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The eShop international webshops thread


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

helveticastandard

Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:54 PM

Current main Deals thread.

In order to not bog down the usual Deals discussion, we’ll move over more detailed discussion over here.

No current sales

The basics
The South American eShops are unique in that purchases are made through a web store, and codes are sent to the user’s email.

Argentina: https://store.nintendo.com.ar/
Chile: https://store.nintendo.cl/
Colombia: https://store.nintendo.co/
Peru: https://store.nintendo.com.pe/
Brazil: https://store.nintendo.com.br/

These codes also happen to be redeemable in accounts from other regions (we have confirmed at least the US), and also award the account the respective Gold Coins for that title. Accounts for these regions do not make use of the coin system, therefore select recent titles might not award them. Take this into account when purchasing titles released after September 20, 2019.

Hong Kong: https://store.ninten...-released-games

Codes for territories like Hong Kong above are likely not compatible with American and European accounts.

The sites accept payment through Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards (no Paypal support at this point in time, but HK supports Alipay), and will charge your card in their local currency, so be mindful of your card’s foreign currency policies. It is also highly recommended that you refrain from using a debit card for this, just in case.

The prices (will be updated every once in a bit)
https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

The details (for Argentina, but mostly the same in the others)
I would recommend you to set up a new Nintendo account. Since at no point you actually need to log into an Argentinian account on your Switch, you can just have a secondary account for the sole purpose of using the web store, without going through the trouble of swapping regions on your existing account. Since this would be a regular Nintendo account, you can set up two-factor authentication on it and everything. Make sure to use an email address you can easily access.

Once signed up, you can log into the web store and put your selected items into the shopping cart. Please note that Nintendo Online subscription codes are not compatible with your foreign account. On a similar note, at this point in time, I haven’t tried (or seen an attempt) to redeem DLC to a foreign account, so please keep that in mind.

To proceed with checkout, you’ll need to enter a National ID Number (a random number will do, but you can google a picture of the document for reference) and a billing address. There have been reports of successful purchases using one’s regular address (with slight alterations to fit the requirements of the form) or a local or made-up address. This very much depends on your bank and other personal circumstances, and sheer luck. For some it has worked right away, and others have been denied only to have it work a couple of weeks later with the same info for no reason. Does the site check your info against anything? Dunno.

Afterwards, the site will request your credit card information, and you get your result. If successful, be on the lookout for a “Confirmacion de compra digital de Nintendo” email that will include your codes. In times of high demand, the messages could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 48 hours to arrive, but usually you should get it within 15 minutes.

#2 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6699 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:22 PM

Understand the desire for a separate topic, but at the same time, this is the same stuff that's been on there since the beginning, unfortunately. Wake me up when something new pops up.

#3 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:23 PM

posters say that the codes gives no coins. thanks to all!



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

helveticastandard

Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:28 PM

posters say that the codes gives no coins. thanks to all!

Could you tell me which posts say so? I’m not sure on where the coin cut-off is.

Asking because this weekend I bought Wargroove and Sayonara Wild Hearts and got coins from Wargroove and nothing from the other, so it’s not like they outright stopped.

#5 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:38 PM

but sayonara is a new game, so maybe the buyers ruined the offer, many argentinian like most sud american players make US accounts, so they could claim the coins in the US account as an extra on top of the price.



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

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:48 PM

but sayonara is a new game, so maybe the buyers ruined the offer, many argentinian like most sud american players make US accounts, so they could claim the coins in the US account as an extra on top of the price.

I agree, especially when it you consider that the coins aren’t used in the Argentina system at all. You don’t earn them and you can’t use them in their Switch ecosystem. So why let the foreigners bending the rules have them at all?

#7 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:57 PM

easy, because Nintendo is different in the vision of DLC content, like compatibility and region free for the DLC no matter where you get it from.

and that vision does not exclude like other systems for example: try to buy a game from other region in steam... you can´t, argentina prices for the games are non existent to dollar counterparts. nintendo must have been in talks with indie developers to accomodate their prices to match the region steam versions, mostly to compete



#8 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3100 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:11 PM

posters say that the codes gives no coins. thanks to all!

