The best Prime Day sale may not actually be a Prime Day sale at all. I speak, of course, of the elusive Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch: a gorgeous collector’s item that’s been out of stock everywhere for months. Somehow, though, it’s been in stock constantly for all of Prime Day — and it’s actually the cheapest Nintendo Switch you can buy at Amazon, since the two base models are sold out.
If you’re hunting for the best Nintendo Switch deals, this full-price system is actually one of the top choices right now, especially since the system itself is gorgeous and will surely be an object of envy in the future. All we ask is that if you buy it, please do so because you actually want one — not because you intend to scalp it on eBay a few years down the line. Also be aware that the system doesn’t actually come with a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so you’ll have to buy that separately.
- Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch: available for $299 @ Amazon
Aesthetically, the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is striking, with cute village designs on the back of the console, an islander motif on the dock and Joy-Cons with a soothing blue-green gradient. Otherwise, it’s identical to a standard Nintendo Switch, meaning you can play Zelda, Mario, Pokémon and a variety of third-party titles in either handheld or docked modes.
While the Animal Crossing Switch is not discounted, check out the best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals for discounts on games and accessories, including memory cards, controllers and carrying cases. If you’re in the market for games on other consoles, check out our best Prime Day video game deals instead.
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- Amazon devices: save on Fire TVs, Alexa speakers, Kindles
- Apple AirPods: was $249 now $199
- Beauty deals: deals from $4 on Revlon, Maybelline, more
- Bedding & bath: deals on comforters, shower curtains, more
- Clothing: save on Calvin Klein, Dickies, Timberland, and more
- Echo Dot: was $49 now $18
- Echo Show 5 w/ Cam: was $124 now $49
- Fitness: save on Gaiam, Bowflex, Nautilus, and more
- Furniture: deals on office chairs, nightstands, and dressers
- Google Pixel 5: was $799 now $449
- Halloween decor: deals on costumes, candy, and decor
- Headphones: deals from $8
- HP ChromeBook 11: was $285 now $255
- TV sales: deals from $79
- Laptops: save on MacBooks, Chromebooks, and Windows machines
- Lego toys: up to 30% off Lego sets
- Mattresses: deals on Casper, Tuft & Needle
- Office chairs: deals from $39
- Pet food/supplies: up to 40% off food and treats
- PS4 2TB Seagate Game Drive: was $110 now $65
- Snacks: up to 35% off Quaker, Starbucks, Lay's, and more
- Snow boots: save on Columbia, Sorel, Uggs, and more
- Sony WHXB900N Headphones: was $246 now $123
- Super Mario Party: was $59 now $39
- Tablets: save on Apple, Samsung, Fire HD, more
- Whole Foods at Amazon: up to 45% off for Prime members
- Winter apparel: coats from $39