Best Nintendo Switch deals in May 2024

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.

Check out our where to buy Nintendo Switch guide for the latest 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.

Today's best Nintendo Switch deals

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 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.

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.

Nintendo Switch deals — consoles

Nintendo Switch Lite (Isabelle's Aloha Edition): $199 @ Target

Nintendo Switch Lite (Isabelle's Aloha Edition): $199 @ Target
This special edition Nintendo Switch Lite features a unique console decked out in custom Animal Crossing artwork. It also comes with a full game download of the Animal Cross: New Horizons game. It's a great package if you're looking for a Nintendo Switch Lite and one of the console's most popular games. 

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 OLED: $324 @ Amazon

Nintendo Switch OLED: $324 @ 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 deals — games

Mario Wonder: was $59 now $46 @ Walmart
Mario's latest side-scrolling adventure is a wonderfully refreshing spin on the classic formula. Venturing to the Flower Kingdom, you'll discover stage-altering Wonder Flowers which can warp levels, create new platforming challenges and even turn Mario into an elephant. Playable in up to four player co op, Mario Wonder is a platforming marvel for the entire family, and one of the very best Nintendo Switch games you can play now.
Price check: $50 @ Amazon

Mario Wonder: was $59 now $46 @ Walmart
Mario's latest side-scrolling adventure is a wonderfully refreshing spin on the classic formula. Venturing to the Flower Kingdom, you'll discover stage-altering Wonder Flowers which can warp levels, create new platforming challenges and even turn Mario into an elephant. Playable in up to four player co op, Mario Wonder is a platforming marvel for the entire family, and one of the very best Nintendo Switch games you can play now.
Price check: $50 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $51 @ Walmart

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $51 @ Walmart
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the highly-anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild, and it doesn't disappoint. Step back into the world of Hyrule, and embark on Link's most perilous quest to date. You'll need to master new abilities such as Ultrahand and Fuse in order to unravel the mystery of what happened to Princess Zelda and defeat the sinister Ganondorf.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $43 @ Walmart

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $43 @ 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. 

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.

Pokémon Scarlet: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

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.

Princess Peach Showtime: was $59 now $53 @ Walmart
Grab Princess Peach: Showtime! on sale for $53 at Walmart and take the stage to save the magical Sparkle Theatre. Our Princess Peach Showtime review praised this game's beautiful visuals, solid gameplay and excellent sound. It's great for younger players and casual Nintendo fans.
Price check: $57 @ Amazon

Princess Peach Showtime: was $59 now $53 @ Walmart
Grab Princess Peach: Showtime! on sale for $53 at Walmart and take the stage to save the magical Sparkle Theatre. Our Princess Peach Showtime review praised this game's beautiful visuals, solid gameplay and excellent sound. It's great for younger players and casual Nintendo fans.
Price check: $57 @ Amazon

Metroid Dread: was $59 now $51 @ Amazon

Metroid Dread: was $59 now $51 @ 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

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

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.

Lego 2K Drive: was $59 now $24 @ Amazon

Lego 2K Drive: was $59 now $24 @ Amazon
Ever wanted to speed around a race track in a sports car built entirely of plastic-bricks? Lego 2K Drive brings that dream to life in a content-rich open-world racing experience. There's a Story mode, as well as individual cups, and you'll need to master drifting, boosting and power-ups if you want to claim a spot on the podium. 

Persona 5 Tactica: was $59 now $31 @ Amazon
The Phantom Thieves return once more in Persona 5 Tactica. This new spin-off from the beloved JRPG series adds a turned-based strategic twist to the formula, but while the battle system may be different, the loveable characters and jazzy-style Persona 5 is known for are still here in spades. Plus, there are a few new characters thrown into the mix to keep things plenty interesting.
Price check: $31 @ Walmart | $59 @ Best Buy

