Despite its age, where to buy the Nintendo Switch is a question that many gamers still ask. That's because the Switch is still a highly sought after console (take that PS5 and Xbox). As a result, the Nintendo Switch can be hard to find. So we've put together a guide on where to buy the Nintendo Switch.
The good news is that finding where to buy the Nintendo Switch isn't as hard as it used to be. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are great places to start and usually have Nintendo Switch stock. We even spotted a Switch discount at Amazon last month, which took $30 off Nintendo's console. (It sold out in minutes).
That said, Nintendo Switch stock does tend to sell out fast, but 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. (Make sure to follow our Nintendo Switch deals coverage for discounts on Switch accessories and games).
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
Nintendo Switch OLED preorders are now live. Nintendo's new console sports a larger OLED screen, but otherwise remains mostly the same. The new console costs $349 and released on October 8. Make sure to follow our Nintendo Switch OLED coverage for info on where to preorder the console.
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. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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. View Deal
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.View Deal
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. View Deal
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.