Game of the Weekend is Over. Have the Month of Mario Instead.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

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Remember when I originally reported that the Game of the Weekend feature would become a regular thing on the eShop? Well, that isn’t happening anymore. It turns out that Colors 3D! was the last Game of the Weekend, having been confirmed on Nintendo of America’s Twitter account. Now, the only sales left are for the Mario games for the Month of Mario, with Super Mario Land currently being discounted to $2.99 until August 8th.

“Colors! 3D is our last ‘Game of the Weekend!’ DL it in Nintendo #eShop for $3.99 from 9am PT, 7/27 – 9pm PT, 7/29.”

I understand that was a reporting error on my part, but I wish NoA made it clear that this was temporary. I mean, what is it with Nintendo and their online practices? It seems that every time they have a good idea, they either make it temporary, like what they did with demos for the Wii back then, or put some asinine restriction on it, like what they do with demos for the eShop today. I shudder to think how the Wii U’s eShop will operate.

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  • Well, that’s disappointing. I was hoping we might get Dillon’s Rolling Western on sale sometime. That game is crazy expensive for a downloadable game.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    That’s really disappointing. I was beginning to look forward to the game of the weekend sales. Oh well. My weekly visits to the eshop will probably stop now.

    • Yeah I’m not sure why they would stop this. It seemed popular. It’s like it was just a form of advertising.

  • Hm, I really have to say…why Nintendo? Even if you ARE just “testing” the waters, you shouldn’t withdraw so quickly. This isn’t a gamble. Nintendo shouldn’t be stopping while they’re ahead, they should keep pushing forward toward the present and even further toward the future! (And not the future in terms of only controllers and user input, but online, too. Also local needs to be fleshed out even more, why do we have so very little 3DS games with Download Play?)

  • Forget Game of the Weekend–I want two Virtual Console games a week back! Now that the 8 Bit Summer promotion is over, it’s back to varying shades of “meh”.

  • Actually, this Month of Mario was already planned. I think they had announced it back during E3, or perhaps their last Nintendo Direct. I don’t see what’s so Troll Face about it.

    • It’s mostly because the whole Game of the Weekend thing being temporary. Of course, Nintendo of America didn’t say that it would be temporary until the very last minute.

    • Are you sure? I thought that this was just a special summer event.

    • SecretX

      yeah that’s what i thought to and then nintendo will bring it back when this is over. i really wanted to buy rolling western 😀