Best Nintendo Switch deals for 2019: All of the discounts and bundles at Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy – CNET


We’ve rounded up all the bundles and special deals we could find for the Switch and Switch Lite.

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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 upgraded Switch, 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. 

Read more: Best Nintendo Switch accessories for 2019

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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.

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This special bundle comes with the Switch Lite and Crash Team Racing, which usually costs closer to $40 on its own.

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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.

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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:

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Originally published earlier, updated to verify that discounts are still available. 

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