Posted 6 January 2024

Nintendo Eshop


I'm looking to buy Boomerang Fu and a few other indie games, some of which appear to have shot up in price (Boomerang Fu is currently £13.99!!). Is it cheaper to get certain games on foreign eshops (as you do on Xbox) and how is this achieved?

Thanks in advance
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  1. RuudBullit's avatar
    Much appreciated
  2. Mark_Hickman's avatar
    Login to Nintendo account on browser not on switch and change region then log back in on switch to see foreign store
    RuudBullit's avatar
    Good stuff thanks, next question, which are the best foreign stores for bargains?
  3. jco83's avatar
    all 'Nintendo of Europe' countries (which includes South Africa) are easy to buy from as UK cards will work no problem, use a fee-free card as most cards have a foreign currency transaction fee.

    South American countries are very difficult to buy from, so can just ignore those.

    If you want to buy from US then you might want to use a separate account to add US eShop top up to, as people have found themselves unable to revert their account country whilst still having any amount of foreign currency credit remaining on their account.
    I imagine the same can likely be said for Japan, and maybe some other countries.

    If you are just redeeming a code for a game though, then that won't cause any problems with reverting your account country

    As already mentioned eshop-prices is the website to always check, be aware that it doesn't always update all the countries' prices immediately so look down the list to see if some aren't showing the current discount yet

    Another good website to use is dekudeals, it doesn't shop all the different countries' prices at once like eshop-prices, but it is more useful for seeing exactly when and how a often a game has been discounted
    You can change country at the top of the webpage via a drop-down menu
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