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Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/2: 2K/Nicalis/NISA/pqube Sales! $10 Crystal Crisis, $10 Ikaruga, $5 VVVVVV, $10 Cave Story+, & More!


#9481 dok5555555  

dok5555555

Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:06 AM

That's very strange, I wonder why they'd do that.  You can get each Bioshock separately. 



#9482 Zantra  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:41 AM

Ive spent $0.99 on worse eshop games. Its not a well written VN and part of what I was hoping with the mysteries seem disappointing (Im a few chapters in) with potential later.
The match 3 game is whatever. The more you get, the more the character strips if thats your thang.

It's okay for a dollar, but it has no auto save. So, you have to be diligent about saving the game, or you will lose all progress just from failing a single puzzle. Also, while it seems like you are playing the same game over and over, it's just one very long story arc where you are trapped in a time loop (like groundhog day), and as you go through the same scenes again, dialog changes, and more information comes to light. You can even unlock different underwear for the characters to wear, which is whatever. But, adds replay value, I guess. It really is kind of weird. But, I've played worse games for ten times the price.

#9483 omegafinal   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

omegafinal

Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:22 AM

Huh. It is weird they would sell Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel like that. While they could have sold them separately in the eShop, makes me wonder if it's to keep them in line with the other storefronts, given these are effectively complete editions.

 

A quick look on Steam, there isn't an actual "complete edition" of 2 and Pre-Sequel. The closest, outside of Handsome Collection, is 2 having a GotY edition, but that's missing some of the later DLC, and Pre-Sequel has a "Game + Season Pass" bundle that's basically the price of buying the two separately.



#9484 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70110 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 03 June 2020 - 05:12 AM

Here are the new deals for today:

 

:switch:

99Vidas: Definitive Edition - $0.99 - 90% Off - Ends 6/16

A Knight's Quest - $9.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/21

Aldred: Knight of Honor - $0.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

American Fugitive - $7.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/21

Arcade Fuzz - $0.09 - 95% Off - Ends 6/16

Beholder: Complete Edition - $3.74 - 75% Off - Ends 6/21

Bomber Crew - $3.74 - 75% Off - Ends 6/21

Box Align - $0.19 - 90% Off - Ends 6/16

Boxing Champs - $2.37 - 75% Off - Ends 6/21

Chop is Dish - $1.20 - 60% Off - Ends 6/14

Colorgrid - $0.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Cosmonauta - $0.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Dogurai - $1.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/16

Fin and the Ancient Mystery - $0.89 - 82% Off - Ends 6/15

The Flame In The Flood: Complete Edition - $4.49 - 70% Off - Ends 6/21

For The King - $12.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/21

Goat Simulator: The Goaty - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 6/14

Golf Peaks - $1.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/21

Hang The Kings - $0.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Hue - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/21

In-vert - $1.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/14

Knight Swap - $0.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Lanterium - $3.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/14

Liberated - $15.99 - 20% Off - Ends 6/5

Magicolors - $0.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae - $7.14 - 40% Off - Ends 6/21

Motorsport Manager for Nintendo Switch - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/21

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/21

Nicky: The Home Alone Golf Ball - $0.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Oliver's Adventures in the Fairyland - $2.79 - 60% Off - Ends 6/14

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Pumped BMX Pro - $4.49 - 70% Off - Ends 6/21

Push the Box: Puzzle Game - $6.66 - 25% Off - Ends 6/20

Real Drift Racing - $0.99 - 80% Off - Ends 6/8

Resident Evil - $12.89 - 57% Off - Ends 6/16

Resident Evil 0 - $12.89 - 57% Off - Ends 6/16

resident evil 4 - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Resident Evil 5 - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Resident Evil 6 - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Rogue Aces - $3.24 - 75% Off - Ends 6/21

