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Update 2:

It only took Nintendo a few hours (a pretty rapid turnaround) to resolve the issue with Legend of Zelda game discounts; you can now pick up any and all series titles on Wii U and 3DS with a 30% discount. Hat tip to Benson for the heads up.


Thankfully, it seems the originally intention of this promotion (as most interpreted it) is to allow multiple discounts on the full range of Legend of Zelda games. Nintendo of Europe has shared a tweet acknowledging a problem, with a fix planned.

Nintendo UK has also confirmed that the fix outlined in that tweet is in relation to the single purchase limit, confirming that this is an error.

Original Article:

Just recently we shared the pleasing news of a range of discounts on The Legend of Zelda franchise games on the Wii U and 3DS eShop, covering every game released on the systems. The deals are available for My Nintendo members, but now that they're live a disappointing limitation has emerged.

When you look at the eShop (with your account linked to the Nintendo Account / My Nintendo) all the games are shown with a discount, but when you go to make a purchase it prompts you to redeem a voucher. It states that it's limited to one use, and sure enough after we completed a purchase with 30% off - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, if you're curious - the games all reverted to full price.

We've re-read the official page a few times and this isn't at all clear, so naturally there's some disappointment among those caught out that were hoping to buy multiple games at a discount. We've asked Nintendo for comment and will update this article should we receive a reply.

When it comes to grabbing a discount, then, choose carefully.