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Purchase Pikmin 3 And Receive A 30% eShop Discount On The Wonderful 101

Posted by Orla Madden

Exclusive promotion for European buyers who go digital

During Nintendo of Europe's surprise Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast, the company revealed that customers who purchase a download copy of Pikmin 3 will receive a fantastic 30 per cent discount on the highly anticipated The Wonderful 101 on the eShop.

Satoru Shibata, President of Nintendo of Europe, announced that the offer will run from Pikmin 3's release up until the 21st September. If you were planning on picking up both games, this seems like a tempting option.

Pikmin 3 launches across Europe next week, on 26th July, while The Wonderful 101 is released on 23rd August.

Will you avail of this wonderful offer from Nintendo? Let us know in the comment section below.

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tchaten

#2

tchaten said:

Almost glad this wasn't in USA as I wanted to get this physically and that would be a hard offer to pass up ...

SkywardCrowbar

#3

SkywardCrowbar said:

I guess it wouldn't affect me even if it was in North America. I'm getting W101 in physical copy along with Pikmin 3.

Dogpigfish

#4

Dogpigfish said:

Wha! How come Europe gets all the meaningful promotions. Register this, get a free game. Buy this, get this. U.S. gets 'buy crappy tensai japanime for a whopping overpriced $50 and register other game fire emblem for $40, get $30 credit'. Nindi pricing is getting a little scary in the states.

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

Nice. Great to see Nintendo trying out all these different incentives on the DL games. I'm strictly disc retail when available but it's still a nice option.

luminalace

#6

luminalace said:

Wow I'm in a dilemma now. Not sure if I will get them in physical or digital forms.

C7_

#9

C7_ said:

I would prefer this much more than the ridiculous "One day earlier if you preorder the digital version Pikmin 3 on two days from specific gamestops" promotion we're getting.
Especially since Europe is getting it a week earlier than the US to start!

luminalace

#10

luminalace said:

@dudey300 - I don't even have an external HDD so fitting them both onto my Wii U will be unlikely. I heard Pikmin 3 is 3-4 GB but unsure about W101!

ultraraichu

#11

ultraraichu said:

Well I'm jealous since I live in the US and I would download them both (still am thought). Europe is getting all the digital luck nowadays.

Late

#12

Late said:

I already pre-ordered Pikmin 3 for 36€ (other Finnish sites sell it for 60€) and I'm not in a hurry to get Wonderful 101 so I think I'll pass.

kakah

#13

kakah said:

Too late! Already ordered with with shopto for £33, wonderful 101 is around same price.

RedYoshi999

#14

RedYoshi999 said:

Woo! I buy all my retail games digitally so this is awesome! Was already planning to download Pikmin 3 next week and this is definitely enticing me to buy W101 as I wasn't sure about it before. And with my birthday falling into the offer timeframe, I can get a discounted W101 and something else. :) And FINALLY a decent offer Australia can have access to!

DerpSandwich

#15

DerpSandwich said:

@Dogpigfish Seriously! Every promotion here in the US is worthless to me, and then every promotion in Europe I would get behind 100%! I could have a free copy of Fire Emblem right now if the "So Many Games" promotion came here, and while I wasn't planning on buying Wonderful 101 just yet, this probably would have convinced me. And every time I go "Maybe they just haven't announced it here yet!" but they never do.

seronja

#16

seronja said:

wow what an awesome promotion! guess i will go digital with pikmin 3 & the wonderful 101 =D it's nice to see a platinum games beeing promoted that way =)

JQuest

#17

JQuest said:

Man, I hope some kind of promotion like this comes to the States, at least to have an option. I'd definitely go digital to earn my ddp points and buy physical later on down the line. I'm sure because of the Deluxe Digital Promotion we have over here we won't see this deal over here... Sigh

ULTRA-64

#18

ULTRA-64 said:

Hearing allot of yanks whining about this being a euro offer......it goes a little way to even things out as we get a raw deal over pricing/exchange rates and no club Nintendo prizes. It all evens out in the end.....;)

DazzaAdmin

#19

Dazza said:

I'll be buying my Pikmin 3 download code from GAME. If the direct eShop prices weren't so daft this would almost be a great deal :-p

banacheck

#20

banacheck said:

Just getting Pikmin3 disc, there is no way i'm download rental games on the Wii U.

Peach64

#21

Peach64 said:

Pretty sure you can get physical copies of both online for less than the digital versions, even with the 30% off Wonderful 101. The eShop is so over-priced.

Sean_Aaron

#22

Sean_Aaron said:

I'm all over that. With the download codes coming from GAME I expect I'll be paying well under retail for the boxed copy of Wonderful 101!

Einherjar

#24

Einherjar said:

oh man...This makes it hard for me to neglect the digital versions of these games and the the physical ones...
I love having boxed games simply because i want to fill out my game shelf...man, that needs some thinking

Ernest_The_Crab

#26

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Too bad it's only the eShop versions of the game. Couldn't they have made it both the eShop and retail copies of the games like for Fire Emblem and SMT4...

Also, @Dogfishpig your bias is showing.

YChung

#27

YChung said:

Well good promotion for people who buy digitally. I don't and have preordered w101 already. But well done for the promotion. Should help w101 sales too!

Phantom_R

#28

Phantom_R said:

@Dogpigfish Europe gets more promotions because they're more reluctant to buy games. And complaining about a big game like SMT4 costing an extra $10 is kind of silly when you consider that Wii games are $50 and you still buy those. Plus, that's how much 3DS games can cost in Europe anyway.

Doma

#29

Doma said:

What price do retail games on eshop go for, usually? £50? You could get the boxed copy for 30% less anyway.