I got coins when redeemed.

Unless something changed, you always get coins.

#9 KinjiMuto   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   376 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:28 AM

I got coins when redeemed.

Unless something changed, you always get coins.

I also got coins, I just purchased 2 days ago.



#10 BustaUppa   what it is right now CAGiversary!   5011 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:02 PM

Maybe I'm misunderstanding but can this be used to actually gift specific games to people?  That's a decent reason to bother with this, even if a game isn't on sale.  Really wish Nintendo and Sony would let us do this without any workarounds, Steam/iTunes-style!



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

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:32 PM

Maybe I'm misunderstanding but can this be used to actually gift specific games to people? That's a decent reason to bother with this, even if a game isn't on sale. Really wish Nintendo and Sony would let us do this without any workarounds, Steam/iTunes-style!

Yeah, I hadn’t thought of that. You can redeem it on an unrelated account, after all. The selection is a bit limited, but so are Amazon’s and Best Buy’s and such.

#12 INCyr   Devotee of CAGthulhu CAGiversary!   1290 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:07 AM

Definitely got coins on my purchases today. Celeste, Hollow Knight and Stardew.

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

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 01:50 AM

Small update: Killer Queen Black was added to the site today, however it doesn’t have a significant price difference from the US shop.

#14 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:19 AM

*it does not want to have a significant difference thanks to the rush of greedy buyers last month...

 

¿by chance? i don´t think so...



#15 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3100 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:52 AM

I agree, especially when it you consider that the coins aren’t used in the Argentina system at all. You don’t earn them and you can’t use them in their Switch ecosystem. So why let the foreigners bending the rules have them at all?

 

Just to clarify the errors about Coins and AR codes...

 

Where you get the code from does NOT matter....... it's the account.

If it's a US account, you get coins. (or any other region that has coins)

If it's an Argentina account... you don't.

 

If you Switched to AR, Bought AND REDEEMED... you didn't get coins.

If you Bought from AR, and REDEEMED on a US account.... Coins!

 

I had credit on my US account, so I used my Mexico account (switched to AR) and used the Codes from the purchase on my US account. *I got coins on the US account*

 

You can go search the eShop thread if you'd like, I bought 3 games on the 12th. Here's the screencaps from Nintendo's website. These 3 games listed here, and the 3 I said I bought in the thread, and they were all at super low AR prices.

(NVM, Did the legwork anyway)

https://www.cheapass...#entry14209182 

Spoiler

 

Saw there are people *still* spreading the BS that you don't get coins from AR... has nothing to do with *where* you got ANY code.... it's *ALL* based on the region the account is based.

Figured i'd post the pics here instead of the eShop thread. 



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

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:58 PM

Site update today: Overwatch is up for about $38 and Witcher 3 is up too... for $85. Jesus Christ what.

CD Projekt is listed as publisher and not even pre-orders for future titles are priced out of the ordinary, so I’d chalk it up to them doing whatever they want with their title, but... jeez.

#17 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6699 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:05 AM

"It's all your fault for buying Argentina games!"

- that one guy that always says it

#18 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:15 AM

now it is the same as the Argentinian PSN store 20% more expensive an with prices in dollars



#19 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:16 AM

"It's all your fault for buying Argentina games!"

- that one guy that always says it

i invite you to come and live here, that surely will wipe your smile about this stuff. it´s easy to be a gamer in US, Can or Europe...



#20 Glas   Rhythm Game Maniac CAGiversary!   376 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:16 PM

Return of the obra dinn which was just released for $20 is on colombia eshop for like $1.5, pricing error. same method as Argentina store

 

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

helveticastandard

Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:36 PM

Return of the obra dinn which was just released for $20 is on colombia eshop for like $1.5, pricing error. same method as Argentina store

Welp, guess we’re due for a thread update!

Btw, the AR price is about $15, which is nice, but not $2 nice.

