On the prices topic, I was in the camp of "everything's so highly priced" last year, but lately ever since weekly sales have been a thing, I have been seeing and buying games that have been as low as £2-3. Is it mindblowing stuff, probably not (Still need that Micro SD Card, thank Bayonetta.
) but then, outside of the first week and charts download games don't get showcased that much on the eShop unless you search for it and know what you're looking for. If its on offer then yes, you can find it easily on the eShop under offers, so until Nintendo solve this, I think we're going to see quite a few developers put their games on offer for that attention. Few bucks savings maybe, but the older the game gets, the more the price should come down over time. We just have to be patient for when a game we are interested in is at a more desired price. And heck, should mean seasonal Sales will start to get more interesting as well as time goes on.
And then there's the Gold Coins. Thanks to buying some of these cheap sale games over all 3 systems, my Gold Coin stash is now sitting on 600+ coins. If I wanted, I could go choose a Neo Geo game for just about free (Probably save up till I get one of the season passes at a more desirable price) but the bonus is getting the same coin value as the game was full price. Just now for example, brought a game that was £14 now down to about £2-ish and got 14 Gold Coins (Every pound spent nets you 1 gold coin). Now the value of those 14 coins only means a 14p discount, but again I have built it up and up with purchases from Switch, 3DS and Wii U which has lead to me obtaining as much as a £6 discount from my 600 coins to redeem on anything on the Switch eShop. Its certainly made buying Wii U shovalware more tempting as developers are getting desperate to squeeze a few more quick bucks on the dead system, what with buying games that used to be a £10+ value reduced to £1-ish and getting lots of Gold coins.
Plus with Plat coins getting me discounts on Virtual Console games every month, even more things to raise my Gold Coins.
Again, we're only pasted the first year of the system recently but its slowly getting better to grab some cheap titles.