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Switch Bundle Includes Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for $359

Switch Bundle Includes Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for $359 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 September 2018 / 2,439 Views

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch bundle will release exclusively at Walmart on September 5.

The bundle includes a Switch with red and blue Joy-Cons and a full game download of Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for $359.


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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27 Comments
SuperNintend0rk (on 15 August 2018)

I just realized this bundle essentially offers zero savings, since they're charging full price for a digital copy of Aces and giving away 1-2 Switch for free... which is worthless haha

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Ganoncrotch SuperNintend0rk (on 16 August 2018)

I'm getting mixed messages here.

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Lol how so?

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Darwinianevolution (on 15 August 2018)

Are we going to start seeing 1-2 Switch bundled with any Switch bundle, and even regular Switch packs? It certainly works as a bundled game, but outside of that...

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xMetroid (on 15 August 2018)

Weird choice but atleast they are starting to make bundles and that's a good thing. Maybe they will make one for Pokemon and Smash.

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KLAMarine (on 15 August 2018)

1-2 Switch? Eww, shove that right up you-know-where, Nintendo.

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jonathanalis (on 15 August 2018)

The right choice for holidays and ahead is pokemon let's go.
The target public of the game still do not have the console, while most smash player/Mario lovers already have the switch.
Market the integration with pokemon go in the box, make exclusive eevee and Pikachu joycon, and let it go to 20 million.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 15 August 2018)

Hmm Aces is a bit of an odd choice for a bundle given that tennis games aren't really mainstream. I think Mario Kart, Splatoon, or Zelda would've been a better choice.

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Even Kirby or Donkey Kong would've been better IMO since they'd benefit more from a sales boost and platformers are more mainstream.

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Zelda would be a great choice. It's a huge critical success and over a year old. It doesn't have the mass appeal as Odyssey or MK8, so you aren't cutting into evergreen sales as much, while still selling people with a very well perceived game. And throw 1-2 Switch on there as a 'two games!' enticement even though it isn't highly regarded.

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I agree but I would actually choose Mario Kart over Zelda. Yes it's still selling like crazy but it's their most mainstream title and would help to sell even more consoles if it was bundled. Plus for $360 Nintendo would still be charging full price for a digital copy and giving away 1-2 Switch for free. It would be similar to how Nintendo bundled the 2DS with MK7 for $80. That was brilliant of them and they should do the same with the Switch.

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megaman79 (on 15 August 2018)

Anyone else have a weird Wii Sports Bundle vibe from this? Good idea.

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KazumaKiryu (on 16 August 2018)

Too expensive. I think, end of 2019 a upgrade with stronger switch-hardware will be released.

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TallSilhouette (on 15 August 2018)

1-2S should have been a 'free' tie-in with the console in the first place.

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megaman79 TallSilhouette (on 15 August 2018)

Have you seen Wii Sports sales in Japan? Nobody who cares about money would agree with that.

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Podings (on 16 August 2018)

That's some nice, family friendly games for everyone.

But if they want to hit as broudly as the Wii did, they need to clean up everything about the presentation.

Everything from the Switch hardware design to the box front layout to Mario Tennis Aces' log is a jumbled mess of unpleasant color combinations.

Put it next to the serene white Wii box with the pleasant blue sticker announcing the inclusion of Wii Sports, and you'll see why one of them easily attracted none-players, and the other one is yet to gain much traction on that front.

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Ljink96 (on 15 August 2018)

I was gonna buy one until I saw it's only digital codes...

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V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

I'll either wait for a Mario Party, Smash Ultimate, or Pokemon Let's Go bundle. And only if they come with the physical copy of the game.

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psychicscubadiver V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

You'll probably be waiting a long time. It's so much easier and cheaper to pre-load a digital copy that I doubt Nintendo will return to physical copies. Especially since most people probably won't care how the game comes.

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V-r0cK V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

You're probably right. Probably best I just buy whatever Switch i find that has a good deal and buy the physical copies of the games I want.

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SuperNintend0rk V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

Not to mention the fact that Nintendo may never bundle any of those games, even digitally, since they're all guaranteed to sell well on their own.

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V-r0cK V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

Well Nintendo did bundle Mario Odyssey, and also Mario Kart so can't blame me for hoping that they might :D

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SuperNintend0rk V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

True, and a Pokemon bundle would basically print money lol

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V-r0cK V-r0cK (on 15 August 2018)

Oh definitely. And with the holidays coming soon after the release It'd be a great opportunity to take advantage of that. :D

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