#22 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:42 AM

i came to tell you i redeemed an EU code for  Vasara Collection and no coins, ¡nada!

 

it seems Nintendo could start blocking this benefit to prevent abuse of the region free.



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

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 12:14 AM

Stopping by to mention that the ARG Peso has been trending downward this week in response to the expected result of tomorrow’s elections over there.

I’m not saying we’ll see some massive drop, but things there might get a tad cheaper come Monday.

#24 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   240 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 October 2019 - 02:44 PM

price adjustment incoming in 3, 2,1... 



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

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 03:02 AM

Pine is up in Argentina for about $4.70. US MSRP is $25.

https://store.nintendo.com.ar/pine



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

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:16 PM

A number of titles in these webstores (Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Chile) now have discounts. Mostly third-party titles, and in the case of Argentina, the really cheap stuff is CHEAPER.

#27 jupiterjones   WHAT THE CUSS!?! CAGiversary!   1138 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

jupiterjones

Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:46 PM

A number of titles in these webstores (Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Chile) now have discounts. Mostly third-party titles, and in the case of Argentina, the really cheap stuff is CHEAPER.

So, I'm trying to checkout for a handful of the on sale Argentina titles, but it seems like I'm stuck in a loop when I try to checkout. I've already signed in under my alt/secondary account, but when the option to pay comes up, it acts like I'm not signed at all, I click to sign in, and the process just begins again. Can't seem to break out of it. Is anyone else able to complete their transaction today? FYI that I've been able to complete purchases on both the Argentina and Columbia ehops without issue, but it's been a few weeks (last purchase was Obra Dinn on the cheap).



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

helveticastandard

Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:01 AM

So, I'm trying to checkout for a handful of the on sale Argentina titles, but it seems like I'm stuck in a loop when I try to checkout. I've already signed in under my alt/secondary account, but when the option to pay comes up, it acts like I'm not signed at all, I click to sign in, and the process just begins again. Can't seem to break out of it. Is anyone else able to complete their transaction today? FYI that I've been able to complete purchases on both the Argentina and Columbia ehops without issue, but it's been a few weeks (last purchase was Obra Dinn on the cheap).

Did you maybe try clearing your cookies? Maybe things were screwy earlier today, I just checked out without issue.



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

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:11 AM

Quick rundown of the sale, approximate USD prices
Celeste - 1.88
Katana Zero - 1.95
Hollow Knight - 2.10
Hotline Miami - 2.34
Stardew Valley - 2.40
Wargroove - 2.63
Unraveled 2 - 3.33
Horizon Chase Turbo - 4.61
My Friend Pedro - 6.89
Cuphead - 7.39
Snipperclips - 9.85
Neo Cab - 11.09
Killer Queen Black - 11.31
The Messenger - 12.57
The Lego Movie 2 - 12.68
Ori & the Blind Forest - 15.18
Starlink (digital) - 16.53
FIFA 19 - 18.02
Overland - 18.67
Mortal Kombat 11 - 18.77
Dance Central 2020 - 21.70
Starlink (deluxe) - 22.04
FIFA 20 - 23.36
Sushi Striker - 24.54
Civilization VI - 25.03
Captain Toad - 27.46
NBA 2K20 - 27.54
Overwatch - 27.67
Divinity 2 - 29.59
Mortal Kombat 11 (premium) - 32.72
NBA 2K20 (deluxe) - 37.55
Mario Tennis Aces, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, New SMB, Super Mario Party, Breath of the Wild - 41.25
Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympics - 44.72
NBA 2K20 (legend) - 47.55

#30 jupiterjones   WHAT THE CUSS!?! CAGiversary!   1138 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

jupiterjones

Posted 28 November 2019 - 03:57 PM

Did you maybe try clearing your cookies? Maybe things were screwy earlier today, I just checked out without issue.

 

Figured it out - I kept trying to change the region from the main eshop page, but not my actual account. Once I switched that to Argentina, it was all good. Picked up the 6 cheapest games. Thanks for the heads up on this sale.