Best Nintendo Switch deals ahead of Prime Day 2: Holiday bundles, games, and more

There’s a slew of Nintendo Switch deals up for grabs at major retailers ahead of Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days sale (scheduled for Oct. 10 and 11), including a handful of holiday bundles.

A quick look at the best early Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals:



box art for 'Octopath Traveler II'

a SanDisk 512GB microSDXC Card

Nintendo has kept an annual tradition of releasing Switch holiday bundles around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but in 2023, they arrived earlier than ever on Friday, Oct. 6. It’s perfect timing — and maybe not a coincidence — considering Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days holiday kickoff sale is scheduled for Oct. 10 and 11.

Below, we’re keeping a running list of the best Nintendo Switch deals available ahead of Prime Big Deal Days (which will effectively be another Prime Day sale, for those unfamiliar). This includes deals at other stores like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, which are all running competing savings events of their own:

Early Prime Day deals on Nintendo Switch consoles

Why we like it

Nintendo’s holiday Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle has returned for yet another year, and it’s as good a deal as ever: You get a standard (non-OLED) Switch, a copy of the aforementioned game, and a three-month individual Nintendo Switch Online membership for just $299.99, or the price of the console itself. (Buying each component separately would cost about $68 more.) At the time of writing, it was in stock at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and in the My Nintendo Store.

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Early Prime Day deals on Nintendo Switch games

Why we like it

This retro-inspired JRPG by Square Enix, a sequel to 2018’s Octopath Traveler, is one of Mashable’s favorite games of 2023 (so far): “It’s got beautiful ‘HD2D’ visuals, genuinely novel turn-based combat, and boss fight music that makes you want to sprint through a wall,” writes tech and games reporter Alex Perry. Amazon currently has it on sale for $39.99, which is a $20 savings and only 99 cents away from its record-low there. (Best Buy and Target were both matching that deal, FYI.)

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Early Prime Day deals on Nintendo Switch accessories

Why we like it

Switch consoles come with only 32GB to 64GB of internal storage depending on the model, so most players will need to purchase a separate memory card at some point. A whopping 512GB is overkill for many, but if you’re the type of person who’s always finding something new to play, it’ll come in handy — and at 58% off, this is an amazing deal. (Note that Amazon’s list price is slightly inflated: This same microSDXC card retails for $119.99 in the My Nintendo Store.) For comparison’s sake, it was selling for $69.99 at Best Buy and $64.99 at Target when we last checked.

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