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It almost goes without saying, but the Nintendo Switch is an exciting console to own in 2019. You’ve got the constantly growing (and consistently excellent) library of Nintendo first-party titles like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Super Mario Maker 2, plus the expanding roster of ports for incredible games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dark Souls, Overwatch, Return of the Obra Dinn, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 adding even more appeal to the platform. Additionally, a slew of other exciting upcoming Switch games were announced during a recent Nintendo Direct.
If you’re a longtime Nintendo fan, you’re well aware of the fact that Nintendo’s first-party games and products tend to maintain higher prices than their PS4 and Xbox One counterparts do. While the Nintendo Switch launched at a relatively affordable $300, its price has barely fluctuated in the two and a half years since it released, and when you factor in all the $60 games, $70 Switch Pro controller, monthly Switch Online membership, and other expenses, you can end up spending quite a lot on Switch-related purchases.
Fortunately, we’re here to save you some cash. We’ve rounded up all the best Nintendo Switch deals across the internet, from Switch games to accessories and Switch Online membership. It’s unlikely the two newest Switch consoles–the smaller, handheld-only Switch Lite and the new improved Switch with better battery life–will get discounts anytime soon, but there is a limited-time trade-in offer at GameStop worth taking advantage of if you already own a Switch and want to upgrade.
We’ll keep this story updated with any new Switch deals that pop up throughout September, but in the meantime, check out the best discounts available now below.
Quick look: Best Nintendo Switch deals
Best Nintendo Switch console deals
Trade-in offer: Get the new Nintendo Switch for $75 at GameStop
If you’ve already got a Nintendo Switch and want to upgrade to the new, improved model with longer battery life, the best way to do that is to trade in your old model at GameStop. A Switch usually trades in for $200, but for a limited time, that’s bumped up to $225. Note that you’ll need to perform a data transfer between the two consoles, and GameStop will likely not allow you to do that in-stores. You can read more about that process here. That $225 credit can also be used toward a Switch Lite or other purchases. This trade-in offer ends September 15, so time is quickly running out to take advantage of it.
Otherwise, there aren’t many discounts on brand-new consoles floating around these days. Expect to see some special deals as we get closer to the holidays. In the meantime, you can find some decent discounts on slightly used and refurbished models below, but note that these are the original models without improved battery.
Best Switch game deals
Dragon Quest Builders 2 for $50.94 at Amazon
Switch games don’t receive discounts as quickly or steeply as other console games do. That said, there are still some great games on sale worth picking up, such as Dragon Quest Builders 2, which released on the Switch in July. You can already find the game marked down to $50.94. Plus, you can get Civilization VI for only $30 on Switch, Collection of Mana for $33.84, and some first-party titles like Breath of the Wild for about $10 off. You can see more Switch game deals below.
Best Switch accessory deals
Light-up Switch dock shields for $15 at Amazon
These glowy dock shields have no practical purpose, but they sure are pretty. Currently $5 off their usual price of $20, these light-up plates have more than 17 different colors and effects to choose from and add a cool, colorful glow to your Switch setup. We’ve written about them in the past and can verify they look amazing in person.
Check out more of the best Switch accessories on sale below.
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.
Currently, the cheapest way to get Switch Online is through Twitch Prime, which is available to anyone with Amazon Prime. The Twitch Prime offer lets you claim 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online for free, in two batches: You have to claim the first three months before September 24, and then you have until January 22, 2020 to claim the additional nine months. You have to let 60 days pass after claiming the first three months before adding the other nine to your account.
Popular Switch Online game Tetris 99 is getting 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.