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Best Nintendo Switch deals in December 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

The new Nintendo Switch OLED is here. The $349 system sports 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 restock. Alternatively, you can check the Switch OLED page on Amazon to see when the next round of stock might become available. 

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

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. 

Nintendo Switch Lite: for $199 @ Amazon

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.

Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Edition: $369 @ Amazon

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. 

Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition: $299 @ Amazon

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. 

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: $299 @ GameStop

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. 

Nintendo Switch deals — games

Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon

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. 

Switch Joy-Con Fortnite Edition: $79 @ Target

Switch Joy-Con Fortnite Edition: $79 @ Target
Target currently has the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Fortnite Edition available in stock. 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. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
Ultimate by name, ultimate by nature. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings together every single fighter in the franchise's history for a showdown of epic proportions. This hugely popular party game is $10 off at Amazon. Just add it to your cart to see the discount.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
This is one of the most exciting and best-looking DBZ games to date. You'll experience the origins of Goku's story right from the beginning, and re-enact major fights from the show with the satisfying RPG combat system.

Fitness Boxing 2: was $59 now $42 @ Amazon

Fitness Boxing 2: was $59 now $42 @ 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 $42 price tag, which is one of the best Switch deals we've seen this week. 

Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart

Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
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.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $23 @ Walmart

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $23 @ Walmart
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.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido: was $14 now $6 @ Amazon

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido: was $14 now $6 @ 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!

Puyo Puyo Tetris: was $29 now $19 @ Best Buy

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. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
This is one of the games that helped get many people through a tough couple of years, 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.

Nintendo Switch deals — accessories

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $59 @ Amazon

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. 

SanDisk 256GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $99 now $54 @ Best Buy

SanDisk 256GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $99 now $54 @ Best Buy
This officially license SanDisk microsD card for Nintendo Switch delivers incredible read and write speeds of 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.

Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Carrying Case: was $26 now $15 @ Amazon

Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Carrying Case: was $26 now $15 @ Amazon
This hard shell protective case will keep your Switch and accessories organized and safe. It's must have Switch accessory. 

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.