The Nintendo Switch has been out for a year now, and it’s proven itself to be a smash-hit for Nintendo. After the lackluster performance of the Wii U, it’s safe to say that this iconic Japanese gaming company is back in top form again, with the Switch quickly becoming Nintendo’s fastest-selling console in the U.S..
The Wii U, despite unimpressive sales, pioneered a number of innovations that the Nintendo Switch executed much more effectively. Perhaps the most notable of these design features is the built-in tablet controller. Yet while the Wii U’s gamepad merely freed you from your television, the Switch’s hardware is fully built into the tablet itself. This allows the Switch to double as both a standard at-home console that hooks up to your television and a portable gaming device you can take anywhere thanks to the adaptable Joy-Con controllers.
Even if you’re a fan of the Xbox One X or PlayStation, there’s no denying the amount of fun the Switch brings to the gaming world. Because it’s a new console compared to the competition, deals are scarce at the moment, but considering that it’s retailer price is just $300 — roughly the same price as an Xbox One or PS4, which have been out for years now — the Nintendo Switch is still a solid value with an awesome library of must-play games.
Best Nintendo Switch Deals
The Switch was tricky to find last year after its release and around the holidays due to its massive popularity, but they’re much better supply right now, so if you’ve been looking to get your hands on one, then now’s a great time. With great content like Fortnite, Overwatch, Minecraft, and of course the classics you know and love to stock up on, getting a Switch is a no-brainer. To help you out, we’ve put together a round-up of the best Nintendo Switch deals, bundles, and discounts you won’t find in a store:
Today’s Best Nintendo Switch Deals
Best Nintendo Switch Bundles
Despite only being on the market for one year, the Switch has already built a solid lineup of awesome first-party digital games. Nintendo Switch bundles are few and far between at the moment, however, but if you want to get playing immediately, then GameStop has some consoles that come packaged with accessories like Joy-Con controllers, charging docks, and some must-have titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Nintendo Switch bundle
After the fantastic Super Mario 3D Land and its equally great follow-up, Super Mario 3D World, it was hard to imagine how Nintendo could keep improving on the Mario formula. Nonetheless, the company did it with Super Mario Odyssey, one of the best games of 2017 and a title that many fans place among the best that this long-running series has to offer.
Now you can jump into Mario’s latest cap-tossing, Goomba-stomping, globe-trotting adventure with this $360 Nintendo Switch bundle from GameStop.
‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Nintendo Switch bundle
The Legend of Zelda is another Nintendo IP that needs little introduction and, like Mario, seems to keep getting better with age. Breath of the Wild, the latest in the franchise, stunned gamers and reviewers alike with its stunning, sprawling fantasy world and totally open-ended gameplay, with many declaring it the best Zelda title ever made.
We’re not inclined to disagree – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a marvel, and this bundle from GameStop will have you exploring the beautiful world of Hyrule right out of the box for $360.
‘Splatoon 2’ Nintendo Switch bundle
Splatoon is a relatively new first-party Nintendo franchise that was one of the standout games for the company’s ill-fated Wii U. Now, you can enjoy all the paint-slinging third-person shooter action on the Switch with Splatoon 2, which is easily one of the best multiplayer experiences on Nintendo’s newest console. We can confirm that loading up on paint and blasting your friends with it couldn’t be more fun.
The Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch bundle also rings in at $360 from GameStop.
‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Nintendo Switch bundle
Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be a Nintendo console without some classic Mario Kart action. Since the 16-bit era of the SNES, this series of kart racing games featuring iconic Mario characters has only gotten better and better, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bringing the franchise to the Switch in spectacular fashion. The Deluxe edition includes an upscaled 1080p 60fps version of the original game, plus all of the awesome DLC in one polished package.
Like other Nintendo Switch bundles on our roundup, this one can be yours from GameStop for $360.
‘Pokken Tournament DX’ Nintendo Switch bundle
A Switch exclusive, Pokken Tournament DX is an enhanced port of the original Pokemon fighting game that originally debuted on the Wii U. Pokken Tournament DX improves upon the first game in many ways, seamlessly blending everyone’s favorite pocket monsters with fast-paced arcade fighting action.
The gameplay is a blast (not to mention surprisingly deep), and if you just can’t get enough Pokemon, love the hectic action of fighting games, or just want to try something new, you can grab this Switch bundle from GameStop for $360.
‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Nintendo Switch bundle
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle might be one of the weirdest crossovers we’ve seen, pairing the heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom with Rabbids from the Rayman series. The result is an absolute blast and a game that’s become a sleeper hit. Even the gameplay itself is a crossover of sorts, featuring addictive XCOM-style tactical action as you lead Mario, his friends, and allied Rabbids against enemy Rabbids across a variety of colorful battlefields.
The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Nintendo Switch bundle rings in at $360 from GameStop.
‘Sonic Forces’ Nintendo Switch bundle
It may not be as awesome as Sonic Mania (which is arguably the best entry in the series in decades), but the new Sonic Forces is still well worth checking out if you’re a fan of Sega’s iconic blue mascot. Sonic the Hedgehog’s latest adventure has him facing off once again against Dr. Eggman, as well as an all-new mysterious villain, and you can even design your own custom hero character to accompany Sonic on his quest.
The Sonic Forces Switch bundle is the cheapest on our list, coming in at $340 from GameStop.
Update on April 18: Added the Pokken Tournament DX, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Sonic Forces Nintendo Switch bundles.
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Published at Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:28:32 +0000