Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy for Nintendo Switch £26 Amazon w/prime £28 w/o
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Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy for Nintendo Switch £26 Amazon w/prime £28 w/o

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Found 29th Mar
Looks as if the price has come down even more!

On a side note, does anyone know how long it takes for the pre-order price guarantee to take effect on orders that are already placed? Checking my order details still shows the original pre-order price.
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3 classics for just under £9.00 a title on a Switch? HEAT that is a good price
easier just to cancel and reorder if older order doesn't show new price. heat added
Robert.Taylor946 m ago

easier just to cancel and reorder if older order doesn't show new price. …easier just to cancel and reorder if older order doesn't show new price. heat added


I just did exactly that, but I am curious to know if my pre-order price would automatically have dropped.
Nice one. Thanks
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Curlynob2 m ago

I just did exactly that, but I am curious to know if my pre-order price …I just did exactly that, but I am curious to know if my pre-order price would automatically have dropped.


Same here, I also wonder if re-ordering causes you to be put at the bottom of the queue again.

Those who had order nearer to release for Kirby didn't receive theirs and were quoted ridiculous delivery dates.
Thanks for the heads up. Cancel and reorder here too.
I think pre-order price guarantee only applies to the price on release day, so if it is less on release day than your order you will get the lower price. I don't think it accounts for fluctuations between order and release
'This item does not ship to UK - Northern Ireland'

Eh what?! Stupid amazon, why on earth can't they deliver a game here- they can deliver every other game
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vaderag4 m ago

Thanks for the heads up. Cancel and reorder here too.I think pre-order …Thanks for the heads up. Cancel and reorder here too.I think pre-order price guarantee only applies to the price on release day, so if it is less on release day than your order you will get the lower price. I don't think it accounts for fluctuations between order and release


Just done a bit of digging.

"The price you pay will be the lowest price offered by Amazon.co.uk between the time you place your order up to and including the end of the day of the release date"

It also looks as if the price should change for those that have already ordered

"The order summary in Your Account will reflect the lowest price within 24-48 hours of any price change"
So far as I can recall you usually get refunded the difference shortly after dispatch if it dropped in the pre-order period.
vaderag9 m ago

Thanks for the heads up. Cancel and reorder here too.I think pre-order …Thanks for the heads up. Cancel and reorder here too.I think pre-order price guarantee only applies to the price on release day, so if it is less on release day than your order you will get the lower price. I don't think it accounts for fluctuations between order and release


When I have pre-ordered games from amazon before the lowest price has always stayed the same, so for example if a game was say £42, then went down to £35, but before release it went up to £38, then you would still only pay the lowest price. This is from past experience for me!
My existing order has updated to show £26 as the price.
Curlynob29th Mar

I just did exactly that, but I am curious to know if my pre-order price …I just did exactly that, but I am curious to know if my pre-order price would automatically have dropped.


No it won't you will get a refund after release day for difference if it's lower @ Amazon.
RoadWarrior22104 m ago

No it won't you will get a refund after release day for difference if it's …No it won't you will get a refund after release day for difference if it's lower @ Amazon.


Just checked mine and it has dropped. The guy above you has also had their order dropped.

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Edited by: "Biddy2" 29th Mar
One of the best switch deals iv seen great find
Good price. Just a shame it's not a game I'm interested in at all. ><
I cancelled mine and just looks like I didn’t need to do that... oh well...

£26 is a great bargain on the “Nintendo tax” machine...

So many games I’ve snapped up on preorder so cheap... the tax thing is an urban myth... savvy shoppers can save on switch for sure
I can now cancel the pre order with Base now that Amazon have it cheaper . Heat added !
Biddy229 m ago

Just checked mine and it has dropped. The guy above you has also had their …Just checked mine and it has dropped. The guy above you has also had their order dropped. [Image]


That's good on my far cry 5 pre-order price dropped by 30p and got refund today.
Edited by: "RoadWarrior2210" 29th Mar
Heat !!!! Deliberately didn’t buy it on my PS4 as playing it on my switch is a must
joanddan751 m ago

