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Splatoon 2 Switch bundle announced for North America, exclusive to Walmart

Posted on August 17, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

A new Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is on the way to North America, Nintendo has just announced.

Walmart will be the exclusive retailer of the new package. It includes a Switch unit, download code for Splatoon 2, carrying case, and Neon Pink / Neon Green Joy-Con controllers.

The Splatoon 2 bundle launches on September 8. Pricing is set at $379.99.

Read today’s full announcement regarding the Splatoon 2 Switch bundle below.

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2017 – Walmart will be the exclusive retail partner for a new Nintendo Switch bundle that includes a download code for the Splatoon 2 game, a fresh carrying case and colorful new Joy-Con controllers in Neon Pink and Neon Green. The bundle will be available starting Sept. 8 at a suggested retail price of $379.99 and offers fans in North America their first chance to get their hands on that Joy-Con color combination.

“Consumers in Japan and Europe have already had a strong response to Splatoon 2 bundles in their territories,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This exclusive Walmart bundle gives people who have been waiting to buy a Nintendo Switch a great value and incentive to get splatting.”

Nintendo also announced the topic of its next Splatfest competition, which will run Sept. 1-2. Participants will pick a side to fight alongside in online Turf War battles by choosing which superpower they would prefer: flight or invisibility. Additional details about the Splatfest will be announced in the future.

The Splatfest is just one of many new elements in the slate of ongoing content updates and in-game events keeping Splatoon 2 fans engaged, with more and more players jumping into battle every day. There have already been more than 400 million online battles fought across the global player base, and after less than a month on store shelves, Splatoon 2 joins other global million-selling Nintendo Switch hits like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 1-2-Switch and ARMS.

Source: Nintendo PR

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  • Exy

    That response wasn’t strong enough because we’re still getting these as store exclusives.

  • Reiianuo

    This is how they release the pink/green joy-con in North America? That sucks

    • Apfel

      Pink/Green are still available in amazon germany though…regular price (launch price was 89 euros, dropped to 79). But yeah, it sucks.

      • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ᔦꙬᔨ

        “in North America”

        • Apfel

          Thanks Sherlock, I can read. I was just offering an alternative, because he or she might not know that he or she can still buy this at a regular price, with shipping (which is not something that resellers usually offer), and not to a scalper. Do you have anything remotely useful or clever to add?

          • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ᔦꙬᔨ

            you seem nice

          • Apfel

            Well, I can be nice sometimes. I was trying to help this good sir/nice lady.
            I think importing might be a valid option. I got Binding of Isaac at 42 usd, so more or less 39 euros, imported from amazon US. Launch price of german version is 39, released 6 months later.
            If she/he really want these joycons…it’s doable,
            Peace

          • Apfel

            Plus I got the launch edition

    • They said first chance, so I suspect that means we’ll get th joy-cons themselves at a later time.

      • Reiianuo

        I hope so. I really want them

  • Apfel

    that’s a nice looking box.

    • Carachowell

      Smart94f

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  • Apfel

    it is expensive…it might be cheaper to buy all separate…but I’ve heard Switch is still hard to find in the US…so people will buy it.

  • Luke WalkingMoonTree

    it’s a 1:1 in price compared to Europe although ours didn’t include a carrying case, considering the € is worth more than the $ it’s an ok deal

  • Gamingfan

    Its actually $500 if you want to play splatoon 2 and others online for the next 6 years.

    • AquaBat

      By that logic no one would buy Netflix because it apparently costs $648.

      • Gamingfan

        you can use netflix with basically anything tf. people dont buy a switch for netflix.

        • AquaBat

          And you can use Nintendo Switch Online with any Switch game, not just Splatoon 2. Your point?

          • Gamingfan

            thats what I said in my comment. “splatoon 2 and others”.

          • BestJinjo

            Who watches Netflix on their own for 6 years? Usually it’s used by 2-3 people in the household. Most households will
            Never benefit from a Switch across multiple users. Therefore the costs vs. marginal utility is much higher for Netflix for most people.

          • AquaBat

            “Most households will never benefit from a Switch across multiple users”
            And you know this to be fact because you have statistical data to back it up?

