Nintendo Goes Bundle Crazy: Fortnite Switch Bundle Makes Number 4
Nintendo has gone bundle crazy with the Nintendo Switch this holiday season! Typically Microsoft is the one with a plethora of different variations, but Nintendo is getting in on the action this time around. In addition to the basic choices (gray Joy-Cons or Neon Joy-Cons), there will be four more bundles to choose from and holiday shoppers will have to decide which one is right for them.
FORTNITE DOUBLE HELIX BUNDLE
Today Nintendo announced a new Switch bundle that includes some Fortnite goodies. In addition to the Neon Blue/Red Joy-Cons, the Double Helix Bundle will pack-in 1000 v-bucks (enough virtual currency to purchase a Battle Pass) and the Double Helix Set, which includes a Character Outfit, Back Bling, Glider, and Pickaxe. The game itself can be downloaded for free via the eShop. The price of the bundle will be $299.99 when it launches on October 5, 2018.
MARIO TENNIS ACES / 1-2 SWITCH BUNDLE
Exclusive to Walmart and already available on store shelves is the Mario Tennis Aces & 1-2 Switch bundle. This set includes the Neon Red & Blue Joy-Cons as well as download codes for Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2 Switch. This set retails for $359.99.
SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE BUNDLE
For the collectible fans out there comes the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle. This set includes a special dock with some of Nintendo’s most iconic fighters adorned on the front. It also includes two special gray Joy-Cons with the Smash logo iconography. A code with the full game download is also in the box. Although this bundle arrives at retail on November 2, 2018 – the game won’t be playable until December 7, 2018. This one is priced at $359.99.
POKÉMON LET’S GO PIKACHU / EEVEE BUNDLES
Arriving on November 16, 2018 are the most expensive Nintendo Switch bundles: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eeevee! These come in at $399.99, but do include some rather nice bonuses. Not only do you get one of the games (digital download), but you also get the Poké Ball Plus controller that can be used in the game. On top of that the Switch dock features Eevee and Pikachu on the front. The back of the Switch console is also adorned with silhouettes of both creatures and on top of that you get 2 special colors of Joy-Con: Yellow and Brown to match each of their respective Pokémon colors.
Which bundle are you most excited for? Let us know down in the comments!
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