Run the Fan - $0.59 - 85% Off - Ends 6/15

Rune Lord - $3.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/14

Runner3 - $1.39 - 93% Off - Ends 6/15

Screencheat: Unplugged - $2.59 - 80% Off - Ends 6/21

Serial Cleaner - $1.49 - 90% Off - Ends 6/21

SkyScrappers - $1.99 - 80% Off - Ends 6/21

Smoke and Sacrifice - $5.99 - 70% Off - Ends 6/21

Snake Pass - $5.99 - 70% Off - Ends 6/21

Space Dave - $0.99 - 80% Off - Ends 6/15

Spider Solitaire - $1.79 - 80% Off - Ends 6/7

Squidlit - $0.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/20

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/14

Street Basketball - $1.19 - 80% Off - Ends 6/8

Sushi Time! - $0.49 - 90% Off - Ends 6/21

The Swindle - $3.74 - 75% Off - Ends 6/21

Taimumari: Complete Edition - $5.99 - 60% Off - Ends 6/14

Tetsumo Party - $0.49 - 90% Off - Ends 6/12

Top Speed: Drag & Fast Racing - $3.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/11

Ubermosh: Omega - $0.09 - 98% Off - Ends 6/16

Unlock The King - $0.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

Vasara Collection - $0.99 - 90% Off - Ends 6/16

Velocity 2X - $4.99 - 75% Off - Ends 6/21

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - $1.49 - 90% Off - Ends 6/21

Woodle Tree Adventures - $0.99 - 80% Off - Ends 6/15

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe - $6.49 - 50% Off - Ends 6/15

Zen Chess Collection - $1.99 - 50% Off - Ends 6/16

 

Real Drift Racing is free for those that own the pub's other games:

 

Headball Soccer Deluxe

Bubble Cats Rescue

Adrenaline Rush: Miami Drive

Deadly Fighter 2

Pet Shop Snacks

Go! Fish Go!

Perseverance

Just Glide

Blood Breed

Jet Sky Rush



#9485 entexman  

entexman

Posted 03 June 2020 - 09:03 AM

Is there no way to buy just Borderlands 2 on the eShop? I see 1 listed separately but not 2.

The Handsome collection has always been sold as a collection of Borderlands 2 and The Pre Sequel. It was the modern system update to those 2 games. Borderlands Game of the year came out last year and was a modern update of Borderlands 1. That is why you can get Borderlands 1  by itself, but not the other 2 Borderland games.  I am sure it was a cost saving measure since all the work had been done to update these games already prior to the Switch versions.



#9486 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 03 June 2020 - 04:42 PM

2DS XL w/ Mario Kart (Black and Turquoise) back in stock at Walmart right now. Seems $99 is the new MSRP but they are hard to find. Update: also Walmart is now the exclusive seller of this model/package.

https://www.walmart....uoise/652383534

Even though we are a two switch household, I ordered one. I have missed everything on the 3DS/2DS (though I still have my DS and it's original box). I'm looking forward to some picross action.

#9487 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3227 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 05:32 PM

UGH, I just bought a used regular 2ds for my kid, and it was from a local video game store so I don't want to return it (and I already have a 3ds xl and 2ds xl myself



#9488 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2672 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 05:51 PM

Real Drift Racing is coming up free for me. :-k



#9489 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1399 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 03 June 2020 - 05:52 PM

I love the regular 2ds. I prefer it over everything else 2ds/3ds. It's so comfortable to play on even if it's more bulky to carry around.

Deadly Fighter 2 is only $.39 for anyone looking to also get Real Drift Racing for free.

#9490 Bumslie   Have you ever seen the Boognish? CAGiversary!   5809 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:27 PM

Spider Solitaire is showing up as free. I figured it’s free as Baltoro gives away lots of their games if you own a specific title.

#9491 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3796 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:51 PM

Real Drift Racing is coming up free for me. :-k

Spider Solitaire is showing up as free. I figured it’s free as Baltoro gives away lots of their games if you own a specific title.

Saw both of these as free. At this point, from all their freebies, I bought two games for like <$0.50 total but have a total of 14 of their games. 



#9492 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3104 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:19 PM

So is there a new list of games we can get free for owning a certain cheap game?