          • BestJinjo

            It’s common sense. There are over 100M Netflix subscribers worldwide.
            https://www.statista.com/statistics/250934/quarterly-number-of-netflix-streaming-subscribers-worldwide/

            I am 34 and I don’t know a single person out of all of my friends combined, all of their wives/husbands and kids that have or want a Switch. The Switch seems to be selling out to early adopters mostly. Besides Zelda BoW and rereleased Mario Kart 8, there isn’t a single game worth playing on the Switch that isn’t already better on the PC/PS4/XB1. The Switch has the weakest line-up of exclusive games and the worst graphics of all the consoles, despite costing $380 in a bundle with a game like Splatoon that adults without 5-12 year old kids don’t care for. Right now the Switch is way less appealing than even then Wii U was. Perhaps in 2-3 years when it has a better line-up of games and its price has dropped to $200-250, it will be worth considering for the masses.

          • AquaBat
          • BestJinjo

            Feel free to disagree. Here is some food for thought. Switch’s sales aren’t even remarkable since it’s getting all the N64/GameCube/Wii/Wii U fans and 3DS/New 3DS fans. Nintendo replaced 2 separate product lines (home console and portable console) with 1 console. Unless the Switch sells as much as a traditional Nintendo console (20-30M) + a traditional Nintendo portable (75-150M), it’s a flop. The reason Nintendo is making $ hand over fist is because they sell underpowered hardware for outrageous prices. In terms of units, relative to the target market, the Switch is doing good, but not amazing. The Switch is basically replacing the 3DS market and Nintendo has left a gigantic gap in their home console portfolio.

          • AquaBat
          • BestJinjo

            Looks like you cant have a reasonable discussion with me and cannot provide a coherent point of view of substance against anything I said.

            As it stands, early adopters are buying the Switch and most of those are brand loyal Nintendo followers. If the Switch was a Sony or Microsoft or a Sega console with the price and number of quality games it currently has, it would hardly sell. You seem like you are just a typical Nintendo fan so anything I say is going to enter one ear and fly out the other.

          • AquaBat
          • You can’t debating or discuss something with Aquabat he’s pointless going to the point, when you are not agree with him and his sarcastic melancholic comment for years he will do this immature stuffs,

          • For me Switch is the upgrade from Wii U porting some titles from Wii U, I don’t see Swithc will sell more of 30/40m+ life time 5/6 years, just a side note you would like join my server discord? We’re a great community of gamers we debate and discuss.

      • Aline Piroutek

        Don’t feed the troll.
        No one would buy a house because in 100 years it would cost over a million.

    • _17chan

      ? what ?

      • Gamingfan

        $20 for online a year for 6 years is $120.

        $380 + $120= $500

        • FutureFox

          So what? People can blow that much on at least 2 games in a month or two.

          • Gamingfan

            Id rather use online money for food. way better spent.

          • FutureFox

            I’d guess that would make sense, if you plan on buying a meal for $120 six years from now.

          • ChuChuRibbit

            No wonder America has an obesity epidemic lol.

        • Tlink7

          Oh no, it is not like almost all other online services have a recurring fee…

          • Gamingfan

            never said other consoles dont charge.

          • Tlink7

            I never mentioned consoles. You receive service, you pay for service…

        • amak11

          60 a year x 6 years, 360 dollars… What’s more appealing?

          • Gamingfan

            im not anti consumer so [email protected] them both.

          • Hermione Granger

            SUUUUUUUUCK pony

    • Ninty Kad

      What about the Xbox One and PS4? By that logic you’d pay just as much, possibly more, in the next six years (and I talking about when they launched too)…

      • Gamingfan

        I dont pay for online with any consoles. its bs.

        • Ninty Kad

          I assume you play PC only…

          • Gamingfan

            na, I play single player on ps4. Have a wii u too but you now, its not supported anymore.

          • Hermione Granger

            ps4 = 30fps Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 are 60fps LMAO

    • Tlink7

      You must be fun IRL

      ”Hey Bob, I got a new car today, isn’t it beautiful? 😀 and it only cost me €20 000!”
      ”… it is actually €50 000 if you include fuel, repairs and insurance for the next twenty years”
      ”…..”

