Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Digital Copy £41.99 (£39.99 with Prime) @ Amazon
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Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Digital Copy £41.99 (£39.99 with Prime) @ Amazon

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Found 24th Sep 2017
I know this will likely freeze and im aware digital has no resale value but if like me you like digital copies of game this aint a bad price considering it'll likely be £49.99 on the eshop

£2 Cheaper with Prime

"SolaireOfAstora:
Heads up to anyone with Prime - This now has a Prime discount applied to it making it even cheaper!"
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Keeping a digital copy on a server does not cost Nintendo the same amount as making a physical copy, shipping it around the world, paying import duties, storage and haulage fees, vat, retailer commission etc.
The fact digital is dearer than physical copies is a modern day scandal and should be against the law.
mixmixi27 m ago

Think about long term costs. They need to pay for servers to keep your …Think about long term costs. They need to pay for servers to keep your digital purchase live.

Apparently its because they want to keep physical sellers active and not put them out of business which makes sense, they start using their savings to reduce digital then Game, Amazon, shopto, base etc are gonna stop sellin and some are only open because of sale and resale!
Never understood until I read about it and it does make sense, I don't want to see more shops close in my town cause its already a s**t hole 😁
sonicsez9520 m ago

Yeah I cant get my head around why digital is always more but i still pay …Yeah I cant get my head around why digital is always more but i still pay over the odds for the convenience


And there is your reason why these companies charge more for digital
Great price for digital. If I didn't already have the physical on pre-order I'd get this as simplicity is worth it. Still baffles me how a digital product can be more expensive given the lack of physical production costs
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Great price for digital. If I didn't already have the physical on pre-order I'd get this as simplicity is worth it. Still baffles me how a digital product can be more expensive given the lack of physical production costs
Brilliant price
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vaderag2 m ago

Great price for digital. If I didn't already have the physical on …Great price for digital. If I didn't already have the physical on pre-order I'd get this as simplicity is worth it. Still baffles me how a digital product can be more expensive given the lack of physical production costs

Yeah I cant get my head around why digital is always more but i still pay over the odds for the convenience
New to switch here. Is there the opportunity of gamesharing on switch?
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Hiltron0944 s ago

New to switch here. Is there the opportunity of gamesharing on switch?

There is not
This is perfect for me thank you.
sonicsez955 m ago

There is not


Nintendo need to pull their finger out then. Physical it is!
vaderag11 m ago

Great price for digital. If I didn't already have the physical on …Great price for digital. If I didn't already have the physical on pre-order I'd get this as simplicity is worth it. Still baffles me how a digital product can be more expensive given the lack of physical production costs

Think about long term costs. They need to pay for servers to keep your digital purchase live.
Have gone digital only with my Switch so great price. Thanks for sharing
sonicsez9520 m ago

Yeah I cant get my head around why digital is always more but i still pay …Yeah I cant get my head around why digital is always more but i still pay over the odds for the convenience


And there is your reason why these companies charge more for digital
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m.ad3 m ago

And there is your reason why these companies charge more for digital

You got me there
Keeping a digital copy on a server does not cost Nintendo the same amount as making a physical copy, shipping it around the world, paying import duties, storage and haulage fees, vat, retailer commission etc.
The fact digital is dearer than physical copies is a modern day scandal and should be against the law.
More expensive than a physical copy of the game, yet there seems to be warmth coming from somewhere.... Strange.
mixmixi27 m ago

Think about long term costs. They need to pay for servers to keep your …Think about long term costs. They need to pay for servers to keep your digital purchase live.

Apparently its because they want to keep physical sellers active and not put them out of business which makes sense, they start using their savings to reduce digital then Game, Amazon, shopto, base etc are gonna stop sellin and some are only open because of sale and resale!
Never understood until I read about it and it does make sense, I don't want to see more shops close in my town cause its already a s**t hole 😁
UltimatePhoenix10 m ago

Apparently its because they want to keep physical sellers active and not …Apparently its because they want to keep physical sellers active and not put them out of business which makes sense, they start using their savings to reduce digital then Game, Amazon, shopto, base etc are gonna stop sellin and some are only open because of sale and resale!Never understood until I read about it and it does make sense, I don't want to see more shops close in my town cause its already a s**t hole 😁


They also still need physical sellers to shift the hardware and if they undercut them in the software stakes they would be less inclined to stock the consoles.
Lack of resale value in the future puts me off buying digital. It's hardly a massive inconvenience carrying tiny game cards with you - The official case even has space for them. And lets not forget that SD cards are expensive and will fill up fast if your buying digital.

