The Nintendo Switch, like most consoles during the pandemic, was once scarce. Fortunately, retailers like Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart now routinely stock the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite in multiple color configurations and models, giving those who got the chance to buy Nintendo’s versatile console.
We’re keeping an eye on the internet to see where you can buy a Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite (the handheld version of the console), and the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED model, as well as any bundles that seem like good deals.
Keep in mind that stock – new, used or otherwise – can still occasionally sell out due to the pandemic. However, we will do our best to keep this article current with the latest offers in stock. If something goes out of stock, we try to let you know.
Where can I buy a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite now?
- At Amazon, you can buy an updated Nintendo Switch model with gray Joy-Cons, plus a 64GB SanDisk MicroSD Card for $314. If you want to upgrade, Amazon offers two additional bundles, one with a 128GB SanDisk MicroSD Card for $326 and one with a 256GB SanDisk MicroSD Card for $344.
- You can buy the updated Nintendo Switch model with gray Joy-Cons or red and blue Joy-Cons for $300 at Amazon, walmart, Best Buy, Game stop, and Target. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition is also available to buy at Amazon for $299, as well as most other retailers.
- Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, walmart, and B&H Photo all have Nintendo Switch Lite stock available in a variety of colors for $200.
- If you’re not against buying a used or refurbished console, check it out GameStop. Another good place to look is Nintendo’s online store, where you can often find refurbished Switch consoles. Currently, Nintendo offers the 2nd Gen Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Cons for $260, in addition to most Switch Lite color configurations for $170.
Where can I buy a Nintendo Switch OLED now?
The upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED model opened for pre-orders on July 15, with the first pre-order stock selling out in minutes. The more expensive Switch model – which officially goes on sale on October 8 for $350 – offers a slew of improvements, most notably a vibrant 7-inch OLED display and an improved stand that offers much more stability. The speakers get a little louder and offer a little more clarity too, and there’s a wired Ethernet port built right into the dock.
While pre-orders for both models have come and gone since they first opened, both configurations of the Nintendo Switch OLED are not available for pre-order at the time of writing.
What accessories should I buy for Nintendo Switch?
Honestly, the Switch comes with everything you need to get started and have fun. However, a few extra purchases can help you get a little more out of your console, and in some cases, endure the wear and tear it will no doubt endure.
First, a MicroSD card helps you expand your Switch’s standard 32GB of storage. Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers regularly sell cards with up to 512 GB of storage for about $60. A 400GB microSD card will cost you about $45, and with each game ranging in download size from 1 GB to tens of gigabytes, the card has plenty of room to store several.
Let’s talk about controllers quickly. The Switch Joy-Cons have a somewhat unconventional look. Nevertheless, the Pro Controller is a great alternative to play most Switch games, although some Super Mario Party titles require the Joy-Cons to play. If you’re looking for a Switch Pro controller, both GameStop and walmart also have the Switch Pro controller for $59, cutting $11 off the regular retail price.
Then buy a tempered glass screen cover. The display on the Switch and Switch Lite is covered in plastic and it calls for scratches as soon as you take it out of the box. Save the heartbreak by getting an affordable, easy-to-apply glass cover from Amazon.
If you want to play online with friends, make sure your save files are stored in the cloud, and access a whole host of on-demand games from the original Nintendo and SNES console era, you’ll want a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. It’s $20 a year for a single user on a console or $35 per year for up to eight users on various consoles.
Eneba currently offers a competitively priced one year, individual membership for about $19.