We're always on the lookout for cheap Switch eShop deals, but despite some pretty hefty sales over the holidays we don't think we've found a bargain quite as good as the one snapped up by some lucky Target customers online earlier today. US retailer Target temporarily had download codes for Yoshi's Crafted World on sale with a whopping discount that brought the Switch game down to a paltry $1. One single dollar.
As reported by Newsweek, the retailer caught wind that something was amiss after the deal had been live for around an hour (starting at approximately 4am ET) and rectified the pricing error, although not before reddit users snapped up some codes for the bargain basement price. They apparently also received 300 gold points for the purchase, meaning the lucky few also netted $3 of eShop credit.
Other games such as What Remains of Edith Finch were also briefly listed for $1. Speaking to Newsweek, a Target spokesperson had the following to say:
"Due to an unexpected error, the item is incorrectly priced at this time. A small number of items on the site may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable. Target reserves the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies or omissions at any time without prior notice."
With some people bagging multiple codes, they're springing up on eBay and elsewhere for sale, although we'd recommend exercising caution if you're considering getting your hands on a code.
We enjoyed Yoshi's Crafted World, saying it "has colour and charm to spare, even if its inventiveness is largely limited to its looks" in our review. For a mere dollar, it would be an essential addition to your Switch library - why is it that we're always just too late to grab these deals?
Did you manage to nab any games for a bargain price? Have you ever come across a better mispriced game in the past? Let us know with a comment below.
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[source newsweek.com, via reddit.com]
That would’ve been my moment. I haven’t brought myself to pay full price for this game. Wooly world, yes, but not Crafted world
I would have bought it for the Gold Points alone.
Missed this by 2 minutes. I'll still get it eventually, but yeah.
I was asleep and didn't manage to get it. Could pay $20 for it now but still not really worth it just to have a game I can play with a child one day. Not upset as I never had any interest in it anyway
I missed it by a few minutes myself. A good idea is to create an account over at dekudeals.com and subscribe to their newsletter. It keeps you informed of deals via an email, plus you can add games to your "wishlist" and you will get alerts when the price drops. I follow the account on Twitter and if you have notifications set up you should get notified on some good deals pretty quick when they happen. I really wish I hadn't missed this deal :-/.
Dang, went to sleep a little before it. Guess my alerts didn't catch that one.
Darn it...I never get the in on the pricing errors. would have bought one for a buddy.
Oh no... I would’ve loved this.
@ZeldaToThePast What app/service do you use to alert you to sales?
Was lucky enough to look at my phone during the night while going for a number one and grabbed a code for Yoshi and one for What Remains of Edith Finch... Cost me 2$ and got 4$ back in gold points.... By far my most productive middle of night pee ever....
I saw it on slickdeals this morning and picked up What Remains for $1. Slickdeals did not mention Yoshi otherwise I would have grabbed that too
Guess who made an American account just in time...
Probably an error. Target normally charges a dollar for reservation fee, I think?
Maybe that was the mistake.
I woke up today to see a Slickdeals alert email in my inbox - it came in literally 15 minutes after I went to sleep late last night. Dang it!
I snagged this deal right after I saw a post from Slickdeals. It was posted seconds ago that time. I had snagged Just Dance 2020 for .60 cent couple weeks ago from Target.
I'm not gonna lie: $1 would've been the price I'd jump at, considering my "experience" with that game. I've been a huge Yoshi fan since the day of my birth and seeing the green dinosaur's latest being a huge step backwards in contrast to even Yoshi's Story on N64 just crippled me in many ways. I mean, I just got off of Woolly World on Wii back then...how could you let me down, Good-Feel?
Yoshi's Island and Woolly World gave me great and fast gameplay, both of which are nowhere to be found in Crafted World for me. Many of my basic platforming skills were being built up and put to good use in Yoshi's Island and Woolly World, all of which in contrast consists a lot more than just holding the Left Stick to the right while throwing stuff in the background 95% of the time in Crafted World. The side content felt rewarding and completely optional in Yoshi's Island and Woolly World, both which go 180 in Crafted World being forcing you to collect what-are-supposed-to-be-optional Smiley Flowers to get to the next world while only forcing you to tackle one objective per world (yet, Good-Feel's previous game on Wii Wario Land: Shake It! lets you undertake more than one mission at once...). There was just so many things that Good-Feel got wrong with Crafted World that it still puzzles me to this day on what they were even doing during the game's delay...
Happy for those that got a great deal for themselves, but I have no sympathy for scalpers and re-sellers. It really isn’t fair to the retailer (who will eat the costs on that one).
My buddy said he got it in time only to receive a cancellation notice shortly after. Simply, this item was sold as an error and your order has been cancelled. He didn't get anything other than his money back .
Walmart had this happen a few months ago. They mislabelled Fire Emblem Three Houses and the expansion pack for the price of the expansion pack. I bought it and they contacted me to say no game code would come. They refunded my money and let me keep the DLC. Was pretty nice of them.
300 gold points?!? Am I missing something here? Do the US get more? We're lucky to get 30-40 gold points for a retail purchase in the UK, which equates to £0.30 - £0.40
The games good as it is. Even if you have to pay $30-40 it's still well worth it imo
@sikthvash about the same thing here on physical Cambridge... but since this was a digital code we get the full amount based on the price on the shop at time of redemption... Isn't the same for you?
@sikthvash : You get more gold coins for digital purchases (which compensates somewhat for the generally cheaper prices for physical releases at retail). For example, Yoshi's Crafted World retails for AU$79.95, so we get either 79 or 80 gold coins in Australia for the retail release, but the amount of coins for the downloadable version would be a few hundred gold coins (equating to a few dollars).
@Silly_G @RunGMhx Totally forgot you get more for didgital purchases.... I guess when you factor in exchange rates then it's about the same! My bad!
I found it very slow and very boring. The whole "fabric" dynamic has been worn out (I already found a bit fatigue with Wooly world). The base game is super easy. The music is pretty boring. It doesn't look that sharp in handheld-mode (maybe because its made in Unreal).
After this game and Yooka Laylee and the impossible lair (I can't get into the game, I constantly bump into enemies, it just doesn't feel good) I started to wonder if I had grown out of 2D platformers. But then I played the excellent Splasher. Fast, tight, very challenging platforming. Simple but pleasing graphics. Nice music. Those games are still for me, if done right!
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