroove $15.99
  • Team Sonic Racing $19.99
  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech – $17.49

Other publishers are joining the eShop New Year sale as well, including XSEED (Story of Seasons), Devolver Digital (Ape Out, My Friend Pedro), Capcom (Mega Man, Dragon’s Dogma), Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed), and WB Games (Mortal Kombat, all the LEGO games). Discounts range from 30-80% off – if you ever wanted to buy a LEGO game on Switch, now is the time.

The Nintendo eShop New Year sale ends January 16.

Nintendo eShop Sale: Up to 40% off Best-Selling Indie Games

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What’s the perfect follow-up to unwrapping a shiny new console for the holidays? A digital game sale! The Nintendo eShop is hosting an indie game sale on the best-selling indie games of 2019. From now through December 28, save up to 40% on some of the best indie games of the last several years.

Here’s a list of all the games on the indie sale:

  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition $13.99
  • Cuphead $13.99
  • Slay the Spire $19.99
  • Baba Is You $12.00
  • Unravel Two $4.99
  • My Friend Pedro $13.99
  • Terraria $20.99
  • Downwell $1.49
  • Torchlight 2 $11.99
  • Blasphemous $19.99
  • Castle Crashers: Remastered $8.99
  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech $17.49

We would strongly recommend Ori and the Blind Forest for fans of 2D action-platforming, Slay the Spire as a rogue-like deckbuilding card game, and SteamWorld Quest for a more story-based RPG deckbuilding card game.

The indie game sale isn’t the only sale currently running on the eShop. Just about everything except first-party Nintendo games are discounted.

Capcom games such as Phoenix Wright, Resident Evil, and the Mega Man games, are up to 75% off. Bandai Namco is also hosting a 75% off sale on the eShop, with games like Doraemon Story of Seasons and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. You can also find discounts on Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee (Team17 publisher sale), Mario + Rabbids and Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft sale), and Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest RPGs on the Square Enix sale.

Each publisher sale runs for a different length of time. Check out the Sales and Deals page on the eShop for more details.

Save up to 50% During Nintendo Switch Game Awards Sale

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In celebration of The Game Awards, which aired December 12, Nintendo is offering a Nintendo eShop sale on digital versions of games that have been nominated and won throughout the last several years of The Game Awards, including Octopath Traveler (Best Role-Playing Game 2018) and Super Mario Odyssey (Best Family Game 2017).

“Nintendo is proud to join The Game Awards today in highlighting the artistry and boundless creativity of the video game industry,” said Nick Chavez, Senior Vice President, Nintendo of America. “By offering a wide selection of distinguished games at a great value, we invite players to discover experiences on Nintendo Switch that continue to delight and inspire fans around the world.”

Here’s the full list of discounted games:

Octopath Traveler $35.99 (40% off)

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda $17.49 (30% off)

Super Mario Odyssey $41.99 (30% off)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim $29.99 (50% off)

DOOM $29.99 (50% off)

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus $29.99 (50% off)

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes $14.99 (50% off)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition $41.99 (30% off)

Sayonara Wild Hearts $10.39 (20% off)

GRIS $8.49 (50% off)

Katana ZERO $9.74 (35% off)

Wargroove $13.99 (30% off)

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition $3.99 (80% off)

CELESTE $9.99 (50% off)

Mortal Kombat 11 $29.99 (50% off)

What Remains of Edith Finch $11.99 (40% off)

The sale ends December 18.

Save on Hundreds of Discounted PC Games in Back to School Sale

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The weather is beginning to cool, football is starting up, and kids are going back to school. For parents who want to catch up on gaming, digital PC store GOG is hosting a Back to School sale this week.

The Back to School sale features over 250 PC games discounted up to 90% off, with a big focus on indie games and new releases.

Big game highlights include The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – GOTY Edition (70% off), Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Obsidian Edition (60% off), Darksiders III (66% off), Vampyr (60% off), and Kingdom Come: Deliverance (40% off). You can also snag some great indie deals, such as Battletech (66% off), Frostpunk (50% off), Darkest Dungeon (70% off), Firewatch (75% off), and Surviving Mars – First Colony Edition (66% off).

Recent releases on GOG include They Are Billions (20% off), Cooking Simulator (15% 0ff), and Children of Morta, which just launched today. You can also pre-order Cyberpunk 2077, coming April 16, 2020. Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt Red also owns and operates GOG.

The GOG Back to School sale ends September 6.

Amazon Prime Day Offers Big Gaming Discounts

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Amazon Prime Day has become a bit of a misnomer, as this year the site-wide sale has been expanded to two days, July 15-16. There are a number of solid gaming deals to be found, including a PS4 bundle that includes God of War and Days Gone for $349, and a PS4 Slim with Marvel’s Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn for $249.

We’ve listed some highlights below, but remember that many of Amazon’s best deals are found in limited-time sales. Click here for a full list of all the video game deals for Amazon Prime Day.

Nintendo Switch

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI $29
  • Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! and Let’s Go, Pikachu! $44
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $39
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Team Sonic Racing $29
  • Joy-Con controllers $66

PlayStation 4

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 $19
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man $27
  • God of War $24
  • Days Gone $39
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $29
  • Lego Marvel Collection $19
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $47
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition $19
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider $19
  • Just Cause 4 $25
  • Team Sonic Racing $29
  • PlayStation Plus 12 month subscription $39

Xbox One

  • Kingdom Hearts 3 $19
  • Need for Speed Payback $19
  • Diablo 3 Eternal Collection $29
  • Lego Marvel Collection $19
  • Lego Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles $19
  • Lego DC Super-Villains $24
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice $47
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition $19
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider $19
  • Just Cause 4 $29
  • The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition $49
  • Team Sonic Racing $29

If you’re looking to spruce up the gaming PC, there are oodles – oodles! – of keyboards, mice, headsets, and other accessories. Amazon Prime Day lasts through July 16. You can also find competing deals currently at GameStop during their hefty Summer Days Summer Sale. Merry Summer everyone!