Digital Super Mario Odyssey for £35.97 from Nintendo Switch South African eShop (using Revolut virtual card)
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Digital Super Mario Odyssey for £35.97 from Nintendo Switch South African eShop (using Revolut virtual card)

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Found 25th Oct
Hi all, using Revolut, I've just purchased (and preloaded) Super Mario Odyssey from the South African eShop. It cost me 35.97.

For details about Revolut please see here :- revolut.com/?la…=en

To be able to buy from the South African eShop, simply log into my.nintendo.com, go to your account settings and change your country to South Africa and save changes.

Go on to the eShop on you Switch with the same account and it will ask you to re-enter your password as your country changed. Then just go to coming soon and buy Mario using the Revolut virtual card as the credit card.

Once it starts downloading, you can change your country back in my.nintendo.com

Be warned, I have heard rumours of people saying it warns about loosing any credit on an account if you change country, but I've never tested this myself as I change a user account that has no credit on it.

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Diplomatic immunity!

b3ats14 m ago

In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would …In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would be to buy the physical, play it until you’ve completed it and then sell it back on to someone else for £25-£30. The game will have only cost you up to £15 and you’ll have had all of the same enjoyment from it. You could re-purchase it at a later date for much less if needed.I don’t get why people buy digital releases that are available physically? Yes there’s a portability aspect to going digital but the games are the size of a thumbnail and Switch travel cases come with something to carry games. Plus, a physical release has a resale value and makes the most financial sense.


Because it's 2017 - I've not got time to go around changing game cartridges like some sort of animal.

pazuzu178 m ago

Diplomatic immunity!


It’s just been revoked.

preacher29 m ago

Be careful when using SA to buy some games. Fifa worked out more expensive …Be careful when using SA to buy some games. Fifa worked out more expensive so I bought it from the U.K. store

No one region has best price for all games. Buying from the Swiss eShop could've saved you almost £10. Always check the regional price comparison chart docs.google.com/spr…tml
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You can get around the problem of losing any credit when changing region by creating multiple accounts on the Switch. All users can play any game bought by another user, and you don't have to mess around changing the region every time there's a good deal.

Do you know when the game will go live in South Africa by the way?

Why do you have to use revolut for the purchase, may I ask?

Diplomatic immunity!

mixmixi5 m ago

Why do you have to use revolut for the purchase, may I ask?



To avoid your card issuer charging a foreign transaction fee I imagine.

pazuzu178 m ago

Diplomatic immunity!


It’s just been revoked.

I do this quite regularly, I have a South African profile set up on my switch that I use to buy my digital games from the eshop I just use my normal llyods debit card they charge 3% plus 50 p transaction fee so most games on the uk eshop that cost £49.99 usually cost me around £37 on the South African eshop. So still a big saving even with transaction charges

Biddy239 m ago

To avoid your card issuer charging a foreign transaction fee I imagine.


Thanks. Then I’d take it Halifax Clarity is a better bet since they have a better exchange rate than revolut. Wasn’t sure if it’s the exchange rate or something beyond.

Does it download straight away to play or do you have to wait until the actual release date of the 27th?

sanchez1st37 m ago

Does it download straight away to play or do you have to wait until the …Does it download straight away to play or do you have to wait until the actual release date of the 27th?


You have to wait to release date for... the game to.... release

gefafawhisp12 m ago

You have to wait to release date for... the game to.... release



The OP wrote "Once it starts downloading, you can change your country back in my.nintendo.com", and that's why I'm asking.

nice price. But I'll stick to my amazon digital for £40. Saves all the messing about with virtual card, fake address and switching marketplaces
Edited by: "hoults862" 26th Oct

Got it this price for a physical copy from amazon when the top up £35 or more and get £5 extra was on . Awaiting royal mail to deliver...

Used my revolut card tonight to grab shovel knight and steamworld dig 2 from the south african store. Seems to offer the cheapest prices when converted to GBP on most games....

Japan is cheaper for a few and mexico is cheapest on a couple also but ive only bought from the russian and south african e shops so far and always works perfectly.

Use this site to always get the best price from any eshop

eshop-prices.com/games

Also yes revolt helps avoid fees for those of us that dont have halifax clarity cards. You simply top up for free from your current account and then use the virtual revolut card fee free on foreign eshops
Edited by: "Foley2001_uk" 26th Oct

Be careful when using SA to buy some games. Fifa worked out more expensive so I bought it from the U.K. store

preacher29 m ago

Be careful when using SA to buy some games. Fifa worked out more expensive …Be careful when using SA to buy some games. Fifa worked out more expensive so I bought it from the U.K. store

No one region has best price for all games. Buying from the Swiss eShop could've saved you almost £10. Always check the regional price comparison chart docs.google.com/spr…tml

Hey guys I’m debating buying a Switch and I use this foreign marketplace with Revolut malarkey for Xbox One, I’m just curious, what’s the download sizes like for games like Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart? Doesn’t the switch only have an internal memory of about 8gb again?