      • Gamingfan

        the difference is fuel, repairs and insurance should cost money. online shouldnt.

        • amak11

          So lets put this in perspective because you arent in IT in any capacity.

          Servers cost money
          Maintenance of those servers, cost money
          Upgrades to those services, cost money
          the development of the software that they run, cost money
          the licensing of third party clients (Windows Server being the biggest and most used), cost money
          People smart enough to keep them running, cost money

          You really have no idea. You want to know why it cost at your ISP? All of those things, plus line maintenance and upgrades

          • Gamingfan

            servers cost money? so does electricity, food, feeding devs’ families, transport. should we be paying for that? oh wait, we already do.

          • amak11

            Then why are you complaining. You walked yourself in to a brick wall several times. You’re a bloody mess. Just stop posting. You’re complaining for no reason.

            You’re so incredibly anti-employee it’s not even funny.

          • Gamingfan

            because pc doesnt charge? damn you guys deepthroat these companies, stop defending them.

          • amak11

            PC isn’t a platform, it’s a platform of platforms. The reason they don’t have to charge is because they make a ton more money from developers and PC users. Considering the PC base is smaller than the PS4 userbase. I’m sure companies can effectively not charge for it.

            On top of that games that do charge? World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy 14 and so on. That all goes back in to server cost.

            Stop trying to make arguments where you have no significant ground to stand on. I game everywhere, i know the cost. That’s more than i can say for you.

          • Gamingfan

            what are you talking about? microsoft tried to charge for online through windows live and pc gamers told them where to go.

            valve doesnt charge, blizzard doesnt charge for overwatch. nearly every pc service that sells games doesnt charge.

          • amak11

            Stop standing in the sand. You’re sinking fast. Microsoft tried that, oh 13-15 years back? I haven’t seen anything recently.

            Valve has aggressive business practices and takes 30% of regardless of who you are. Spend 60 on GTAV? Roughly 15 for Valve, the rest for Take-Two and Rockstar. Overwatch makes Blizzard money from it’s in-game marketplace, no need to charge for online there.

            Do i really need to turn any more examples around on you?

          • Gamingfan
          • amak11

            Lol, Cross platform play was the focus idiot. Really dude, they said before that PC players wouldn’t have to pay. It’s been the policy for well over 10 years, even during GFWL. Never paid to play GTAIV online.

            You’re done. You’re really done.

          • Gamingfan

            one has to pay for online and the other doesnt. you’re roasted.

          • amak11

            You’re wrong, you’re just angry cause PC players dont have to pay. Go back to crying more, baby.

          • Gamingfan

            no, Im glad its free on pc. Its good to know not everyone is an anti consumer piece of garbage.

          • amak11

            Oh then I’ll remind you that Valve implements anti-consumer practices all the time.

        • Tlink7

          Why not? Do you think hosting and powering servers is free? Needn’t IT people get paid for maintenance?

          • Gamingfan

            so why dont pc gamers have to pay for cross online play with xbox one gamers lol.

          • Tlink7

            I don’t see how cross play is relevant…

          • amak11

            He thinks we do the work for free. I wouldnt listen to him.

          • Gamingfan

            you’ve already been owned.

          • amak11

            You’re a 10 year old who used an article about crossplay to try and prove a point. Instead it fell flat and you think you won. Congrats kid you have an ego the size of France

          • Gamingfan

            so cross online play is not playing online? hold dat L.

          • amak11

            Cross play is playing games between different networks. Online play is playing online.

            It’s a feature under online play. If you want to be miffed about anything. Start going to Sony’s forums and complain about them not allowing cross play with other consoles and hindering the industry with their closed in ways.

