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Switch eShop now lets you search for games with demos

Posted on November 14, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Nintendo has slowly updated the Switch eShop with more functionality since launch. The store has added in features like support for PayPal, a section for games on sale, and more.

The latest update adds an extra element to the search filter. You can now choose to search for games that have demos. It’ll certainly help you track down all of the eShop’s downloadable trials.


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  • chancetime

    I’m so tired, I read this as “lets you search for demons”

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      coming soon

      • Aline Piroutek

        Demon Soul confirmed

    • technically it always could

  • Aline Piroutek

    Switch people, how many first party titles demos are available on eShop? I only knew the Pokken one because of its limits.

    • JasonBall

      Right now it’s just Pokken and Snipperclips. You missed out on the Arms and Splatoon2 limited time demos.

    • TruExtent

      What JasonBall said, but if I may recommend the Puyo Puyo Tetris demo, it’ll get you at least a little puzzle fun. Heck even though I bought the cartridge release, I’m keeping the demo around for the times that I want to play but don’t have the full game with me. It helps that Nintendo got rid of the stupid limited number of uses crap that they pulled during the Wii U and 3DS.

      • Aline Piroutek

        I have got PuyoPuyo Tetris on 3DS, thank you.

      • Aline Piroutek

        We need more demo. What if a person doesn’t know Mario Kart is a fun game? Nintendo games are so bad that releasing a demo would punish the sales of a game?

        • TruExtent

          Well there’s a couple factors here.

          1. It’s Mario. The most iconic classic video game character of all time next to Pac-Man. Over the years people have come to learn that the Mario games are great. They will sell no matter if there’s a demo or not at this point unless we get a real dud like what Sonic has kept doing over the years.

          2. If you REEEEEAALLY need a demo of Mario Kart or other Switch titles, you can always go to Best Buy, Target, GameStop, etc. and use the store Switch demo unit. That machine has the first party Nintendo demos. That’s how I tried out Odyssey days before launch.

          3. If you had a free demo of Mario Kart with enough features to show you how multiplayer works and how the game plays, what’s going to encourage you to get the full game when you can keep using the demo for free? (Another reason they put the demos in stores, you can only play it there thus you’ll want your own copy to keep playing). Look how Nintendo say they were disappointed with sales of Mario Run even though they had 200 million downloads. They offered just enough gameplay that a good chunk of people just said they didn’t want to pay $10 for the rest of the game.

          Ultimately there’s a lot to consider here as to why but it all comes back to this: Nintendo didn’t need to. To prove that, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has already sold more than 3 million copies. No demo released on the eShop. Now would a demo be cool? Definitely. Is Nintendo gonna make it happen on the eShop? Most likely not.

          • Aline Piroutek

            *In Brazil Nintendo is non-existent XD, so we cannot try any game.

          • Aline Piroutek

            Make like the Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Virtual Console demos with enough time to finish a level/race.
            By the way, Brawl > Smash4. Way more content except fighters(the most importante thing).

          • Aline Piroutek

            Why people bothered to buy Smash on 3DS if the demo had a limited selection of levels and fighters? That is the logic.
            Limitation makes people anxious for more content.
            People didn’t bought Mario Run because it was too pricey for a mobile game at the launch, when the discount came no one cared about the Super Mario mobile game anymore, the game needs constant internet connection even after you paid the full version, and people from console gaming tend to buy games more frequently than mobile gamers.

    • Ardisan

      Disgaea 5 complete

      • Aline Piroutek

        The Disgaea 4 demo on Vita was awesome. I bought the full game after.

    • Vive

      Octopath Traveler
      Spelunker Party
      Puyo Puyo Tetris
      PicsLine DX
      Super Beat Sports

      • Aline Piroutek

        Not first party but ok, thanks

        • Vive

          ops missed that.

  • SpaceLud35

    They’re slowly catching up to the Nintendo website.


  • Sir Dippingsauce

    Music on eshop when

  • It only took them 8 months + dev time.