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Nintendo Continues Marketing With eShop Super Smashing Sale

Nintendo has one more mega hit left in 2014 and they know it. Sure, Hyrule Warriors is huge in Japan,but no one can really believe that it will do similarly as well in the English speaking world. So, why not use Super Smash Bros as a marketing tool. Nintendo has been dropping bombshell after bombshell, and it continued this week with their Super Smashing Sales event happening on the Nintendo eShop for the next few weeks.

What Nintendo is doing is rather creative. When I read it originally, I instantly thought, “Of course! What a grand idea.” Over the next few weeks Nintendo will be discounting a number of eShop titles – up to 40% off – which feature almost all the playable characters in Super Smash Bros.

Here is what is on sale this week, featuring many of your favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom and more:

Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)- $39.99

New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)- $39.99

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U and 3DS)- $3.49

Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U and 3DS)- $3.49

Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)- $19.99

Yoshi’s New Island (3DS)- $29.99

Punch-Out!! (Wii U and 3DS)- $3.49


All of these sales are active until September 11th, at which point a new round of games will be made available. Currently, I’ve only found confirmation of this sale happening in North America.

The next few weeks should be interesting. With some of these games getting decent discounts – Super Mario 3D World down 20.00 is significant! – what games will you be grabbing?


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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