Real drift is showing .99

 

Ahh I do see Spider Solitaire is like 1.79 but if you look at the details it shows 100% off if you own something on that list.. Super Battle Cards is only .05 right now..

 

 

Ok, picked up Super Battle Cards, and can now get Spider Solitaire and Street Basketball for free. Wonder if there are more now I just don't see

 

Edit: Dug into the Real Drift Racing deal a little bit

 

Deadly Fighter 2    .39 (or 99% off if you own games on their list)

Gets you Real Drift Racing FREE

Allows 90% off Perseverance   .50

Gets you Blood Breed FREE

Allows 90% off:

Pet Shop Snacks (.50)

Bubble Cats Rescue (.40)

95% off 

Go Fish Go (.10)

75% off

Jet Ski Rush (1.00)



#9493 Zantra  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:27 PM

2DS XL w/ Mario Kart (Black and Turquoise) back in stock at Walmart right now. Seems $99 is the new MSRP but they are hard to find. Update: also Walmart is now the exclusive seller of this model/package. https://www.walmart....uoise/652383534
Even though we are a two switch household, I ordered one. I have missed everything on the 3DS/2DS (though I still have my DS and it's original box). I'm looking forward to some picross action.


They still have them as of now, so I guess that nobody has alerted SlickDeals. I bought one, half expecting it to get cancelled. My day one Black 3DS has an A button that no longer works, and a touch screen that isn't as responsive as it used to be. I was really disappointed that I could no longer play all of my DS and 3DS games. But, now that this is available, I am going to be able to play them again, and that makes me happy. I like my Switch Lite, but it really feels too fragile. And, I did really like the 3D setting, but I can give it up, just to be able to play my games again. The 3DS is probably my favorite Nintendo Handheld.

#9494 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:43 PM

Quest for the golden duck is only 3 cents. Looks like a pac man type game. I got an error from the shop when trying to use a credit card. Says they aren't working right now. Paypal worked fine.



#9495 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70110 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:49 PM

Real Drift Racing is coming up free for me. :-k

https://www.cheapass...5#entry14294152

 

Real Drift Racing is free for those that own the pub's other games:

 

Headball Soccer Deluxe

Bubble Cats Rescue

Adrenaline Rush: Miami Drive

Deadly Fighter 2

Pet Shop Snacks

Go! Fish Go!

Perseverance

Just Glide

Blood Breed

Jet Sky Rush



#9496 bilbobagins3  

bilbobagins3

Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:53 PM

New 2DS XL is my favorite handheld by a mile. If you choose to mod one (which is crazy easy now) and buy a $10 ace 3DS flashcard, you can fit the entire libraries of every Nintendo handheld (as well as NES, and SNES) with just a couple of cheap micro sd cards. You can fit every NES, SNES, GB, GBC, and GBA game on a 16gb card and fit every DS game on a 128gb card. It will also emulate pretty much every 16 bit console and below, quite well. If you put GBA on the system, the games will actually run native if you inject them like virtual console.

I have a 200gb micro card in my system, and have well over 5000 retro games available. I also have roughly 100 actual 3DS games on the system too. $99 for a crazy retro powerhouse is a no brainer. I have 3 already, and still am asking myself maybe I should grab another.

#9497 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1469 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:07 AM

My teen daughter is about to get a Switch Lite (she wants Animal Crossing, no surprise there).  We've missed all the Switch and most of the 3DS generation - what else is on sale that a teen girl would like?  The Phoenix Wright trilogy looked interesting, but I'm sure there are others.



#9498 Zantra  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:09 AM

No judgement, but I don't pirate my games. I'm a cheap ass gamer, but not that much of a cheap ass gamer. I think that the people that make games deserve to be paid for their work. I'm an actor, and people are always trying to get me to work for free, and I think that society really needs artists, and artists need to get paid. Video games are a form of art, and the world would be a lot bleaker without them. And, the people that make them have families to support. I can understand downloading super old games that aren't available anymore. But, you can still buy 3DS games in stores, and from the eShop. And, like you mentioned, you can buy older Nintendo games from the eShop on the virtual console.