I know you can use external hard drives etc but what about when you’re on the go?

Can somebody let me know?

Cheers

Maverick_TF30 m ago

Hey guys I’m debating buying a Switch and I use this foreign marketplace w …Hey guys I’m debating buying a Switch and I use this foreign marketplace with Revolut malarkey for Xbox One, I’m just curious, what’s the download sizes like for games like Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart? Doesn’t the switch only have an internal memory of about 8gb again?I know you can use external hard drives etc but what about when you’re on the go?Can somebody let me know?Cheers


Hi Switch has 32GB built-in which gives 25.9GB usable storage, and it has a microSD card slot. Super Mario Odyssey is 5.6GB. It says the game sizes on the eShop and on the website nintendo.co.uk/Gam…tml
Edited by: "jco83" 26th Oct

I got freaked out by Revolut- did it wasn't to post me a card before I could use it?
Either way, downloaded from SA eShop and all ready for midnight.
Actually, I might see about changing the region to Japan now and seeing if it'll unlock at 4...

Original Poster

I've set my country to Fiji, in theory 11 or 12 hours ahead However, it seems to want to check the internet to see if it can unlock, and I'm guessing my internet connection is not going to tell Nintendo I'm in Fiji... wonder if there is a VPN/DNS work around... will let you know

jco8343 m ago

Hi Switch has 32GB built-in which gives 25.9GB usable storage, and it has …Hi Switch has 32GB built-in which gives 25.9GB usable storage, and it has a microSD card slot. Super Mario Odyssey is 5.6GB. It says the game sizes on the eShop and on the website https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Super-Mario-Odyssey-1173332.html


Great stuff cheers for that. Liking the SD card idea I have a few 64gb ones lying around so sorted there then,

Cheers, probably should have researched before asking haha but I’d just woke up

PercyPea13 m ago

I've set my country to Fiji, in theory 11 or 12 hours ahead However, …I've set my country to Fiji, in theory 11 or 12 hours ahead However, it seems to want to check the internet to see if it can unlock, and I'm guessing my internet connection is not going to tell Nintendo I'm in Fiji... wonder if there is a VPN/DNS work around... will let you know


If it’s anything like the xbox foreign purchases it will be ready to play once the title is available from whichever region you purchased from regardless of what region you are set up as , for example earlier this year I preordered Dirt 4 from Argentina and it let me play the game nearly 2 days before UK release

hoults8626 h, 27 m ago

nice price. But I'll stick to my amazon digital for £40. Saves all the …nice price. But I'll stick to my amazon digital for £40. Saves all the messing about with virtual card, fake address and switching marketplaces


You can probably just use paypal, (bought from other countries previously with no issue but not tried sa) no need for fake address or virtual card and just switch marketplace on pc which is like 2 clicks and takes seconds. Would have to check what charges are though
Edited by: "matengawhat" 26th Oct

Maverick_TF37 m ago

If it’s anything like the xbox foreign purchases


This is Nintendo we're talking about; it will be nothing like anyone else!

Clunton1 h, 15 m ago

I got freaked out by Revolut- did it wasn't to post me a card before I …I got freaked out by Revolut- did it wasn't to post me a card before I could use it?Either way, downloaded from SA eShop and all ready for midnight.Actually, I might see about changing the region to Japan now and seeing if it'll unlock at 4...


Hi, You either have the choice of having a virtual card or a physical card. I opted for the virtual card as I will only be using it for digital game purchases. I may one day pay the £5 for another card (physical) if I go abroad.

matengawhat38 m ago

You can probably just use paypal, (bought from other countries previously …You can probably just use paypal, (bought from other countries previously with no issue but not tried sa) no need for fake address or virtual card and just switch marketplace on pc which is like 2 clicks and takes seconds. Would have to check what charges are though


To be fair if you go down the Revolut route then it is just merely a 5 minute job to change the region, purchase the game and then change the region back. Really simple and worth it if you like to save money!
Edited by: "mastermjr20041" 26th Oct

