By Alex Irish / August 15th, 2018
Nintendo of America and Wal-Mart have teamed up for a new Switch console bundle that includes two games, Mario Tennis Aces and launch title 1-2 Switch. The Neon Joy-Con Switch bundle includes both games as digital downloads and will run for $359.99 USD, effectively the system with Mario Tennis at MSRP, making 1-2 Switch a free inclusion. It launches on September 5th, coincidentally right in time for the conclusion of the US Tennis Open.
Jump into the world of #NintendoSwitch or start your holiday shopping extra early with this Nintendo Switch bundle featuring #MarioTennis Aces and #12Switch for only $359! Available exclusively at Walmart starting 9/5. pic.twitter.com/JSrIaRQFG2
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 15, 2018
Wal-Mart previously released another store-exclusive Switch bundle last year with a Splatoon 2 bundle, also released in September long after the game’s July launch. With Pokémon Let’s Go! and Smash Bros. Ultimate coming this holiday, more console/software bundles are sure to be announced in the future.
Back upon its reveal, it was the popular consensus that 1-2 Switch should have been a pack-in game for the Switch, in the same way that the all-ages Wii Sports and Nintendo Land were for their respective systems the Wii and Wii U. All three games were designed to demonstrate their respective system’s controller functionality, be it the Wii Remote, Wii U Game Pad, or Switch’s Joy-Cons. Over a year later, that fan-favorite premonition comes to pass through this limited edition bundle.
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