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Switch Game Vouchers let you save on Nintendo’s digital games

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Nintendo has been running the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher program for some time now, even now in 2023 it’s worth the outlay in order to save money on big digital games from Nintendo.

Game Vouchers cost $134.95 and entitles you to two games from Nintendo’s very wide selection of published Switch games ‚ÄĒ that includes third party titles published by Nintendo here in Australia.

Here’s a list of what’s available on the program as of February 2023.

The list of games added to the voucher program expands all the time, check here for the most up-to-date games.

  • Pikmin 4
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
  • Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Pok√©mon Scarlet
  • Pok√©mon Violet
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Splatoon 3
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Live A Live
  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
  • Mario Strikers: Battle League Football
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Triangle Strategy‚ĄĘ
  • Pok√©mon Legends: Arceus
  • Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond
  • Pok√©mon Shining Pearl
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Metroid Dread
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power
  • Miitopia
  • Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir & Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind
  • New Pok√©mon Snap
  • Bravely Default II
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Pok√©mon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions ‚ôĮFE Encore
  • Pokemon Sword
  • Pokemon Shield
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • DAEMON X MACHINA
  • Astral Chain
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Fitness Boxing
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu
  • Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee
  • The World Ends With You -Final Remix-
  • Super Mario Party
  • Go Vacation
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Pokken Tournament DX
  • Splatoon 2
  • ARMS
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 1-2-Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

As you can see, that’s a lot of games, and most of them are excellent. The best part is that you can buy a voucher now and it’ll last for a year, so you could pick up, say, Pokemon Scarlet today and grab The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom when it launches in August.

The savings are obviously going to vary a bit here, but no matter what you buy, it’ll always be a saving. We recommend you only buy games either $69.95 or above on these vouchers. If you buy a game on the voucher with less you won’t be saving anything potentially.

Conversely, if you bought two of the more expensive games, like Fire Emblem Warriors and Pokken Tournament DX, they’d set you back $179.90. With the vouchers, that’s a saving of $45. Plus you get 675 gold points when you buy a voucher, essentially netting you a cashback of almost $7. That’s pretty good value for money.

The Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers program is only available to active members of Nintendo Switch Online, and you can find them on the Switch eShop under the Nintendo Switch Online tab. Alternatively, you can buy them in your browser, by clicking here.

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This article was originally published in 2019 and updated in 2023.

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4 Comments
  • James
    May 16, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I was first excited at this announcement, then disappointed by it. The $135 means each game costs about $67.50, and it’s quite easy to find physical copies of those games for cheaper than that (for example, mario maker 2 is only $58 at Amazon). I guess you only save money if you really want digital versions of the game, and don’t want to wait for a sale.

  • David
    May 16, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Are these good value for money compared to picking up physical releases?

    Break even seems to be 67.50 for a game. Mario maker is 58 per the price guidr

    • May 16, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      It depends, dollar for dollar, no it’s not cheaper than physical. But then digital stuff doesn’t go on sale very often so any chance to get games there cheaper is good.

      $58 is good for Mario, but it’s not always going to be that price as well.

  • Micky
    May 16, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Works out cheaper to go physical and you can resell the game.

    I probably would do this for Animal Crossing and FFXIV if it ever comes.

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