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Fox Gamer: Hands-on with Nintendo’s newest console system the “Nintendo Switch” and how they are looking to change the way people game
No video game should have a guide to play, but with the amount of content of games include now it is easy to miss things, and a guide can help. Clearly, Nintendo has realized this and converted it into an opportunity to sell a number of the most successful games of a few people on the Switch.
With that in mind, on Sept. 28, we see the release of three Switch game Starter Packs from Nintendo. So reports Siliconera, each of which combines a physical copy of a Switch game with a printed game guide and packages in a cardboard sleeve. The three Starter Packs will be offered for Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2.
It’s a smart move of Nintendo to not only rediscover some of the older, most successful games on the Switch, but also to the price of buying them high. The Start Packs will cost $59.99, with the addition of the game guide and the sleeve is not costing Nintendo a lot to produce, meaning a healthy profit margin, while the value proposition to the consumer.
Parents will appreciate the Starter Packs this Christmas if they are younger children they are going to have to buy a Switch. They can keep the guide handy for when their kids inevitably get stuck (or to impress on their children by knowing what to do after a quick, covert reading).
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If you already own these games, then there is really no reason to pay for them again to simply the guide. In fact, if you bought Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition you already have the Explorer’s Guide, this new pack contains. The same can also apply for Splatoon 2, that are bundled Strategy Guide for. It is also worth pointing out guides for the Odyssey, the Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 are all available separately though.
This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.