“We want to give people a variety of options and price points when shopping for themselves or the Nintendo fans in their lives,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Whether looking for a portable system for a first-time gamer or a cool controller to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo has great gifts for all ages this holiday season.”
If you’re reading Reggie’s quote and your first instinct was to check today’s date, you’re not alone. That’s because Nintendo is getting a head start on the holidays by providing three new bundles for gamers of all ages to add to their Holiday Gift List. You know, the one no one is going to be thinking about until November. For some reason, though, out of all the other game companies, Nintendo announcing bundles skewed toward the holidays seems par for the course. Anyone else, and we’d become walking curious emojis.
Nevertheless, here are the upcoming bundles Nintendo announced that will be released between September and the Holiday Season (December):
- Nintendo 2DS XL Mario Kart 7 Bundle – On Sept. 28, a New Nintendo 2DS XL system in a new purple + silver color with the high-octane Mario Kart 7 game pre-installed will be available at a suggested retail price of only $149.99. Both of the currently available New Nintendo 2DS XL color schemes (black + turquoise and white + orange) will also be changed to bundles with the Mario Kart 7 game pre-installed on the same day.
- Starter Pack Bundles – Also on Sept. 28, the “starter pack” versions of three top-rated Nintendo Switch games will launch in stores. These versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey will launch with the game and a colorful strategy guide at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle (pictured) – A bundle featuring a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller adorned with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate logo, a steel case and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game launches on Dec. 7 at a suggested retail price of $139.99. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will also launch as a standalone product on the same day (Dec. 7) at a suggested retail price of $74.99.
Between now and December, Nintendo has a slew of games releasing each month. In September, both the Nintendo 2DS XL and Starter Pack Bundles release. October 5 will see the arrival of Super Mario Party on Switch. By November 16, we’ll see the debut of Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee. Finally, on December 7, it’s the highly-anticipated release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. There is a lot to save up for and a lot of gaming going down between now and then with Nintendo!