Minecraft Nintendo Switch £15 @ Nintendo Eshop (South Africa)
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Minecraft Nintendo Switch £15 @ Nintendo Eshop (South Africa)

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Found 15th MayMade hot 15th May
Switch is region free so you just need to switch your region on the console... you will need a credit card or bank card that allows international purchases.

Though is there really anyone who has not played Minecraft enough!

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I've not

Is this only available from the E-Shop at the moment? I want a download but hoping some online shops will offer discounted codes (similar to the BotW expansion).

anyone know if there will be a physical copy of this game on the switch? had enough with downloadable games.

jisongkun

anyone know if there will be a physical copy of this game on the switch? … anyone know if there will be a physical copy of this game on the switch? had enough with downloadable games.



No, there won't be a physical copy. But why have you had enough of downloadable games? It's not as if you can lose them.

The Switch needs a trophy system for me to start a new world all over again.

where can I buy South African Eshop credit from?

Shows how much we're being ripped off as always

So has anyone confirmed that this can actually be purchased by people located in the UK? From my understanding on how the Eshop worked you can only use a UK bank/credit card on the UK Eshop, you cannot use it to purchase titles from other Eshops such as US or Japan, for those you need to buy gift cards and apply those to your account. All well and good then.

Here is the kicker, apparently Eshop Gift Cards are not sold by retailers in South Africa, so how can you apply funds to your account if you cannot use your UK bank cards?

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Heat for the price, however the OP is misleading. You don't just change region on the Switch. You need to create an account for the region and then use that account when accessing the eShop.

How to set up an account to access another country's store:

1. Go to accounts.nintendo.com/ and create a new account
2. Select the country and time zone of the store you wish to access
3. On your switch console, create a new account and link your newly created Nintendo account to it.
4. Access the eShop, you will be prompted to select which account to use for that session. Just pick which store you want to access

Question to the OP, how did you purchase the game? Were you able to use a credit or debit card, or eShop credit? If it was credit, where did you purchase it from?

Thanks

I've never played Minecraft. Need to find out what all the fuss is about

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Marcoos

Heat for the price, however the OP is misleading. You don't just change … Heat for the price, however the OP is misleading. You don't just change region on the Switch. You need to create an account for the region and then use that account when accessing the eShop.How to set up an account to access another country's store:1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com/ and create a new account2. Select the country and time zone of the store you wish to access3. On your switch console, create a new account and link your newly created Nintendo account to it.4. Access the eShop, you will be prompted to select which account to use for that session. Just pick which store you want to accessQuestion to the OP, how did you purchase the game? Were you able to use a credit or debit card, or eShop credit? If it was credit, where did you purchase it from?Thanks



I don't have a switch...some one on neogaf said just to use a bank card that allows international purchases...ala credit card

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Aeschylus

I don't have a switch...some one on neogaf said just to use a bank card … I don't have a switch...some one on neogaf said just to use a bank card that allows international purchases...ala credit card



Thanks had a feeling the info came from there. Read that thread earlier also

Sometimes credit/debit cards work, sometimes they don't. It's really hit and miss

I haven't played this before and I think it's great for the switch. Can spend time on the train just building something.

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Marcoos

Thanks had a feeling the info came from there. Read that thread earlier … Thanks had a feeling the info came from there. Read that thread earlier also :)Sometimes credit/debit cards work, sometimes they don't. It's really hit and miss



I have a post office credit card that allows worldwide purchases, I suspect any UK bank cards will trigger fraud prevention

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Marcoos

Heat for the price, however the OP is misleading. You don't just change … Heat for the price, however the OP is misleading. You don't just change region on the Switch. You need to create an account for the region and then use that account when accessing the eShop.How to set up an account to access another country's store:1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com/ and create a new account2. Select the country and time zone of the store you wish to access3. On your switch console, create a new account and link your newly created Nintendo account to it.4. Access the eShop, you will be prompted to select which account to use for that session. Just pick which store you want to accessQuestion to the OP, how did you purchase the game? Were you able to use a credit or debit card, or eShop credit? If it was credit, where did you purchase it from?Thanks



Was just reading some more and people are saying you can just switch regions?

AndrewRunagall

No, there won't be a physical copy. But why have you had enough of … No, there won't be a physical copy. But why have you had enough of downloadable games? It's not as if you can lose them.



