Nintendo hasn’t yet shown off everything it has in store for Nintendo Switch in 2020. Currently, the company’s biggest confirmed releases for the year are Animal Crossing: New Horizons, No More Heroes 3, and Deadly Premonition 2. While that’s not a terrible lineup, it’s certainly lacking compared to previous years; however, we’re likely to see more major games get announced and confirmed for 2020 as the year goes on. As such, it’s a good time to pick up some new accessories and clear out your backlog, and to help you do that for cheap, we’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch deals available right now.
There are now two Switch consoles on the market: the original Nintendo Switch and the smaller, handheld-only Switch Lite. Normally sold for $300 and $200, respectively, these consoles rarely see discounts larger than $20 off, even during major sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. However, you can find surprising deals at places like Ebay and Google Shopping, so we recommend checking those sites if you’re not finding any great markdowns at Amazon or Best Buy.
Amazon and Walmart tend to have the best prices on Nintendo Switch games, and Amazon, in particular, will quickly price-match stores like Best Buy and Target if they have a major game sale. If you’re looking for a discount on a brand-new Switch game, it’s worth checking your local Walmart store–the company has started offering select newly released games for $10 off as early as release day, but it’s an in-store-only promotion.
Overall, Nintendo is pretty stingy when it comes to discounts, and now that the holidays are over, deals on Nintendo Switch consoles and games are few and far between. That said, there are still some solid discounts to be had, and we’ve gathered them below. This story is updated regularly as we spot more notable deals, so be sure to check back regularly.
Quick look: Best Nintendo Switch deals
- Astral Chain — $50 at Amazon
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition — $50 at Amazon
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $50 at Amazon
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 — $43.44 at Google Shopping (with code JANSAVE20)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 — $40 at Amazon
- Mario Tennis Aces — $45 at Amazon
- Mortal Kombat 11 — $30 at Amazon
- Nintendo Switch Pro controller — $59 at Amazon
- Samsung 256GB memory card — $33 at Amazon
- Super Mario Odyssey — $50 at Amazon
- Super Mario Maker 2 — $50 at Amazon
- Super Mario Party — $50 at Amazon
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore — $56 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch console deals
Nintendo Switch (new model)
Deals on the updated Switch model (which sports better battery life) are hard to come by, but there’s usually a minor discount going on somewhere. Ebay’s got a minor, five-dollar discount on the console.
Nintendo Switch (old model) bundle with Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch
If you’re not too picky about battery life and don’t mind picking up a pair of games with your Switch, Amazon has a good deal. This bundle includes an older-model Switch, Mario Tennis Aces, and 1-2 Switch. Both games are going for $50-$60 at most retailers, so if you were looking to get both of those games, this bundle could save you between $50-$70.
Nintendo Switch Lite
As the latest model of the Switch, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal on the Switch Lite right now. For a limited time, you can get one for $183 over at Ebay–almost 10% off. Even better, if you’re a first-time shopper with Google, you can get it for $177 if you use coupon code JANSAVE20 until February 2.
Best Switch game deals
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Major deals on Switch games are hard to come by compared to deals for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games. Google Shopping has a slick promo going on that can save you quite a bit of cash on Switch stuff, but only if it’s your first time buying with them. Luigi’s Mansion 3, for example, is $43.44 with the promo code JANSAVE20 until February 2.
- Astral Chain — $50
- Bayonetta 2 (physical) + Bayonetta (digital download) — $50
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle — $29
- Diablo 3: Eternal Collection — $41
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition — $50
- Ember — $15*
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses — $50
- Fire Emblem Warriors — $30
- Just Dance — $25
- Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition — $22.49*
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $49.50
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 — $43.44 (with coupon code JANSAVE20)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — $52.50
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle — $20
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 — $40
- Mario Tennis Aces — $45
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order — $48
- Mortal Kombat 11 — $30
- Pokemon Sword — $42.86 (with coupon code JANSAVE20)
- Pokemon Shield — $43.19 (with coupon code JANSAVE20)
- Resident Evil Triple Pack — $48
- Samurai Shodown — $45*
- Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe — $50
- Super Mario Party — $50
- Super Mario Odyssey — $50
- Super Mario Maker 2 — $50
- Tales of Vesperia – Definitive Edition — $30
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – $34
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince — $20
- Trine Ultimate Collection — $42
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition — $48 (with coupon code JANSAVE20)
- Yoshi’s Crafted World — $50
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution — $30.72
Best Switch accessory deals
Samsung 256GB Switch-Compatible Memory Card
Samsung’s line of microSDXC EVO memory cards work with Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, making them indispensable for anyone who wants to load up tons of games on their Nintendo console. Amazon is currently selling the 256GB of their cards for $38, making them one of the best ways to expand your Switch’s storage space before Black Friday.
Check out more of the best Switch accessories on sale below.
- Nintendo Switch Pro controller — $59 (
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Neon Pink and Green) — $69 (
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Gray) — $69 (
- PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller — $37.79 (
- JETech Switch protective grip case — $17 (
- Poke Ball Plus — $42.49 (
- Samsung 128GB memory card — $19.49 (
Best Switch Online membership deals
Switch Online is Nintendo’s monthly membership that grants access to online multiplayer, save data cloud backup for most (but not all) games, and a selection of over 40 NES games and 20 SNES games, as well as the ability to buy official NES and SNES controllers compatible with Switch. Nintendo Switch Online is far cheaper than Sony or Microsoft’s online subscriptions–an annual individual subscription sells for $20, while a family plan for up to eight Nintendo accounts is $35–but it’s still another expense added to the ever-growing pile of Switch-related purchases.
There was an excellent Amazon Prime deal that gave subscribers one year for free, but that promotion has since ended. As of right now, we’re not seeing any straight-up discounts on Switch Online–but there is a bundle we recommend. Popular Switch Online game Tetris 99 has gotten a physical release, and it includes 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online. Not only that, but you’ll get all current and future DLC for the game. That bundle will cost you $30.
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Author: Jenae Sitzes