I cancelled mine and just looks like I didn’t need to do that... oh w …I cancelled mine and just looks like I didn’t need to do that... oh well...£26 is a great bargain on the “Nintendo tax” machine...So many games I’ve snapped up on preorder so cheap... the tax thing is an urban myth... savvy shoppers can save on switch for sure


The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down to nearly £15 on Xbox and PlayStation. Porting to the switch is apparently incredibly easy to do due to the developer tools made available (Snake Pass took just 7 days to have fully running). The higher price we are seeing for the same title on switch is due to the cost of the cartridge and the fact that Nintendo controls the production of those cartridges and sells them to the developers. The cartridges come in 32gb or 64gb sizes, which are expensive for the developers to buy from Nintendo and in turn that is driving up the cost of ports we are seeing cheaper on the disc based consoles.

However, what is worse, we still see rediculously inflated digital prices where the cost of the cartridge has no bearing.

Still, good deals can be had on the Switch if you shop around for deals like this, but to pretend the prices aren’t inflated for the same ports is turning a bit of ablind eye
Denziloshamen21 m ago

The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down t …The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down to nearly £15 on Xbox and PlayStation. Porting to the switch is apparently incredibly easy to do due to the developer tools made available (Snake Pass took just 7 days to have fully running). The higher price we are seeing for the same title on switch is due to the cost of the cartridge and the fact that Nintendo controls the production of those cartridges and sells them to the developers. The cartridges come in 32gb or 64gb sizes, which are expensive for the developers to buy from Nintendo and in turn that is driving up the cost of ports we are seeing cheaper on the disc based consoles. However, what is worse, we still see rediculously inflated digital prices where the cost of the cartridge has no bearing.Still, good deals can be had on the Switch if you shop around for deals like this, but to pretend the prices aren’t inflated for the same ports is turning a bit of ablind eye



It is not £15 on Xbox. It’s not even released on Xbox yet. It’s been available for a year on PS4 too and is sitting around the £20 mark. (You can’t include the CDKeys price. They’re not standard retail.)

As for how easy it is to port to Switch, tell that to 2K after the mess they made of WWE 2K18 (and still have not fixed).

@joanddan7 is right. You can avoid the higher cost if you shop around. Let’s not act like Dead Rising 4, Tomb Raider and other timed exclusives don’t release at full price when they finally release on Xbox One/PS4. They do. No idea why people seem to think it’s a Switch exclusive situation. Much like the rereleases from older consoles too.

The Switch has been a success and the retailers here are now beginning to compete more. It’s driving prices down now.
With Argos spend £100 get £10 voucher , I placed an order for £100, they email you code, cancel order afterwards, £10 voucher off any game ! Pre ordered mine £24.99 👌🏼
Denziloshamen40 m ago

The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down t …The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down to nearly £15 on Xbox and PlayStation. Porting to the switch is apparently incredibly easy to do due to the developer tools made available (Snake Pass took just 7 days to have fully running). The higher price we are seeing for the same title on switch is due to the cost of the cartridge and the fact that Nintendo controls the production of those cartridges and sells them to the developers. The cartridges come in 32gb or 64gb sizes, which are expensive for the developers to buy from Nintendo and in turn that is driving up the cost of ports we are seeing cheaper on the disc based consoles. However, what is worse, we still see rediculously inflated digital prices where the cost of the cartridge has no bearing.Still, good deals can be had on the Switch if you shop around for deals like this, but to pretend the prices aren’t inflated for the same ports is turning a bit of ablind eye


Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for me before I took the plunge and got one, I do love the system and have found a small amount of comfort knowing if i spend £45 on a physical switch game that I can play it and sell it on and get a very high second hand selling price for it. Nintendo tax is real, annoyingly just look at the pro-controller, why is it £20 more than both xbox and ps4 ? ( although I think the switch console price is okay seen as its effectively 2 consoles and I genuinely use it as 2 consoles - docked on big tv and portable ) I would never buy a big title on the switch digitally as that's just far too expensive.
Edited by: "Bikerdanny" 29th Mar
Biddy216 m ago

