What Games People are Buying with a Nintendo eShop Card in 2020?

The world stopped after being trapped in a crisis, and people had to find ways to entertain themselves. Bars and restaurants are closed, so people turned to a past time that they either already had or had when they were younger video games.

How do we know this?

An unprecedented amount of people flocked online to buy an eShop gift card, and the Nintendo Switch console sold out.

It was a great sign that gaming was alive and well, and it wasn’t just teens purchasing video games. If you go on forums or Reddit, you’ll find that a lot of adults have fallen back in love with video games.

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Many adults remember playing Super Mario and Zelda when they were kids, but time has a way of catching up to adults. Working, raising kids or going out with friends has caused many people that once enjoyed gaming to abandon it.

But the pandemic led to people using that Nintendo eShop card they forgot, reinvigorated the gaming industry and has led to more gamers overall. Nintendo Switch finally came back in stock at GameStop a week prior, and they sold out immediately.

Walmart, Target, Best Buy and even Amazon sold back out within minutes of their console deliveries.

Parents are trying to keep their kids entertained, and in many cases, parents are also trying to keep themselves entertained.

Gaming is the perfect choice for entertainment.

Top Games for a Nintendo eShop Card Shopping Spree

Whether you have a Nintendo eShop card or not, there are a lot of games on the Nintendo Switch and other Nintendo platforms that are worth buying. Cards allow you to enjoy some great discounts on your favorite games, so we do recommend them if you’re looking for the best price on your games.

On top of all the reasons to buy an eShop gift card, the following games stand out:

mario kart 8 deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 was a Wii U racing game that has made its move to Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. The “Deluxe” includes all of the great content of the original along with a DLC that makes it even better.

You’ll be exposed to new:

  • Racers
  • Gameplay changes

What I like is that while hardcore fans will notice some gameplay changes, the changes are mild. You can now carry two items at once, which allows you to be more strategic and win more races using strategy.

The one complaint is that you may experience stuttering when playing with four players.

Battle mode has been completely overhauled.

When playing, you’ll enjoy dozens of tracks that allow you to always have a new, fun track to play on. The game is the best-selling Nintendo game ever with the title selling over 24.7 copies of the game.

If you don’t have friends over at this time and are trying to maintain social distancing, you may want to jump into an online game. The online mode allows you to play against friends and others from all over the world.

It’s the perfect option for anyone that wants to play a multiplayer game without having to share the screen with others.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate shows just how much people love the previous title. A great game for the entire family, this is the second most sold game for the Switch, with over 18.84 million copies sold.

The game does have slight issues with its online matchmaking, but it’s a spectacular game that offers:

  • An array of stages to choose from adds variety to the game
  • A lot of newcomers that bring the fight to the next level
  • Superb single-player mode that is creative and fun
  • Multiple controller options
  • Every player available in the entire Super Smash Bros series

You’ll have access to every character that has ever graced the stage before. You’ll have fun mastering all of the players, and you’ll be engaged the entire time. There really is no alternative available.

It’s a comprehensive game, and it’s one that is just as great when played solo as it is when played alone.

This is one game that a lot of people say that you must have if you own a Switch.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

One if the games for a Nintendo eShop card that will make it to every RPG fan’s must-have list is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The title is one that people across the world claim is the best Zelda ever made.

But I don’t want to get into a lifelong argument because it’s definitely one of the best games ever made.

The game has sold 17.41 million copies, the same as Super Mario Odyssey, but it’s still a bit higher on the list due to being Zelda.

The action-adventure game is already a classic and features Link waking up from a 100-year sleep to save the kingdom of Hyrule one last time. You’re able to explore the world freely, and you’ll be immersed in side quests, puzzles and main quests the entire time.

Development took five years to complete, and it was well worth the wait, with the game winning many game of the year awards. There will be a sequel, but the original is still one of the greatest games ever developed.

A game that is as near to perfect, you’ll spend well over 50 hours playing the game.

And the environment is so massive that you’ll find plenty of people that have completed the game and haven’t touched some parts of the world. There is a lot of options to replay the game, too.

Immersive and beautiful, the game explains what your objective is, yet it keeps the adventure and fun alive with you having to fill in all of the details. The game starts with you learning what has occurred in the last hundred years and explaining that four divine beasts must be destroyed before you can take on Ganon.

Unlike games of the past, you’ll be able to climb on virtually every surface, allowing you to explore unseen areas of the world that were never possible to reach in the past. You can even climb into hidden areas on castles to explore.

