Where to buy the Nintendo Switch is a question that many gamers still ask, despite the console's age. The good news is that retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are generally great places to start and usually have Nintendo Switch stock. We've even seen some Nintendo Switch deals these past few weeks.
Although Nintendo Switch stock tends to sell out fast (especially limited edition consoles), you still have a fighting chance of scoring a system. More importantly, you don't have to worry about bots and scalpers buying up every Switch console. Below you'll find all the best spots to buy the Nintendo Switch online.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Quick links
- Shop Nintendo Switch at Amazon [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at Best Buy [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at Target [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite console bundles at QVC [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at GameStop [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at B&H Photo [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at Adorama [in stock]
- Shop Nintendo Switch console bundles at PC Richard & Son
- Shop Nintendo Switch console bundles at Newegg
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at Walmart [in stock]
Nintendo Switch OLED
The Switch OLED is here, and you can read more about it in our Nintendo Switch OLED review. The new console sports a larger OLED screen, but otherwise remains mostly the same. The Switch OLED costs $349. You can buy it at the same retailers as the base Switch and Switch Lite models.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch online
Nintendo Switch OLED
Nintendo Switch OLED: $349 @ Best Buy
The Nintendo Switch OLED is a slightly more expensive variant of Nintendo's hybrid console, sporting a 7-inch OLED screen, an improved kickstand and better speakers. It's a little hard to find at the moment, but we could see some restocks over the next few weeks.
Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo Switch Lite w/ Animal Crossing: $259 @ Best Buy
Best Buy also has limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with Animal Crossing. It costs $259, which is exactly what you'd pay if you purchased these items separately. However, it's a hard-to-find bundle that will sell out fast.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars: was $60 now $49 @ Walmart
Walmart has Super Mario 3D All-Stars on sale for $49.99. This collection brings a trio of classic Mario platformers to the Nintendo Switch. It includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. Each game has received some visual polish and tweaked controls as well.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Fortnite Edition: $79 @ Target
Target currently has the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Fortnite Edition available for pre-order. The Joy-Cons feature Fortnite imagery inspired by the game's character, Peely. They will release on June 4 and include the Fleet Force Bundle and 500 V-bucks.
Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon
Hurry! The Ring Fit Adventure is now in stock and on sale at Amazon. (Add it to your cart to see the $69.99 price). The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games. Best Buy also has it in stock for $69.99.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $59 @ Amazon
The Switch Pro Controller matches the Joy-Cons with motion controls, HD rumble, and Amiibo support, but its more ergonomic design gives you better grips that help you stay comfy during extended gameplay. Add it to your cart to see the discounted price.
Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue
Last year, Nintendo released a new Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue console. The console features a design inspired by Mario's signature red and blue apparel. (Think of it as the Mario version of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Switch). The new Mario Red & Blue console also comes with a bonus carrying case. It sells for $299, but tends to sell out fast when it's in stock. Make sure to follow our where to buy Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition coverage for stock updates.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition
The Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition is a new Switch console that features art inspired by the action-RPG game Monster Hunter Rise. The console, which costs $369, includes a digital code for Monster Hunter Rise and a DLC that includes additional in-game content. The console was released on March 26, 2021, but is near-impossible to find in stock at the moment.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite has been easier to find in stock than the Nintendo Switch. You can usually find Nintendo's handheld at Best Buy, Target, or GameStop. Just keep in mind that it sells out fast and the coral color is the hardest console to find.
The Editor's Choice handheld sports a comfortable design, stellar game library, and is more travel-friendly than the OG Switch. In our Nintendo Switch Lite review, we felt the Switch Lite had a more sturdy design, whereas the Switch feels more like a display with two controllers on the side.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Nintendo Store
The Nintendo Store is back online! Prior to the pandemic, the Nintendo Store was a great source for new and refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles. However, the store had been shutdown since April. (It came back online on July 1). As we suspected, plenty more stock has been added, including refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles for $259. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Store at eBay — another great source for consoles — remains closed. We'll update our post when it reopens.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Refurbished models
If you can't find a new Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, your next best bet is to opt for a refurbished model. As with any refurbished purchase, you'll want to verify the console's warranty, who backs the warranty, and how long your device is covered. Although stock was out until very recently, there are no refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles available once again in the Nintendo store.
Meanwhile, Best Buy has had fluctuating inventory of the Geek Squad refurbished Switch Lite on sale for $194. It's only $5 off, so go with this option only if new inventory is out of stock.
When to expect Nintendo Switch restock
Nintendo Switch restock can be found any day of the week. Stores like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are good starting points for Nintendo Switch restock. Should the console be sold out at one retailer, usually another retailer will have it in stock at its regular price.
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As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.