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Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals 2020

Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals 2020
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Amazon Prime Day deals are about to end, so this might very well be the last opportunity between now and Black Friday to get Nintendo Switch games and accessories at a steep discount. While it's rare to see the popular Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite go on sale, we're seeing enticing bundles and big savings on the best Nintendo Switch games as well as accessories such as controllers and memory cards now that Prime Day is in full swing. If you're looking to expand your game library for cheap, the time is now.

The Nintendo Switch has been selling out left and right all year, largely due to folks looking to escape from lockdown boredom with hot new games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That's why it's so surprising that Amazon has an Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch bundle (opens in new tab) in stock right now!

Here are the best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals we've seen so far, as well as some shopping tips and predictions for the big sales event. Pro tip: if you're looking for Lego games for your Nintendo Switch, Amazon has virtually every one of them discounted right now, so act fast.

Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals — top sales now

Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals

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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing edition: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Nintendo has stock of the highly sought-after Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition, which features a special dock and Joy-Cons inspired by the hit game. We're expecting this one to sell fast over the holidays.

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Super Mario Odyssey: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
An absolute essential for any Switch owner, Super Mario Odyssey is a delightful take on the 3D Mario formula that lets you traverse gorgeous worlds and take control of enemies and objects using your trusty hat, Cappy.

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Ring Fit Adventure: $79 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This isn't a Prime Day deal per se since there's no actual discount, but Amazon has stock of the Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure (it's been near-impossible to find in stock all summer long). The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games. 

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Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $42 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Play three of the most action-packed games from the Resident Evil universe with this Resident Evil Triple Pack. It includes Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6, complete with all DLC modes, costumes and expansions.

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NBA 2K21: Was $59 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Los Angeles Lakers may have just won the NBA title, but the hoops action doesn't have to end if you pick up NBA 2K21 for the Nintendo Switch. It's been discounted by 42% for Prime Day.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for Switch lets you finally take Geralt of Rivia on the go. With hundreds of hours of content and all downloadable content included, The Witcher 3 is a steal at this price.

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SanDisk 128GB microSD for Switch: was $34 now $25 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Add up to 128GB of additional space to your switch. High speed transfer rates up to 100MB/s ensures fast game loads. 

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PowerA Retro Wireless Controller (8-bit Super Mario): was $49 now $28 @ eBay (opens in new tab)
The PowerA (opens in new tab) wireless controller for Switch is cheap alternative to the pricier Nintendo Switch Pro controller. It features Bluetooth technology, an ergonomic design, motion controls, and advanced gaming buttons. Snag one now for $20 less. 

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Orzly carry case was $24 now $12 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Tote your Switch around securely with this carry case, which can accommodate not just the Switch, but two extra sets of Joy-Con controllers and cables. There's even a pouch for SD cards, to make it easier to bring your games with you. 

Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals: What to expect

Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals

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The Nintendo Switch rarely gets discounted, even during major sales events such as Prime Day and Black Friday. However, we've seen lots of compelling bundles pop up during previous Prime Days that essentially allow you to get extra storage, accessories or eShop credit for free during the big event.

Nintendo has previously offered the $299 Nintendo Switch with a free $20 eShop card and a 64GB microSD card during previous sales events, and we expect the company to offer something similar this year, if not on Prime Day then on Black Friday. While you'll still be paying full price for the Switch, these bundles get you around $60 in extra stuff. That eShop credit is great for picking up the many excellent indie games on the Switch store, and you'll definitely want the extra storage for digital titles.

Also keep an eye on Walmart, as the retailer typically counters Amazon with a variety of great Switch bundles. Last year, we saw the store offer a great $329 "build-your-own bundle" that got you the Switch, your choice of a top Switch game, and either a portable battery pack or a carrying case.

Finally, Prime Day is a great time to snag some of the best Nintendo Switch games for cheap. Nintendo games rarely go on sale, but this is your chance to get titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey for around $15 off. And third-party games usually go for even bigger discounts, like NBA 2K21, which is currently available at a $25 discount.

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Mike Andronico is Senior Writer at CNNUnderscored. He was formerly Managing Editor at Tom's Guide, where he wrote extensively on gaming, as well as running the show on the news front. When not at work, you can usually catch him playing Street Fighter, devouring Twitch streams and trying to convince people that Hawkeye is the best Avenger.