It is not £15 on Xbox. It’s not even released on Xbox yet. It’s been avai …It is not £15 on Xbox. It’s not even released on Xbox yet. It’s been available for a year on PS4 too and is sitting around the £20 mark. (You can’t include the CDKeys price. They’re not standard retail.)As for how easy it is to port to Switch, tell that to 2K after the mess they made of WWE 2K18 (and still have not fixed). @joanddan7 is right. You can avoid the higher cost if you shop around. Let’s not act like Dead Rising 4, Tomb Raider and other timed exclusives don’t release at full price when they finally release on Xbox One/PS4. They do. No idea why people seem to think it’s a Switch exclusive situation. Much like the rereleases from older consoles too. The Switch has been a success and the retailers here are now beginning to compete more. It’s driving prices down now.



Agree with all that and also add - I can go out today and pay £30 more for a PS4 game from one shop to another - digital prices for big games on Sony and digital formats also are often inflated massively

Owning all three I can say safely that only a handful of switch games have seem to have a keep an inflated price.

Mario Odyssey and Zelda cannot count - they are games of the generation much like GTA V - the price staying near RRP is understandable and both can be and have been had for under £40 (just)

WWE 2k18 on the Switch is the worst game of all time - IMHO - and I emailed the CEO of 2k and told him such.... told him I owned ET on the Atari too....
Just cancelled my order with base. Cheers op
Denziloshamen53 m ago

The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down t …The switch tax thing is not a myth, it’s real. This game is already down to nearly £15 on Xbox and PlayStation. Porting to the switch is apparently incredibly easy to do due to the developer tools made available (Snake Pass took just 7 days to have fully running). The higher price we are seeing for the same title on switch is due to the cost of the cartridge and the fact that Nintendo controls the production of those cartridges and sells them to the developers. The cartridges come in 32gb or 64gb sizes, which are expensive for the developers to buy from Nintendo and in turn that is driving up the cost of ports we are seeing cheaper on the disc based consoles. However, what is worse, we still see rediculously inflated digital prices where the cost of the cartridge has no bearing.Still, good deals can be had on the Switch if you shop around for deals like this, but to pretend the prices aren’t inflated for the same ports is turning a bit of ablind eye



The current Nintendo sale on Eshop is in line with prices we saw at this time in the life span of both Xbox one and PS4 (arguably).

I paid under £24 for LA Noire and had it release day. £17 for batman. £25 for bomberman. £11 for rocket league. Under £40 for Skyrim and Doom both on release day. Odyssey under £40 - snake pass was £7.99. I can’t remember what MK8 and Zelda cost me but would have been Around or most probably under £40- Lego Marvel £32 for release day. I’m not really understanding the Nintendo tax thing - how much are brand new PS4 and Xbox games these days??

I think some absolute steals can be had on the eshop.

Fast RMX is an amazing racing game and is £17 fully priced and has been less in sale.

Remasters on PS4 aren’t given away.
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Denziloshamen55 m ago

This game is already down to nearly £15 on Xbox and PlayStation.


I'll agree with you on playstation since its around year old and float's around the £20 mark, but I haven't seen it anywhere near £15 on xbox one. If it is, you should post it here, I'm sure it would get a lot of heat. In fact, the switch version is £2 cheaper than the Xbox version on amazon at the moment.

Denziloshamen55 m ago

Porting to the switch is apparently incredibly easy to do due to the …Porting to the switch is apparently incredibly easy to do due to the developer tools made available (Snake Pass took just 7 days to have fully running).



Sure, porting to the switch is surely cost effective for developers and publishers otherwise we wouldn't have so many. The reduced cost in having all elements of the game already produced, and being able to get this running on relatively similar hardware compared to PC's and current gen consoles (thanks Nvidia) is 100% passed onto the consumer, as is the case here and with other ports such as dark souls. However there is a certain amount of effort and cost that has to go into porting a game, which would vary depending on the game. It wouldn't just be such a small window with every port.

