Prime Day 2022 Nintendo Switch deals are starting to roll in as Amazon's Prime Day blowout sale kicks off. If you've been sitting on a purchase of a Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, or Switch OLED, waiting for the prices to come down to a more approachable figure, today's the day to strike. We're already seeing some pretty good discounts as the day unfolds. Here are the best Switch deals for Prime Day that we've spotted so far:
Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals
- Get $40 free with Prime Day
- Refurbished Nintendo Switch for $279.95 at Amazon
- Grab a Nintendo Switch Lite at Amazon for $199
- Big, shiny Switch OLED is $349 at Amazon
- Save on Nintendo Switch games at Amazon
LIVE: The latest Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals
(Note that this is a live updating article – prices are correct at the time of publication, and Nintendo product stock may decline over time as retailers sell their wares.)
UPDATE: 22:37pm EST
We're getting near the end of this July Prime Day 2022. With the clock ticking down, we wanted to bring attention to some last-minute Nintendo Switch accessory Prime Day deals. The things on this list are convenient buys that you won't regret purchasing.
UPDATE: 21:10pm EST
One of the things that makes gaming sessions that much better on Nintendo Switch is a reliable headset. With today's deals, the popular HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is currently $42 off for Prime Day. Simply plug the headphone jack into your Switch and you'll be listening to crytsal clear in-game audio.
UPDATE: 19:40pm EST
Right now, you can get Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury and a 12-month Individual membership for Nintendo Switch Online for just $60. This basically gives you the 12-month subscription for free. That way you can play online games and access the NES and SNES library of classic titles on the service.
UPDATE: 02:56am EST
It's surprising seeing LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on sale so soon considering that it's only just released for Nintendo Switch and other platforms this past April and has been very popular in that time. While not as much of discount as some other Switch games, the fact that it's selling for $15 off is a good deal for such a recent release. Not to mention, this is one of the most hilarious LEGO games out there and it's a fun one to share with a friend in two-player co-op.
UPDATE: 01:05am EST
Anyone who experiences finger cramping while holding the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode will greatly benefit from the OVIO Grip Case for Switch and Switch OLED, which is currently 55% off this Prime Day. It provides ergonomic holds for your hands, offers five cartridge slots, and even has a kickstand for tabletop mode. Grab one while it's on sale.
UPDATE: 23:15pm EST
Right now, the Tenvoonl Joy-Pad Controller for Nintendo Switch is 34% off. It's not just one of the most popular Nintendo Switch accessories to sell during this Prime Day but it's also the best-selling third-party Joy-Con too. It comes in four different color options including this white one, reminiscent of the Switch OLED Joy-Con. Grab some while they're still available.
UPDATE: 22:07pm EST
Wanting to get some Nintendo Switch games and accessories but don't want to spend too much? We've rounded up the very best Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals under $30. As with most things during Prime Day, these sales might not last long. Grab some accessories or games while they're up to 50% off.
UPDATE: 20:05pm EST
PowerA is a gaming company that is officially licensed by Nintendo to make Switch accessories. During this Prime Day, several controllers, Switch carrying cases, and other PowerA accessories are heavily discounted. Make sure to check out the best PowerA Switch deals for Prime Day while stock is still available.
UPDATE: 19:40pm EST
Get a new game and a whole year of Nintendo Online in this package Prime Day deal. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is one of the best remakes/ports of an older game we've had the joy of playing in the past few years. Plus, the all new Browser's Fury offers new and unique challenges for you and Mario to overcome. Top that off with a full year of Nintendo Online so you can play all the online games with your friends. You'll save 25% on this bundle that's only $59.99 right now for Prime Day.
UPDATE: 14:46pm EST
On the hunt for a new Nintendo Switch controller? If you don't need a wireless connection, and aren't too fussed about it being a first-party product, there's an absolute bargain price on this PDP Rock Candy wired controller. Designed to be small enough to travel alongside your Switch, there's white controller (with a slightly translucent finish) has 48% knocked off it's usual asking price, bringing it down to just $11.99.
UPDATE: 12:47pm EST
We love this – ever wish that your favorite Mario Kart tracks could come to life in the real world? Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit makes that happen. Using augemented reality and remote control cars that you drive via your Nintendo Switch, it combines toys with digital play to turn your home into the Mushroom Kingdom's race courses. It's a really clever take on the classic Mario formula, and is now 50% off in the US, bringing its price down to an excellent $49.99.
UPDATE: 11:16am EST
With all these Switch gaming deals flying around, your console is going to quickly max out its internal storage space. Nintendo loads up even its OLED model with a measly amount of built-in storage but, thankfully, it can be easily expanded with loads of off-the-shelf microSD cards, hugely increasing the number of games you can take on the go with you at any one time. For Prime Day 2022 you can also score a fantastic new SanDisk microSDXC 256GB memory card for your Nintendo Switch for just $40! That's enough for dozens of games to be loaded up at once.
UPDATE: 10:24am EST
Right now at Target you can grab Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle on Nintendo Switch. Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi in both solo and co-op turn-based combat now for just $14.99 at Target.
UPDATE: 9:10am EST
Got a Switch but want to keep it protected? There's a really nice bundle of cases, screen protectors, Joy-Con covers and more on offer from PDP as part of Amazon Prime Day today. And it's at a pocket-money price too! Its PDP is usually $14.99, but Prime Day deal see it drop to just $7.49.
