Shovel Knight Treasure Trove Switch Japanese nintendo eshop 30% off £10.03
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Shovel Knight Treasure Trove Switch Japanese nintendo eshop 30% off £10.03

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Found 11th Jan
currently 30% off on the japanese eshop (where the game is already the cheapest available) means if you could buy with a direct conversion it would be roughly £10 more than half the UK price. As the japanese eshop doesnt accept foreign credit cards I ended up buying a 5000 yen eshop card for a little over the conversion price. If you are lucky enough to have a japanses 3ds apparently you can add funds using uk cards with that
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I find it difficult to vote hot for these sort of Bermuda Triangle/N. Korea/Angola/Bangladesh foreign E-shop deals.

They are almost always difficult to understand, usually more complicated than the deal post describes, and if you can even get as far as buying, your never quite sure what you are paying or gonna get charged. Faffing around with Eshops is not for me. I don't think a lot of them are valid HUKD deals either, and should probably start getting moved to the Misc section or something.
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kutekitty29 m ago

That's a good tip, although I think if you change your country to get …That's a good tip, although I think if you change your country to get another deal, you will lose all unspent yen.


Actually this is a second profile, I have a uk one and a japanese one now both with credit on.


amb47uk27 m ago

Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the …Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the guy who drives 10miles past his local petrol station to Sainsbury's because petrol is 1p/litre cheaper.


its £10 vs £22.50 it is hassle but the next time a game is far cheaper on the japaneese eshop I will have everything already setup. If the hassle isn't worth it for you thats fine. For me its great
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I've been trying to find a way to buy this on the Japanese eShop for days, such a shame no UK cards or PayPal accounts work! Even tried opening a Japanese PayPal account, but couldn't get past the account email confirmation stage for some reason...
Yes, I would love to know how to purchase from the Japanese Eshop. Currently the only way is to buy prepaid cards, but because they have a mark-up on them it cancels out the savings for a lot of items.
Edited by: "kutekitty" 11th Jan
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TWH05968 m ago

I've been trying to find a way to buy this on the Japanese eShop for days, …I've been trying to find a way to buy this on the Japanese eShop for days, such a shame no UK cards or PayPal accounts work! Even tried opening a Japanese PayPal account, but couldn't get past the account email confirmation stage for some reason...



kutekitty5 m ago

Yes, I would love to know how to purchase from the Japanese Eshop. …Yes, I would love to know how to purchase from the Japanese Eshop. Currently the only way is to buy prepaid cards, but because they have a mark-up on them it cancels out the savings for a lot of items.


Yea I've tried everything, revolut, paypal, all my cards. It seems in the end finding a deal on an eshop card is the way to go. I used g2a in the end and chose a seller with lots of reviews. The 5000 yen card was the best value at £36 (after g2a fees for using paypal) which is not that much more than the current conversion of £33.26 and now I have some yen for future games. It is really annoying though
I find it difficult to vote hot for these sort of Bermuda Triangle/N. Korea/Angola/Bangladesh foreign E-shop deals.

They are almost always difficult to understand, usually more complicated than the deal post describes, and if you can even get as far as buying, your never quite sure what you are paying or gonna get charged. Faffing around with Eshops is not for me. I don't think a lot of them are valid HUKD deals either, and should probably start getting moved to the Misc section or something.
buy a voucher at play asia maybe? play-asia.com/nin…a2v
how much is the game in yen?
badasschris16 m ago

Yea I've tried everything, revolut, paypal, all my cards. It seems in the …Yea I've tried everything, revolut, paypal, all my cards. It seems in the end finding a deal on an eshop card is the way to go. I used g2a in the end and chose a seller with lots of reviews. The 5000 yen card was the best value at £36 (after g2a fees for using paypal) which is not that much more than the current conversion of £33.26 and now I have some yen for future games. It is really annoying though


That's a good tip, although I think if you change your country to get another deal, you will lose all unspent yen.
TWH059627 m ago

I've been trying to find a way to buy this on the Japanese eShop for days, …I've been trying to find a way to buy this on the Japanese eShop for days, such a shame no UK cards or PayPal accounts work! Even tried opening a Japanese PayPal account, but couldn't get past the account email confirmation stage for some reason...


Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the guy who drives 10miles past his local petrol station to Sainsbury's because petrol is 1p/litre cheaper.

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kutekitty29 m ago

That's a good tip, although I think if you change your country to get …That's a good tip, although I think if you change your country to get another deal, you will lose all unspent yen.


Actually this is a second profile, I have a uk one and a japanese one now both with credit on.


amb47uk27 m ago

Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the …Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the guy who drives 10miles past his local petrol station to Sainsbury's because petrol is 1p/litre cheaper.


its £10 vs £22.50 it is hassle but the next time a game is far cheaper on the japaneese eshop I will have everything already setup. If the hassle isn't worth it for you thats fine. For me its great
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noahsdad44 m ago

I find it difficult to vote hot for these sort of Bermuda Triangle/N. …I find it difficult to vote hot for these sort of Bermuda Triangle/N. Korea/Angola/Bangladesh foreign E-shop deals.They are almost always difficult to understand, usually more complicated than the deal post describes, and if you can even get as far as buying, your never quite sure what you are paying or gonna get charged. Faffing around with Eshops is not for me. I don't think a lot of them are valid HUKD deals either, and should probably start getting moved to the Misc section or something.


yea I kind of agree and the japanese one is the worst, the others are really easy, just change region and pay with a credit card but with this you need credit from somewhere else as well. For this reason I've done it with a seperate account so I can in the future easily buy any games on sale on the japanese eshop
I just want the physical copies of this game to hurry up :'(
I used seagm.com/ to buy a card to buy this game on the Japanese eShop last week. Found them to be the best price at the time.
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thomaswebb6 m ago

I used https://www.seagm.com/ to buy a card to buy this game on the …I used https://www.seagm.com/ to buy a card to buy this game on the Japanese eShop last week. Found them to be the best price at the time.


their prices look very good, might use them next time if you think they are reliable?
It was my first purchase with them. Payment went through fine, although I think there may have been a PayPal fee on top, still worked out a good deal based on where I compared (including G2A and Play-Asia). Codes were available within a few minutes.

