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This is the best Nintendo Switch deal you'll get ahead of the holidays

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Many of the Nintendo Switch (opens in new tab) deals we saw for Black Friday and Cyber Monday were either for the older version of the console or the new model at full price with some bundled extras. Amazon has stepped it up ahead of the holidays, though, with the best direct price drop we've seen on the console itself plus some extra Amazon promotional credit. Simply head to Amazon to pick up the Nintendo Switch (opens in new tab) at just $269.99 by clipping the $30 coupon on its product page there. Then, during checkout, enter the code D3E2CDJ6GB6S to score $30 in Amazon credit that will be delivered to your email within 7 days of your console shipping. Since you'll definitely be shopping at Amazon again, that credit is basically free money. This deal applies only to the gray console at present and we expect it won't be around for much longer.

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Clip the on-page coupon to take $30 off the console itself while it's still available, then enter the below code during checkout to get $30 of Amazon credit delivered to your email within 7 days of your Switch shipping.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Limited Edition console (Refurbished)

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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Limited Edition console (Refurbished)

$269.99 $299.99 Save $30

This limited edition Nintendo Switch console features a design inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons and is currently $30 off when you purchase a refurbished model at Best Buy!

Nintendo Switch Lite with $20 Amazon credit

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Nintendo Switch Lite with $20 Amazon credit

Limited Time Only

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a slightly smaller version of the Nintendo Switch that's solely meant for handheld play; this Switch can't connect to your TV like the normal one can though it's $100 less in cost!

Mar10 Mario Day sales event on games, controllers, microSD cards, and more

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Mar10 Mario Day sales event on games, controllers, microSD cards, and more

Various Prices

Save up to $45 on Mario Games for the Nintendo Switch, get a Best Buy gift card with a Switch Online subscription, grab a discounted Nintendo-themed microSD card, and more. These deals are only available through the end of the day.

Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

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Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

$69.99 $79.99 Save $10

One of the most popular and hard-to-find Nintendo Switch games of the past year is now on sale at Amazon! You'll save $10 and score the game along with the essential Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories.

Nintendo Switch with free Mario glass set

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Nintendo Switch with free Mario glass set

$299.99 $339.98 Save $40

Though this year's main Nintendo Switch deal for Black Friday has sold out pretty much everywhere, GameStop just unveiled more Nintendo Switch bundles you can snag with a free 4-piece set of Mario glassware!

As mentioned, this is the refreshed Switch released in 2019, which means it includes the battery improvements that make it last for up to 9 hours per charge. A lengthy battery life is essential when you're gaming on-the-go (which is partially what the console was made for!). It also has enhanced Joy-Con controllers as well to help fix some of the issues Switch owners have experienced with the original model. We break down the improvements in our review.

The next purchase you'll need to make is on a microSD card. The Nintendo Switch can hold some digital games on its own, but soon enough you'll need a memory card to hold more. This 128GB microSD card (opens in new tab) on sale for $17 at Amazon has triple the storage space that the console does and would make sure you're good to save plenty of digital games.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.