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New Switch Bundle Gets You Free Eshop Credit For Whatever Games You Want

The bundle goes on sale starting February 15.

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Outside of the holidays, it's rare to find deals on Nintendo Switch hardware, but Nintendo has announced a new bundle that serves as a good entry point if you're interested in picking the console up. The bundle goes on sale on February 15 and includes a system with neon red and blue Joy-Cons, plus $35 credit for its digital storefront, the Eshop.

The bundle will be available at retailers around the US and costs $300, the standard price of a Switch console. While the bonus credit can be put toward any Eshop purchase, the storefront is home to a preponderance of great--and fairly cheap--indie games, such as Golf Story, Celeste, and the recently released Advance Wars-like strategy game Wargroove.

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The credit can also be used to purchase DLC, which many of Switch's must-have titles have received. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's expansion pass costs $20, as does Splatoon 2's single-player focused Octo Expansion. If you pick up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, its fighters pass runs for $25 and will give you access to five of its planned DLC characters, including Persona 5's Joker.

If you're unsure of what to purchase with the Eshop credit, we've put together a gallery of the best Nintendo Switch games for $20 or less to help you decide what's worth downloading.

Nintendo has a number of exclusive games lined up for Switch this year. The adorable platformer Yoshi's Crafted World launches on March 29, while Fire Emblem: Three Houses arrives this spring. Luigi's Mansion 3, an Animal Crossing Switch game, and a "core" Pokemon RPG are also slated to release in 2019, although Nintendo has yet to announce release dates for those games.

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New Switch Bundle *Includes* Eshop Credit For Whatever Games You Want

Free does not mean what you think it means

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Pay $300 for $35. That doesn't sound free.

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I'd have already bought one by now if it wasn't for them charging for online multiplayer.

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Drop it to $99 and I might buy this port station.

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@srfilk86: This would be the last platform you would want to play a port on, Filk.

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@asnakeneverdies: Probably. Although the port of Breath of the Wild is better on Switch.

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@srfilk86: Yeah, I meant third party multiplatform games, Filk.

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@asnakeneverdies: I wouldn't buy it for those.

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@srfilk86: Yeah, that would be pretty dumb. I get now your original intent, Filk.

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