The Nintendo Switch, despite its age, is still bound to be a popular gift this holiday season. After all, 2023 has been a banner year for Switch-exclusive games, including Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Prime Remastered, and the upcoming Super Mario RPG. Shopping for a Switch console can be trickier than one might expect due to there being three different models as well as various bundles and special-edition variants to choose from. We put together a handy little guide on the best Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED offers available for holiday 2023.
Though outright discounts on the Nintendo Switch aren’t super common, you can still save cash by opting for a bundle that comes with a game (usually a $60 value). Plus, you can still get multiple different special-edition Switch consoles, which are sure to appeal to Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda fans.
With Black Friday 2023 around the corner, we’ll be keeping an eye on the Switch landscape and updating this roundup with more offers as they become available. Keep in mind, however, that the standard Black Friday Switch console offer advertised by major retailers is typically just the holiday bundle, shown below.
Anyway, let’s take a look at all of the best Nintendo Switch console deals.
This bundle includes a Switch with Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers, as well as a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As a bonus, you’ll get a free three-month membership to Switch Online. The Nintendo Switch Holiday Bundle will likely be the best option for most shoppers. It’s worth stressing that these holiday bundles tend to sell out during Black Friday, so it’s smart to beat the holiday rush.
The Timmy & Tommy’s Aloha Edition Switch Lite bundle is exclusive to Walmart. It offers a Switch Lite console with a cool Animal Crossing design on the back, along with a digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Keep in mind that Switch Lite consoles can only be played in handheld mode and can’t be docked to an external display.
The Animal Crossing bundle is by far the best Switch Lite deal we’ve seen since the handheld-only console debuted in 2019. Considering it is a special edition, comes bundled with a $60 game–one of the best Switch games–and is a Walmart exclusive, it could very well sell out before the holiday season ends.
The Isabelle’s Aloha Edition Switch Lite is exclusive to Target. Much like the bundle above, it includes a Switch Lite console–with a similar Animal Crossing-inspired pattern on the back but in Coral Pink–and a digital copy of New Horizons. Again, keep in mind that Switch Lite consoles can only be played in handheld mode and can’t be docked to an external display. As an exclusive to a single retailer, in this case Target, it’d be wise to pick it up sooner rather than later.
Though it doesn’t come with any games, the recently released Nintendo Switch OLED Model: Mario Red is one of the best-looking Switch consoles of 2023. Offering a bold red throughout the Joy-Con and dock along with a few hidden Mario graphics, any fan of the mustachioed plumber would be happy to add this to their game room. Aside from its slick looks, this is no different from the standard OLED Model–offering a seven-inch OLED display that’s great for playing in handheld mode.
If the loved one on your shopping list wants the Switch specifically for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, this console is the perfect choice.
This special-edition Switch OLED features colorful designs inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Its dock is a gorgeous blend of gold and white, with the Hylian Crest right in the center. The Joy-Con use similar designs, though the left Joy-Con incorporates a bit of green into its color palette. Note that no games are included with this console.
Splatoon 3 is one of the best multiplayer games on Switch, and this special-edition console is inspired by its paint-filled world. The dock and Joy-Con are covered in ink-inspired designs, with splashes of blue, purple, green, and yellow found throughout the console. This product is offered on eBay from a Top Rated Plus seller, so you can shop with confidence. It’s also eligible for eBay’s money-back guarantee. Note that no games are included with this purchase, but you are saving money compared to its standard list price.
A bunch of other Nintendo Switch bundle deals are available at eBay. These are all offered by a Top Rated Plus seller and include eBay’s money-back guarantee. The bundles include Super Mario Bros Wonder and/or Super Mario RPG–making them a great way to check out the hottest Mario games of the season.
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