Sunday December 04, 2022

Here’s where to buy a Nintendo Switch

Like many consoles in the pandemic, the Nintendo Switch was once scarce. Fortunately, major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy now stock the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite in multiple colors and models. This gives those who are interested ample opportunity to buy the versatile console.
Where can I purchase a Nintendo Switch right away?
Amazon has a new Nintendo Switch model with gray Joy-Cons and a 64GB SanDisk microSD Card for $312.49 ($7.49).
Amazon offers two additional bundles if you need more storage. One bundle includes a 128GB SanDisk microSD card for $309.95, a 15% discount, and the other bundle includes a 256GB SanDisk microSD card for $340.74, which is a $10 discount.
You can also purchase the Nintendo Switch standalone console for $299 at Amazon or Best Buy.
Amazon also offers the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition for $299.99
If you aren’t against buying a preowned console or refurbished console, you should check out GameStop’s online store. There you will often find great deals on refurbished Switch consoles. GameStop currently has first- and second-gen models on sale for as low as $20.

Nintendo Switch (red Joy-Cons and Blue Joy-Cons).

The Nintendo Switch features a touch screen of 6.2 inches, three play styles, and connects via Wi-Fi to enable multiplayer gaming.

Amazon: $299
Best Buy: $300

Where can I purchase a Nintendo Switch Lite right away?
The Nintendo Switch Lite shares many similarities with the standard Switch. However, there are a few key differences. The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld console that can be connected to your TV. It is smaller, lighter and more durable than its dockable counterpart. It has a D-pad, and can play all the same games except those that require Joy-Con controllers. It’s a great handheld device for gamers who like to play on the move.
Best Buy is the only retailer that currently stocks the Nintendo Switch Lite standalone console. You can get it in pink for $199.99 (the standard retail price).
Adorama sells the turquoise Nintendo Switch Lite and Animal Crossing: New Horizons bundle for $289.99. Metroid Dread is also available in the same bundle for $293.97.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo’s lighter, smaller Switch makes it easier for you to play your Switch games while on the move.

$200 at Best Buy (pink).

NintendoWhere can I purchase a Nintendo Switch OLED right away?
The Nintendo Switch OLED went on sale in October at $349.99. It features a number of improvements, including a 7-inch OLED display and a kickstand that provides far more stability. The speakers are a bit louder, offer a little more clarity, and the dock has a wired Ethernet port.
Although the supply is beginning to catch up to demand, the Nintendo Switch OLED model is not currently being sold by major retailers at the time this article was written.
What accessories are necessary for the Nintendo Switch
The Switch is equipped with everything you need to get started, and even more. You can get more out of your console and, in some cases, make it last longer.

SanDisk 200GB microSD card

$25
$35
29% Discount

32GB of internal storage comes with the Nintendo Switch, but it won’t be enough to download many games. A 200GB microSD card can be a smart and affordable way to increase your storage.

Amazon $25

A microSD card will allow you to expand your Switch’s 32GB storage. This is especially true if each game has a download size ranging from 1GB to tens or hundreds of gigabytes. Amazon currently sells a 400GB microSD card for $43.49, almost 40% off the retail price. SanDisk microSD cards are also available in other sizes, including a 200GB model for $24.99. This is large enough to store multiple titles.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

$69
$70
1% Discount

The full-size controller is made for the Nintendo Switch and offers a more comfortable alternative than the Joy-Con controllers.

Amazon: $69
GameStop: $69

Let’s quickly talk about controllers. The Switch Joy-Cons are unique in their design. The Pro Controller is an excellent alternative to most Switch games. However, some Super Mario Party titles require the Joy-Cons. Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy currently have the Switch Pro Controller for $69, which is the MSRP.
The screen protector for the Switch is not included. The plastic covering on the Switch and Switch Lite’s display is easy to scratch. Amazon offers a simple and affordable glass cover that is easy to apply. For $9.61, you can get two Orzly screen protectors.
You can play online with your friends by purchasing a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. This will allow you to access a variety of on-demand games from both the original Nintendo console or the SNES console era. The cost is $19.99 per user on a console and $34.99 per user for up to eight people on different consoles.
Nintendo has recently launched the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription level. This tier gives you access to classic Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games for an annual fee. A single subscription costs $49.99 per year, while a shared family plan costs $79.99 per year. The current list of games available is constantly growing. It currently includes Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and many other popular titles from the heydays of both consoles.

Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership (one-year)

This premium online service is available to Nintendo Switch owners. It allows you to play online with your friends, access cloud saves, and also offers a selection of retro games from the NES and SNES eras.

Amazon: $20
$20 at GameStop

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