UPDATE: 8:40am EST
Here's our first big meaty Nintendo Switch offer of the day — provided you don't mind it being an Animal Crossing-style machine with that particular game packed in. You can get the limited edition Animal Crossing: New Horizon's version of the Nintendo Switch, plus the game, for just $296.99, down from $359.99. That's a saving of $63, and a great entry point for a first-time Switch owner.
Prime Day at a glance
Games and accessories are typically also amongst the highlights of Switch Prime Day deals, but there are also a load of free games available through Amazon Prime Gaming if Switch isn't your only platform of choice. So if you've been meaning to grab a few new games, or maybe a nice new carry case, you'll want to take advantage of what might be the lowest prices of the year on some items.
- Amazon Prime free trial
- Prime Day Lightning deals timed deals that disappear as quickly as they appear
Best Prime Day Switch games deals
- Hot Wheels Unleashed |
was $49.99now $26.99
- Mario Kart Live |
was $99now $49.99
- Life is Strange: True Colors |
was $59.99now $29.99
The Nintendo Switch is a popular console, having sold close to 108 million units worldwide as of the last report. Honestly, this isn't surprising given the console's hybrid nature, which allows the system to either be played on your TV or on the go. The long list of hit Switch games that have already been released, coupled with the knowledge that several highly-anticipated Switch games are currently in development, also makes the Nintendo Switch a great purchase.
For anyone looking to save money, there's also a smaller, less expensive option to consider called the Nintendo Switch Lite. It has a few limitations like not having a kickstand, being unable to connect to a TV, and lacking motion controls. Still, it typically sells for about $100 cheaper than the original console, making it a great budget buy.
Then there's the Switch OLED, which has several improvements from the original handheld including a larger OLED screen, which shows off visuals more vibrantly and clearly. It's also got double the internal storage at 64GB — and an improved kickstand. Due to these upgrades, it sells for $50 more than the original Switch at an MSRP of $350. However, the significant differences when comparing the Switch and Switch OLED side by side make it worth going for.
As with many other products on the market, video games increased in demand shortly after the pandemic came to the U.S. For this reason, many consoles, games, and accessories are in short supply or priced higher than usual. However, it's still possible that there could be some good Nintendo Switch deals.
Get a new Switch this Prime Day
This year's Prime Day event is underway, running from July 12 through July 13. Discounts for most parts of the year for the Nintendo Switch are few and far between, but these are the links to keep an eye on. Just remember to pick up a microSD card for Nintendo Switch as the Switch has very little internal memory.
We'll be keeping an eye out for anything Nintendo-related and of course any Apple Prime Day deals. But if you're after some of the Best Prime Day Apple Deals or perhaps the Best Prime Day iPhone Deals, we've got you covered there as well!
This special version of the Nintendo Switch gives off beach vibes as it shows off designs from the hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons games. These typically run out of stock super quickly, so you'll want to grab it while you can.
Why should I buy a Prime Day Nintendo Switch deal?
Nintendo Switch deals — whether that's for the consoles or for the best Switch games — are pretty infrequent, so any time the console you want goes on sale for less than its retail price, you should take the opportunity. Big sales around the holidays and special events like Amazon Prime Day represent a unique chance to snag some of the best deals of the year. If you miss a good Switch deal on Prime Day, you might have to wait until Black Friday for another decent offer.
Which Prime Day Nintendo Switch deal is right for me?
Whether you should get a Prime Day Nintendo Switch deal on the original Nintendo Switch model, the larger Switch OLED, or the Nintendo Switch Lite really comes down to what games you want to play and how you intend to use the gaming system.
The Nintendo Switch can be played anywhere in handheld mode, has a kickstand for tabletop mode, and can even dock to your TV. It also has detachable Joy-Cons, which can be turned sideways and used as two separate controllers for multiplayer gaming. It's the perfect option for both single-player titles and game nights. Plus, the Joy-Cons feature rumble and motion controls for more immersive gaming.
In comparison, the Switch OLED is slightly larger, and with that titular OLED display that makes visuals come through more clearly and with better coloring. This improvement is achieved even though the resolution is the same as the original Switch with 720p in handheld and 1080p in docked mode. But for anyone who plans to play more while on the go, this improved Switch is a great choice.
The Nintendo Switch Lite on the other hand is a solely handheld system that does not have a kickstand, motion controls, rumble, removable Joy-Cons, nor the ability to be played on TV. This limits it to being a handheld-only device best meant for solo play. Since there aren't any motion controls, certain games won't work as well on Nintendo Switch Lite. Though, you can purchase separate Joy-Cons and a playstand if you want to make it easier to play with others. If you think you'll only be playing on the go, this is the cheaper option to go with.
Best Prime Day Nintendo Switch game deals
Despite being Amazon Prime Day, sometimes the best Switch game deals are found in other stores. Here are the best price drops we've seen so far.
This game has you play as a demigod who must traverse a vibrant world in order to save the Greek gods. There are weapons to unlock, monsters to slay, and puzzles to solve.
This turn-based tactical strategy game surprised everyone by showing how good of a crossover mixing Mario and friends with Ubisoft's Rabbids could be. Each character has their own weapons and skills which you need to employ in combat. With the sequel coming out this October, this is the perfect time to pick up the original and play through it.
This hack and slash adventure is a prequel game to the award-winning Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Get to know what happened between Link, Zelda, and the Champions before Calamity Ganon struck.
This adventure is the earliest one within the official Zelda timeline. Link and Zelda are students together on a floating island in the sky. Then one day, Zelda is knocked off her Loftwing and plunged into the world below the clouds. Now it's up to Link to save her and defeat an evil presence that awaits him.
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Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.