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Monday, November 23, 2020

Nintendo Digital Cyber Deals Sale: Ends December 3, 2:59 AM Eastern!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Buy, buy, buy?!

If there is one thing Nintendo wants your mind on right now, it's, uh, not anything related to the Super Smash Bros. series or its freedom, but it's their big Cyber Deals sale, featuring huge discounts on over 1400 games, mostly on Nintendo Switch! This ends December 3 at 2:59 AM Eastern. While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't included (because they don't want your mind on it), several other Nintendo-published titles are discounted, including Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (at 33% off, or $26.79), Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (at 33.33% off, or $39.99) and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (at 33.33% off, or $39.99, which is probably still too high of a cost).

Perhaps more significantly, Murder by Numbers is on sale (33% off, or $10.04), and I promised you all that I'd buy the game next time it's on sale. I did so. Haven't started it yet, but I bought it.

Nintendo Switch home menu icons Murder by Numbers Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
(...Sorry, it still feels like the beginning of November. In fact, the month is almost over already.)

As the picture above should imply, the majority of CAPCOM's portfolio is also on sale (they call it the Nintendo Autumn Sale), including Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (I've made very good progress in Mega Man ZX Advent and beaten Mega Man ZX; first time playing either) for 34% off, or $19.79. Of arguably greater importance, another compilation is on sale for Nintendo Switch: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy at 50% off, or $14.99. This is also on sale on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though with slightly different end-dates.

By the way, the Ace Attorney titles on the 3DS (with the exception of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, which is never on sale, despite publisher LEVEL-5 putting LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition on the front page of Nintendo's sales at 40% off, or $23.99) are also on sale, at their usual discounted prices. The fourth game, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is 50% off or $10. The fifth game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, is 70% off, or $9. The sixth game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is 60% off, or $12. ...We're still waiting for the seventh game to ever exist. Maybe if you buy the games, even if they're on sale, that'll help bring an announcement closer.

It's a better investment than the other 1400+ games on sale. You can get into the entire mainline Ace Attorney series (15 [you may also get Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for $12 on the Nintendo 3DS] + 10 + 9 + 12 = $46) for less than the cost of one LEGO Super Mario set that Nintendo is currently promoting. Same goes for the just-released Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and I guarantee you that you'll enjoy Ace Attorney at over nine-thousand times the rate as that... experience.

Of course Ludwig is going to turn any broad sale, with so many angles to choose from, into an Ace Attorney promotion. You should expect that out of KoopaTV. If you need more Nintendo eShop spending money, you should participate around KoopaTV and you may win some gift cards. Read up on the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program for more information.

For the Black Friday deals 2019 article, Ludwig also focused that on Ace Attorney. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for Switch was $5 more then.
Actually, the last recorded time that CAPCOM had everything on sale was at the start of September 2020. That was a while ago, by CAPCOM standards.
Ludwig wrote a full review of Murder by Numbers here.
The next sale is next month at the end of December 2020.
Check out the Cyber Deals of 2021. Murder by Numbers dropped even further in price.


  1. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is much better than Layton's Mystery Journey, too... then again, maybe that's why the latter is on sale.

    1. ...ooooooooof.

      Are you gonna burn Xenoblade Chronicles 2, too?

    2. Why would I? I love Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

    3. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is much better than Xenoblade Chronicles 2, too... then again, maybe that's why the latter is on sale.

    4. Xenoblade Chronicles DE and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are both excellent games (and so is Xenoblade Chronicles X)! I am a little surprised that Xenoblade Chronicles DE isn't on sale at all, but maybe they didn't want to discount it when it's a newer game.

      Meanwhile, Layton's Mystery Journey was a disappointment.

    5. So Layton's Mystery Journey is on sale because it's a disappointment.

      Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is on sale because ___________ [fill in the blank].

    6. Wait, I just realized this is unintentionally implying that the Phoenix Wright Trilogy is also a lesser game!

      So what if the actual truth is the reason the crossover never goes on sale... is because they forgot all about it? :(

    7. Alright, phew, it took several comments for you to finally realise your erroneous path, but you got there.

      "They forgot all about it" seems pretty likely, compared to CAPCOM that presses a button and their entire published portfolio goes on sale.
      (Given LEVEL-5's general lack of existence in the Western hemisphere right now, maybe "they" aren't around to even be in a position to forget or remember the crossover.)

    8. Forgive me for my accidental slight against Ace Attorney!

      Hmm, since Nintendo published the crossover in the west, wouldn't they be the ones to decide whether or not to put it on sale?

    9. Yeah, but guess where it's also not on sale: Japan.

      Layton vs. Wright:
      ↑ Digital version full price

      Ace Attorney 6:
      ↑ Half-ish off

      Incidentally, Layton's Mystery Journey is full price:

  2. I might get the ace attorney trilogy. I've already beaten them but they are just too good. I remember playing an Apollo Justice remaster and just feeling a little off now that the characters were animated instead of completely pixels. But I grew to love it, and it's better than those 3D character models. Why did they go and do that? Layton and Ace Attorney always looked better in 2D.

    1. While some of the, say, Dual Destinies character models are a little weird, the biggest offender of “this looks better in 2D” is Pokémon.


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