Denziloshamen55 m ago

The higher price we are seeing for the same title on switch is due to the …The higher price we are seeing for the same title on switch is due to the cost of the cartridge ... The cartridges come in 32gb or 64gb sizes



Sure there is a cost involved with a physical release on any console, and I'll assume that the game cart for each game sold does eat into that cost compared to the high capacity disks used on consoles. Not to mention that the high volume of carts a developer may order would also bring the cost down (the reason why indie titles may only release digitally or in limited runs with 3rd party's who act as the middle man).

Also, switch cartridges are available in 1, 2, 4 ,8, 16 and 32gb cards. There is supposedly a cost saving element for a game that has a lower capacity here, and is able to use a lower storage cart. 64GB cards will eventually be released, but nintendo has apparently not announced when.

Denziloshamen55 m ago

However, what is worse, we still see rediculously inflated digital prices …However, what is worse, we still see rediculously inflated digital prices where the cost of the cartridge has no bearing.



Now I do partially agree here. 3rd party's are actually allowed to charge whatever price on the eshop as far as I'm aware, and it's why you'll see digital only releases stay in line with their pricing on steam for the most part. Examples of which being Stardew Valley and Snake's Pass. If a game will have a physical release however competition is king, and retailers need to sell as many copies as possible. The retailer will purchase at a wholesale cost, and if they can cut the price to compete with competition and still make a reasonable profit they will do so. The eshop simply has no competition, which is why 3rd parties will only go on sale to attract people to purchase a game where otherwise they might not, and it's why 1st party nintendo titles are even rarer - nintendo know's they will sell digitally, and if that person doesn't purchase it through there they'll most likely buy a physical copy for less. Either way Nintendo makes money from licensing or producing the game.

I do agree, they fact that I paid £7 for Skyrim 4 years ago and got upgraded to the remastered edition for free, but if I want the game on my switch its at least £30 is ridiculous. But there are so many other factors as well as the one's I've talked about that it's going to vary from game to game and console to console.
Bikerdanny17 h, 57 m ago

Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for …Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for me before I took the plunge and got one, I do love the system and have found a small amount of comfort knowing if i spend £45 on a physical switch game that I can play it and sell it on and get a very high second hand selling price for it. Nintendo tax is real, annoyingly just look at the pro-controller, why is it £20 more than both xbox and ps4 ? ( although I think the switch console price is okay seen as its effectively 2 consoles and I genuinely use it as 2 consoles - docked on big tv and portable ) I would never buy a big title on the switch digitally as that's just far too expensive.



The Pro controller is regularly around £49.99. It also includes more tech inside it than a PS4/Xbox One pad. PS4 controllers are £50 RRP, but can be had for about £35. You just have to shop around.

joanddan717 h, 57 m ago

Agree with all that and also add - I can go out today and pay £30 more for …Agree with all that and also add - I can go out today and pay £30 more for a PS4 game from one shop to another - digital prices for big games on Sony and digital formats also are often inflated massively Owning all three I can say safely that only a handful of switch games have seem to have a keep an inflated price.Mario Odyssey and Zelda cannot count - they are games of the generation much like GTA V - the price staying near RRP is understandable and both can be and have been had for under £40 (just) WWE 2k18 on the Switch is the worst game of all time - IMHO - and I emailed the CEO of 2k and told him such.... told him I owned ET on the Atari too....



Totally agree. I can buy a PS4 game on disc, on release for around £40, yet on the Playstation store, they are £55. That’s yet another example of how the Switch situation isn’t exclusive to it. I think Far Cry 5 Gold Edition is currently £70 on there but can be bought on disc for £59.

Prices have simply remained high because retailers here have kept them high. This for example, is the same price as the Xbox One release now. Why can Activision and Amazon take the hit where others can’t? Come PS5/Next Xbox, prices for games will go back up to £50/£55 again for the first year or so before climbing down again as more consoles are sold. Happens every single generation.

