Massive Nintendo Switch sales at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart — here's 17 games I'd buy

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Ready to enjoy a summer of great games? Now's the time to grab some of the best Switch games, thanks to these sales at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart. You can grab deals on Mario, Zelda and plenty more.

If you haven't played it yet, make sure to get The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $43 at Walmart. It's one of the best and most popular games on Switch, and it features a huge open world that you can get lost in for dozens of hours.

Keep scrolling for all my favorite Switch deals currently available. For more, check out the best deals in Amazon's huge Skechers sale and this massive Walmart Plus week sale on Crocs from $19. There's also a mega Amazon sale on tech and apparel from $9.

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Samba De Amigo Party Central: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon

Samba De Amigo Party Central: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon
Get in the groove to a collection of 40 songs in Samba De Amigo Party Central. You need to shake your Joy-Con controllers to the beat to get the best score, whether you're playing alone, with a friend or with up to 20 players online. You can even customize your character with unlockable costumes and accessories.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: was $59 now $17 @ Amazon

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: was $59 now $17 @ Amazon
The sequel to 2017's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Sparks of Hope once again reunites the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom with the zany Rabbids. This time the unexpected allies are venturing into the stars for an intergalactic adventure. Offering colorful strategy combat, and plenty of planets to explore, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is one of the most overlooked games on the entire Nintendo Switch platform. 

Persona 5 Royal: was $59 now $24 @ Best Buy

Persona 5 Royal: was $59 now $24 @ Best Buy
Persona 5 Royal is part turn-based RPG and part high-school simulator. You play as a new student who has recently moved to Tokyo. Soon you discover the ability to transverse a strange alternate reality and form The Phantom Thieves in an effort to fix the corrupt society around you. Just be warned, Persona 5 Royal will consume all your free time once it gets its hooks in. 

Cuphead: was $39 now $26 @ Amazon
Price check: $26 @ Walmart | $39 @ Best Buy

Cuphead: was $39 now $26 @ Amazon
Don't be fooled by Cuphead's family-friendly visuals, this action-platformer puts up a serious fight. Inspired by the classic cartoons of the 1930s, Cuphead is a devilishly difficulty but highly rewarding experience that pits you against a range of memorable bosses as well as run-in-gun levels. This Nintendo Switch version packs the Delicious Last Course expansion, which includes new bosses and a new playable character, Ms. Chalice.
Price check: $26 @ Walmart | $39 @ Best Buy

Sonic Frontiers: was $59 now $27 @ Amazon
Price check: $45 @ Target

Sonic Frontiers: was $59 now $27 @ Amazon
Sonic Frontiers is something of a departure from the Blue Blur's previous games. This time around, Sonic explores five distinct islands in a big open world, rescuing his motley crew of friends as he goes. The game has tight controls and varied gameplay, and the story is better than you might expect.
Price check: $45 @ Target

Sonic Superstars: was $59 now $29 @ AmazonPrice check: $29 @ Walmart | $29 @ Best Buy

Sonic Superstars: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
A terrific return to form for the medium's most famous hedgehog. Sonic Superstars must rank as one of the finest series entries in the iconic franchise over the past 15 years. It wisely takes Sonic and chums back to their 16-bit platforming roots, delivering old school speedster thrills that will any gamer who ever owned a Sega Mega Drive will love. Superstars is a carefully-crafted love letter to classic Sonic, and longtime fans will love it.
Price check: $29 @ Walmart | $29 @ Best Buy

Persona 5 Tactica: was $59 now $29 @ Best Buy
Price check: $29 @ Walmart | $29 @ Amazon

Persona 5 Tactica: was $59 now $29 @ Best Buy
The Phantom Thieves return once more in Persona 5 Tactica. This new spin-off from the beloved JRPG series adds a turned-based strategic twist to the formula, but while the battle system may be different, the loveable characters and jazzy-style Persona 5 is known for are still here in spades. Plus, there are a few new characters thrown into the mix to keep things plenty interesting.
Price check: $29 @ Walmart | $29 @ Amazon

Octopath Traveler 2: was $59 now $37 @ Amazon
Price check: $42 @ Walmart | $45 @ Best Buy

Octopath Traveler 2: was $59 now $37 @ Amazon
Octopath Traveler 2 is set in the fantasy world of Solistia, where you play as eight unique travelers each with their own unique adventure. But these paths will eventually crossover and intersect in surprising ways. Packing stunning visuals that fuse retro pixel art with 3D animation, this sequel to the 2018 original is designed to be approachable for newcomers and franchise veterans.
Price check: $42 @ Walmart | $45 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $43 @ Walmart
Price check: $49 @ Amazon | $59 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $43 @ Walmart
Breath of the Wild is one of the best and most popular games on Switch, so good sales don't come around too often. Amazon is currently offering the game for $17 off its usual price, which is fantastic value for a game offering dozens of hours of content. Make sure to get this deal while you can.
Price check: $49 @ Amazon | $59 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Maker 2: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Price check: $44 @ Amazon | $44 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Maker 2: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
If you've ever wanted to construct your own Mario courses rather than just play them, Super Mario Maker 2 is the game for you. Play, create and share your courses with the world and dive into a full single-player story as well. With thousands of user created courses already available Super Mario Maker 2 offers a nearly endless supply of new content.
Price check: $44 @ Amazon | $44 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Price check: $44 @ Best Buy | $47 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch gives an HD makeover to one of the Nintendo Wii's most cinematic games. Discover the origin of Link, Zelda and the Master Sword in this engrossing action-adventure that can be played with traditional joystick inputs or via full motion controls. Skyward Sword has all the trappings of a classic Zelda with puzzle-solving and dungeon exploration a key focus, alongside intense combat and boss battles. While Skyward Sword was a little divisive upon release, the years have been kind to it.
Price check: $44 @ Best Buy | $47 @ Amazon

