The long Memorial Day weekend isn't traditionally known for its great video game prices, but you can get discounts on first party games like Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. right now, among others. Best Buy and Amazon are running sales right now, so it's a good opportunity to grab some games and save some cash.
The Nintendo Switch is a runaway success, now sitting at number three in the list of all-time best-selling consoles. Some of the most popular games of the last five years have exclusive homes on the Switch, and unlike Nintendo consoles of yore, first-party Nintendo Switch game deals are fairly commonplace.
Best Nintendo Switch Deals
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Common Nintendo Switch Game Deals
TL;DR: Indie and first-party games
By far the most common Nintendo Switch deals we see are on smaller games. Games like Harvestella, for example, are perpetually on sale, but there are lots of times to save on some of the best indies on Nintendo Switch. In fact, I'd say the best chances to find deals are on indie games, and since they're often pretty inexpensive anyway, you can load up storage with great Switch games for very little money.
The most popular Nintendo Switch deals have to be on first-party games, however. Several times a year, Nintendo will have deals on games like Breath of the Wild, Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more first-party Switch games, offering them up for $39.99 (or less).
The Best Time to Buy Switch Games
The most common time to see these big savings on Nintendo Switch games happen during Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving, on Nov 24th 2023) and Nintendo's annual eShop sale in the early summer. If there's a first-party Nintendo game you want, and you're willing to wait, you can almost certainly snatch it up for $39.99 at some point over the course of the year.
When does the Nintendo Switch Console go on Sale?
The Nintendo Switch itself rarely sees price drops. In fact, I can't think of a legitimate time when we saw one. However, Nintendo skirts this by offering up bundle deals, usually with a game download included.
The Mario Choose One bundle lets you pick from Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros. U, or Mario Odyssey, and it comes with a pair of "Mario Red" Joy-con. As far as a deal goes, it's currently the best around on Switch, but you're just getting a free game.
Black Friday is when Nintendo brings out its old faithful Nintendo Switch Bundle, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch bundle. In recent years, Nintendo's added a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Switch Online offers online play for games like Splatoon 3, as well as access to a selection of NES, Super NES and now original Game Boy games.
All the Best Memorial Day 2023 Deals