#9499 Zantra  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:16 AM

My teen daughter is about to get a Switch Lite (she wants Animal Crossing, no surprise there). We've missed all the 3DS and most of the Switch generation - what else is on sale that a teen girl would like? The Phoenix Wright trilogy looked interesting, but I'm sure there are others.


My best suggestion when it comes to children, is to ask them what they want. My parents have got me many bad games over the years because sales people have convinced them, especially around Christmas time, that a garbage game is the hot new thing. There really are no girl games, or boy games, people just play games. And, everybody plays Animal Crossing. I would try to get to know your daughter more by gaming with her, and finding out the genres that she enjoys. Because, there are a lot of them. Communication with your children is the most important thing. Find out what she likes, and go from there. Our suggestions aren't going to be that helpful, because we don't know her. But, you do.

#9500 bilbobagins3  

bilbobagins3

Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:48 AM

No judgement, but I don't pirate my games. I'm a cheap ass gamer, but not that much of a cheap ass gamer. I think that they people that make games deserve to be paid for their work. I'm an actor, and people are always trying to get me to work for free, and I think that society really needs artists, and artists need to get paid. Video games are a form of art, and the world would be a lot bleaker without them. And, the people that make them have families to support. I can understand downloading super old games that aren't available anymore. But, you can still buy 3DS games in stores, and from the eShop. And, like you mentioned, you can buy older Nintendo games from the eShop on the virtual console.


I’m certainly not going to pretend that I own every one of the retro titles on my 2DS (truth be told though, I usually only play stuff I actually have bought) however, all the 3DS games on my system are games that I bought. The really nice part of modding the system is the ability to insert a cartridge and then rip the rom file to the micro sd. This includes downloading all the updates to the game, and then ripping the updated version of the rom. I think most people are going to be really disappointed, years from now, when they try buying games from the ps3/360/3DS generations; and later find out that parts of the games are bugged or dlc is gone. Those servers won’t last forever, and having digital backups of the most up to date versions of games, and games with all their dlc is going to matter. Plus, call it entitlement if you wish, but I don’t want to buy a game 2 or even 3 times just to get some multiplayer on the DS or 3DS. Nintendo is awful with digital licenses, and the Switch is still the worst of the current systems when it comes to sharing your digital purchases.

#9501 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1469 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:13 AM

My best suggestion when it comes to children, is to ask them what they want. My parents have got me many bad games over the years because sales people have convinced them, especially around Christmas time, that a garbage game is the hot new thing. There really are no girl games, or boy games, people just play games. And, everybody plays Animal Crossing. I would try to get to know your daughter more by gaming with her, and finding out the genres that she enjoys. Because, there are a lot of them. Communication with your children is the most important thing. Find out what she likes, and go from there. Our suggestions aren't going to be that helpful, because we don't know her. But, you do.

Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear, because this kind of missed the point.  I know what her preferences are; the real problem is my unfamiliarity with the Nintendo library - so I'll look through a big sale list and have no idea what anything is and what games are generally considered worthwhile.  So I can recognize really famous stuff like Phoenix Wright and Resident Evil, but maybe there's some cool stuff in there I don't have the faintest idea about.



#9502 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7527 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:13 AM

New 2DS XL is my favorite handheld by a mile. If you choose to mod one (which is crazy easy now) and buy a $10 ace 3DS flashcard, you can fit the entire libraries of every Nintendo handheld (as well as NES, and SNES) with just a couple of cheap micro sd cards. You can fit every NES, SNES, GB, GBC, and GBA game on a 16gb card and fit every DS game on a 128gb card. It will also emulate pretty much every 16 bit console and below, quite well. If you put GBA on the system, the games will actually run native if you inject them like virtual console.

I have a 200gb micro card in my system, and have well over 5000 retro games available. I also have roughly 100 actual 3DS games on the system too. $99 for a crazy retro powerhouse is a no brainer. I have 3 already, and still am asking myself maybe I should grab another.

