Nintendo Switch eShop Shows Nine Games For The Very First Time

Nintendo Switch launch day report from Tokyo and Japan speaks people line up for the all new Nintendo Switch game console which you can play with both at home and on-the-go.

It’s March 3 in Japan, Nintendo Switch is officially on sale, and somehow in other locations, as there seen the big lines to prove it. Because of online sees it’s definitely hard to predict how a console-handheld hybrid will do by checking out launch dat lines. But it’s pretty sparse – many of the Switch’s launch day games are yet to show up.


And the surprise is that, Two Neo Geo games will be able to download today: Neo Geo Shock Trooper and Neo Geo World Heroes Perfect, both priced £6.29. As the Nintendo Switch eShop is now live, with nine other titles available for purchase such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch. Also Read: Nintendo Switch Review: You Can Use It As USB-C Power Bank To Charge 2016 MacBook Pro

Here’s the full lit of games that are currently on sale in the U.S.: eShop

March 3rd:

  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild (£59.99)
  • Snipperclips (£17.99)
  • 1-2 Switch (£39.99)
  • Super Bomberman R (£49.99)
  • Neo Geo Shock Trooper (£6.29)
  • Neo Geo World Heroes Perfect (£6.29)
  • NeoGeo King of Fighters ’98 (£6.29)
  • NeoGeo Waku Waku 7 (£6.29)
  • Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment (£8.99)
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (£22.49)
  • Othello (£4.49)
  • Vroom in the Night Sky (£7.99)
  • Just Dance (£49.99)
  • Fast RMX (£16.99)
  • I Am Setsuna (£29.99)
  • Blaster Master Zero (£8.99)

Release date TBD:

  • Arms – price TBD
  • Mario Kart 8 – price TBD
  • Splatoon 2 – price TBD

Nintendo released the Switch’s day-one update, which is necessary for the console to be able to access the eShop. This update, which brings the Switch firmware from version 1.0.0 to version 2.0.0, also adds features such as sharing screenshots on social media and the despised friend code system.

In a press release, Nintendo said that today Breath of the Wild’s $19.99 Expansion Pass will also be made available alongside the actual game. It is now indeed live in the eShop, but it’s only accessible from Breath of the Wild’s game page in the store, which it doesn’t have its own listing. Alternatively, you can get to it directly from the game’s main menu, after a patch.


However, the eShop selling fewer games at the moment in the U.S. rather in other regions. Reports from the U.K., specifies that four Neo Geo ports are available for £6.29 ($7.72): King of Fighters ’98, Shock Trooper, Waku Waku 7 and World Heroes Perfect. The news release did not mention any Neo Geo titles, as it’s possible that they won’t be available stateside – at least not yet.

All six games listed on the eShop with prices, if they yet have them.

  • Super Bomberman R – 2nd March – £49.99
  • Neo Geo Shock Trooper – 3rd March – £6.29
  • Neo Geo World Heroes Perfect – 3rd March £6.29
  • Arms – TBD
  • Mario Kart 8 – TBD
  • Splatoon 2 – TBD

Every Nintendo platform for the past decade – that’s the Wii, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U – has been offering a store for digital games, and all of those stores have featured background music. Reached out to Nintendo to ask whether the company plans to add background music to the Switch store in the future, no comments given.

You can watch footage on how buying a game from the Switch eShop in the video below.

Nintendo said its own Virtual Console will not be ready for the Nintendo Switch’s launch. We’ll update this article with any information surface in the near future.


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