This deal SUCKS for Europeans.

fluggy

#30

fluggy said:

Wow!!! Buy one quirky, japanese, childish, cartoony game ..... And get a discount on an even more childish, quirky, Japanese, cartoony game.. . . um... NO THANX!!!!

Emblem

#31

Emblem said:

Awesome deal which i'm sure will encourage sales of both games. I'll be going retail for both though because i'm old school like that :) .

@Fluggy You must never have played the Pikmin series or a game made by Platinum games. I encourage you to try them out before you judge, the amount of innovation and creativity displayed by both really is something worth experiencing.

nik1470

#32

nik1470 said:

Game.co.uk has Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 for £34.99 each retail, I expect this is a better deal but full marks for effort.

Owlynator

#34

Owlynator said:

Ouch, this is a hard one! Thanks to the account being locked to the console it's not easy for me to start buying digital games without worrying about what will happen in the future if/when I have to use my Nintendo Network account on another console. In a few years I'll have to think about moving away from home because of school (don't know where I'll continue my studies yet) and I know the console will stay here. That would mean that I'd have to buy a Wii U for myself. But can I use the same account on it? No, at least not yet. The games would be locked on the other console, unless Nintendo does something about it. It feels bad to let a good deal like this go but for me it will be better in the long run to buy the physical copies of them.

jmax

#35

jmax said:

If Nintendo would just make purchases ACCOUNT-BASED, I would gladly buy digital content from them. How they can be pushing digital content so hard when they still cannot figure out proper user accounts is just mind-blowing.

Until then, unless they are giving it to me for free, no thanks.

HaNks

#36

HaNks said:

it's alright but i already have physical copies pre-ordered for less - £24 on pikmin and £29 w101. after discounts this is still a lot more.

sinalefa

#40

sinalefa said:

@Dogpigfish

I bought that crappy game you mention. Those reviewers must be a bunch of idiots because they are saying it is a pretty good game.

It is $10 more but it includes a guide and a CD, and that discount technically makes it $20. I actually congratulate Nintendo about that promo, as they are getting behind a niche, quality third party game.

Steveovig

#41

Steveovig said:

Once again, NOA drops the ball. This would've been a great way to actually sell W101 but of course, only Europe gets it. Do they not want money? It's going to be tough selling that game to begin with, no matter how good it is.

MadAdam81

#42

MadAdam81 said:

Hmm, if Australia gets it I'll think about it depending on how much I can get the disks for.

WaLzgiStaff

#43

WaLzgi said:

@Steveovig and everyone: Keep in mind how much these cost on the eShop...even with the discount America is getting a better deal :P

erv

#44

erv said:

hm, if pikmin launches at 60 like everything else then the 37 euro retail is already a bigger discount.

I like this setups, though. I think they are feeling the fact that they are overpriced, now if they just lower their prices to street level it's all going to be great.

Nice try, yet not relevant yet within the current market.

GiftedGimp

#45

GiftedGimp said:

I buy digital most of the time anyway, especially with the premium reward scheme and was getting Pikmin 3 from eStore anyway. Having said that I was still on the fence about buying 101, but with the 30% discount on top of the premium reward points I'm now going buy 101.

piccolo85

#46

piccolo85 said:

I will buy both retail, I just want to own the "big" games on disc.
As a german buying both games retail from the UK I probably still get away cheaper then buying both on the eshop, even with this offer. Especially since I plan getting the Wonderful 101 after a couple of price drops at some point in autumn.

AJWolfTill

#47

AJWolfTill said:

Well 30 % off a second title is going to mean nothing if they are charged at £50 on release. Do we know what the prices of these games are?

fluggy

#49

fluggy said:

@Emblem
Actually have both on GameCube and the new play versions on Wii. Really bore me .. Can't get into them. Must've tried 7 or 8 times.... Not my cuppa tea.got mad world, bayonetta n vanquish. Vanquish was the only one I saw out to the end. W101 trailer looks awful to me.

SKTTR

#50

SKTTR said:

So, what are the prices for the games?

59,99€ for Pikmin 3? That's punishing already... And The Wonderful 101 probably 59,99€ as well?

60€ - 30% (18€) = 42€
50€ - 30% (15€) = 35€
40€ - 30% (12€) = 28€

If Pikmin is 49,99 and Wonderful is 35€ then that's a deal some day.
If Pikmin is 39,99 and Wonderful is 28€ I'll buy them day one.
And if it's the worst case scenario, I unfortunately have to skip em or wat for another chance.

Emblem

#51

Emblem said:

@fluggy Fair enough, different strokes I guess.

On subject Game are selling pikmin 3 for £35 with the pink pikmin keyring. I already got mine for £31 (Got to love preorder price lock) or I'd pick it up. Guess I'll wait for the key rings on club Nintendo.

WiiLovePeace

#52

WiiLovePeace said:

I'm definitely going to be picking up Pikmin 3 & The Wonderful 101 digitally if this discount applies in Australia, I hope it does. Also pending the digital size of 'The Wonderful 101' since I already have two digital retail games on my Wii U & I don't want to fork out for an external HDD just yet. Pikmin 3 is ~4 GB so that'll fit fine :)

CerberusAzdin

#54

CerberusAzdin said:

Just downloaded it for £39.99 when I already downloaded Pikmin 3 so the offer hasn't worked. Maybe it will get reimbursed or I'll get the remainder as a voucher. Anyone experienced the same thing?

noboard

#55

noboard said:

I bought Pikmin3 on release and 101 this morning and haven't got the price discount. They may well have forgot and us early birds haven't got the updated price. They should refund the amount to our cards, credit would mean the promo wasn't true as it didn't mention getting the balance as a voucher.

Just need to find a contact address.

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