          • Hermione Granger

            SALTY ponyyyyy HAHAHAHA

    • nemo37

      I am not sure what the point of this comment is. Your statement pretty much applies to all of the current consoles. Certainly, it has not been an inhibiting factor in people’s purchasing decisions, particularly in regions like North America, where Xbox has been popular and has had paid online for years before Nintendo and Sony adopted the paid model. Even you purchased a PS4, knowing that this same model applies to the system (of course based on past comments I doubt you subscribe to PS Plus). If this entire online ordeal has got you upset on principal, then I would think you would be more focused on selling your own PS4 (which has a similar paid online system) and getting a gaming PC, where you do not pay for online play) as opposed to trying to convince people to not buy the Switch (which is a rather biased move considering you have not made a similar argument against the PS4).

      • Gamingfan

        I dont like the switch personally. Ive never said others cant like the switch. Its not just the online sub I dislike about it either.

        • amak11

          You’re just what we call in the industry a hater and no one cares about your opinion so why comment on it you so called “gaming fan”

          • Gamingfan

            didnt take too long for the damage control to arrive lol.

          • amak11

            You really need to get a reality check. You’re an idiot, plain and simple.

          • Gamingfan

            “you dont like what I like so you’re a hater”

            what are you, 10?

          • amak11

            Significantly older than you if I can start a sentence with a capital, and end it with a period. Oh wait, apparently I’m the only one in the world who cares about properly formatted arguments and valid reasons.

            Really, explain your arguments child.

          • Gamingfan

            talking about capital letters lol. you clearly you take the net seriously.

          • amak11

            Not providing anyone here with valid reasons seems to be your forte.

            I take idiocy seriously. If you’re too lazy to do the research yourself, then you deserve any and all amounts of disrespect. You sound like an entitled millennial with all your complaining.

          • Hermione Granger

            NPD Switch > toddlerstation HAHAHA

          • TruExtent

            I dunno… he does have a point. To play online for that long it will cost that much. However I’d argue that there’s possiblities for discounted online cards similar to how some PSN or Xbox Live online cards get discounted. But back to Gamingfan, while he does state something correct in the beginning, he didn’t elaborate enough. This has caused the reaction of who knows how many comments to pop up. But the comment you responded to specifically showed me that this guy still has at least some sense about him. So unless he’s done other stuff around the site that I’ve missed, he seems alright despite not making his point completely clear at first.

          • amak11

            He just massively trolls the site here and shtpost articles. He purposely hates on them.

            He doesnt really understand the behind the scene cost of it. He may be right, but in the connected age, everything cost more money. This coming from someone who’s country’s cell plans are among the worst in the world

          • TruExtent

            I’ll keep a look out. For now I just see a guy that didn’t elaborate. If he really is a troll, you and me both got baited in. and we should just stop and let him be.

          • He absolutely is a troll. He pops up semi-regularly, and every time he only trolls. His comment history shows as much.

            But yeah, it would be best for everyone to stop responding to him. He’ll get bored of it once people stop feeding him attention.

    • Indielink

      You must have SOMETHING better to do today than this….

      • amak11

        He clearly doesnt. He’s a moron

      • Gamingfan

        today? ah yes, ignorant americans thinking america is the whole world and time zones dont exist.

        • Dunnington

          Today isn’t a concept in other countries?

          • Gamingfan

            he’s clearly talking about day time.

          • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

            no he is clearly talking about “this present day”.

          • Gamingfan

            this present day only just started for me. just past 1am.

          • Hermione Granger

            indiestation 4

        • Indielink

          ….seriously?

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      its actually more, dont forget your internet provider, your electrical service… etc etc

      • Gamingfan

        you guys will pay nintendo on top of your internet provider lol.

        • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

          us guys have fun with games(not only nintendo) you only cry online that is the difference

          • Gamingfan

            I’ve put in 770 hours into splatoon on the wii u. whats your most played game on the console?

          • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

            smash and splatoon but I had fun, I am not sure if you was crying those 770 hours or actually having fun. Online subscription sucks nobody like that but as a service it cost and Nintendo online service has been the worse now that is paid it should get better or people wont pay it

          • Hermione Granger

            pay 60$ for ps “maintenance” network LMAO

    • Apfel

      I just cancelled my copy of Metroid for 3ds because I will need electricity. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Hermione Granger

      ps4 pro is 800$ LMAO

  • bdp

    I hope Mario Odyssey gets a bundle

    • amak11

      Not on release lol

  • Tlink7

    It’s bloody cheap… I paid that amount for a normal grey Switch lol

  • Roto Prime

    Um….If I could system transfer I would totally buy this, why you do this Nintendo?!

