Best Nintendo Switch holiday deals for 2019: Get Starlink for free or a $30 credit at Amazon or Target



We’ve rounded up all the bundles and special deals we could find for the Switch and Switch Lite.

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Though inventory is running low, there are still a few good deals available for the full-featured Switch that connects to a TV. Amazon has brought back its $30 promotional credit with the purchase of a Switch. And Target is currently offering a $30 gift card when you buy the console — and it’s still eligible for expedited shipping to arrive before Christmas.  

But the best deal going remains at Best Buy, which is offering a free copy of Starlink — plus a customizable, interactive model spaceship — with every purchase of the Switch. And it’s also available for delivery before Christmas. (Full disclosure: I finally pulled the trigger on this deal myself this week, and picked up Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which I hear is good for cooperative play, on sale for $20.)

Note that all of these bundles feature the upgraded Switch, sometimes referred to as the V2, that’s extended the console’s battery life by about 50% — to give you up to nine hours of play time in battery mode, depending on the game. 

Otherwise, the best price on the Switch Lite remains at B&H Photo, which continues to sell it for $194 — about $5 less than Best Buy, Amazon and everyone else. And it’s still available last minute for free 2-day shipping to arrive before Christmas.

Read more: Best Nintendo Switch accessories for 2019

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Starlink might be the best Star Fox game in decades, and this game-and-interactive-model combo lists at $60. Best Buy has now discounted it to $10 — but will just throw it in when you purchase the V2 version of the Switch.

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We’ve seen a similar deal at Best Buy and elsewhere — but now it’s Target’s turn. Pick up the new Switch console and earn a $30 Target gift card.

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This special bundle, which was priced at $220 until recently, is now even cheaper and comes with the Switch Lite and Crash Team Racing, which usually costs closer to $40 on its own.

Read our Switch Lite review.

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The Switch Pro Controller is infrequently on sale but Amazon is currently selling it for $55 — a $15 discount off the list price.

It’s rare to see Joy-Cons discounted at Amazon, but right now you can get them for $10 less than usual. At the moment, the best price is on the neon red and blue version. 

Walmart’s bundle includes the Switch Console and your choice of two of the following three accessories options: a wireless controller, a wired controller or a travel carrying case.

Other Switch game deals available now:

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Walmart’s post-Cyber Monday deal lives on! This Switch bundle includes a Mario Red Joy-Con plus $20 of Nintendo eShop credit and a carrying case. The eShop credit can be applied to anything across the range of games and products available on the Nintendo online store. So far the Mario Red Joy-Cons have only been available as part of a previous Mario Odyssey bundle.

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Originally published last month. Regularly updated with new deals and prices. 

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