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 don't have much incentive to discount them. Still, we're keeping an eye out and will share the best Nintendo Switch deals with you as they happen.
If you want a Nintendo Switch console with some extra style, you're in luck. The Nintendo Switch OLED Mario Red Edition for $349 at Amazon. This special edition Nintendo Switch OLED console is decked out in a slick red color scheme with Mario decor printed on the dock. It could sell out fast, so make sure to grab yours while you can.
Today's best Nintendo Switch deals
- Nintendo Switch OLED (Mario Red Edition): $349 @ Amazon
- Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
- Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon
- Switch accessories: deals from $10 @ Amazon
- Switch games: deals from $18 @ GameStop
- Switch Pro Controller: $69 @ Walmart
Best Nintendo Switch deals
The Nintendo Switch (with extended battery) retails for $299. The console with the improved battery was released in 2019, and this is the one we recommend picking up — 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. Even during Black Friday, there weren't many discounts to be found on the console itself. 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 that include the console.
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. Discounts on this console are hard to find, although bundles deals pop up occasionally. I've occasionally seen discounts on the Nintendo Switch OLED appear at Woot, but note that this retailer sometimes stocks Japanese consoles that come with a Japanese power adaptor.
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 generally easy 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 many. Your best bet is to look for bundles, like this Switch Lite with a 128GB microSDXC card for $213 at Amazon.
Nintendo Switch deals — consoles
Nintendo Switch OLED (Mario Red Edition): $349 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch OLED is a refreshed version of the popular handheld/home console. It offers a gorgeous 7-inch OLED display, a wide adjustable stand, a wired LAN port in the dock, and a larger 64GB of internal storage. This version of the console comes in a Mario-themed red colorway with Mario decorations printed on the dock.
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 OLED: $349 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch OLED is a refreshed version of the popular handheld/home console. It offers a gorgeous 7-inch OLED display, a wide adjustable stand, a wired LAN port in the dock, and a larger 64GB of internal storage.
Nintendo Switch Lite: $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 deals — games
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: $69 @ Walmart
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally here, and it's an awesome follow-up to Breath of the Wild. Pick up your copy today and get lost in the vast lands and skies of Hyrule.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $46 @ Walmart
Breath of the Wild is one of the best and most popular games on Switch, so good sales don't come around too often. Luckily right now, you can get the game on sale right now from Walmart. This is a fantastic price for a game offering dozens of hours of content.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $48 @ Target
The best selling game in Switch history is now on sale. Now is the perfect time to score Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as the game will be receiving new courses via the Course Booster Pack throughout the year.
Pokémon Scarlet: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
The latest releases in the well-loved franchise, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet let you experience the all new Paldea region. You can play the game solo or team up with up to four friends to explore the open world and battle together.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: was $59 now $50 @ Walmart
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.
Metroid Dread: was $59 now $48 @ Amazon
Fans have been waiting a long time for Samus Aran to return to the space-exploration scene in a new Metroid title, and this game was totally worth the wait. You'll be hunting down aliens and fighting for your life against deadly robotic assassins. Whether you're new to the series or an old pro, we highly recommend Metroid Dread.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: was $59 now $48 @ Walmart
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 now on sale.
Super Mario Odyssey: was $59 now $47 @ Amazon
One of the best games on Switch, Super Mario Odyssey offers innovative gameplay, creative level design and colorful graphics. There are hundreds of moons to find hidden everywhere from the Luncheon Kingdom to New Donk City, so you'll never run out of things to do in this game.
Bayonetta 3: was $59 now $50 @ Walmart
Bayonetta 3 brings more slick, colorful action to the Nintendo Switch. With lots of variety and customization, it's the best Bayo game yet. The game pushes the Nintendo Switch to its limits, which results in performance issues in some places.
Luigi's Mansion 3: was $59 now $48 @ Amazon
In Luigi's Mansion 3, you'll play as Luigi and explore a haunted hotel. You'll solve environmental puzzles and take on ghostly boss battles to progress. A second player can even jump in as Gooigi to double the fun.
Immortals Fenyx Rising: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon
If you loved Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Immortals Fenyx Rising should scratch the same itch. The boss battles are exhilarating, the lush environments look great on Switch, and the ability to customise your hero's look is a fun addition.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $29 @ 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.
Nintendo Switch deals — accessories
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: $69 @ Walmart
The Switch Pro Controller matches the Joy-Cons motion controls, HD rumble, and Amiibo support, but its more ergonomic design gives you a better grip that helps you stay comfy during extended gameplay. If you have larger hands or dislike the feel of the default Switch controllers, the Pro Controller could transform your gaming experience.
SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $14 @ Amazon
This Sandisk MicrosD memory card adds 128GB of additional storage space to your Nintendo Switch. High speed transfer rates up to 100MB/s will ensure your games load fast.
RDS Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case: $19 @ Amazon
RDS Industries' Game Traveler is one of the most popular Nintendo Switch cases out there, and for good reason: it's durable, affordable and loaded with features. This Switch case packs a sturdy hard shell design complete with a convenient carry handle, and has a padded interior designed to keep your Switch's screen and Joy-Con analog sticks safe.
Hori D-Pad Controller: was $27 now $23 @ Amazon
If you play fighting games or platformers on the go on your Switch, Hori’s D-Pad Controller is essential. This accessory replaces your left Joy-Con and gives you a rubbery, precise d-pad that the Switch always should have had in portable mode, which is perfect for landing those tight Street Fighter combos or split-second Mega Man jumps. Just keep in mind this is only the left Joy-Con, so it won't work as a wireless controller.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless: $99 @ Amazon
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless is one of the best wireless gaming headsets you can get for under $100, and far and away the best wireless headset solution for the Switch. Thanks to the Arctis 1's handy 2.4GHz USB-C dongle, you can enjoy instant wireless gaming audio in both portable and docked mode without the need for any complicated pairing.