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


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Cyber Monday is nearly over, but the deals are still going strong after Nintendo fans blasted through the Black Friday sales. Best Buy is quickly moving ahead of the crowd to offer a $300 bundle deal on the latest version of Nintendo Switch bundled with Starlink: Battle for Atlas — that’s the same price that Amazon is offering for the Switch V1 with Mario Kart 8. There’s also an exclusive deal happening from Tuesday, December 2nd at 9 a.m. PT at Walmart which includes the Nintendo Switch bundled with a Mario Red Joy-Con, $20 Nintendo eShop Credit and Carrying Case for $299. 

You can also save $25 (via a gift coupon) on a Switch Lite at GameStop. Joy-Cons are $13 off at Amazon right now, too — and we found several good deals on games, like $15 off The Witcher 3 and $40 off Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

One note of caution: Three different Switch models are available right now. Nintendo released an upgraded Switch, sometimes referred to as the V2, back in August that cranked up the battery life by about 50% (up to about 9 hours). But the original is still out there, too; it’s featured in the Mario Kart bundle described we mentioned. And then there’s the new Switch Lite — a smaller, handheld version with a 7-hour battery life that can’t connect to your TV. (If you don’t mind that, it’s pretty great otherwise.)

Read more: Best Nintendo Switch accessories for 2019

Best Nintendo Switch deals available now

Walmart has introduced an exclusive deal that commences on Tuesday, December 2nd at 9 a.m. that includes a Joy-Con in the iconic Mario Red color as well as $20 worth 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.

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Right now Best Buy is offering the newer version of the Switch with the starship-building game Starlink: Battle for Atlas, for just $300. That means you get the updated system with longer battery life that can last up to nine hours.

Read GameSpot’s review of Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

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Before you buy, be aware that you’re getting the original version of the Switch, not the new model. Since that means your battery life will be somewhere between 2.5 and 6.5 hours, you probably want to take advantage of this deal only if you mostly plan to keep it docked. For lots of away missions, you might want to pass on this and get the updated Switch. Here’s how to tell the difference between the two Switch consoles by looking at the box art.

Nintendo is bundling the download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the first-gen version of the Switch for $300, and throwing in a screen protector as well.

Read our Nintendo Switch review.

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In Nintendo Switch Land, it’s a post-apocalyptic wasteland of expired deals and sold out stock. Virtually all of the deals and bundles are gone, but if you’re in the market for a Switch Lite, we can still save you $25. GameStop is offering the Lite for its regular price, $200, but is including a $25 gift coupon, which is nearly the same thing as saving 25 bucks. If you buy online, the coupon code will be emailed within a day after you receive an order confirmation email, In-store customers will get the code printed on their receipt. Either way, you can redeem it through the month of January 2020. Move fast — this is “while supplies last.”

Read our Nintendo Switch Lite review.

It’s rare to see Joy-Cons discounted at Amazon, but right now you can get them for up to $13 off. You can get them in gray for this low price, while other colors are backordered, or a few bucks more.

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Civilization VI is a bona fide strategy classic, and you can get it right now for 67% off. (Its expansions, with loads of extra civs and scenarios, just became available on Switch for $50.)

Read GameSpot’s Civilization VI review.

Other Switch game deals available now:

Expired deals

  • Overcooked 2 — $20 See at Best Buy (now $40)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $30 in-store at Walmart (currently expired, but may return)
  • Super Mario Odyssey — $40 in store at Best Buy | $30 in-store at Walmart

Originally published earlier. Regularly updated with new information.


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