Yeah, once "N" reopens, I plan to try and get a refurbished NEW 2DS XL, as I used one years ago and GS, and loved it as well. While I'm one of the few who will miss "3D", the bigger screen and lighter weight can't be beat. In my older years, my eyes ain't what they used to be, and having the bigger screen, probably out weighs the changeable plates and 3D of the N3DS model. And while I have emulators on my N3DS model, a lot of those older systems don't read as well on the small screen, which is why I want the XL. I owned a few of the other XL's over the years, but thy were always to heavy for me with longer play times.

 

The N2DS XL really feels like the best one of all their models, which it should since it was the last one offered. I know a lot of people say it has a cheap feel, but none more so than any other "N" brand handheld, NS not included of course as that one is actually decent in the quality dept. I recently set up my Vita to run emulators, and it is by far my favorite handheld of the moment for that reason alone, as the screen is just about perfect.



#9503 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:30 AM

CRAP!! Getting an unable to read SD card error message. Before I bought those eshop games, I checked my storage situation on my system and SD card. 1.7 left on the 8 GB card and like 800MB left on the system so I buy some games and when I exit the eshop, the system tells me it needs to update. So I update it and now I get the unable to access micro SD card message. I have turned the system off completely, taken out and put back in the SD card 3 times now and same thing every time I boot up my Switch. My PC reads the card just fine.

 

How can I fix this? The error messages suggests I reformat the card but I have no idea what info I put on there and if that will even work. I looked at the card on my computer but it's just a bunch of letters and numbers. I can't find my Mario Kart 8 saves on my system which means I moved them to my SD card for some reason. Do I need to save them on my comp first and then if I have to, format the sd card and then copy the files to the formatted card? I have Nintendo online so are the saves backed up in the cloud automatically? I have 100% everything in MK8 Deluxe so I don't want to lose that info.

Has anyone else had this happen? It seems like the latest update did something with the SD card communication. Any suggestions or do I have to format it and potentially lose everything that was on the card? It seems odd that an update would corrupt my SD card.



#9504 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   2010 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:39 AM

Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear, because this kind of missed the point. I know what her preferences are; the real problem is my unfamiliarity with the Nintendo library - so I'll look through a big sale list and have no idea what anything is and what games are generally considered worthwhile. So I can recognize really famous stuff like Phoenix Wright and Resident Evil, but maybe there's some cool stuff in there I don't have the faintest idea about.


I would say no. Most of the stuff on sale is steam like smaller games that probably wouldn’t appeal to her. My daughter enjoys the Nintendo release like breath of the wild and splatoon 2. She even spent the first 40 hours on BOTW just taming horses and buying clothes so she could make it her own.

#9505 jrc84  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:40 AM

Yeah, once "N" reopens, I plan to try and get a refurbished NEW 2DS XL, as I used one years ago and GS, and loved it as well. While I'm one of the few who will miss "3D", the bigger screen and lighter weight can't be beat. In my older years, my eyes ain't what they used to be, and having the bigger screen, probably out weighs the changeable plates and 3D of the N3DS model. And while I have emulators on my N3DS model, a lot of those older systems don't read as well on the small screen, which is why I want the XL. I owned a few of the other XL's over the years, but thy were always to heavy for me with longer play times.

The N2DS XL really feels like the best one of all their models, which it should since it was the last one offered. I know a lot of people say it has a cheap feel, but none more so than any other "N" brand handheld, NS not included of course as that one is actually decent in the quality dept. I recently set up my Vita to run emulators, and it is by far my favorite handheld of the moment for that reason alone, as the screen is just about perfect.


I was about to pick up a NS lite pre covid and when I tried the demo I couldn't see the damn screen. Picked up the new 2DS this weekend and it is perfect for me. Having a great time with it and scored a deal on a few games with a GS sale too. Worked out great so far. I guess where these games were designed on the older smaller versions they are way easier for me to see on this. It does cramp my hands a bit though but I only play it in short sittings anyway.

#9506 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9979 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:45 AM

My teen daughter is about to get a Switch Lite (she wants Animal Crossing, no surprise there).  We've missed all the Switch and most of the 3DS generation - what else is on sale that a teen girl would like?  The Phoenix Wright trilogy looked interesting, but I'm sure there are others.