If I buy from the Japanese eShop again then I will use them again.
For the lazy you can save a few quid by buying in ZAR. Works out at £19 I think. I'm in no rush to buy so will wait for a good uk sale.
damn saw the picture and thought it was the steam version on sale! ah well!
amb47uk2 h, 57 m ago

Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the …Wow a few days effort to save yourself £3 on a game! I bet you're also the guy who drives 10miles past his local petrol station to Sainsbury's because petrol is 1p/litre cheaper.


£10 vs £22 - that saving is worth a bit of effort if you've got the time spare!!
or have a Japanese wife with a CC handy... knew she'd prove herself useful eventua [...gahhh, thud...]
badasschris9 h, 28 m ago

yea I kind of agree and the japanese one is the worst, the others are …yea I kind of agree and the japanese one is the worst, the others are really easy, just change region and pay with a credit card but with this you need credit from somewhere else as well. For this reason I've done it with a seperate account so I can in the future easily buy any games on sale on the japanese eshop


When you buy from the japan eshop can you then play the game from your uk account homescreen or do you have to keep changing back to the japan account?
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malnuman45 m ago

When you buy from the japan eshop can you then play the game from your uk …When you buy from the japan eshop can you then play the game from your uk account homescreen or do you have to keep changing back to the japan account?


You can use any account on your system. Download with the Japanese account then play with your main account
noahsdad11th Jan

I find it difficult to vote hot for these sort of Bermuda Triangle/N. …I find it difficult to vote hot for these sort of Bermuda Triangle/N. Korea/Angola/Bangladesh foreign E-shop deals.They are almost always difficult to understand, usually more complicated than the deal post describes, and if you can even get as far as buying, your never quite sure what you are paying or gonna get charged. Faffing around with Eshops is not for me. I don't think a lot of them are valid HUKD deals either, and should probably start getting moved to the Misc section or something.


I think that's where you're going wrong because they don't have an eshop for the Bermuda triangle, North Korea, Angola or indeed Bangladesh....
I'm sure I can get the eshop cards from convenience stores here, I'm going to go look in Lawsons and 7/11. Finally living in Japan gets me a HUKD deal.

Heat added.
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fredhunt3 h, 15 m ago

I'm sure I can get the eshop cards from convenience stores here, I'm going …I'm sure I can get the eshop cards from convenience stores here, I'm going to go look in Lawsons and 7/11. Finally living in Japan gets me a HUKD deal.Heat added.


If you live there don't you have a bank account? That would be the best bet
thomaswebb11th Jan

I used https://www.seagm.com/ to buy a card to buy this game on the …I used https://www.seagm.com/ to buy a card to buy this game on the Japanese eShop last week. Found them to be the best price at the time.


5000 Japanese Yen equals £32.80, seagm sell the cards for £35.60. So not great given that you are always going to need to buy more credit than required and have it sat on a second account. I mean i wouldn't mind having the credit there as the Japanese store is always usually cheaper and they have better sales on top of that too. Its just annoying there is nowhere to buy credit at cost or to just use a credit card with no currency charge.
Is there anywhere that sells top-up Japanese visa debit cards. That might work out better. Or do services like Revoult work on the Japanese store?
kutekitty30 m ago

Is there anywhere that sells top-up Japanese visa debit cards. That might …Is there anywhere that sells top-up Japanese visa debit cards. That might work out better. Or do services like Revoult work on the Japanese store?


Yeah i'd love to know if there was a place you could buy pre paid visa/mastercards for japan and mexico
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hismum1 h, 43 m ago

5000 Japanese Yen equals £32.80, seagm sell the cards for £35.60. So not g …5000 Japanese Yen equals £32.80, seagm sell the cards for £35.60. So not great given that you are always going to need to buy more credit than required and have it sat on a second account. I mean i wouldn't mind having the credit there as the Japanese store is always usually cheaper and they have better sales on top of that too. Its just annoying there is nowhere to buy credit at cost or to just use a credit card with no currency charge.


Amazon Japan used to sell digital codes at cost but they don't have anything at the moment. I haven't managed to find a single other method.
badasschris4 h, 25 m ago

Amazon Japan used to sell digital codes at cost but they don't have …Amazon Japan used to sell digital codes at cost but they don't have anything at the moment. I haven't managed to find a single other method.


Yeah they only sell the paper cards now and at nearly an extra thousand yen per card.
Edited by: "hismum" 13th Jan
badasschris13 h, 51 m ago

If you live there don't you have a bank account? That would be the best bet


Good point! I can use my Gaica Visa card. It's pre-pay but registered to my Japanese address.
For people asking about pre-pay cards, you can get them here, in convenience stores, but they do not have addresses linked to the cards, so some purchases do not go through (including Paypal).

Rakuten has one, that I remember off the top of my head.

As for address registered ones, the problem is that you need to provide your residency/zaryu card for every single address related thing you do. It's hard to get around having one, even for simple things like pay as you go phones and starting a gym membership. They do *love* their red tape here.
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