Persona 5 Tactica: was $59 now $31 @ Amazon
The Phantom Thieves return once more in Persona 5 Tactica. This new spin-off from the beloved JRPG series adds a turned-based strategic twist to the formula, but while the battle system may be different, the loveable characters and jazzy-style Persona 5 is known for are still here in spades. Plus, there are a few new characters thrown into the mix to keep things plenty interesting.
Price check: $31 @ Walmart | $59 @ Best Buy

Pokémon Shining Pearl: was $59 now $43 @ Amazon
If you want a more traditional Pokémon game, then this remake of Pokémon Pearl is the one to go for. You know the story, start off in a quaint little village, acquire a starter Pokémon and battle your way up to becoming league champion.
Price check: $44 @ GameStop

Pokémon Shining Pearl: was $59 now $43 @ Amazon
If you want a more traditional Pokémon game, then this remake of Pokémon Pearl is the one to go for. You know the story, start off in a quaint little village, acquire a starter Pokémon and battle your way up to becoming league champion.
Price check: $44 @ GameStop

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch gives an HD makeover to one of the Nintendo Wii's most cinematic games. Discover the origin of Link, Zelda and the Master Sword in this engrossing action-adventure that can be played with traditional joystick inputs or via full motion controls. Skyward Sword has all the trappings of a classic Zelda with puzzle-solving and dungeon exploration a key focus, alongside intense combat and boss battles. While Skyward Sword was a little divisive upon release, the years have been kind to it.

Sonic Superstars: was $59 now $34 @ Amazon

Sonic Superstars: was $59 now $34 @ Amazon
A terrific return to form for the medium's most famous hedgehog. Sonic Superstars must rank as one of the finest series entries in the iconic franchise over the past 15 years. It wisely takes Sonic and chums back to their 16-bit platforming roots, delivering old school speedster thrills that will any gamer who ever owned a Sega Mega Drive will love. Superstars is a carefully-crafted love letter to classic Sonic, and longtime fans will love it. 

Bayonetta 3: was $59 now $43 @ Walmart

Bayonetta 3: was $59 now $43 @ 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 $49 @ Amazon

Luigi's Mansion 3: was $59 now $49 @ 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.

EA Sports FC 24: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
The most popular soccer simulator on the planet returns under a new name as the FIFA franchise becomes EA Sports FC 24. Utilizing a new animation system, FC 24 offers a more realistic version of the beautiful game than ever. Plus, it packs all the modes you'd expect including offline career mode and the persistently popular Ultimate Team online mode.
Price check: $36 @ Walmart | $37 @ Amazon

EA Sports FC 24: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
The most popular soccer simulator on the planet returns under a new name as the FIFA franchise becomes EA Sports FC 24. Utilizing a new animation system, FC 24 offers a more realistic version of the beautiful game than ever. Plus, it packs all the modes you'd expect including offline career mode and the persistently popular Ultimate Team online mode.
Price check: $36 @ Walmart | $37 @ Amazon

Immortals Fenyx Rising: was $39 now $22 @ Amazon

Immortals Fenyx Rising: was $39 now $22 @ 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 Sparks of Hope (Nintendo Switch): was $59 now $19 @ Amazon

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Nintendo Switch): was $59 now $19 @ Amazon
The sequel to 2017's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Sparks of Hope once again reunites the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom with the zany rabbids. This time the unexpected allies are venturing into the stars for an intergalactic adventure. Offering colorful strategy combat, and plenty of planets to explore, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is one of the best Nintendo Switch games you can play right now. 

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $29 @ Walmart

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: $64 @ Amazon

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: $64 @ Amazon
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.

SiWiQU Switch TV Dock: $27 @ Amazon

SiWiQU Switch TV Dock: $27 @ Amazon
This portable Switch dock sports a HDMI port, a USB-C slot and both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections to charge your controllers. There are also anti-slip mats on the bottom to ensure it won't move around.

SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $18 @ Amazon

SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $18 @ 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.

Hori D-Pad Controller: was $27 now $23 @ Amazon

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: was $99 now $87 @ Amazon

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless: was $99 now $87 @ 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.

Millie Davis-Williams

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.