Nintendo is still holding its cards close when it comes to its plans for the Nintendo Switch in 2020. The company’s only confirmed first-party games for the year so far are Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX. Compared to previous years that’s pretty slim, and we don’t know whether Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be out in 2020 (we wouldn’t count on any of them). While we wait to see what Nintendo has planned for the year, now’s a good time to grab Nintendo’s new console and load up on games an accessories. To help you do that for cheap, we’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch deals we can find for February 2020.
There are now two Switch consoles on the market: the original Nintendo Switch and the smaller, handheld-only Switch Lite. Normally sold for $300 and $200, respectively, these consoles rarely see discounts larger than $20 off, even during major sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. However, you can find surprising deals at places like Ebay and Google Shopping, so we recommend checking those sites if you’re not finding any great markdowns at Amazon or Best Buy.
Amazon and Walmart tend to have the best prices on Nintendo Switch games, and Amazon, in particular, will quickly price-match stores like Best Buy and Target if they have a major game sale. If you’re looking for a discount on a brand-new Switch game, it’s worth checking your local Walmart store–the company has started offering select newly released games for $10 off as early as release day, but it’s an in-store-only promotion.
You should also know there are two models of the regular Switch to look out for, with the only major difference being battery life. The original model was around from the launch of the Switch in March 2017 to the middle of August last year, when the newer model started rolling out. The difference in battery life is fairly high; according to Nintendo’s website, the original model has a battery of 2.5 to 6.5 hours depending on the game, while the new model has a battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours. At a glance, you can tell the difference by the box art: the new model has an all-red background and has the Joy-Cons on the right, whereas the old box art has the Joy-Cons on the left. Just in case, make sure to check the model number of the unit itself–the model should say “HAC-001(01)” on it, while old models will omit the part in parentheses.
Overall, Nintendo is pretty stingy when it comes to discounts, and now that the holidays are over, deals on Nintendo Switch consoles and games are few and far between. That said, there are still some solid discounts to be had, and we’ve gathered them below. This story is updated regularly as we spot more notable deals, so be sure to check back regularly.
Quick look: Best Nintendo Switch deals
- Astral Chain — $50 at Amazon
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition — $50 at Amazon
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $50 at Amazon
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 — $50 at Amazon
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 — $39 at Amazon
- Mario Tennis Aces — $48 at Amazon
- Mortal Kombat 11 — $30 at Amazon
- Nintendo Switch Pro controller — $59 at Amazon
- Samsung 256GB memory card — $35 at Amazon
- Super Mario Odyssey — $50 at Amazon
- Super Mario Maker 2 — $50 at Amazon
- Super Mario Party — $50 at Amazon
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore — $50 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch console deals
Nintendo Switch Bundle with Super Mario Party, travel case, and $70 Kohl’s Cash
Deals on last year’s updated Switch model are hard to come by, but there’s usually a minor discount going on somewhere. If you’re a Kohl’s customer who’s also looking for a decent Switch starter pack, the store has an offer for you: For $380, you get a new-model Switch, a copy of Super Mario Party, a travel case, and $70 of Kohl’s cash to use at the company’s stores or website until March 3. That’s a pretty good deal if you were already looking to snag a copy of Super Mario Party along with your Switch. If you’re not a big Kohl’s shopper, however, you can get the individual components of this bundle for a similar or cheaper price elsewhere.
Otherwise, you can get a new model at Amazon for the standard $300.
Nintendo Switch (old model) bundle with Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch
If you’re not too picky about battery life and don’t mind picking up a pair of games with your Switch, Amazon has a good deal. This bundle includes an older-model Switch, Mario Tennis Aces, and 1-2 Switch. Both games are going for $50-$60 at most retailers, so if you were looking to get both of those games, this bundle could save you between $50-$70.
Nintendo Switch Lite
As the latest model of the Switch, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal on the Switch Lite right now. For a limited time, you can get one for $183 over at Ebay–almost 10% off.
Best Switch game deals
Tokyo Mirage Sessions
Major deals on Switch games are hard to come by compared to deals for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games. That said, Amazon continues to have solid discounts on new games, including this month’s Tokyo Mirage Sessions re-release for $50 just a month after launch.
- Astral Chain — $50
- Bayonetta 2 (physical) + Bayonetta (digital download) — $50
- Diablo 3: Eternal Collection — $48.19
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition — $50
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses — $50
- Fire Emblem Warriors — $26.11
- Just Dance — $25
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $50
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 — $50
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — $50
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 — $39
- Mario Tennis Aces — $48
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order — $48
- Mortal Kombat 11 — $30
- Pokemon Sword — $50
- Resident Evil Triple Pack — $50
- Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe — $50
- Super Mario Party — $50
- Super Mario Odyssey — $50
- Super Mario Maker 2 — $50
- Tales of Vesperia – Definitive Edition — $30
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore — $50
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – $20
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince — $20
- Trine Ultimate Collection — $31.64
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition — $50
- Yoshi’s Crafted World — $50
Best Switch accessory deals
Samsung 256GB Switch-Compatible Memory Card
Samsung’s line of microSDXC EVO memory cards work with 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 $38, 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 — $59 (
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Neon Pink and Green) — $68 (
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Gray) — $68 (
- PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller — $37.79 (
- JETech Switch protective grip case — $17 (
- Poke Ball Plus — $44.62 (
- Samsung 128GB memory card — $20 (
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.
There was an excellent Amazon Prime deal that gave subscribers one year for free, but that promotion has since ended. As of right now, we’re not seeing any straight-up discounts on Switch Online–but there is a bundle we recommend. Popular Switch Online game Tetris 99 has gotten 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.
For more savings, be sure to check out our roundups of the best Xbox One deals and best PS4 deals available this month.
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