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Where to buy Nintendo Switch online — these stores have stock

Where to buy Nintendo Switch
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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, 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. Below you'll find all the best spots to buy the Nintendo Switch online. 

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

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Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The rare Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition is currently in stock at Amazon for its normal retail price. It may not stay in stock for long, so buy it asap. If Amazon sells out, Best Buy also has it in stock (opens in new tab).

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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch OLED: $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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

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Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite: was $199 now $179 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite w/ Animal Crossing: $259 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Target has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in various colors (including the hard-to-find Coral) for $199. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite: for $199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.  

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Nintendo Switch Lite bundles: from $299 @ QVC (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite Bundle: was $260 now $239 @ Adorama (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars: was $60 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Mario Kart Live Home Circuit: was $99 now $86 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Fortnite Edition: $79 @ Target (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab).

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $59 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Where to buy Nintendo Switch

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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) — 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 (opens in new tab)

Meanwhile, Best Buy has had fluctuating inventory of the Geek Squad refurbished Switch Lite on sale for $194 (opens in new tab). 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. 

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.