As for WWE, definitely the worst game I have ever played. Disgusting it was released in that state and not fixed. They have a cheek just patching in the dlc and packing up now
Edited by: "Biddy2" 30th Mar
Ordered...cheers OP.
Biddy27 m ago

The Pro controller is regularly around £49.99. It also includes more tech …The Pro controller is regularly around £49.99. It also includes more tech inside it than a PS4/Xbox One pad. PS4 controllers are £50 RRP, but can be had for about £35. You just have to shop around. Totally agree. I can buy a PS4 game on disc, on release for around £40, yet on the Playstation store, they are £55. That’s yet another example of how the Switch situation isn’t exclusive to it. I think Far Cry 5 Gold Edition is current £75 on there but can be bought on disc for £59. Prices have simply remained high because retailers here have kept them high. This for example, is the same price as the Xbox One release now. Why can Activision and Amazon take the hit where others can’t? Come PS5/Next Xbox, prices for games will go back up to £50/£55 again for the first year or so before climbing down again as more consoles are sold. Happens every single generation. As for WWE, definitely the worst game I have ever played. Disgusting it was released in that state and not fixed. They have a cheek just patching in the dlc and packing up now



I got XCOM 2 and the £35 expansion for free on the back of my email - ha! On the Xbox - they offered me anything they currently supported on any format and I already had most of the 2k stuff... ha. He didn’t respond directly (I only emailed him and no one else) but support emailed me to apologise and offer me a freebie!

id rather WWE worked but hey ho
joanddan74 m ago

I got XCOM 2 and the £35 expansion for free on the back of my email - ha! …I got XCOM 2 and the £35 expansion for free on the back of my email - ha! On the Xbox - they offered me anything they currently supported on any format and I already had most of the 2k stuff... ha. He didn’t respond directly (I only emailed him and no one else) but support emailed me to apologise and offer me a freebie!id rather WWE worked but hey ho



Crap. I sold mine. Knew I should have emailed them. Oh well.
Up to £28 now
Norwichlad6 m ago

Up to £28 now


£2 gets deducted at checkout for Prime members.

Thanks for sharing. Really looking forward to playing these - on the go!
I’m a prime customer and preordered this a few days ago. On my current order status it says £28.. I presume this will correct itself to £26?
I assume its payment on release ?
Does anyone know if I cancel my prime before the release will I still get the £2 discount.
naomihughes801 h, 2 m ago

Does anyone know if I cancel my prime before the release will I still get …Does anyone know if I cancel my prime before the release will I still get the £2 discount.



You should keep it as you had Prime at the point of ordering.
Bikerdanny5 h, 1 m ago

Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for …Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for me before I took the plunge and got one, I do love the system and have found a small amount of comfort knowing if i spend £45 on a physical switch game that I can play it and sell it on and get a very high second hand selling price for it. Nintendo tax is real, annoyingly just look at the pro-controller, why is it £20 more than both xbox and ps4 ? ( although I think the switch console price is okay seen as its effectively 2 consoles and I genuinely use it as 2 consoles - docked on big tv and portable ) I would never buy a big title on the switch digitally as that's just far too expensive.



Bikerdanny5 h, 1 m ago

Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for …Completely agree, the higher cost of games was the main sticking point for me before I took the plunge and got one, I do love the system and have found a small amount of comfort knowing if i spend £45 on a physical switch game that I can play it and sell it on and get a very high second hand selling price for it. Nintendo tax is real, annoyingly just look at the pro-controller, why is it £20 more than both xbox and ps4 ? ( although I think the switch console price is okay seen as its effectively 2 consoles and I genuinely use it as 2 consoles - docked on big tv and portable ) I would never buy a big title on the switch digitally as that's just far too expensive.


Nintendo have always had the most expensive games going all the way back to the SNES. I remember them charging £49.99 for new titles back then which is probably like a hundred quid in today's money.

I like the idea of a home console/handheld hybrid but the whole price for the console, a Pro controller and some games is insane. Will just stick with my PS4 and Vita until Switch prices drop, if they ever do.
Edited by: "MDL199" 29th Mar
Lots or arguing over nothing going on in here... I have bought this, added heat and am having a lovely day if anyone cares
chantelle1990_227945 h, 27 m ago

With Argos spend £100 get £10 voucher , I placed an order for £100, they em …With Argos spend £100 get £10 voucher , I placed an order for £100, they email you code, cancel order afterwards, £10 voucher off any game ! Pre ordered mine £24.99 👌🏼


Risky but I like it.
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