Nintendo discounts are hard to come by, but we’ve found some of the best you can get before Black Friday.
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The Nintendo Switch continues to have a strong year going into November, and it’s not done yet. 2019 has brought us some exciting first-party titles, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Maker 2, and Luigi’s Mansion 3, as well as a growing roster of third-party ports for incredible games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dark Souls, Overwatch, Return of the Obra Dinn, and Divinity: Original Sin 2, giving die-hard Nintendo fans and well-rounded players alike reasons to keep playing on Switch. And we still have Pokemon Sword and Shield to look forward to.
That’s a lot of games to keep up with, and Nintendo is notorious for being stingy when it comes to discounts. Though you can now get a Switch for $300 or a Switch Lite for $200, Nintendo’s major releases tend to stick to their original prices, as do accessories and like the $70 Switch Pro controller, the colorful array of Joy-Cons that retail for $80, and the online membership that goes for a more modest $20 per year, all of which add up to quite a hefty sum, especially over the coming holiday season.
Thankfully, the holiday season also brings its share of deals, including the annual tidal wave of Black Friday sales, and we’ve already got some discounts early in the month of November. We’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch deals from a variety of online outlets to make sure you get the best deals on Nintendo Switch games, accessories, and more. We will likely have to wait on deals on the console itself its smaller, handheld-only Switch Lite, but we still have some solid deals worth considering going into Black Friday.
We’ll update this story with any new Switch deals we see come up in November (especially during Black Friday), but here are the best discounts we’ve seen so far.
Quick look: Best Nintendo Switch deals
- Nintendo Switch Pro controller — $63 at Amazon
- Samsung 256GB memory card — $37.99 at Amazon
- Hori D-Pad Switch Controller — $17.77 at Amazon
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition — $49.94 at Amazon
- Super Mario Party — $43.94 at Amazon
- Mario Tennis Aces — $38.94 at Amazon
- Collection of Mana — $35 at Walmart
- Bayonetta 2 (physical) + Bayonetta (digital download) — $49.94 at Amazon
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $43.94 at Amazon
- Super Mario Odyssey: Starter Pack — $44.99 at Amazon
- Super Mario Maker 2 — $43.94 at Amazon
- Civilization VI — $29.78 at Amazon
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch — $41.48 at Amazon
- Mortal Kombat 11 — $36.00 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch console deals
Nintendo Switch (older model, refurbished) for $275
The original rendition of the Nintendo Switch (lacking the improved battery life, unfortunately) not the newer model with better battery life) is on sale for $275 at Best Buy–it’s refurbished and Geek Squad-certified. If you want a cheaper Switch but aren’t into the Switch Lite version of the console (or want to be able to hook your console up to your TV), this is good way to save some cash.
Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for $359.96
We’re still waiting for major deals on new Nintendo Switch consoles as Black Friday deals approach, but if you want one now rather than later, you can still save some money. Nintendo currently has a bundle that includes both Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for just under $360, which saves you around $15.
Nintendo Switch Lite with memory card for $225.45
Amazon also has a nice deal for the Switch Lite. It’s a bundle that comes with the console and a 128GB Samsung SDXC memory card for $225.45. The bundle is a savings of about $10. Having a memory card will let you store more games and saves on your Switch Lite, so make sure to snag one up.
Aside from those offers, we’re still waiting for stores to start offering up their November and early Black Friday deals as we get closer to the holidays. We’ll be updating this post throughout the month with deals as they come up.
Best Switch game deals
Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition for $44.99 at Amazon
Major deals on Switch games are hard to come by compared to deals for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games. However, you can still find discounts on recently released games if you know where to look, and you can score new-ish games like Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition, which just released on Switch September 27. You can already find the game marked down to $49.94, a full $10 off.
- Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered — $24.99
- Bayonetta 2 (physical) + Bayonetta (digital download) — $49.94
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle — $29.99
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night — $29.99
- Civilization VI — $29.78
- Collection of Mana — $35
- Diablo 3: Eternal Collection — $39.80
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition — $49.94
- Fate/Extella Link – Fleeting Glory Limited Edition — $54.97
- Just Dance 2020 — $36.90
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $43.94
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — $49.94
- Mario Tennis Aces — $38.94
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order — $49.94
- Mortal Kombat 11 — $36
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch — $41.48
- Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee — $42.94
- Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered — $19.99
- Resident Evil Revelations Collection — $24.62
- Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe — $43.94
- Super Mario Party — $43.94
- Super Mario Odyssey: Starter Pack — $44.99
- Super Mario Maker 2 — $43.94
- Tales of Vesperia – Definitive Edition — $30
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – $24.99
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince — $25
- Trine Ultimate Collection — $41.88
- Will: A Wonderful World — $24.65
- Yoshi’s Crafted World — $43.94
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution — $29.38
Another pair of deals that recently popped up are a competing pair of buy two, get one free deals from Amazon and Target, both of which include a small selection of Nintendo Switch deals. Amazon’s deal says “Buy 3 items, get 1 item free,” but the way it works is that if you add three items to your cart, a “multibuy” discount appears at checkout that removes the prices of the item with the lowest price.
Best Switch game pre-order deals
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 for $49.94
In honor of the Olympic Games that will be held in Japan next year, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 will release on November 1. This multiplayer game features over 30 3D and classic 2D sports games, new Olympic sports like surfing and karate, and a huge roster of playable characters from the Mario and Sonic franchises. You can get it on sale already for $49.94 during its launch this week.
Switch games don’t receive price cuts before release as often as PS4 and Xbox One titles do, but you can check out more upcoming games on sale below.
Best Switch accessory deals
Samsung 256GB Switch-Compatible Memory Card for $37.99 at Amazon
Samsung’s line of microSDXC EVO memory cards work 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 $37.99, 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 — $62.98
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Neon Pink and Green) — $69
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Gray) — $67
- PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller — $35.95
- Hori D-Pad Switch controller (Breath of the Wild-themed) — $17.77
- JETech Switch protective grip case — $13.51
- Poke Ball Plus — $43.30
- Samsung 128GB memory card — $18.99
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.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member who claimed your first three months of Switch Online free via Twitch Prime, you have until January 22, 2020 to claim your additional nine months free. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed if you never claimed your first three months free.
Here’s a deal everyone can claim, though: Popular Switch Online game Tetris 99 is getting 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.