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Best Nintendo Switch deals in May 2021

Nintendo Switch deals
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Nintendo Switch deals are fairly easy to find this month. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are offering 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. 

We haven't seen price drops on the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite in months. While the consoles are easy to find in stock, both devices remain in high demand, which means retailers have no incentive to discount them. Even with the latest Nintendo Switch Pro rumors, Switch prices aren't coming down. So we're rounding up the best Nintendo Switch deals on accessories, games, and more. If you do need a console, make sure to check out our where to buy Nintendo Switch guide for stock updates and bundle deals.

Best Nintendo Switch deals right now

Nintendo Switch deals and Memorial Day

Memorial Day sales are not that far off. While the holiday won't bring dollar-off Nintendo Switch deals on Nintendo's console, we expect to see Switch deals on games, accessories, and more. We might even see some decent bundle deals as we approach the holiday. (Most recently, the Switch Lite was bundled with a $20 Amazon credit). Make sure to follow our Memorial Day coverage for the best Nintendo Switch deals of the day.

Nintendo Switch deals and Prime Day

Prime Day will be here before you know it. During it last earnings call, Amazon reps confirmed that Prime Day would occur in Q2 of 2021. That means we're looking at a May or June Prime Day. While we don't expect to see significant dollar-off discounts on the Switch, we expect to see Nintendo Switch deals that come with freebies like free games or credits. Make sure to follow our Prime Day deals coverage to find the best Nintendo Switch deals during Amazon's retail holiday. 

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. That said, you'll never see it selling for less than list price. But not all hope is lost. 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 Lite deals

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. You'll have to wait till Prime Day for better discounts. 

Nintendo Switch deals — consoles

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: $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 @ Nintendo
Meet the new Nintendo Switch Lite Blue. The recently announced handheld, which sports a new coat of paint, will be released on May 21. So far there are no Switch deals on this console, but stay tuned as we get closer to its launch date. 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