While we’re starting to see more competition in the handheld gaming market, the Nintendo Switch is still our absolute favorite console out there at the moment. Originally released back in 2017, it’s getting a little long in the tooth — and there are rumors that a new Nintendo Switch 2 may be hitting shelves next year — but it’s still the best (and often only) way to enjoy Nintendo exclusives like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. And with three different versions to choose from, there’s a Switch out there for every kind of gamer.
Straightforward deals on Switch consoles are still pretty hard to come by, but you can save some cash if you can live with refurbished model. And there’s tons of accessories out there to help you make the most of these nifty handheld consoles. We’ve rounded up some of the best Switch deals out there below to help you get your hands on some for less.
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 offers
Deals on Switch accessories
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.