    • Roto Prime

      nvm, download code….no buy -___-

    • amak11

      Why? Just buy the accessories if you want them that bad

      • Roto Prime

        it has a download code, I will not be buying.

        • amak11

          I mean like the bundle has the pink and green joycons (can be imported) and the carrying case (can be bought). I mean there is no difference in what you get really.

          • Roto Prime

            True, I want them to bring the pink and green joycon here, need the green before Xmas!!!!

          • amak11

            I have a feeling they will. Give me a classic red joycon and I’ll be sold

          • Roto Prime

            Classic red would be nice, I would love Classic Yellow…..they are super into neon right now for some reason lol

          • amak11

            Honestly, give me call the classic controller schemes. I’d pay an arm and a leg for a see through joycon in the style of the N64 or gameboy colour.

          • Roto Prime

            OOOOOOooooOo, I would pay an arm and a leg for a Gamecube button layout joy con <3

          • bakedapplepie

            The green and pink are the best combo so far imo. I really like my Splatoon Pro controller.

          • Roto Prime

            H yes, it is beautiful, I love the colors and the clears and the stamps <3

  • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ᔦꙬᔨ

    I’d pay $30 just for the box with nothing in it.

    • bakedapplepie

      lol that box design is pretty great.

  • Stuart

    Almost 50 comments. Scroll down and most is just one guy and people falling in the bait. C’mon guys,seriously…

    TOPIC: That is a gorgeous even tho I don’t care for the carring case. Could save 20 bucks if let that out but I can see myself buying that.

    • amak11

      Surprisingly he’s trying to be super serious lol. He just has nothing to stand on.

      • Stuart

        I’m just tired y’know,to click in an article with 50+ comments, 100+ comments and go to check out and is just him complaining about a bunch of stuff that doesn’t make sense and people falling for it. I don’t mind trolls but I mind a lot people that keeps flooding and spamming the site, and the rest of users keep giving him rope for him to keep doing it. So tired of this. Wish it had some kind of moderation here.

        • amak11

          I understand. He’s just arguing because he’s European and thinks he’s right. They have a massive ego over there.

          • Gamingfan

            Im actually not european. lol this d!ckhead.

          • amak11

            Fine, asian. You did mention it was 1am in another post. Bullheaded none-the-less

          • Shonenfan

            Europeans have massive ego? Dunno what the hell your talking about

  • Would’ve been nice to have three weeks ago when I went out to buy a Switch, though I guess it’s not a big deal since I like having physical copies anyways.

  • *o*

    Did they do this for me? Because they know I want a separate Switch?

    I was gonna wait a while though. . . le sigh.

  • Aline Piroutek

    You see “Wow. 90 comments, it might be a good discussion.
    Nope. It is just the troller again ‘-‘ “

    • amak11

      I think for the most part i put him in his place. NE could ban him from their comment sections but he’d probably use a fake account

  • Aline Piroutek

    Blame Reggie. Almost all deals in North America are limited and lacking features in comparison to Japan and Europe.

    • Aline Piroutek

      And Doug Bowser.
      Man, digital media <<< Physical ones.

  • awng782

    * Sees article
    * Notices there are 100+ comments
    * “There must be some intersting discusion going on about a Splatoon bundle”
    * Reads comments
    * ???
    * Leaves article

    • Apfel

      with a comment

  • Frenzyguy

    How is it expensive…. The gane is 59.99, console is 349.99, you save 29.99, that’s a deal.

  • corey wemmer

    Price is about right 300 for console
    60 for game 20 for case

  • -Masterklutz –

    I swear to god my Switch cost $400 dollars without tax this better just be based on location or I will be pissed.

    • Addy

      If you paid this much for a Switch, either you live in Canada or bought it from a site like eBay.

  • Addy

    $480 CDN for this. Other system bundles with stronger hardware sell less then that.

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    Smart94f

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    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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