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Best Nintendo Switch deals in September 2021

Nintendo Switch deals
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Nintendo Switch deals are fairly easy to find these days. Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop typically offer discounts on everything from Switch games to must-have Switch accessories. However, if you're looking for Nintendo Switch deals on consoles, things are a little trickier. 

Deals on the Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Switch Lite are rare and when they do happen they sell out fast. In terms of pricing, Switch deals usually take a modest $20 or $30 off the console. Alternatively, some retailers might throw in a free game or accessory. While the consoles are easy to find in stock, both devices remain in high demand, which means retailers have no incentive to discount them. So we're rounding up the best Nintendo Switch deals on accessories, games, and more. 

If you need a console, make sure to check out our where to buy Nintendo Switch guide for stock updates and bundle deals.

Today's best Nintendo Switch deals

Best Nintendo Switch deals 

Nintendo Switch deals

The Nintendo Switch (with extended battery) retails for $299. The console with the improved battery was released in 2019. The updated battery lasts a maximum of nine hours, rather than 6.5 like its predecessor. (You can spot the new console from its packaging: the upgraded Nintendo Switch box has a red background). 

However, Switch demand has made finding Switch deals near-impossible. Although we saw a rare Nintendo Switch deal last month, we don't expect to see another one till the holiday season. (The July deal we saw came courtesy of Amazon, which took $30 off the standalone console). That said, retailers like Amazon and Walmart occasionally offer Switch bundles, which include a free game or credit. These are your best options if you're looking for Switch deals on the console itself. 

In addition, Nintendo recently launched a new Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition that costs $299. It comes with a bonus carrying case. 

Nintendo Switch OLED deals

On October 8, Nintendo will release the Nintendo Switch OLED. The $349 system will sport a larger, 7-inch OLED screen and allow gamers to play via their TV, in tabletop mode, or in handheld mode. We don't expect to see any Nintendo Switch deals on the new system, but consumers should prepare for a shortage of stock, especially since it's being released so close to the holiday season. Make sure to follow our where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED guide for the latest info on pre-orders, which tend to occur only a few times per month. Alternatively, you can check the Switch OLED pre-order page on Amazon.

Nintendo Switch Lite deals

Now available in more colors than ever, the Editor's Choice Nintendo Switch Lite retails for $199. It's smaller and lighter than the traditional Switch which makes it even more portable. We love the Switch Lite's gorgeous, comfortable design, good battery life, and stellar game library. The Switch Lite is available in three colors: gray, turquoise, and yellow. 

Unlike the Nintendo Switch, the Switch Lite is slightly easier to find in stock. Usually Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop have stock of the Switch Lite in various colors. As for as Switch Lite deals — don't expect any. Last month Amazon had the Switch Lite bundled with a $20 Amazon credit for $199. That's as good as Nintendo Switch deals get these days. Your best bet is to look for bundles. For instance, Amazon has the Switch Lite w/ a 128GB microSDXC card for $223 ($10 off).

Nintendo Switch deals — consoles

Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
Despite its age, the Nintendo Switch is still a highly sought after console. While most of 2020 was plagued by Switch shortages, it's gotten easier to find a Switch console in stock these days. Just keep in mind that because of its popularity, Switch deals (on the console itself) are extremely rare. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon
Meet the new Nintendo Switch Lite Blue. Hardware-wise, the handheld is the same as the current Switch Lite. However, this new model boasts a new coat of paint. There are no Nintendo Switch deals on this handheld, since it just came out, but we might see a small discount or bundle deal come Prime Day.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite: for $199 @ Amazon
The Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld, rather than a hybrid console, but still does all the things you need from a Switch with support for all of the same games. Plus, it's lighter and feels sturdier than its bigger brother.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 at Amazon, but sells out rapidly. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition: $299 @ Amazon
Amazon is now selling the Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition. The console is coming in and out of stock. It's designed with Mario's trademark red and blue colors and comes with a carrying case. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: $299 @ GameStop
GameStop now has stock of the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition. Reminder: this console doesn't include the game and it tends to sell out fast. Likewise, there are no Switch deals on this console, so get it while you can. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle: $399 @ Adorama
Adorama has the Switch Fortnite Edition in stock for $299.99. The console comes with Fortnite (pre-installed), 2,000 V-Bucks, download code for The Wildcat Bundle, Kinetic Wired Gaming headset, Switch carrying case, game cartridge case, and screen protector. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon
Amazon has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in various colors (including the hard-to-find Coral) for $199. The Switch Lite features a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen and can last from 3  to 7 hours on a single charge. View Deal

