As we're sure most of you will agree, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a pretty great experience which easily justifies its recommended price of $59.99. We enjoyed every moment of our playthrough, and we'd happily recommend it to just about everyone, but we're not sure that this would hold true if its official price was bumped up to a staggering $239.
For some, this harsh pricing recently became a reality, with the Peruvian Nintendo eShop being subject to a glitch which saw the game's cost skyrocket. The glitch was spotted by Reddit user TheOnlyRealSquare, who shared a post online explaining the issue alongside images of the pricing error. As you can see below, the game first appeared at its usual price on the store (a slightly higher $69 USD), but mysteriously jumped up to the $239 figure at checkout.
As TheOnlyRealSquare points out, this doesn't seem to be an intentional move from Nintendo; it would appear that a strange glitch prevented the site from correctly converting the number from Peruvian Soles to USD, and this only happened when the game was placed in a basket alongside the DLC expansion. The issue has reportedly been fixed since the story was first shared, although the DLC has now completely disappeared. Hopefully it'll be back and working correctly soon.
It might be a great game, but $239 is certainly pushing it. Would you have bought it regardless? Tell us below.
[source reddit.com, via nintendosoup.com]
Enough with your misleading titles. You intentionally gave the impression that Nintendo are making them pay for this; not that they noticed it in their basket. This certainly isn't the worst example, but many readers are getting fed up of this.
That sucks I would never have guess there are Glitches on the Eshop store because it's not even a freaking Game Lol.To be even doing that crap rather but to try to be accurate in every purchase when you do buy something digital Wow no I will be careful on the Eshop cause you never know NintenCon might try rob you more on you're credit card then you could have guessed that would happen.
@RainbowGazelle Indeed. Those terrible clickbait titles NEED TO STOP.
Yes. I would have paid the $239 regardless. Quality content.
I didn't realize at first what the big deal was (other than maybe it charging twice for game already owned?) until I looked at the currency. I am used to seeing prices in 239s, I think BotW is at 289zł in the eShop.
@lyle_catcliffe I probably would have too if it was the only way to get it but I wouldn't have been too happy about it, haha.
@RainbowGazelle True. Unfortunately that's just about all I expect from this site these days. Clickbait headlines and old news. At least the comments can be fun.
That's a great deal!... Hang on... It doesn't come with a Switch?
$239 for weapon durability and stamina when running, climbing mountains, and swinming? F that noise.
@Latinogamerchiz0 "First!!! comment Yesssss!!!"
@RainbowGazelle just beat you to it!
@RainbowGazelle You're arguing against the wrong people here. The vast majority of people click on clickbait. You want someone to blame, blame people who click on clickbait titles. Nintendolife are only responding to market forces. You wouldn't blame a seaturtle for riding a gnarly ocean current, would you?
@RainbowGazelle I only still come here because I can’t find any better news sources. Any recommendations?
@TheFanatic - Sure, I'll go to another Nintendo news website as well. The comment system here absolutely sucks because there's no threading. FFS, switch to Disqus already.
@Jacob1092 said "You want someone to blame, blame people who click on clickbait titles."
You can't always tell before clicking it, can you? 🤦♂️
@Jacob1092 alright Nemo 😂
What do they do go online and buy super versions of digital games from stores. Two big offenders where red dead 2 and fallout 4 special edition. Neither is on switch. In other news i once bought the Zelda collection in whsmiths for 5 pounds and it had OOT AND Majora's Mask in it. In other news also the sky is blue and this article is clickbait lol.
I just hope nobody had to buy NSO or NSMBUDX for this price.
@sanderev If we all click and comment on the story maybe that'll stop them!
Or maybe that's exactly what "they" want......
@Prizm "FFS, switch to Disqus already."
No ta, the ignore function on here beats any other feature. I've not noticed it on sites that use Disqus.
To be fair that's probably how much it really costs to unlock all of the content
Still worth it!!
@TheFanatic Unfortunately, not. That's why I'm still around, moaning. I'm sure most people want rid of me.
I look at GoNintendo and NintendoEverything, but they seem to cover everything from all regions, which is great, but makes it difficult to sift through and find news specifically for you / your region.
That would suck if it wasnt fixed.
@RainbowGazelle Shame, thanks for the advice anyway.
"Switch eShop Glitch Leaves Customer Facing $239 Charge For Zelda: Breath Of The Wild"
Where is the world does this article show how a customer was charged $239? That's not even mentioned here! Did you just lie to have a clickbait title?
As much as I like Zelda games, I'd have preferred waited for a sale.
@lyle_catcliffe I would pay that to be able to forget the game so I could experience it for the first time again.
@Kidfunkadelic83 Righteous, dude!
@Prizm If you assume everything's clickbait, which most journalism is now, then you're never disappointed. And if it's not clickbait, then you're pleasantly surprised. And not getting wound up at internet articles Win win.
But let's look at the alternative; if you have a nonclickbaity article, fewer people click on it. You're ad space is immediately worth less money. Ad companies may well not pay enough to keep the given news outlet going. Obviously it's a little more complicated than that, but in essence, we're in this situation because people want their news free. If you're not willing to pay for it, they have to get revenue some other way in order to keep the thing afloat. Hence the clickbaity-ness of journalism these days.
So yeah, don't be mad, it is what it is, peace and love to you and have a great day x
If clickbait turns out to be an interesting read then I don't mind it.
Did the headline of this article get changed or something? I really don’t see why anyone is that upset by what it currently is.
@RainbowGazelle chill pill any? What's the big deal. It's the same on all frees sites from what I can see.
Still worth it?
I bought Rocket league on the E shop for $20 bucks then I had to add more money For The finishing amount. Then when I bought the Game my mom asked why I spent $40 dollars. The Eshop took $20 dollars from me when it was only sapposed to be $20.
@PuppyToucher Nope, it's the same. Just the Clickbait Brigade (not my coined term) got bored this morning.
@lyle_catcliffe Well, together with all the amiibos, I have already payed more. Give me BOTW2 and I am paying now 250 EASILY.
@Prizm I prefer NL's comment system to Disqus. It's not hard to use the search bar if your trying to find specific replies to a specific user.
@RainbowGazelle I couldn't agree more. This article is a cheap written clickbaiting article which NintendoLife seems to be happy to publish at least since last year.
@WillTheLion Sure, the commenter#63 who answers commenter #7 that gets a reply with the number #89 another one at #145 and another one at #213. I mean who doesn't love this NL's comment system?
I think the first photo is from windwaker🤔
Well I wouldn't pay that price for Breath of the Wild. However I would pay extra to get rid of weapon durability and the ability to climb properly when it's raining.
@RainbowGazelle Yeah it's really turned me off from coming here everyday like I used to - turning into a trash tabloid site. Nintendo Everything is much better.
Articles need editors
And to answer Yes, if that was the price across all eshops OR if the switch came free
@Jacob1092 I'm not part of this conversation but what you said and how you worded it actually made me think and gives me a new perspective on clickbait titles. You won me over. Thanks.
@JessM87 You're very welcome.
This would have given me a heart-attack. Luckily it has been fixed.
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