Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (Spring 2019)

We’re incredibly optimistic about the future of the Nintendo Switch and believe it sets a new standard for game systems. Since it’s relatively new, there aren’t a ton of killer deals yet. But at $300, it’s still roughly as cheap as a PS4 or Xbox One, and super easy to take with you anywhere.

If you don’t own one yet, we’ve got your back. Below are all the current Nintendo Switch deals and bundles we could find. We’ve also added some of the best Switch games you should consider and 25 essential accessories you’ll absolutely need.

Updated Spring 2019: We’ve replaced a lot of bundle deals, updated prices, added more gaming headset recommendations, and freshened up our accessory and game lists.

Nintendo Switch Bundle Deals

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For reference, the Switch is normally $300, and most top-tier games cost $60 whether you buy a physical cartridge or a digital copy. You can choose whether you want an all-gray version or one with neon blue and neon red Joy-Con. And since part of the appeal of Switch is the ability to turn each Joy-Con sideways and use it as an itty-bitty controller, getting the version with the colorful controllers does make it a bit easier to figure out which side they slide into when you’re done.

Refurbished Switches from Nintendo

We don’t always recommend refurbished units, but Nintendo has a good track record with refurbished goods, and a couple of us on the WIRED team have purchased refurbished consoles from Nintendo in the past. These all come with a 1-year warranty just like you’d get with a new Switch from the factory. It’s not a huge discount, but if every dollar counts, it’s a way of saving a few bucks.

Retailer Deal Pages

We’ve mostly listed Amazon links in this article, but these are the deals pages for a few major retailers that sell Switch, in case you’re hunting for something more specific.

Switch Essentials You’ll Need

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All of these accessories are in our list of Best Nintendo Switch Accessories, but to get you started, we’ve included a few links below for items you really do need. You’ll need a MicroSD card to download and fit extra games. We recommend buying as large a one as you can so you don’t have to buy more in the future. We also highly recommend buying a screen protector, a travel case, and a Nintendo Pro Controller. An extra Dock is nice if you have more than one TV.

Gaming Headsets Worth a Look

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Using a gaming headset on the Switch is more complicated than it should be. Nintendo’s new online service requires you to use a smartphone to chat in games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but if you also want to hear in-game audio in your headset, you have to connect it to the Switch via a 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortnite, and possibly other games, do not use the smartphone app. We recommend the two headsets below if you want to get the most out of your headset.

Must-Have Switch Games

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There are a lot of fantastic Nintendo Switch games, but we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites here. For even more suggestions, read WIRED’s Best Nintendo Switch Games.

Once you buy, be sure to also read our top 14 Tips and Tricks for the Nintendo Switch.

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