United States residents can now purchase Nintendo 3DS and Switch games on the Humble Store. Sorry, rest of the world.
The eShop has generally been the go-to place to buy the latest Nintendo games for Switch and 3DS, but now you can add the Humble Store as an option. Humble’s storefront now sells some of the most popular first-party Nintendo titles, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let’s Go.
However, there’s a big asterisk to come with it, as these titles are only available through the Humble Store in the United States.
For those in the U.S., scrolling through the store’s Nintendo offerings will reveal around 40 games and DLC expansions. Purchasing a Switch or 3DS game through the Humble Store will have all of the benefits that the storefront usually does, including the option of giving some money to charity or earning store credit.
Most of the 3DS titles represented here are Virtual Console games, including the classic Game Boy Pokémon games and some popular NES titles like Super Mario Bros. and the original Legend of Zelda. On the Switch end of things, blockbuster titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are available, with the store even including Nintendo Switch Online memberships.
Nintendo platforms have previously been available in the famous Humble Bundles, mostly offering third-party titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and putting indie games on a platform. With Nintendo and Humble taking another step in their professional relationship, it will be interesting to see if first-party Nintendo titles, usually locked to a price, could show up in future Humble Bundles.