Definitely hot, although, even as one who always searches for the cheapest price even if it's just a profit of 1-2 pounds, I'll pass. I feel I should go physical on every game you can get as a physical copy because of the resale value (in fact, I was able to sell my Wii U and a collection of games and controllers for an amount with which I could get the Switch and a few AAA games). I first had the Amazon UK Prime deal on pre-order (not a resident so unfortunately cannot take advantage of those student deals etc.) but, recently, Amazon DE lowered SMO prices and with their Prime deal, I was able to pre-order the game for roughly 48 euros. Compared to this South-African eshop deal (roughly 41 euros), I think physical with resale value (and in case Switch servers go down) is worth the extra 7 euros.

brettpenzer1237 h, 18 m ago

Got it this price for a physical copy from amazon when the top up £35 or …Got it this price for a physical copy from amazon when the top up £35 or more and get £5 extra was on . Awaiting royal mail to deliver...



was £34.99 for me, £5 off a £40 spend voucher from August and £2 off pre orders for a Prime (student ) member.

Had ordered physical from Toys R Us for £37 but now cancelled and got this as I prefer digital for my portables! Thanks OP!

Just got to find a Switch console deal actually in stock..

In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would be to buy the physical, play it until you’ve completed it and then sell it back on to someone else for £25-£30. The game will have only cost you up to £15 and you’ll have had all of the same enjoyment from it. You could re-purchase it at a later date for much less if needed.

I don’t get why people buy digital releases that are available physically? Yes there’s a portability aspect to going digital but the games are the size of a thumbnail and Switch travel cases come with something to carry games. Plus, a physical release has a resale value and makes the most financial sense.

montblanc2 m ago

Just got to find a Switch console deal actually in stock..


Nintendo has consoles in stock so I don’t imagine they’ll be too hard to find elsewhere.

b3ats14 m ago

In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would …In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would be to buy the physical, play it until you’ve completed it and then sell it back on to someone else for £25-£30. The game will have only cost you up to £15 and you’ll have had all of the same enjoyment from it. You could re-purchase it at a later date for much less if needed.I don’t get why people buy digital releases that are available physically? Yes there’s a portability aspect to going digital but the games are the size of a thumbnail and Switch travel cases come with something to carry games. Plus, a physical release has a resale value and makes the most financial sense.


Because it's 2017 - I've not got time to go around changing game cartridges like some sort of animal.

b3ats28 m ago

Nintendo has consoles in stock so I don’t imagine they’ll be too hard to fi …Nintendo has consoles in stock so I don’t imagine they’ll be too hard to find elsewhere.


Thanks but only at full price though, no deals.

b3ats48 m ago

In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would …In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would be to buy the physical, play it until you’ve completed it and then sell it back on to someone else for £25-£30. The game will have only cost you up to £15 and you’ll have had all of the same enjoyment from it. You could re-purchase it at a later date for much less if needed.I don’t get why people buy digital releases that are available physically? Yes there’s a portability aspect to going digital but the games are the size of a thumbnail and Switch travel cases come with something to carry games. Plus, a physical release has a resale value and makes the most financial sense.



I prefer digital games and hate clutter. Basically that's why.

How do you pay when buying from the mexico eShop? I just tried using both my halifax and a revolt virtual card without success and it won't let you link a uk paypal account either???

Spark1 h, 20 m ago

I prefer digital games and hate clutter. Basically that's why.

am the same with seeing physical as clutter. I would be happy having the option of no disk drives in consoles

Thanks for this, super useful and awesome. Cant wait to play tomorrow!

b3ats2 h, 23 m ago

In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would …In the interests of being financially savvy, surely the best option would be to buy the physical, play it until you’ve completed it and then sell it back on to someone else for £25-£30. The game will have only cost you up to £15 and you’ll have had all of the same enjoyment from it. You could re-purchase it at a later date for much less if needed.I don’t get why people buy digital releases that are available physically? Yes there’s a portability aspect to going digital but the games are the size of a thumbnail and Switch travel cases come with something to carry games. Plus, a physical release has a resale value and makes the most financial sense.

game sharing is why I do it on ps4 and xbox one. As with cdkeys and game sharing my half i pay £21 to play a day one game. Also I bought Mario oddessy and forza motorsport 7 from amazon digital for £40, from this hoping amazon offer digital price all the time like this

I went to change my country in my account, but I've got a message saying 'Your Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID are linked. Changing the country/region will disable this link.' - that's probably not ideal right?

crimsonnight1 h, 3 m ago

I went to change my country in my account, but I've got a message saying …I went to change my country in my account, but I've got a message saying 'Your Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID are linked. Changing the country/region will disable this link.' - that's probably not ideal right?


You can easily enable the link with a few clicks afterwards. So basically you switch the country, do some shopping, switch the original country back and re-establish the link (scroll down when in Nintendo Account website).
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