Best Switch deals for Black Friday: $190 Switch Lite, bundles from $285

Nintendo’s most popular portable console also tends to be the hardest to find a deal on, especially in 2020. With everyone staying at home more and looking for more ways to stay entertained, even finding the Nintendo Switch in stock can be difficult and the Nintendo Switch Lite is no different. If you’re wondering where to buy Nintendo Switch consoles, you’ve come to the right place.

Best Nintendo Switch Deals Available Now

Luckily, we’ve rounded up all the retailers where you can buy a Nintendo Switch right now to help save you the trouble of searching yourself — some may even be at a major discount, though these offers are continually changing. If you can’t find a console bundle you’re interested in just yet, check back as this guide is routinely updated with the best Nintendo Switch deals available. We also expect we may be seeing some new offers soon with Black Friday right around the corner. While you’re in the market for a new Switch, don’t forget to check out the best Nintendo Switch games as well.

There are two main models of the Nintendo Switch, the standard Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite, and a few major differences between the two which we’ll get into below.

Current Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite deals and prices:

Model Regular Price Best Price Current Price Availability
Nintendo Switch $300 $260 $299.99 at Target Now in stock!
Nintendo Switch Lite $200 $175 $189.99 at Target Now in stock!

We’ve rounded up all the best Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite deals we can find around the internet. With how fast they’re going out of stock lately, be sure to place your order ASAP if you’re interested!

Where to buy a Nintendo Switch online (and in stock)

Before we get to our list of Nintendo Switch deals available now, we’re supplying you with all the best retailers to shop for a Nintendo Switch. The deals below can go out of stock quickly while other retailers add stock at random, so if you’re still looking around and wondering how to find a Nintendo Switch, these links could potentially put an end to the search.

Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals

The biggest shopping event of the year is almost here and bringing with it tons of awesome tech discounts. While we’d love to see Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, we know that inventory for these consoles has been low for the past several months. It seems unlikely, then, that there will be any deals for these gaming systems, or at least not as many as in previous years, unless Nintendo has been holding back stock specifically for this big event.

However, your chances are much higher of finding some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories or Nintendo Switch games on sale during Black Friday.

Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Deals

The Nintendo Switch may have been on the market for over three years now, but thanks to the continuingly overwhelming demand, it’s still rare to find a discount on the console itself. More often, we’ll see offers which include a discounted game or a free game with the purchase of the console, and limited edition bundles come along every so often as well. The Nintendo Switch is designed as a versatile console, so you can play it while traveling or hook it up to your TV for a more traditional console experience at home.

Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 | as low as $284.99 at Target

Target has the Nintendo Switch console bundled with a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online at no additional charge! This is the Black Friday deal we’ve been seeing in every retailers’ ad, and now it’s available early! Use a RedCard for $15 off at checkout.

$284.99 at Target

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing bundle | $449.99 at Adorama

Pick up the limited edition Animal Crossing edition of the Nintendo Switch console along with the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons at Adorama. You’ll also snag a SanDisk 128GB microSD card with the purchase that’s designed to save games and other data on the Nintendo Switch, as well as an Animal Crossing carrying case for your new console.

$449.99 at Adorama

Nintendo Switch

Finding the Nintendo Switch in stock at retailers like Amazon, Target, and Best Buy is pretty difficult this summer, but you could pick up a pre-owned model or new model by searching eBay. Just be warned you’ll likely have to pay a fair bit above its regular price of $299.99.

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Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Lite Deals

The Nintendo Switch Lite is like the little brother to the Nintendo Switch. Coming in at $100 less than its predecessor, the Nintendo Switch Lite doesn’t have removeable Joy-Con controllers and it can’t hook up to your TV, but it’s still able to play every single Nintendo Switch game and it even features longer battery life — essential for gaming on-the-go. Plus, it comes in four different colors: Yellow, Gray, Turquoise, and Coral.

Nintendo Switch Lite | As low as $189.99 at Target

Target currently has select models of the Nintendo Switch Lite in stock. Use a Target RedCard to save an extra $10 on the purchase today.

$189.99 at Target

Nintendo Switch Lite | $199.99 at Best Buy

Best Buy has the Nintendo Switch Lite in stock right now, with all four color options in stock right now, though at their regular price of $199.99. In any case, it beats having to over-pay a reseller for the console.

$199.99 at Best Buy

Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise) bundle | $214.99 at GameStop

GameStop has the Nintendo Switch Lite console available in Turquoise bundled with a tempered glass screen protector for $215 today.

$214.99 at GameStop

Nintendo Switch Lite

You can find pre-owned and new Nintendo Switch Lite consoles available at eBay. Just be warned that most will be priced at quite a bit above the usual cost of $199.99.

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What is the Nintendo Switch Lite?

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a more affordable model of the Nintendo Switch that can play all the same video games, though there are a few important differences between the consoles. With the Nintendo Switch Lite, the Joy-Con Controllers are built into the console rather than removeable as are the ones on the standard Nintendo Switch. That means you don’t have to worry about losing your Joy-Cons randomly. but you also can’t switch them out.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is unable to connect to a TV and can only be played as a handheld console, though it does feature longer battery life than the original Nintendo Switch. It’s also just a tad bit smaller. You can learn more about the console in our Nintendo Switch Lite ultimate guide.

Nintendo Switch Price Tracking

Finding the Nintendo Switch on sale lately is near impossible, as stores cannot even keep the console in stock at its regular price of $299.99. The Nintendo Switch Lite is hardly anywhere to be found in stock at its regular price of $199.99 as well. We’ve seen deals in the past take off 10% to 15% of their cost, though these are somewhat rare. It’s even more common to save on a refurbished model, including offerings directly from Nintendo. We’ve seen the refurbished Nintendo Switch priced as low as $250 in the past, where brand new models have only fallen as low as $260. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch Lite has dropped as low as $175 since its release.

There have been even more Nintendo Switch bundle deals in the past, though these are always limited in availability and are rarely on sale for less than the console’s regular price as they usually include additional games or accessories which raise the bundle’s overall value.

Nintendo Switch vs. Nintendo Switch Lite: Which should you buy?

The Nintendo Switch you choose should really come down to how you plan on playing, though budget could be a big factor too. Considering the Nintendo Switch Lite cannot connect to a TV and has built-in Joy-Con controllers, you wouldn’t want to pick this one if you have dreams of playing games like Super Mario Odyssey or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the big screen. Then again, it’s generally $100 less than the Nintendo Switch, so if you only have $200 to spare on your next console, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the way to go.

If you don’t want to be confined to handheld gaming with your console, then the Nintendo Switch is the best choice. It’s easily the better model of the two, though the Nintendo Switch Lite does beat it in battery life. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch has a slightly larger screen and removeable controllers, which means it’s a bit easier to switch up the look with an additional pair in different colors. A more in-depth comparison between the two models can be found in our guide to the Nintendo Switch Lite vs Nintendo Switch.

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