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When it comes to handheld gaming consoles, the Nintendo Switch is still our absolute favorite option on the market. Not only does it allow you to take all your games on the go, but you can also hook it up to your TV so you get the best of both worlds. And while it’s a few years older than the latest next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, it can still handle tons of the latest titles. Plus, it’s the only way to play Tears of the Kingdom — the newest, mind-blowing entry in the popular Legend of Zelda series.
It’s much easier to get your hands on a Switch now than it was a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean deals are popping up left and right. That’s why we’ve scoured the internet for the best bundles, bargains and discounts on the Nintendo Switch and everything you need to go with it. Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals below.
Keep in mind that it’s easier to find deals on Nintendo Switch games than consoles, but every now and then there will be a Nintendo Switch console sale. Often we see Nintendo Switch deals during the holiday shopping season, but you can find additional offers throughout the year, so keep checking back for any new bargains that come up. Here are the sales that are available now.
Switch games on sale
There are a bunch of great Switch games on sale right now, some digital, some physical. Here are the best Nintendo Switch game deals on Nintendo’s site, but there are also plenty of other notable Switch game deals at other retailers, sometimes for even less.
Nintendo Switch physical game deals worth grabbing:
Nintendo Switch digital game deals via Nintendo:
Switch console and bundle offers
With a Family Membership plan you’ll be able to save data for up to eight people on one account, and it costs just $15 more than an individual plan, making it worth the investment if you have multiple Switch users under one roof. And this bundle deal includes a 256GB memory card with a 12-month family membership together, which saves $26 over buying each individually.
You’re receiving price alerts for Nintendo Switch Online 1-Year Family Membership and 256GB SanDisk microSD card bundle: $62
The Nintendo Switch OLED model features a 7-inch OLED screen that offers vivid colors and sharp contrast. It also includes a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port for TV mode, 64GB of internal storage and enhanced audio from the system’s onboard speakers when playing in handheld and tabletop modes. It typically lists for $350, but you can snag one at a slight discount from Walmart right now.
Read our Nintendo Switch OLED review.
The regular version of the Nintendo Switch, which is now essentially the midsize model between the larger OLED and the smaller, handheld-only Lite versions, is only available at its usual $300 price at the moment. Like the OLED, this model is a hybrid that can be used as a handheld on the go or in tabletop mode for multiplayer gaming, as well as in conjunction with a TV while at home for a more traditional console experience.
Optimized for personal, handheld play, this system is small and light, with a unibody design including fully integrated controls. It’s compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode, but you can’t dock it with your TV like the bigger system.
Read our Nintendo Switch Lite review.
Deals on accessories
If you’re frequently taking your Switch console on the go, you’ll want to invest in a good case to protect it from drops, scratches and other damage that can happen while you’re out in the world. This Daydayup hardshell case is a best-seller at Amazon can hold your Switch console, including OLED and Lite models, along with up to 20 games. Just be sure to activate the instant coupon on the product page to get the full discount.
You’re receiving price alerts for Daydayup carrying case: $21
This portable game card holder is lightweight and features a durable exterior made of water-resistant material, making it an ideal option for travel. It also has a gentle inner lining that cushions each card individually. And it has a snap lock that is easy to open and close, and holds up to eight game cards or microSD cards, keeping them safe from damage. Plus, the secure snap-on locking system keeps the holder closed in transit, preventing games from falling out in your pockets, bag or wherever you put it. Note that this is only the holder and no games are included.
This controller offers both wired and wireless modes so you can play whether it’s charged or not, up to 8 meters away from the console. It also boasts four additional programmable buttons and five-level adjustable vibration with a six-axis gyro sensor. A fully charged battery can provide up to 10 hours of playtime. Just be sure to activate the instant coupon on the product page to get the discount.
You’re receiving price alerts for RedStorm Pro wireless controller: $29
One of the best parts of the Switch is that it’s extremely portable, but that also means that it’s more liable to get damaged while you’re out and about. Fortunately, it’s easy and affordable to add some extra protection. These amFilm screen protectors are durable and scratch-resistant while still retaining ultraclear visibility and touchscreen sensitivity.
These are designed for the standard Switch console, but there’s deals on protectors for the OLED model as well.
You’re receiving price alerts for amFilm screen protector (two-pack): $9
This wired headset features a swivel-to-mute noise-canceling mic, an adjustable headband, rotating ear cups and 50mm directional drivers that provide gaming-grade sound quality. While the 4-foot cord makes it ideal for use with the Switch, it’s also compatible with the Xbox One, and Series X and S, PlayStation 4 and 5, and PC.
You’re receiving price alerts for HyperX Cloud Stinger Core gaming headset: $30
What should you look for in a Nintendo Switch deal?
As well as looking for direct price drops on the Nintendo Switch console itself, it’s worth broadening your search for Nintendo Switch bundles. Since the actual hardware rarely falls far from its retail price, these are some of the best ways to save on related accessories that you would have bought anyway. When it comes to Nintendo Switch bundles that include a choice of games, it’s a good idea to check the price of the game available separately to ensure you’re getting the best value.
When are the best Nintendo Switch deals available?
Great Nintendo Switch deals come around very rarely, but the best times to try and find a discount would be during major sales like Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals in particular tend to offer some of the best prices of the year as it takes place just before the holiday season, and the Nintendo Switch makes for a great gift.
Which retailers usually offer the best Nintendo Switch deals?
For most people, the search for a great Nintendo Switch deal should start at Amazon or a big box retailer like Best Buy, Target or Walmart. These major retailers are most likely to offer direct discounts and bundles and often match each other’s deals during major sales. Gaming-specific retailers like GameStop in the US and Game in the UK are also worth keeping tabs on.