We’ve reached the midway point of July, which this year is home to Amazon Prime Day 2018. This huge, Black Friday-esque sale is now underway and will run for a total of 36 hours, offering a huge array of deals across all categories on the site. That includes gaming, and Nintendo Switch is among the platforms to get some love, although there isn’t a ton for the system just yet that we’ve spotted.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best deals we’ve come across for Switch, and we’ll continue to update it as we spot more. A desirable Switch console bundle–which has you paying $300 but comes with two freebies in the form of Eshop credit and a microSDXC card for storing your digital games–is in stock at the time of this writing after selling out shortly after Prime Day began on Monday. Jump to the hardware section below for a look at that and act fast if you’re interested in picking it up; Switch discounts don’t come around often.
Access to Prime Day requires an Amazon Prime membership. Fortunately, so long as you aren’t a recent member, you can get a free trial to access the sale–as well as the free games that Twitch Prime is currently giving away. Just be sure to cancel the membership before the trial ends to avoid being charged.
We’ve already shared some tips for making the most of Prime Day; not everything on sale is necessarily a good price, so you’ll want to do some research. As noted above, we’ll bring you all of the best deals we see, but bear in mind that some offers–specifically Lightning Deals–will have extremely limited availability.
Hardware deals on Switch might be tough to come across simply due to demand. Amazon launched a nice bundle for $300 that included $20 in free Eshop credit and a 64 GB microSDXC card, but that very quickly sold out. It’s unclear if that will come back or if other deals will also see similar sell-outs, but we’ll do our best to keep an eye out for anything else that comes up. [Update: It’s back in stock, at least for now–act fast if you’re interested.]
Nintendo Switch Software Lineup | E3 2018
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So far, deals on Switch games haven’t exactly been plentiful–the one of note involved Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and that appears to have already disappeared. We’ll continue to monitor Amazon and see what else pops up.