Best Nintendo Switch deals for 2019: All of the discounts and bundles at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy – CNET
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The Nintendo Switch will be a popular gift this holiday season, and retailers are vigorously competing to offer the best deal. Right now, Woot has the lowest price on the Switch Lite: $180 for Amazon Prime members — for a limited time and while supplies last (and you’ll need to be logged in to your Prime account see the special sale price). That’s $20 off the usual price.
Otherwise, the best price is at B&H Photo, which continues to sell the new Switch Lite for $194 — about $5 less than Best Buy, Amazon and everyone else.
Now, the Lite is new and cool — but what if you want a full-blown Switch that can connect to your TV? Best Buy and Amazone are both offering a $30 credit (for use with a future purchase) with every purchase of a Switch.
And then there’s Walmart’s bundle featuring the Nintendo Switch with a Mario Red Joy-Con, a $20 Nintendo eShop credit and a carrying case.
Note that all of these deals feature the, sometimes referred to as the V2, that has extended the console’s battery life by about 50% — to give you up to nine hours of play time in battery mode, depending on the game.
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Get the V2 version of the Switch at “full” price, but add the code D3E2CDJ6GB6S at checkout, and Amazon will email you a $30 credit for a future purchase.
$30 credit is also available at Best Buy: Just add the Switch to your shopping cart, and it will display the $30 credit.
Walmart’s post-Cyber Monday deal lives on! This Switch bundle includes a Mario Red Joy-Con plus $20 of Nintendo eShop credit and a carrying case. The eShop credit can be applied to anything across the range of games and products available on the Nintendo online store. So far the Mario Red Joy-Cons have only been available as part of a previous Mario Odyssey bundle.
Walmart’s bundle includes the Switch Console and your choice of two of the following three accessories options: a wireless controller, a wired controller or a travel carrying case.
This special bundle comes with the Switch Lite and Crash Team Racing, which usually costs closer to $40 on its own.
A bona fide strategy classic, Civilization VI is currently selling for just $20 at Amazon. (Its expansions, with loads of extra civs and scenarios, just became available on Switch for $50.) Read GameSpot’s Civilization VI review.
The Switch Pro Controller is infrequently on sale but Amazon is currently selling it for $55 — a $15 discount off the list price.
It’s rare to see Joy-Cons discounted at Amazon, but right now you can get them for $10 less than usual. At the moment, the best price is on the neon red and blue version.
Other Switch game deals available now:
Originally published earlier, updated to verify that discounts are still available.
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