Nintendo first party stuff should be good. I recommend Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild. If she's a strategy geek Fire Emblem 3 Houses is good. There are a lot of indie games that are worth playing. I like Slay the Spire myself, but there is good stuff like One Step From Eden. I think if you give an idea of what types of games she likes like a category it would help. Mario and Zelda appeal to a lot of people though. If she likes Animal Crossing but wants a bit of meatier gameplay I recommend Rune Factory 4 Special. It's still one of my favorite farming/adventure games.



#9507 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   654 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 04 June 2020 - 02:39 AM

Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear, because this kind of missed the point. I know what her preferences are; the real problem is my unfamiliarity with the Nintendo library - so I'll look through a big sale list and have no idea what anything is and what games are generally considered worthwhile. So I can recognize really famous stuff like Phoenix Wright and Resident Evil, but maybe there's some cool stuff in there I don't have the faintest idea about.

Well, it’s kind of a slow time for sales right now, maybe later in the month there’ll be some lesser-known stuff we can wholeheartedly recommend.

...If she's a strategy geek Fire Emblem 3 Houses is good.

I will say, if she happens to like Persona, this could be worth a try. Much like it, the bulk of the game (in my experience) is also focused on building relationships with a very large cast of appealing characters (and cats).

#9508 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3426 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:08 AM

CRAP!! Getting an unable to read SD card error message. Before I bought those eshop games, I checked my storage situation on my system and SD card. 1.7 left on the 8 GB card and like 800MB left on the system so I buy some games and when I exit the eshop, the system tells me it needs to update. So I update it and now I get the unable to access micro SD card message. I have turned the system off completely, taken out and put back in the SD card 3 times now and same thing every time I boot up my Switch. My PC reads the card just fine.

How can I fix this? The error messages suggests I reformat the card but I have no idea what info I put on there and if that will even work. I looked at the card on my computer but it's just a bunch of letters and numbers. I can't find my Mario Kart 8 saves on my system which means I moved them to my SD card for some reason. Do I need to save them on my comp first and then if I have to, format the sd card and then copy the files to the formatted card? I have Nintendo online so are the saves backed up in the cloud automatically? I have 100% everything in MK8 Deluxe so I don't want to lose that info.

Has anyone else had this happen? It seems like the latest update did something with the SD card communication. Any suggestions or do I have to format it and potentially lose everything that was on the card? It seems odd that an update would corrupt my SD card.


Switch saves actually can't be moved to the SD card. The SD cards can only be used for game downloads. Formatting the card would just erase whatever games were located on the card, not the saves.

#9509 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   654 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:16 AM

CRAP!! Getting an unable to read SD card error message. Before I bought those eshop games, I checked my storage situation on my system and SD card. 1.7 left on the 8 GB card and like 800MB left on the system so I buy some games and when I exit the eshop, the system tells me it needs to update. So I update it and now I get the unable to access micro SD card message. I have turned the system off completely, taken out and put back in the SD card 3 times now and same thing every time I boot up my Switch. My PC reads the card just fine.

Before you do anything else, back the entire card up to the PC since it’s still readable.

If it still doesn’t work and no one has a better idea, format it (to fat32 format preferably) and use H2testw on it to check it before putting anything back in. At least it’s 8GB, it shouldn’t take terribly long.

#9510 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:54 AM

I backed it up when I first checked to make sure that it was working. There is a folder called saves in it but it won't copy but the other two did. My Mario Kart 8 data is not on the switch system. I own three physical games. Breath of the wild, Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8. Breath of the wild and Mario Odyssey are on there but Mario Kart is not.

It's very strange that an update would do this to the SD card but yeah, I think I am going to have to format it. The Nintendo website says not to put the data onto the same SD card but I don't have any other card and since the card is working fine, it's obviously a problem with the switch itself. I haven't gotten any other ideas other than to back up the saves and format it. So far, I'm the only one that's had this happen after the update as far as I can tell.