It's a rare occasion when you can snag a worthwhile discount on the Nintendo Switch. For just one day only, Newegg is offering the original Nintendo Switch console featuring Gray Joy-Con controllers for just $259.99. That's a savings of $40 and one that doesn't come around hardly ever. Shipping is free.

The Nintendo Switch was recently upgraded with improvements to its screen, battery life, and its flash storage, though today's deal is for the original model of the console. If you'd rather purchase version 2 of the Nintendo Switch, you can find it at Amazon for $299.

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Nintendo Switch console with Grey Joy-Cons

Newegg has the original model of the Nintendo Switch featuring Gray Joy-Con controllers on sale at nearly 15% off for one day only. While this isn't the recently upgraded model of the console, it's still a fantastic deal worth considering.

$259.99 $299.99 $40 off

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Now that you have a Nintendo Switch coming to you, it's time to think about which games to pick up. For fans of party games, Super Mario Party is a no-brainer when friends are over. Meanwhile, titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are brilliant single-player adventure games which are practically must-plays for the console. Super Mario Odyssey even has a two-player mode which lets you play as Mario's hat friend, Cappy. There are also games like Splatoon 2 which is a fun first-person action game that's appropriate for all ages and has a stellar online multiplayer mode.

Another essential item some people forget to pick up when purchasing this console is a memory card. The Nintendo Switch can hold a maximum of 32GB on its own, yet you can actually use that up pretty quick with all the awesome digital games the eShop has available for purchase. You can remedy the situation with a 128GB microSD card for just $20 right now.

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