Nintendo Switch deals — games

Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon
The hard-to-find Ring Fit Adventure is in stock and on sale at Amazon. (Add it to your cart to see the discounted price). The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games. View Deal

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

Fitness Boxing 2: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
Skip  the gym and work out at home by performing boxing moves like jabs and uppercuts to catchy pop tunes. Add it to your cart to see the $39 price tag, which is one of the best Switch deals we've seen this week. View Deal

Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
Play three of the most action-packed games from the Resident Evil universe with this Resident Evil Triple Pack. It includes Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6, complete with all DLC modes, costumes and expansions.View Deal

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $14 @ Best Buy
This delightful and surprisingly deep strategy game is one every Switch owner should play. Kingdom Battle stays true to both franchises and mashes together Mario's colorful worlds and the Rabbids' potty humor.View Deal

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido: was $49 now $16 @ Amazon
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is one of the best Nintendo Switch games on sale right now. in this strategic action-RPG-puzzle game, you must help Musashi end the Empire’s tyrannical monopoly of the world’s sushi supply by becoming a Sushi Striker!View Deal

Super Mario 3D World w/ Mario Socks: $59 @ Walmart
One of our favorite — and most unique — Nintendo Switch deals bundles two pairs of Mario Socks with Super Mario 3D World. So you get the game and two cool sets of Nintendo socks for the price of the game alone. View Deal

Puyo Puyo Tetris: was $29 now $19 @ Best Buy
Puyo Puyo Tetris offers a new take on the line-clearing classic 1984 game. This fun puzzle game packs ton of content and at $10 off, it's an even better value. View Deal

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
One of the games that helped get people through 2020, letting you jet off to an untamed island courtesy of business raccoon Tom Nook. It's up to you to bring civilization to that island, and turn into a villager's paradise.View Deal

Pokémon Sword and Shield Edition: was $59 now $39 @ BestBuy
Currently at full price:
Head to the Galar region for a brand new Pokémon adventure. Pick your starter, head out into the world, and battle your way to becoming a Pokémon master. Now $20 off on both the Sword and Shield editions when you add either game to your cart.View Deal

Nintendo Switch deals — 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 $59 price, which is one of the best Switch deals around. View Deal

SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $25 @ Amazon
Add up to 128GB of additional space to your switch. High speed transfer rates up to 100MB/s ensures fast game loads. View Deal

SanDisk 256GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $99 now $55 @ Best Buy
This officially license SanDisk microsD card for Nintendo Switch delivers incredible read and write speeds of 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.View Deal

Oivo TPU Grip Case for Switch Lite: was $16 now $9 @ Amazon
This Switch Lite case is lightweight, grippy, and ergonomic for comfortable gameplay. It's available in an black, grey, turquoise and yellow to match your Switch. View Deal

Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Carrying Case: was $26 now $16 @ Amazon
This hard shell protective case will keep your Switch and accessories organized and safe. It's must have Switch accessory. View Deal

RocketFish TV Dock Kit: was $49 now $24 @ BestBuy
Currently at full price
If the official Switch Dock is a bit too big and unwieldy for you, this is a solid alternative – especially with 50% off. It's light and portable, making it the perfect way to hook up your Switch to the TV, regardless of whether you're at home or on the road.View Deal

Louis Ramirez

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.