There will be a physical copy coming later in the year you can go check it int he announcement

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Aeschylus

Was just reading some more and people are saying you can just switch … Was just reading some more and people are saying you can just switch regions?



I think it is possible, but it merges any existing credit you may have. If you plan on purchasing from other regions a number of times. Create a seperate account for that region. It's really very easy and quick to do

Aeschylus

I have a post office credit card that allows worldwide purchases, I … I have a post office credit card that allows worldwide purchases, I suspect any UK bank cards will trigger fraud prevention


do you know the exchange rate for the South African Rand before you purchase it though?

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paulj48

do you know the exchange rate for the South African Rand before you … do you know the exchange rate for the South African Rand before you purchase it though?




£14.63 according to Google

Just buy a SA Nintendo eshop card. I've done it so far for both the US and Canadian eshops. It's so easy to do and once installed you can use any account on your Switch to play. With some retailers you can use a UK debit card or PayPal to pay.

Not sure where you will get an SA eshop card though.

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Leonintelex

Just buy a SA Nintendo eshop card. I've done it so far for both the US … Just buy a SA Nintendo eshop card. I've done it so far for both the US and Canadian eshops. It's so easy to do and once installed you can use any account on your Switch to play. With some retailers you can use a UK debit card or PayPal to pay.Not sure where you will get an SA eshop card though.



That's the issue, no one does South African eShop cards. Doesn't even look like they actually exist.

Aeschylus

Though is there really anyone who has not played Minecraft enough!



I'm older than 8 and therefore grew out of Legos, so yeah.

Agahnim1

I'm older than 8 and therefore grew out of Legos, so yeah.



​Yeah I've never played this. Not even aware of how its played and I'm a "gamer". If it was cheap enough I would give it a go.

Agahnim1

I'm older than 8 and therefore grew out of Legos, so yeah.



​ aghast. You grow into Legos. not out of them

So, has anyone actually managed to buy this yet, or are we just getting the usual swarm of hot votes for invalid deals?

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StolenDiagram

So, has anyone actually managed to buy this yet, or are we just getting … So, has anyone actually managed to buy this yet, or are we just getting the usual swarm of hot votes for invalid deals?



plenty of people on Neogaf have, the only issue people have is if their bank card rejects an international purchase, that does not make it an invalid deal

Mine doesn't, but that isn't the issue with most console E-shops. The problem is that the shop won't accept payment from a card not registered to an address based in country you're buying from. For example if this was on PSN and you wanted to buy from their Canadian store, your card would need to be registered to a Canadian address. Does it not work like that on switch?

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I dont have a switch...sorry so I will be no help

Agahnim1

I'm older than 8 and therefore grew out of Legos, so yeah.



The plural of Lego is Lego. The s is not required.

Official word on the Lego Plural Debate from the @LEGO_Group. Neither Lego nor Legos it seems: 'Please go with "LEGO bricks" or "LEGO SETS"

But hey, you sounded smart for 10 hours
Edited by: "Agahnim1" 16th May

Purchased, £15.07 via Barclays Debit Card

Return of revolut cards?

Agahnim1

Official word on the Lego Plural Debate from the @LEGO_Group. Neither … Official word on the Lego Plural Debate from the @LEGO_Group. Neither Lego nor Legos it seems: 'Please go with "LEGO bricks" or "LEGO SETS"But hey, you sounded smart for 10 hours


"In short, the word LEGO is an adjective, not a noun. The most important is no "legos." :)"
Source: https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/837407501763153920

Nice omission, but other people can Google search too.

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StolenDiagram

Mine doesn't, but that isn't the issue with most console E-shops. The … Mine doesn't, but that isn't the issue with most console E-shops. The problem is that the shop won't accept payment from a card not registered to an address based in country you're buying from. For example if this was on PSN and you wanted to buy from their Canadian store, your card would need to be registered to a Canadian address. Does it not work like that on switch?



Some people it works for, some it doesn't. Really hit and miss

AndrewRunagall

No, there won't be a physical copy. But why have you had enough of … No, there won't be a physical copy. But why have you had enough of downloadable games?


That's incorrect- they stated a physical copy of the game will be available at a later date.

I can confirm that Revolut works - I just set up a new Nintendo account and chose South Africa as my country (already did this to get Puyo Puyo Tetris from America cheap).

Loaded my Revolut card and used that to pay, £15.19 for it as of today. Worked just fine, no VPN or address details needed.

nintendolife.com/new…ons

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