R$ 150 for a new game. f*** that!

#1Tyranius2Posted 3/31/2014 7:48:36 PM
My country takes gamers for idiots. Unfortunately there are idiots who buy games with these prices. It's the equivalent to about $80

Anyway, f*** that. I'm not going to be extorted


So my question, can I buy from canada's or US's eshop and play just fine?

I don't really like the eshop, so if there's a store with affordable international shipping then I'd like to know.


Thanks.
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#2TheRealItachiPosted 3/31/2014 8:02:32 PM
Brazil uses the NA eShop iirc, so yes
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#3Slack2028Posted 3/31/2014 8:31:39 PM(edited)
It's actually 66 USD, a pretty good price, considering most games on other consoles are way more expensive than this.
But that only applies to games that are officially launched in brazilian retail (basically nintendo published games only), for all other games, it is CHEAPER to buy here than in the US, cause nintendo never updates the conversion rate of the eShop.
If you want to buy from north american eShop, you have to change your location in the settings (if you already have a nintendo network id, you can't do that without losing all your games).
I recommend setting it to Yukon / Canada cause that way you can use brazilian international credit cards. If you use the US eShop, you will need to buy eShop credits trough cardcodes.com.

If you want to buy physical games, I can recommend two stores: eStarland and Play-Asia.
the first has cheap games with a not so cheap shipping, while play asia has some slightly more expensive games with free shipping.
Also, eStarland sells used games in good conditions. Any international purchase can take between three weeks and two months to be delivered thanks to our crappy postal service. And there's a small risk of being taxed (that would more than double the price of the package)
#4Tyranius2(Topic Creator)Posted 4/1/2014 4:27:20 AM
66 USD is still way too much because first and foremost, I'm a PC gamer and I use Steam. There I can literally go into a big sale [like the summer sale] with 20 dollars and get out with 5 games.

I've set my location to Canada. I hope adding funds is simple, don't disappoint me Nintendo.

Also, do those websites have sales or something? I just went to play-asia and Monster Hunter is only 10 reais cheaper.
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#5Tyranius2(Topic Creator)Posted 4/1/2014 4:32:43 AM
I have to say, at least there are some titles which are okay in pricing like MGS which is 50 reais
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#6Slack2028Posted 4/1/2014 8:18:55 AM
I think eStarland have sales from time to time.
And they have the "daily steal", two or three games a day with reduced price.
#7OdaNobunaPosted 4/1/2014 9:58:49 AM
I just buy everything on Play-Asia. Now I'm starting my PS3 collection, and just got Disgaea D2 (with 2 bonus CDs + art) for only US$ 26.99 in the week promotion.

Last week, Harvest Moon 3D was only R$55.
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#8GomazuPosted 4/1/2014 10:13:42 AM
You can use the American eShop. That's what I do. Credit card won't work though, because of the 5-digit American zip codes, so I suggest you buy prepaid cards online.

Games become like US$7.00 more expensive, but still worth it.
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#9brStalkerPosted 4/1/2014 11:03:38 AM
Gomazu posted...
You can use the American eShop. That's what I do. Credit card won't work though, because of the 5-digit American zip codes, so I suggest you buy prepaid cards online.

Games become like US$7.00 more expensive, but still worth it.


You can't. You an't change your NNID set country.

Anyway, aside for nintendo-published titles (which ARE, IIRC, R$150, sadly), it is actually cheaper to buy through the eShop. Cheaper than the prices in USD, in fact.
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#10Bahamut_10thPosted 4/1/2014 12:59:31 PM(edited)
I buy from the canadian eshop all the time. (not like I can change region since Miiverse)

And it's a LOT cheaper from a brazilian's perspective.

Also, you can import from playasia if you make paypal. Physical media and most of the time the games are very very cheap.

As for the zip code... just put your own zip code there. It won't fit, but it works for all you fill.
American eShop doesn't accepts international credit cards.
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