The Legend of Zelda Discount Sale Running On Nintendo eShop This Week

By Ishaan . November 13, 2013 . 12:31pm

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From now until the middle of December, Nintendo will be holding Nintendo eShop discount sales featuring a different popular character every week in North America. This week’s character is Link, with a bunch of Zelda titles available at a discount.

 

Nintendo 3DS sales:

The Legend of Zelda – $3.49 (down from $4.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX  – $3.99 (down from $5.99)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – $3.49 (down from $4.99)

 

Wii U sales:

The Legend of Zelda – $3.49 (down from $4.99)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – $3.49 (down from $4.99)

 

Additionally, as reported last week, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is available for Wii Virtual Console as a Club Nintendo reward until December 8th.

 

Next week’s character sale will feature Mega Man, whose games will be on discount sale from November 21st – 28th. Just which games will be discounted hasn’t been announced yet, but there are a fair few Mega Man titles on Virtual Console.



  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    It’s ridiculous you have to pay for both a Wii U copy and 3DS copy of the same game. You should be able to play Zelda on both 3DS/Wii U if you bought it on either system.

    • Pyrotek85

      It looks like they’re slowing edging their way toward having a unified account system like that, but they’re awfully late about it.

    • LunarKnite

      Maybe I’m crazy, but I don’t see how it’s ridiculous. It’s not with the current times, but before this past generation, it was a non-issue. Nintendo’s slow to adapt to the gaming landscape of what people now expect, but I daresay, expectations of gamers are a little undeserved.

      • 324234

        When the competing service allows you to pay for a PS1 game -once-, and then access it on your PSP, PS3, and presumably PS4 -for free-, it’s unreasonable to have to pay for the same game twice to own it on Wii and 3DS, and then a third time to upgrade it to a WiiU version. The fact that downloads are system-based rather than account-based is its own can of worms. Completely unacceptable.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Except you cant transfer them to your PS4 They;re stuck on that PS3

          • 324234

            Can’t transfer what? No PSN game is locked to your system, it’s account-based. As long as it’s playable on PS4, you’ll own it and be able to play it on PS4.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            The digital library of games you buy wont transfer so yeah. Its up to sony,they’re machine isnt backwards compatible after all

          • 324234

            That’s completely unrelated. PS3 games you bought on PSN are owned on your account and can be played on any PS3, that’s simply a physical limitation of the system being unable to play them, not a restriction. You don’t have to buy the game twice as the alternative. This was speaking towards virtual console/retro releases.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Its not a universal account though

          • Asturias_Knytt

            What are you talking about? The PS4 is not compatible with physical PS3 games, but it’s fully compatible with every PSN title.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            I just dont see the purpose of an account system, beyond owning multiple devices if I cant bring my games with me in the same bloody ecosystem. The Vita is already annoying with that with having to have separate memory cards for different regions so I can access their damn shops.

        • LunarKnite

          Had the Wii and the 3DS been the same generation, I’d be more inclined to agree with your first sentence. However, I still stand by my statement of Nintendo’s practices regarding the sharing of games across platforms is not “ridiculous” or any other word that goes so far. It’s at most inconvenient.

          Just because Sony does it, Nintendo has to as well? As far I can tell, there is no difference to playing a PS1 game on the PSP vs the PS3. Meanwhile, there is a significant change is how the emulation works between the Wii and the 3DS. Even more so with the Wii U and gamepad integration.

          As for account systems, I don’t deny Nintendo still has a ways to go, but it’s obvious they are working on it. Even still there’s a sense of entitlement there that I think is worthy of criticism itself.

          • 324234

            No entitlement buzzword please. The generational gap is only an excuse for 3DS/Wii, doesn’t excuse that it still doesn’t and won’t apply to the WiiU/3DS. Expecting comparable, if not competitive service isn’t entitlement.

          • LunarKnite

            Is it not entitlement though? Regardless of any current (re: negative) connotations of the word in the industry, gamers claim that Nintendo is responsible for not offering services like cross-buy and account-based downloads in other services, when it is completely possible they believe it is neither in their interests when concerning the mass market, nor is a necessary feature. The latter is at best an insurance policy, while the former is not a solid business decision until they stop making money on both instances of the game.

            As far as I can tell, the only thing that Nintendo has to lose from continuing this path is market perception of a minority of consumers. People well versed in video games such as you and I are surely to notice, but the common consumer? I believe expectations are higher for those who are invested in the video gaming culture, obviously, but we are not representative of the entire demographic Nintendo caters to.

            To do so would lose Nintendo money, and I’d rather not have that happen. Something feels good about supporting a company who stands by their values and gains money through other, less popular ways rather than closing down studios and cutting staff like Sony does. Not to say that it would be a correlation between the two practices, but I can go without a few more dollars in my pocket if it can mean game developers can still develop. I wish the other companies felt the same instead of listening to a largely fickle market.

    • http://keiserone.tumblr.com/ KeiserOne

      I believe they announced today a “unified wallet” for the WiiU and 3DS (like if you have 10$ on your 3DS and 10$ on your WiiU, your account will show you have 20$ in total). Hopefully we’re gearing slowly but surely towards complete unified accounts and even online game saves…hopefully…some day….

    • Superior Spider-Man

      I think it sucks that the sale ends a day before I get my Zelda Limited edition 3ds XL.

      • 324234

        Will that be your first 3DS?

        • Superior Spider-Man

          2nd actually. I sold my first. Needed to pay tuition.

  • Blesmi

    Why the hell aren’t the oracle games on sale?

    • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

      Well, at gamestop, Oracle of Seasons is actually being offered as a free download preorder bonus with Link Between Worlds… if only it had been ALttP instead, at least that’d make sense…

  • Asturias_Knytt

    Hurry up and stick a link to the past on the 3DS VC nintendo :/

    • http://queensblade.net/index.php/characters/cattleya gulabjamuns

      Or at least the GBA version… dammit, they can’t even get the ball going with GBA VC games yet! lol

      • Asturias_Knytt

        It’s been, what, roughly 20 years since the original Japanese release of ALTTP? It makes so much sense to release an anniversary edition for Wii/Wii U/3DS. They could even make a cheesy commerical with each system representing one shard of the Trifroce haha.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Prepare to download a walkthrough for the first game.

    • 324234

      More fun to beat it yourself!
      Prepare to savescum the gambling minigame.

    • Superior Spider-Man

      Didn’t need it as a kid fresh out of pampers, don’t need it now.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Ok, it’s not as cryptic as Simon’s Quest but it’s far from being the most logical game out there. You have to burn a bush that looks exactly like the others, the temples are completely hidden and it’s not 100% clear what you need to progress.

        • Asturias_Knytt

          Yeah, the original Zelda is nails hard. Have no idea how they expect us to know where all the secrets are when all the walls and trees look the same.

  • Eon Droel

    I hope we get Mega Man X discount next week. :D

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