I could go on about this game forever, but I would have to type a novel for you to read.

If you want to play a classic game that is considered the best open world game ever created, this is it.

animal crossing

Animal Crossing New Horizons

There are a lot of things you have to think about before buying an eShop gift card, and one of them is what games you’ll want to buy. Animal Crossing is one of the world’s most popular games right now, quickly rising to one of the most sold games on the Nintendo Switch.

A lot of celebrities are also playing and visiting the farms of regular people.

It’s a great game to play with friends. The game has sold 11.77 million copies fast, and it revolves around you creating your own farm oasis.

Is the hype real or just marketing?

It’s an amazing game with a lot of fun ahead.

You’ll immediately notice that you’re not going to be moving into a land that has been lived in like in the past. Instead, you’ll go to a deserted island that is an open canvas for you to expand and grow in the way that you see best.

You’ll start collecting resources in this laid-back game. The resources include food, trees and other resources that allow you to customize your island and your home. With an array of activities, you’ll find yourself returning to the game on a daily basis to play.

Interact with your neighbors or opt to:

  • Fish
  • Catch bugs
  • Dig for fossils
  • Collect seashells
  • Much more

It’s a relaxed, fun game that you can explore and make your own. You can also interact with your neighbors and see what they’re doing on their island.

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Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is another game with over 17 million copies sold, and it follows the world’s most popular plumber on a daring adventure. The one downside (well, it’s not a downside for any real Super Mario player) is that the game has a very limited multiplayer mode.

Otherwise, you’ll find that you have the option to:

  • Vary gameplay
  • Explore kingdoms
  • Participate in challenges
  • Capture mechanics

If you have played Mario games that came out after Super Mario Galaxy, Odyssey is definitely the best game since Galaxy was released. You’ll find that the snapshot and costumes are robust.

Your goal is always to save Princess Peach who has been captured by Bowser for over 30 years and ever seems to find a way to remain protected. You’ll have to go save her before Bowser’s wedding.

You’ll be traversing kingdoms chasing behind Bowser the entire time, and you’ll find that he is the main villain. You won’t come across the “bad guys” like in previous games, but there will be the Broodals that handle all of the wedding’s key events.

You can run, jump and do tricks like you could in the past.

You won’t be able to punch, but you can throw your hat, which adds a fun, new mechanic to the game. The world is a massive open world that allows for a lot of exploration and the option to uncover secrets at every corner.

Bosses are available, but you won’t be fighting Bowser’s family like in past games.

There are a total of 14 kingdoms in the world, allowing you to explore a vast world. Epic battles and exploration are ahead of you. If you want to rush through the game, you can beat it in under 20 hours of play time.

If you want to get everything in the game including Power Moons, you can easily spend 40-50+ hours on the game without an issue.

Super Mario Odyssey adds to the fun, nostalgia and adventure that is Mario, but in a new, exciting way that we haven’t experienced in years.

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What Other Gift Cards are People Buying in 2020?

There are a lot of gaming gift cards in 2020, but some cards are better than others. I always say the best card is the one that won’t collect dust and will actually be used by you. But there are a few cards that people are buying up fast in 2020:

  • Steam. It should come as no surprise that a lot of people still rely on Steam for all of their game purchases. The platform has great sales and more titles than you can play in a lifetime. If you’re a computer gamer, Steam is a great option. Also be prepared for the sales that pop up throughout the year – they’re exceptional.
  • XBox. If you’re not a Nintendo fan, you may be an Xbox fan. The console is great and there is a new one in the works. When you use your card, you can purchase games, but what I like about this card is that you can use it to purchase television shows, movies, apps and even devices. It’s a universal gift card that providers you with a lot of purchasing options.
  • PlayStation. It’s natural that the PlayStation card would be listed next. The card allows you to keep the Xbox vs PS rivalry alive. You can also use this card to purchase movies, television shows and add-ons.
  • Multi Game Card. A gift card that changes the way that you enjoy gaming. You can use the card to make purchases from a variety of developers and platforms. The inclusion of this card as a payment option from large developers is increasing.

You’ll find a lot of gaming gift cards available if you don’t have a Nintendo console or just want to expand your purchasing options.

Gift cards are one of the most desired gifts, and they allow you to make purchases that are often more affordable due to gift card discounts.

What gift cards or consoles have you been using since the pandemic hit?

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