Nintendo Switch sale has my favorite games from $3 — 27 deals I’d get now

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We’re expecting Nintendo to launch its annual spring sale in a matter of weeks, but you don’t need to wait to pick up a bargain on must-play Switch games as there’s currently a selection of epic discounts on digital games at the Nintendo Store.

The latest crop of Nintendo Store deals start from $3 but my personal highlight is the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for just $9. You won’t be objecting to this 66% saving! Other deals you’ll want to score include the surprisingly excellent new Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown for $29, and a 50% saving on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Meanwhile, if you’re gaming on a budget, the hilarious Untitled Goose Game is $9 and the highly-replayable roguelike Cursed to Golf is on sale for $7

It’s not just Nintendo discounting loads of essential Switch games, retailers like Amazon and Best Buy also have some epic gaming deals, so I’m rounding up my top picks of the best discounts on physical Switch games below as well. Here are my favorite deals right now…

Best Nintendo Switch deals right now

Nintendo Switch games: deals from $3 @ Nintendo Store

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The Nintendo Store is discounting a selection of excellent Switch games including Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Deals start from just $3, and this can be considered a precursor to the annual spring sale which will offer even more can't-miss gaming deals.  

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FMario-Rabbids-Sparks-Hope-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB09742H73B%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $19 @ 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, <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/mario-rabbids-sparks-of-hope" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is one of the most overlooked games on Nintendo Switch. 

Lego 2K Drive: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon

Lego 2K Drive: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLEGO-2K-Drive-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB0C8P4779T%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $19 @ Amazon
Ever wanted to speed around a race track in a sports car built entirely of plastic-bricks? <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/lego-2k-drive-review-everything-isnt-awesome" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Lego 2K Drive brings that dream to life in a content-rich open-world racing experience. There's a Story mode, as well as individual cups, and you'll need to master drifting, boosting and power-ups if you want to claim a spot on the podium. 

Assassin's Creed The Rebel Collection: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon

Assassin's Creed The Rebel Collection: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FAssassins-Creed-Rebel-Collection-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB07XHY6RLK%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $39 now $24 @ Amazon
Set sail in two award-winning Assassin's Creed adventures in The Rebel Collection. Bundling together Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, become a pirate and an assassins hunter as you explore history, eliminate targets and get lost in two sizeable open worlds. This collection has been tailored for the Switch with touch-screen integration, and motion control aiming. And all single-player DLC is included. 

Cuphead: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon

Cuphead: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FCuphead-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB0BHXJTSZD%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $39 now $25 @ Amazon
Don't be fooled by <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/us/cuphead-switch,review-6389.html" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">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. 

SanDisk 256GB&nbsp;microSD: was $49 now $27 @ Amazon

SanDisk 256GB microSD: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0B985Q9F1%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $49 now $27 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch can store games and images on microSD storage, so it pays to pick up an extra card. The SanDisk 256GB microSD card is exactly what it sounds like, although this particular model has a charming Fortnite-inspired design.

Sonic Superstars: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon

Sonic Superstars: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSonic-Superstars-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB0C91MLPNG%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">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. 

Ori The Collection: was $49 now $29 @ Amazon

Ori The Collection: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FOri-Collection-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB09BLN8MY4%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $49 now $29 @ Amazon
This bundle packs in Ori and the Blind Forest and its sequel <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ori-and-the-will-of-the-wisps-is-a-reminder-that-gaming-still-has-a-soul" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_self">Ori and the Will of the Wisps. These soulful platformers are utterly beautiful and also prove surprisingly challenging thanks to some Metroidvania gameplay twists. These two games were originally released on Xbox consoles and PC, but they feel right at home on the Nintendo Switch and arguably play best on the go. 

Bayonetta 3: was $59 now $30 @ Best Buy

Bayonetta 3: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6255380&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fbayonetta-3-nintendo-switch-nintendo-switch-oled-model-nintendo-switch-lite%2F6255380.p%3FskuId%3D6255380&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $30 @ Best Buy
One of the most delightful and bizarre games on the Switch, Bayonetta 3 definitely skews a bit older than standard Nintendo fare. In this innovative sequel, you'll take control of the sassy witch Bayonetta as she punches, kicks, shoots and sashays her way through 14 chapters of balletic battles against a variety of eldritch foes.

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1: was $59 now $36 @ Amazon

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FMetal-Gear-Solid-Collection-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB0C93LGYCN%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $36 @ Amazon
Take a trip through the origins of one of the most acclaimed video game franchises ever in the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1. This first package brings together Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, as well as the original Metal Gear game and its sequel and a selection of supplementary content. And with the MGS Master Collection on Nintendo Switch, you can take these undisputed classics on the go. 

Octopath Traveler 2: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon

Octopath Traveler 2: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0BFBJ3HMC%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
<a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/octopath-traveler-ii-review" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">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.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6425375&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fpowera-enhanced-wireless-controller-for-nintendo-switch-black%2F6425375.p%3FskuId%3D6425375&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is great but PowerA's Enhanced Wireless Controller adds two programmable back buttons to the mix. Its rechargeable battery can last for up to 30 hours and it supports motion controls. However, it doesn't have rumble and it can't read amiibo.

Super Mario Maker 2: was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Maker 2: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6255383&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fsuper-mario-maker-2-nintendo-switch%2F6255383.p%3FskuId%3D6255383&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy
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. 

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fthe-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-hd-nintendo-switch-lite-nintendo-switch%2F6414119.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy
<a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/zelda-skyward-sword-hd" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">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.

Super Mario RPG: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

Super Mario RPG: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSuper-Mario-RPG-Nintendo-Switch-Version%2Fdp%2FB0C8VKNJ1B%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $49 @ 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. 

Mario Wonder: was $59 now $50 @ Amazon

Mario Wonder: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSuper-Mario-Bros-TM-Wonder-Nintendo-Version%2Fdp%2FB0C8VHZR14%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $50 @ Amazon
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.  

Luigi's Mansion 3: was $59 now $50 @ AmazonPrice check: $59 @ Nintendo

Luigi's Mansion 3: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLuigis-Mansion-3-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB07SK4W1VJ%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $50 @ Amazon
One of the best looking games on Nintendo's handheld hybrid is <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/us/luigis-mansion-3-e3-2019,news-30353.html" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Luigi's Mansion 3, a ghost-hunting puzzler. It's now on sale for $50.  
Price check: <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/luigi-s-mansion-3-us-109482/" data-link-merchant="nintendo.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$59 @ Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $53 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLegend-Zelda-Breath-Wild-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB097B2YWFX%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $69 now $53 @ Amazon
<a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/legend-of-zelda-tears-of-the-kingdom" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">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.

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.