Best Nintendo Switch deals in December 2022

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. And take a look at the best Nintendo Switch games for some ideas on what to play with your new console. Also, Pokémon fans should check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet review, which breaks down the highs and lows of the latest Pokémon game.

Speaking of deals and Nintendo games, make sure to check out our picks for the 12 3DS games to buy before Nintendo shuts down the eShop.

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, 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. We don't expect to see any Nintendo Switch deals on the new system any time soon, as stock shortages are still plaguing most retailers. Make sure to follow our where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED guide for the latest restock info, or check the Switch OLED page on Amazon (opens in new tab) 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.

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 many. Your best bet is to look for bundles, like this Switch Lite with a 128GB microSDXC card for $219 (opens in new tab) at Amazon.

Nintendo Switch deals — consoles

Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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: $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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 Animal Crossing: $299 @ GameStop (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: $299 @ GameStop (opens in new tab)
GameStop now has stock of the Animal Crossing Edition Nintendo Switch. It doesn't come included with the game, but it's one of the best-looking Switch designs to date — so don't hesitate to grab this limited edition console before it's gone.

Nintendo Switch deals — games

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Metroid Dread: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Metroid Dread: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: was $59 now $53 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: was $59 now $53 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you want to dive headfirst into Kirby's newest adventure, the cheapest place you can grab Forgotten Land right now is on Amazon. This is a cute, colorful game with a surprising level of depth.

Hollow Knight: $15 @ My Nintendo Store (opens in new tab)

Hollow Knight: $15 @ My Nintendo Store (opens in new tab)
One of the best games on Switch can be yours for just $15. This beautifully animated game is simple but challenging, with a gauntlet of difficult boss fights akin to that of Elden Ring or Dark Souls. If you want a physical copy, you can grab it on Amazon for $25 (opens in new tab).

Super Mario Maker 2: was $59 now $55 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Super Mario Maker 2: was $59 now $55 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)The only thing better than playing a Mario game, is building your own. Super Mario Maker 2 challenges you to create your own 2D Mario courses and then lets you share your creations with the world. If you're not much of a designer, you can instead download and play other users' levels. 

Pokémon Legends Arceus: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Pokémon Legends Arceus: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Ready to travel into the past to discover the origins of the legendary Pokémon, Arceus? Amazon is offering this game for $5 off its usual retail price.

Immortals Fenyx Rising: was $39 now $31 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Immortals Fenyx Rising: was $39 now $31 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you loved Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and want something to tide you over during the wait for a sequel, Immortals Fenyx Rising should scratch that 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.

Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

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

Spyro Reignited Trilogy: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Spyro Reignited Trilogy: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Spyro makes a triumphant return on Switch with three of his best games from the PlayStation era. They were considered some of the best platformers around at the time for good reason — and that hasn't changed today, as this reimagining makes them better than ever.

Ni No Kuni II: was $59 now $26 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Ni No Kuni II: was $59 now $26 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This beautiful game combines classic JRPG combat with Studio Ghibli style visuals. The Prince's Edition on Switch includes the game, plus bonus DLC content that was previously available when the game released on PS4.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury packages together the original Wii U platformer with a brand new Mario experience. It's a collection with dozens of hours of platforming fun.

Monster Hunter Rise: was $59 now $28 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Monster Hunter Rise: was $59 now $28 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Monster Hunter Rise takes the standard monster hunting formula and supercharges it. Players must gather materials to build weapons and learn to strategically take down monsters. Seriously, each monster is like a puzzle into itself. 

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: was $45 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: was $45 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Released to celebrate 30 years of the iconic fighting series, this anniversary collection packages together 12 classic Street Fighter titles. Games included span from the very first game through to Street Fighter III. It's the ideal collection for fans of the franchise both new and old. 

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $36 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $36 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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 from Walmart for just $36. This is still a fantastic price for a game offering dozens of hours of content. 

Neo: The World Ends with You: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Neo: The World Ends with You: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Neo: The World Ends with You is a sequel to the beloved Nintendo DS original. It's not perfect, but it's a charming RPG with interesting characters and a killer soundtrack. Check out our full review (opens in new tab) to get the lowdown.

Mario Tennis Aces: was $59 now $41 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Mario Tennis Aces: was $59 now $41 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Mario and friends once again take to the court in Mario Tennis Aces. Compete online with players from around the world, or play through the complete single-player mode to become the ultimate tennis champion.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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 Walmart. Just add it to your cart to see the discount.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $38 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $38 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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 $19 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $19 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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 $35 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido: was $35 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Puyo Puyo Tetris: was $29 now $19 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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 $46 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: was $59 now $46 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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.

Pokémon Sword: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Pokémon Sword: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Paper Mario The Origami King: was $59 now $45 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Paper Mario The Origami King: was $59 now $45 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Paper Mario The Origami King offers a new paper-crafted Mario adventure. Mario must team up with new pal Olivia as they battle the sinister Origami King and repair the damaged Mushroom kingdom. This is an epic adventure that is ideal for the whole family. 

Nintendo Switch deals — accessories

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $55 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $55 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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 $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Add up to 128GB of additional space to your switch. High speed transfer rates up to 100MB/s ensures fast game loads. 

PowerA Rainbow Run Mario case: was $19 now $15 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

PowerA Rainbow Run Mario case: was $19 now $15 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is one of the most stylish Switch cases around, and it's on sale for $7 off. It comfortably fits the base Switch, and comes with a foam insert to fit the Switch Lite, too.

Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Case: was $26 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Case: was $26 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This hard shell protective case will keep your Switch and accessories organized and safe, making it a must-have Switch accessory.

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