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Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals: $14 games, $10 off Joy-Con controllers

Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals 2021
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Day 2 of Prime Days deals is almost done, which means there are only a few hours left to get the best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals. Nintendo Switch sales are always some of the most popular deals during the faux-holiday, so they won't last long. 

Just know that the Nintendo Switch console rarely goes on sale, even during major sales events like Prime Day or Black Friday. While you shouldn't don't expect a significant discount on the Switch console, we've seen compelling bundles in previous years packing in either games or eShop credit. 

That said, Nintendo Switch games and Nintendo Switch accessories are on sale. We've already found a bunch of discounts below, including some big games available for $14 apiece. If you're looking to kit out your Switch, then Prime Day is the perfect opportunity to get all the extras you need. 

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Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals — top sales now

Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals

Nintendo Switch console

Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral): $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a purely handheld device. It's the same great console, minus the regular Switch's docking station and detachable Joy-Cons. In the past, it's been on sale for $180.

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon currently has the Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition of the Nintendo Switch in stock. This limited edition came out last year alongside the game, and has been one of the more popular special editions of the Switch. It doesn't come with the game itself, however.

Nintendo Switch Neon Blue and Neon Red: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The neon-blue and neon-red Nintendo Switch is always a popular item, and right now Amazon has it listed as "in stock soon." We expect it to be available again in time for the end of Prime Day, but the chances of a discount look slim. 

Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The original Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Cons is listed as "in stock soon" at Amazon. We expect to see a Prime Day restock of the hardware, but any sort of discount seems unlikely. Be aware that this model is sometimes listed at above retail price; if so, go for the Blue and Red version instead.

Nintendo Switch games

Borderlands Legendary Collection: was $49 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Loot and shoot on your Nintendo Switch with Borderlands Legendary Collection. Packaging together both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, you'll get plenty of bang for your buck here. $30 off makes this one of the best Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals currently available.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was just announced at E3, so now is the perfect time to get up to speed. Take control of Mario and his new Rabbid pals in surprisingly deep turn-based tactical combat. Plus, the game looks stunning on the Nintendo Switch.

PGA Tour 2K21: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
While Mario Golf may just on the horizon, if you prefer your golf games a little more realistic PGA Tour 2K21 is the most authentic simulation of the game around. It's $40 off on Nintendo Switch in this Prime Day deal.

Super Mario Odyssey: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Mario's latest 3D platforming adventure takes him to strange new lands with his new companion, Cappy. You can traverse gorgeous worlds and take control of enemies and objects at home or on the go. An absolutely essential title for any Switch owner. 

Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Ring Fit Adventure was almost impossible to find in stock last summer, but now it's available, with a few dollars knocked off its regular price. This at-home exercise game combines a full story mode with an (included) accessory ring used for performing stretches at home.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $47 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Like the console, the game has done a remarkable job at retaining its full price. That makes even this $12 discount note-worthy. This is one of the best games on the Switch, so don't hesitate to buy it if you don't already own it. 

Luigi's Mansion 3: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This spooktacular title sees Mario's brother Luigi having to save his sibling from a haunted hotel with only his trusty vacuum cleaner to hand. It's a delightful fun family game this with a full co-op mode as well.  

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The classic GameBoy game brought back to life for Nintendo Switch. It's the same game you loved, but with brand new graphics, audio, and a few improvements to help you along your quest. And it's $21 off at Walmart right now

Nintendo Switch accessories

Joy-Cons, Neon Red and Blue: was $79 now $69 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers rarely go on sale, but you can currently get a pair for $10 off at Walmart. The discounted set comes in Neon Red and Neon Blue, and you can use them as individual controllers or as a pair.

Orzly Carry Case: was $24 now $12 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the Switch's main selling points is its portability, so you definitely need a carrying case for when you're taking it out and about. This offering from Orzly also includes space for extra Joy-Con controllers and slots for storing your game cards as well. It's half-price in this Nintendo Switch Prime Day deal. 

SanDisk 128GB microSD for Switch: was $34 now $23 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nintendo Switch comes with 32G of memory out of the box, but that fills up fast. This 128GB microSD game is officially licensed and will massively boost your storage. Plus with ready speeds up to 100MB/s your games will load faster as well. 

Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals: What to expect

Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals

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Even during major sales events, the Nintendo Switch rarely gets discounted. So don't expect a significant price drop during Amazon Prime Day 2021. Unfortunately, the Switch will likely remain at its usual price of $299. 

What we do see historically is is plenty of compelling bundles pop up. These allow you to get a Nintendo Switch with some extra games or accessories, or even an eShop digital credit thrown in for free during big sales. 

Nintendo has offered the $299 Nintendo Switch with a free $20 eShop card and a 64GB microSD card during previous sales events. We expect the company to offer something similar this year, if not on Prime Day then on Black Friday. 

It's also worth keeping an eye on retailers beyond Amazon. Walmart especially is known for offering fierce competition during Prime Day. For example, in 2019 Walmart offered a "build-your-own bundle" deal which got you a console plus your choice of a top game and either a portable battery pack or a carrying case. Something similar may appear again this year. 

One item that does tend to get significantly reduced during Prime Day is Nintendo Switch games. The sales event is often a great time to snag some of the best Nintendo Switch games for cheap. Nintendo's own games rarely go in sale, but Prime Day is your chance to get the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey for around $10-15 off. Third-party games usually go even lower, and you can pick up some of these titles for as little as $20. 

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Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.