Where to buy the Nintendo Switch is a question that many gamers still ask, despite the console's age. And now that Nintendo has announced it will cut production of the Switch by 20%, even more gamers will be looking for where to buy the Nintendo Switch online.
Nintendo plans to manufacture 24 million Nintendo Switch units for the remainder of the current fiscal year. That's 20% less than its initial target of 30 million consoles. The reason behind the production cut is due to chip shortages, which have been plaguing console makers all year.
That said, retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are generally great places to start and usually have Nintendo Switch stock. We even spotted a Switch discount at Amazon back in July. The deal took $30 off Nintendo's console. It sold out in minutes and was one of just a handful of deals we've seen on the Switch. (Note: we don't expect to see many Black Friday deals on the Switch console.)
Although Nintendo Switch stock tends to sell out fast, you still have a fighting chance of scoring the console. More importantly, you don't have to worry about bots and scalpers buying up every Switch console. However, with the holiday season in full swing, we recommend you buy your Switch console now to avoid any restock issues. (Make sure to follow our Nintendo Switch deals coverage for discounts on Switch accessories and games).
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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, although it's currently out of stock in many locations.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch online
Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
Nintendo Switch stock can usually be found at Amazon. In fact, multiple Switch consoles are back in stock at their regular retail price right now. Amazon is usually a reliable source if you're looking where to buy the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch Metroid Dread Bundle: $424 @ Antonline
The Switch Metroid Dread bundle includes the Switch console, Metroid Dread Special Edition, 12-month Switch online membership code, 5 Metroid art cards, and a 190-page art book.
Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition: $299 @ Amazon
Check stock: The Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition is designed with Mario's trademark red and blue colors and includes a Mario-themed carrying case. Stock tends to sell out fast, so make sure to check stock frequently. Beware of third-party sellers who charge as much as $100 over the console's list price.
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Walmart
Walmart has the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition in stock at its normal retail price. The retailer also has stock of the traditional Nintendo Switch console for $299.
Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Edition: $369 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition features art inspired by the action-RPG game Monster Hunter Rise. The deluxe edition also includes a digital code for Monster Hunter Rise and a Deluxe Kit DLC that includes the game and additional in-game content. The console is now available for sale at Amazon, but sells out rapidly.
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: $199 @ Amazon
Amazon also has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in in various colors for $199. Certain colors tend to sell out fast, so get this while you still can.
Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon
The Switch Lite Blue is officially here. Hardware-wise, the handheld is the same as the current Switch Lite. However, this new model boasts a new coat of paint.
Nintendo Switch Lite: was $199 now $179 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has a refurbished Nintendo Switch Lite console in stock for $179. That's one of the best dollar-off discounts we've seen.
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.
Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Target
Target has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in various colors (including the hard-to-find Coral) for $199.
Nintendo Switch Lite: for $199 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has very limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199. Select colors, as well as bundles with microSD cards, have been coming in and out of stock all day.
Nintendo Switch Lite bundles: from $299 @ QVC
Nintendo Switch Lite inventory is at an all-time low. However, QVC has a few Nintendo Switch Lite bundles starting at $299. Just keep in mind, the handheld normally retails for $199 alone.
Nintendo Switch Lite Bundle: was $260 now $239 @ Adorama
Adorama has limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with the Nintendo Deluxe Travel Case and a pair of earbuds. The bundle costs $239.99, down $20 from when we last checked.
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.
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit: was $99 now $86 @ Amazon
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit lets you create a real-world course in your home that you can then play via your Switch. So the race occurs both on your Switch/TV and on your real-world/physical track. It's now on sale at Amazon.
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
Earlier this 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 events happen pretty regularly. In some instances, they'll sell out fast, but you have a much better chance of scoring a Nintendo Switch than you do a PS5 or Xbox Series X console. The best advice we can give on where to buy Nintendo Switch is to simply be patient and check our retailers daily as they're constantly restocking. Stores like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are good starting points for Nintendo Switch restock.