Super Mario RPG: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
Price check: $39 @ Walmart | $59 @ Best Buy

Super Mario RPG: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
A full remake of the original Super Mario RPG released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), this role-playing game sees Mario, Bowser, Peach and some new friends embark on an adventure to repair a wish-granting star. With updated graphics, gameplay and new cinematics, Super Mario RPG has never looked (or played) this well, but the original game's charms have been carefully retained as well.
Price check: $39 @ Walmart | $59 @ Best Buy

Unicord Overlord: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
Price check: $39 @ Amazon | $39 @ Walmart

Unicord Overlord: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
Unicorn Overlord is a strategy RPG with a great focus on deep, fleshed-out characters. It also features truly gorgeous artwork, with backgrounds and character art that mimics a hand-painted style. Its battle system is complex but satisfying to learn, providing a solid 40-hours of gameplay over its campaign.
Price check: $39 @ Amazon | $39 @ Walmart

Super Mario Bros. Wonder: was $59 now $47 @ Walmart
Price check: $51 @ Amazon | $59 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Bros. Wonder: was $59 now $47 @ Walmart
Mario's latest side-scrolling adventure is a wonderfully refreshing spin on the classic formula. Venturing to the Flower Kingdom, you'll discover stage-altering Wonder Flowers which can warp levels, create new platforming challenges and even turn Mario into an elephant. Playable in up to four player co op, Mario Wonder is a platforming marvel for the entire family, and one of the very best Nintendo Switch games you can play now.
Price check: $51 @ Amazon | $59 @ Best Buy

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: was $59 now $47 @ Amazon

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: was $59 now $47 @ Amazon
One of the best JRPGs on Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 showcases brilliant combat and stupendous world-building. It's a game of dizzying scope, yet the breadth of its ambition never stops the developers from spinning a thoroughly engaging tale.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $47 @ Walmart
Price check: $48 @ Amazon | $44 @ Best Buy

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $47 @ Walmart
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular Switch games available, even almost six years after its launch it continues to dominate the best-sellers chart. This means any form of discount is pretty rare, but courtesy of Walmart you can currently save $13 on this must-have family-friendly hit.
Price check: $48 @ Amazon | $44 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Odyssey: was $59 now $47 @ Walmart
Price check: $50 @ Amazon | $59 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Odyssey: was $59 now $47 @ Walmart
Embark on a globe-trotting adventure with Mario and his new pal Cappy. Explore new worlds and collect Moons to power up your airship. You'll also need to master a whole new set of platforming moves, and unlock dozens of outfits to dress up Mario for his surrounding. Released in 2017, Mario Odyssey remains one of the best Nintendo Switch games ever made.
Price check: $50 @ Amazon | $59 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $49 @ Walmart
Price check: $56 @ Amazon | $69 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $49 @ Walmart
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the highly-anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild, and it doesn't disappoint. Step back into the world of Hyrule, and embark on Link's most perilous quest to date. You'll need to master new abilities such as Ultrahand and Fuse in order to unravel the mystery of what happened to Princess Zelda and defeat the sinister Ganondorf.
Price check: $56 @ Amazon | $69 @ Best Buy

Animal Crossing New Horizons: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

Animal Crossing New Horizons: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a global sensation upon release in 2020, and it's just as effortlessly charming even more than three years later. This pleasant life sim lets you jet off to an untamed island courtesy of business raccoon Tom Nook. It's up to you to bring civilization to your new island and turn it into a villager's paradise. The perfect game when you want to chill out and zone out after a stressful day IRL. 

Nintendo Switch Lite (Aloha Edition): $199 @ Walmart
Price check: $199 @ Target

Nintendo Switch Lite (Aloha Edition): $199 @ Walmart
This special edition Nintendo Switch Lite features a unique console decked out in custom Animal Crossing artwork. It also comes with a full game download of the Animal Cross: New Horizons game. It's a great package if you're looking for a Nintendo Switch Lite and one of the console's most popular games.
Price check: $199 @ Target

Nintendo Switch OLED: $334 @ Amazon

Nintendo Switch OLED: $334 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch OLED is a refreshed version of the popular handheld/home console. It offers a gorgeous 7-inch OLED display, a wide adjustable stand, a wired LAN port in the dock, and a larger 64GB of internal storage. 

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.