Also prevents simple things like lending them to mates.
Edited by: "Gormond" 24th Sep 2017
SVRich16 m ago

They also still need physical sellers to shift the hardware and if they …They also still need physical sellers to shift the hardware and if they undercut them in the software stakes they would be less inclined to stock the consoles.

And that
Hiltron091 h, 6 m ago

Nintendo need to pull their finger out then. Physical it is!


Yeah they need to pull their finger out so they sell less copies and make less money. smh.
Amazon have matched their own physical price for this here digital version? Hopefully that is a sign of things to come going forwards and isn't just a one off promotion or mistake.

On the other hand Mario games hold their value really well and if I get the physical version I would probably be able to flog it for £30 in a few years time or even use it on the Switch 2. Hmmmm
migavupe32 m ago

Yeah they need to pull their finger out so they sell less copies and make …Yeah they need to pull their finger out so they sell less copies and make less money. smh.


Maybe even sell more consoles smart a**e. You know for the millions of parents who are all so thankful for the ease of gamesharing via Xbox/PS4 which saves them alot of money. Any loss is neglible compared to the gain in having on boarded new customers to the platform who will go on to buy more peripherals/games/services.
It's short term thinking like yours that is a real danger. Smh.
This is a decent deal and I might even consider if not for storage concerns and my £35 preorder
BigOrkWaaagh1 m ago

This is a decent deal and I might even consider if not for storage …This is a decent deal and I might even consider if not for storage concerns and my £35 preorder

Are they not loading the game to HDD like ps4 and Xbone?? Running straight from cart?? Makes sense, will be as fast I suppose
It sounds like I'm being awkward on this post but I'm getting this bundled with my console digitally but I'd rather have a physical copy. I like the convenience of digital items but the Switch's paltry 32 gb of internal memory is putting me off getting stuff like splatoon and skyrim digitally because I know within a month I'll have no storage. Come to think of it if anyone in the Scarborough area wants to trade physical mario odyssey for digital I'd be more than happy unless its pre installed obviously.
Edited by: "RustInPeace2112" 24th Sep 2017
This price for physical at Amazon so why get digital, at least you have an option to trade.
If it was considerably cheaper then digital is the way to go but swapping a cart out is hardly the end of the world.
RustInPeace211225 m ago

It sounds like I'm being awkward on this post but I'm getting this bundled …It sounds like I'm being awkward on this post but I'm getting this bundled with my console digitally but I'd rather have a physical copy. I like the convenience of digital items but the Switch's paltry 32 gb of internal memory is putting me off getting stuff like splatoon and skyrim digitally because I know within a month I'll have no storage. Come to think of it if anyone in the Scarborough area wants to trade physical mario odyssey for digital I'd be more than happy unless its pre installed obviously.


Or you could put a memory card in your switch & not run out of space


heat & thanks for posting I have cancelled my physical copy & went digital
Anyone know if this is immediate payment?
Can answer my own question - You won't be charged until the download is available.
Edited by: "exexpat" 24th Sep 2017
Digital? I need!
Hiltron091 h, 19 m ago

Maybe even sell more consoles smart a**e. You know for the millions of …Maybe even sell more consoles smart a**e. You know for the millions of parents who are all so thankful for the ease of gamesharing via Xbox/PS4 which saves them alot of money. Any loss is neglible compared to the gain in having on boarded new customers to the platform who will go on to buy more peripherals/games/services.It's short term thinking like yours that is a real danger. Smh.


Yeah Nintendo are really struggling to shift consoles.
migavupe7 m ago

Yeah Nintendo are really struggling to shift consoles.


