On the hunt for the best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals? Then you’ve come to the right place as we’ve painstakingly collected together every deal we could find - well the ones worth your time anyway.
The next generation of video games consoles might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the lookout for the best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals. The Xbox One and PS4 might be showing their age, but the Nintendo Switch is only three years old at this point, so it’s got plenty of life left in it. The Nintendo Switch is the ultimate hybrid games console - part traditional video game console, part handheld. It’s still going to one of the best video games consoles for years to come.
In truth, last year’s Prime Day deals were a bit of a letdown. The console itself rarely goes on sale, partially due to its popularity and partially because it’s Nintendo - for some reason Nintendo products just don’t go on sale as often as others, nor do they get heavy discounts when they do. Perhaps it knows that the allure of Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon will be enough to keep Switches flying off the shelves even at full price.
So what deals were there last year? Well you could get the Switch and a portable wall charger for $299 at Walmart - that’s basically getting the wall charger for free. We also spotted the Nintendo Switch along with 1-2 Switch and Mario tennis Aces for $359 at Walmart, which was a modest discount.
This year is different though, for a couple of reasons. As we mentioned earlier, the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft are on their way - the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S launch in November, so Nintendo will have much more competition for sales, which should translate into better deals. There’s also the Nintendo Switch Lite, the smaller, purely handheld version of the console that launched last year too.
Current Nintendo Switch deals
Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow with Animal Crossing: New Horizons at Best Buy: $259.98
No huge discounts here, in fact you’re basically paying full price. But when you consider that Switch stock is rare at the moment and many outlets are charging above MSRP, this starts to make sense. Also Animal Crossing is amazing.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Console Bundle- Pikachu & Eevee Edition with Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! + Poke Ball Plus at Amazon: $635
OK, so this doesn’t seem like much of a deal, but this is a special edition console that is no longer in production, so being able to get it at all is a miracle. One for the Pokémon mega fans.View Deal
More pre-Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals
Nintendo really nailed it this time around with the Nintendo Switch. It’s a fantastic game console that lets you play games on the TV, but then take things portable when you need to head outside. You can simply remove the tablet-like Switch console from the TV/charging dock, and play it anywhere you like thanks to the stand on the back, or attach the two controllers to the side of the console for a true handheld experience.
Did we mention you can do this instantly without having to power down the console? If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s rich heritage of classic gaming brands, you’re spoilt for choice with Zelda: Breath of the Wild being one of the most highly-rated games of all time. Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Pokemon: Let’s Go and Bayonetta 2 are all essential titles too.
- Check out our full Nintendo Switch review.
Like the look of the games on the Switch, but not sure about this whole hybrid console thing? Then why not grab the Nintendo Switch Lite, a purely handheld games console version of the Switch. It still plays all the same great games like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon, but it’s a cheaper and more focused machine.
You’re sacrificing the ability to play on the TV, and there are no detachable Joy-Cons so multiplayer isn’t really a thing on the Switch Lite, but it’s a fantastic option if neither of those issues are a factor for you.
- Check out our full Nintendo Switch Lite review.
When you buy the Switch console, a pair of Joy-Cons is included that can be used to form a single traditional controller, or split in two to be used by two players – with the d-pad on the second controller working as replacement face buttons. If you want to enjoy four players at once though, (Mario Kart 8 is a must here), then you’ll need to pick up an additional pair.
They’re not cheap, but we’ll track down the best price we can. We’ve highlighted the pairs rather than individual ones, as they normally cost $49.99 for one or $79.99 for two, which isn’t really what we’d call fair.
If the Joy-Con grip you get with your new Nintendo Switch isn’t quite comfortable enough for longer sessions, then Nintendo has made a bespoke traditional-style controller. So if you’re wanting to spend hours at a time playing Zelda, or get the most dexterous performance against opponents in Smash Bros, this could be worth the admittedly rather pricey upgrade.
There are cheaper third-party options available, which you might want to consider, although they generally lack the build quality of this official Nintendo Product.