If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve noticed that demand for Nintendo Switch deals has far outstripped supply in recent months. Both the Switch and the Switch Lite have been low on stock from most retailers, and there’s some serious price gouging going on from independent sellers.
So at this stage, you’re doing well to find either of the consoles at or near retail price. However, they can be found, and there are some nice deals on games and accessories too. We’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch deals around right now.
Nintendo Switch deals:
Editors note: All deals were live at the time of writing, but the marketplace for Switch consoles and games is changing quickly. We’ll periodically update the page as deals end and pop up.
Nintendo Switch consoles
There’s a reason that the Nintendo Switch is in short supply. Nintendo really nailed it with this hybrid console, with sales being consistently high since it’s launch back in 2017. Unlike the PS4 and Xbox One S, it can be used as a wireless handheld device — not unlike the Nintendo 3DS, another insanely popular Nintendo product — or it can be docked and connected to a TV to be played in the normal home console style.
This section might be a bit sparse for a while, but we’re always keeping an eye out for deals. Right now Amazon is your best bet. There are some bundles here and there too but they’re usually pricier than the sum of their parts so we’ve given them a miss. Here’s the best Nintendo Switch deal around right now.
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con
The Switch offers as much as nine hours of battery life, depending on usage conditions. It connects over Wi-Fi for multiplayer gaming, so up to eight consoles can be connected for local wireless multiplayer action.
Switch Lite consoles
More than two years after the launch of the original Nintendo Switch, the company announced a new variant of the console: the Nintendo Switch Lite. As the name suggests, this console is a watered-down version of the original. This means you get fewer features but also a lower price.
However, the Nintendo Switch Lite does not skimp out on the game library. Almost every game the original Switch supports the Switch Lite also supports (with the exception of games that require Joy-Con usage, such as 1-2-Switch). If you buy a physical game for your main Switch, that cartridge will also work in your Switch Lite. Additionally, if you use the same Nintendo account on both systems, you’ll have access to the digital games you’ve paid for through the Nintendo eShop.
The Switch Lite isn’t quite as scarce as the Switch, but you’re still hard-pressed to find bargains for now. Here are some of the best prices we could find.
If you’re lucky enough to already own a Switch or Switch Lite, there are some sweet deals on games right now. They range from Mario Kart 8: Deluxe — The best-selling Switch title and part of a franchise that’s a cultural phenomenon — to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has won dozens of Game of the Year awards and is already on a few “Best Games of All Time” lists.
Best Buy outstrips most other outlets for discounts on Switch games, and you can check out the full range here. Here are some of the highlights:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere. Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses.
See also: The best free Nintendo Switch games
Since the Nintendo Switch is over three years old at this point, there is a thriving ecosystem of accessories for it. Controllers, cases, connectivity dongles, and even customization tools are all available for the Switch.
We have a full list of the best accessories you can get for the Nintendo Switch. Buying at retail value is fine, but here are some deals on Switch accessories that can save you a bit of cash.
That’s it for our Nintendo Switch deals list, but it’s not the only console in town. If you’re curious about what other offers are out there, check out our best gaming deals hub.