Hiltron09 didn't say that. Nintendo will always want more customers.
copperspock4 m ago

Hiltron09 didn't say that. Nintendo will always want more customers.


And my point is Nintendo don’t need to cut profits off game sales to get more customers.
copperspock5 m ago

Hiltron09 didn't say that. Nintendo will always want more customers.

Struggling? This almost the same scenario of Wii, sell out as much as they make, granted they do make less consoles compared to Sony and Microsoft as they are smart like that but they are shifting nicely, Nintendo have their heads screwed on and dont go into debt releasing their hardware and software!!
migavupe20 m ago

Yeah Nintendo are really struggling to shift consoles.


Yep didn't say that. However they do market themselves as family friendly and always have done.

My point was it would be good to see them make gamesharing available to their customers and allow them to make more sales to those families who are not into paying out for multiple copies of software.

Nintendo are already moving towards a subscription service which is free at present till next year. So there are signs that they are trying to align themselves with the top two.
Heat from me as even though I prefer physical, it's still more than likely gonna be cheaper than the Eshop price
Gormond2 h, 38 m ago

Lack of resale value in the future puts me off buying digital. It's hardly …Lack of resale value in the future puts me off buying digital. It's hardly a massive inconvenience carrying tiny game cards with you - The official case even has space for them. And lets not forget that SD cards are expensive and will fill up fast if your buying digital.Also prevents simple things like lending them to mates.


Around £20 for a 64gb card is hardly expensive? About the same price as that case you mention.
crazygoldfish1 h, 15 m ago

Or you could put a memory card in your switch & not run out of space heat …Or you could put a memory card in your switch & not run out of space heat & thanks for posting I have cancelled my physical copy & went digital


Yeah good idea mate, drop £350 on a console and carry case then another £60-£70 for a proper controller and then another £60-£80 on a high capacity sd card or.......Nintendo put some decent storage in one of their consoles, the Xbone and PS4 had 500gb at launch and many thought that was not enough including myself but all hail Nintendo amirite! I have loved Nintendo for as long as I've been gaming but I'm not blinded to the poor consumer stuff Nintendo pull
foxxes17 m ago

Around £20 for a 64gb card is hardly expensive? About the same price as …Around £20 for a 64gb card is hardly expensive? About the same price as that case you mention.



His other points are still valid though. And with NBA 2K18 taking up 22.9Gb plus 5Gb per save file, that 64Gb card is going to fill up pretty damn quick!
RustInPeace21125 m ago

Yeah good idea mate, drop £350 on a console and carry case then another …Yeah good idea mate, drop £350 on a console and carry case then another £60-£70 for a proper controller and then another £60-£80 on a high capacity sd card or.......Nintendo put some decent storage in one of their consoles, the Xbone and PS4 had 500gb at launch and many thought that was not enough including myself but all hail Nintendo amirite! I have loved Nintendo for as long as I've been gaming but I'm not blinded to the poor consumer stuff Nintendo pull



Are you suggesting Nintendo should have included a 1TB HDD on a PORTABLE machine? Or added a couple of 256Gb SDDs to add £300 to the price of the console?!

I think they got it right. I buy physical and the included card is enough for my needs. Other users can buy an SD card size that suits them. It's a logical compromise.
Amazon (prime) has screwed a number of pre-ordered items from the big N, most recently Xenoverse 2. Digital has its disadvantages but if you want it on the day instead of a potential month later maybe consider it..!
As a PC Gamer im all about digital game purchases. Problem I have is it MUST be cheaper (no production costs, no logistics cost, no reseller margin) and yet Nintendos digital prices are sometimes MORE than physical copies. Annoys the hell out of me!
RustInPeace211245 m ago

Yeah good idea mate, drop £350 on a console and carry case then another …Yeah good idea mate, drop £350 on a console and carry case then another £60-£70 for a proper controller and then another £60-£80 on a high capacity sd card or.......Nintendo put some decent storage in one of their consoles, the Xbone and PS4 had 500gb at launch and many thought that was not enough including myself but all hail Nintendo amirite! I have loved Nintendo for as long as I've been gaming but I'm not blinded to the poor consumer stuff Nintendo pull


Dry your eyes ya baby.
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