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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 Nintendo Switch? That's the question everyone is asking. Despite its age, the Switch is still a hot item (take that PS5 and Xbox Series X). 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 impossible if you know where to look. Major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are great places to start and usually have Nintendo Switch stock. 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 all inventory. 

Where to buy Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition: $299 @ Amazon
Amazon now has a landing page for the forthcoming Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition. The console will be available for sale on February 12. It's designed with Mario's trademark red and blue colors. It also comes with a carrying case. View Deal

Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch has gone in and out of stock at Amazon multiple times. However, multiple Switch consoles are in stock at their regular retail price right now. Amazon has had reliable Switch stock for the past few days. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle: $399 @ Adorama
Adorama has the Switch Fortnite Edition Bundle in stock for $399.99. The console includes Fortnite (pre-installed), a download code for the Fortnite Wildcat Bundle, and 2,000 V-Bucks. This bundle includes a Kinetic Wired Gaming Headset, Switch carrying case, screen protector, and a game cartridge carrying case. View Deal

Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon
Hurry! The Ring Fit Adventure is now in stock and on sale at Amazon. The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games. Best Buy has it in stock for $79.99View Deal

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Amazon
The rare Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition is currently in stock at Amazon for its actual retail price. It may not stay in stock for long, so buy it the moment you see it. GameStop also has it in stock for $299.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Bundle: $299 @ Best Buy
This Nintendo Switch bundle, which has Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 free months of Nintendo Switch Online is back at Best Buy. Act fast because it's coming in and out of stock. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon
Amazon also has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in in various colors for $199. We expect stock to vanish rapidly, so get this while you still can. 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: $199 @ Target
Target has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in various colors (including the hard-to-find Coral) for $199. 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: $199 @ GameStop
GameStop has Nintendo Switch Lite consoles in stock for $199. Only select colors are available. (Currently, turquoise, gray, and yellow are in stock). 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

Switch accessories

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

New Nintendo Switch 'Mario Red & Blue'

Nintendo just announced a new Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue console. The new 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 will also come with a bonus carrying case. It will go on sale February 12 for $299. 

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. And the good news is they tend to last for a good while. Sure, 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. 

The best advice on where to buy Nintendo Switch is to simply be patient and check our story daily as we monitor new inventory.