Nintendo has announced it will be releasing two Switch controller bundles and a new Switch console bundle in Japan next month. All three will be available on 20th November, just in time for the holiday season.
Super Mario Party Joy-Con Bundle
First, we have a Super Mario Party bundle - featuring a copy of the Switch game and two Joy-Con (one is neon pink and one is neon yellow, and both come with a matching wrist-strap accessory). This will set you back 9,980 yen (Note: this appears to be a restock).
Splatoon 2 Pro Controller Bundle
Next up is a Splatoon 2 bundle. This includes a copy of the game, a one month NSO subscription and the special Splatoon themed Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch. This is priced at 12,960 yen.
Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo Switch Bundle
And last but not least is a Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo Switch bundle. This includes a pre-installed copy of the game, a Switch console, the standard Joy-Con controllers, a Ring-Con accessory and leg strap. This will be available for 37,960 yen.
What do you think of these new bundles coming to Japan? Would you be interested in any of them? Tell us down below.
Just needs a mario kart bundle and Japan is on lock.
Don’t they already have a bundle like that for Mario party in North America?
@Slinkoy1 yeah, that's what I was thinking
I wonder if the Ring Fit Switch bundle will come to Europe and the US as I think that they would be very popular.
Looks like that Ring Fit bundle will be the primary Switch bundle for the holidays.
Even though I have one pro controller, I never got around to getting Splatoon 2, and that fetching Splatoon pro controller bundle looks mighty tempting.
I remember almost preordering that Mario Party bundle in 2018.
@Slinkoy1 Yep - with green and yellow Joy-Con:
The Splatoon box is a restock as well. I bought one the first time. It was in NA, EU and JP for sure, don't know if AZ got it.
@westman98 @HotGoomba I can't imagine that Switch Fit bundle selling well in the US at $380 this late in the Switch life. $299 it might literally jump off of shelves but over $400 with tax in most states would be asking a lot I think.
I'm not opposed to Ring Fit, it's on my watch list for BF sales, just not at $380 with a nearly 4 year old console. But Nintendo gonna Nintendo so it wouldn't surprise me.
@HeadPirate Are you sure about that? This includes the game, a themed pro controller and a one month NSO sub.
I've looked high and low and can only see history of the pro controller being offered as a standalone product.
actually this is pretty nice!
Now release to west Mario kart special edition and the ring fit one and I will be happy share holder lol
Give me Bayonetta 3 and Metroid prime trilogy and I will be a happy gamer to!
I find the Mario Party one an odd choice. They released that game and seemed to forget about it until now?
I know I am not the only one who thought more content was planned for it. I like the game too, that's what I wanted a couple more boards and maybe characters.
@rjejr Given that both the standard Switch and RFA individually continue to fly of the shelves in their home country and soon as stock arrives, I imagine the bundle will be insatiably gobbled up even with the relatively modest ¥3706 saving over buying the components separately.
In Japan at least, there’s very little Nintendo actually need to do to ‘sweeten the deal’. The demand is already there. All they really have to get right is the supply.
@Liam_Doolan @HeadPirate There was definitely a bundle with a carry case and Splatoon-themed Joy-Cons...
...but I also have no recollection of the Splat Pro Controller being included in an official bundle in any region.
Ring Fit is still selling out very consistently in the US (and throughout most markets across the world).
A Ring Fit bundle will fly off of shelves because the game and the Switch itself are in very high demand, and this bundle satiates both desires.
I really hope those Yellow Joycons get restocked at somepoint, everytime I see one I think "ooo I still need to snag these..." before being hit with a painful wack of reality
@Liam_Doolan but this one has matching wriststraps!
I can't believe Nintendo included black ones with their colourful bundles. It makes no sense.
@Slinkoy1 they did. It was a thanksgiving deal the year Mario Party came out. The price was fantastic and it sold out like crazy. I regret sleeping on it
Since when can you get ring fit adventure digitally?
@Xenobound94 I remember back in 2017 I waited until Splatoon 2 launched to buy a pro controller just for the Splatoon 2 one. Been using everyday since.
@Cheez If the bundle includes the ring they probably will include a digital code. Saves them money.
@SwitchplayerJohn Nice! Sounds like it was worth it then. Even though I'm happy with my plain black pro controller (it's MILES better than the joycons imo), I'm kicking myself for not getting a more vivid special edition controller. The Smash Bros, Splatoon, and (especially) Xenoblade pro controllers are so dang pleasing on the eyes!
I mean, I own it ... so ...
@HeadPirate To clarify, what you own is this:
and not this?
@Cheez It’s been available digitally on the Japanese official store for some time now.
I mean, when I say available I mean ‘sold out short of winning a lottery’. But it’s still theoretically existed. I’m not sure about other regions, it may well be just Japan. It’s certainly not widely spread.
@Maxz if it's digital how is it sold out? I wish they would release the digital version for free or a small price so I wouldn't have to put the cart in every time I wanted to play... I usually prefer physical for games. But for a workout games I feel like the easier to get started playing the better.
Got the Super Mario Party bundle with the green/yellow JoyCons when it was released. Turned out to be a good decision, as I haven't seen this color combination on sale anywhere else.
@Cheez The game itself of digital but the accessories are obviously physical, and you have to purchase both simultaneously. I agree it would be good to make digital download versions of the game more prevalent.
Almost surprised that the Ring Fit bundle doesn't feature red and orange joy-cons.
@westman98 @Maxz I suppose you both are right, $380 just seems like a hard sell during a pandemic to me for 3 1/2 year old hardware. I've seen a few BF ads and PS4 and X1 will be going for like $150-$200. I know those are old, but even XSX will be $300, PS5 DOE $400, so $380 just seems like a lot. Better off just offering the Switch at $300, letting retailers sell Ring Fit separately for $80 I would think.
Why artificially constrain the already tight supply of $300 Switch and $80 game by bundling them when they could sell them separately? I'd much rather see Switch bundles w/ games for $300 - MK8 or Smash. Nintendo could make up the $60 loss for Smash w/ the currently $55 in season passes plus the other non-included DLC for Mii skins.
So sure, Switch RFA bundle sells for $380, maybe sells out. But they would have to keep it limited to keep up the inventory for the 60 mil current Switch owners who want RFA, and the potential Switch owners who don't want RFA. Just seems like an unnecessary headache for a lot of folk creating a limited bundle.
I do realize supply and demand are 2 different issues, but I don't think they could balance that right.
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