Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Whether you are planning for holiday gift-giving, looking for that perfect birthday gift, or simply cannot get enough of Link, Mario, and all your favorite Nintendo characters, Nintendo eShop Gift Card is quite simply a “gift of fun”. Choose it for others and get one for yourself too.
Available in $10, $20, $35, and $50 values, you have the freedom to choose the value of adventure you’re up to next. Okay, so, other than bringing fun, entertainment, and adventure closer to you whenever and wherever you might be, here are more reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on all the possibilities this game card brings:
- It gives you or any gamer you know the chance to experienc over 1000 games from Nintendo at any given time.
- It helps players of all ages and geographies connect instantly even if remotely.
- Get the best deal for your buck with random discounts up to 10% off card value.
- Credit is easy to top up anywhere online and in stores, including via 7-Eleven, amazon, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and PayPal.
- It lets you earn Nintendo points that you can exchange later for rewards.
- Nintendo eShop Gift Card credits never expire.
So, whatever you think you’ll be playing next on your Nintendo or Nintendo Switch consoles, it can’t be nothing less than awesome, especially when you have a gift card. Use it to access more games online, or purchase other items from the eshop. And if it’s for gift-giving, trust that it will be received warmly.
Nintendo Switch Online deal brings a one-year family plan and a 256GB microSD card down to $50
If you just picked up a new Switch over the holidays, a new deal on Nintendo's Switch Online service may be of interest: As of this writing, both Amazon and Best Buy are bundling a 12-month Switch Online family plan with a 256GB model of SanDisk's officially licensed Switch microSD card for $50. A 12-month family membership normally costs $35, so the actual discount here is on the microSD card, which has generally retailed around $35 for this amount of storage in recent months. We've previously seen bundles that pair a 128GB SanDisk card with the same membership for $35, but this is still a good value for those who'd like more storage to load up with Switch games. Just note that the subscription will be set to auto-renew by default. As a refresher, Switch Online is Nintendo's equivalent to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. It's not essential for everyone, but the subscription is required to play the online modes of Switch games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the like. A membership lets you backup your game save data in the cloud as well, plus it gets you access to a library of emulated NES and Super NES games, many of which are classics.If you only need a Switch Online membership for yourself, you're better off buying a 12-month individual plan, which retails for $20. The family plan included in this deal, however, allows you to spread the benefits of the subscription across eight different accounts in a designated "family group." So long as you have at least one other Switch owner who is willing to jump on the plan, it's a better value than the individual subscription, though one person will still need to be the group's admin and manage your collective membership. Note that this deal only applies to Switch Online's standard family membership, not the upgraded "Expansion Pack" tier that Nintendo introduced in late 2021. That plan adds a (somewhat limited) library of emulated Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, plus built-in access to DLC for games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it costs $50 a year for an individual plan or $80 a year for a family plan.As for the microSD card, it's the model we recently recommended in our guide to the best Switch accessories. It's not the absolute fastest card you can buy, but it's reliable, and since the Switch only supports UHS-I bus interfaces, any technically-faster card carries no benefits on the console anyway. The Switch OLED has 64GB of internal storage, which can fill up after a handful of game downloads, while the standard Switch and Switch Lite only include 32GB. The most important thing to look for in a microSD card here is getting as much space as you can for the money; if you're looking to buy a Switch Online family plan already, this bundle can help with that. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.
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