More and more game publishers have begun moving to a higher MSRP for its premium titles, and Nintendo appears to the latest member of that growing party. Ahead of tonight’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, Pixelpar has discovered that Nintendo temporarily listed its next mainline Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, for $69.99, a $10 increase over what the priciest titles on Nintendo Switch have traditionally launched at. Pixelpar is recommending Zelda fans and Switch owners to take advantage of the current, cheaper pre-order prices, as Nintendo may be announcing a new official price for the game very soon ahead of its May 12, 2023 release.
From a Pixelpar tweet:
Nintendo temporarily listed Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at $69.99 on the US store last night, $10 higher than usual. If you’re planning on picking up a physical copy of TotK at launch then I’d recommend locking in the price by getting a preorder in before the Nintendo Direct.
From Nintendo’s game description:
In addition to the vast lands of Hyrule, the latest entry in the storied Legend of Zelda series will take you up into the skies! Look forward to Link’s massive adventure starting again when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, drops for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.
UK folks, here are the cheapest preorders for Zelda TotK:— Pixelpar (@pixelpar) February 8, 2023
– TheGameCollection £49.95 (plus £5 points back for pre-order) https://t.co/RSfxfS01Sg
– ShopTo £49.85 https://t.co/wcEsbR7WPz
– Hit (previously Base) £48.85 https://t.co/RJkaMn3gw2
Could be either, but Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop have all pulled their preorder now. Personally, I'd rather lock-in a price now then cancel if it comes back at a normal price.— Pixelpar (@pixelpar) February 8, 2023