The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for October 2018

The Nintendo Switch has been out for more than a year now, and it has proven to be a home run for the iconic Japanese gaming company. After the lackluster performance of the Wii U, it’s safe to say that Nintendo is back in top form again, with its latest gaming system quickly becoming its 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 it to double as both a standard at-home system 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 newest Nintendo system brings to the gaming world. Because it’s a new console compared to the competition, deals are scarce at the moment, but considering that its retail 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

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The Switch was tricky to find last year after its release and around the holidays due to its massive popularity, but they’re in much better supply right now. If you have been looking to get your hands on one, then now is a great time. With must-have games like Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSkyrim, Fortnite, and Minecraft, not to mention titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coming down the pike, getting this game system is a no-brainer. To help you out, we’ve put together a roundup of the best Nintendo Switch deals, bundle deals, and discounts you won’t find in a store. You may still need to go to GameStop to find those cheap Nintendo games, though.

Today’s Best Nintendo Switch Deals

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Best Nintendo Switch Bundles

Despite only being on the market for one year, the latest system from Nintendo has already built a solid lineup of awesome first-party digital games. Nintendo Switch bundles are few and far between at the moment, but Nintendo has finally started rolling out a few game bundles, with more coming later this year. If you want to score a new console with some nice extras, then here are some consoles that come packaged with great games and accessories.

Nintendo Switch ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ — $360

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Nintendo’s iconic series of multiplayer brawling games is finally coming to the Switch, and the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is probably the most highly anticipated game since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Gamers will no doubt be lining up outside stores on release day, but if you’re a true Smash fan, then this special edition Switch bundle might be the one for you.

This pre-order bundle includes a copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate along with a limited edition Nintendo Switch console, dock, and a sweet-looking Pro Controller. This special gamepad will be sold for $75 separately, so if you want it, then this is the best way to get it – the whole bundle rings in at $360 from GameStop and Best Buy, with a release date set for November 2.

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Nintendo Switch ‘Diablo III Eternal Collection’ — $360

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Diablo III has been out on other systems for a while, but this is the first time we’ve seen it on a Nintendo system. If you’ve been looking to jump into the dungeon-crawling RPG action (or maybe you’ve already played it and want to revisit it on the Switch), now’s your chance. This bundle includes Diablo III Eternal Collection – the definitive version of the game which includes all expansion packs and DLC – as well as a special edition Diablo-themed Switch console, dock, and carrying case.

Like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Diablo III Eternal Collection is slated for a November 2 launch date, but you can pre-order this special edition Switch bundle from GameStop now for $360.

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Nintendo Switch ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ and accessories — $410

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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 managed 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 hop into Mario’s latest cap-tossing, Goomba-stomping, globetrotting adventure with this Nintendo Switch bundle from Walmart. Along with the Switch console and Super Mario Odyssey, you also get a tempered glass screen protector, hard carrying case, Joy-Con charging dock, and silicone Joy-Con sleeves, all for $410.

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Nintendo Switch ‘Fortnite’ Double Helix — $300

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Fortnite has become a worldwide sensation, so it was only a matter of time before this smash-hit multiplayer game was ported to the Switch. When it was released for Nintendo’s console in June, it garnered more than 2 million downloads in just 24 hours, proving that Switch owners were hungry for some hectic battle royale action. You can download and play Fortnite on the Switch right now if you already own one (better still, the base game is free), but if you’ve been waiting to buy Nintendo’s newest console, then this special bundle is something that’s just for the Fornite fans.

Along with a Switch console with red-and-blue Joy-Cons, this package gives you 1,000 V-bucks (a $10 value) and a unique outfit set that includes the Double Helix character skin, paraglider, and pickax. This bundle is set to release on October 5 and you can pre-order it now from GameStop or Walmart for $300, effectively scoring those Fortnite goodies for free.

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Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition with ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!’ — $400

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There have been a number of Pokémon spinoffs on Nintendo consoles over the years, but soon we’ll finally be getting a proper Pokémon RPG. Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! take you back to Kanto, letting you explore, capture wild Pokémon (using the Joy-Con or included Poké Ball Plus motion controller), and do battle with trainers and gym leaders. You get a personal Pokémon to start building your team, similar in spirit to Pokémon Yellow for the GameBoy Color, and you can connect with the Pokémon Go mobile game to unlock even more Kanto region Pokémon.

Slated for release on November 16, this special-edition Switch is now available for pre-order for $400 from GameStop. You can choose between two versions of the game: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, featuring everybody’s favorite electric Pokémon, or Let’s Go, Eevee! The version you pick determines which Pokemon you’ll start with in-game, but the special-edition Pokémon-themed console is the same no matter which game you get.

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Nintendo Switch ‘Mario Tennis Aces’ — $360

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Of all of Nintendo’s multiplayer franchises, the Mario Tennis series might be the most underrated and underappreciated. It may live in the shadow of Nintendo titans like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros., but Switch owners owe it to themselves to try Mario Tennis Aces. It’s a simple game, admittedly – the Mario Tennis games tend to be pretty straightforward – but it’s easy to pick up, surprisingly addictive, and the multiplayer matches are hectic and hilarious to play with friends. (You should also give the story mode at least one playthrough to experience the humorous writing and intense boss fights.)

This $360 Nintendo Switch offer includes a console with red-and-blue Joy-Cons and a full download of Mario Tennis Aces. You also get a free downloadable copy of 1-2-Switch, a fun pick-up-and-play multiplayer game, as a nice little bonus.

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Nintendo Switch and carrying case— $300

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By far the standout feature of the Nintendo Switch is its hybrid design that lets you use the system as both a home system and a handheld device — a concept Nintendo tested with the Wii U’s touchscreen tablet controller. If you plan on frequently taking your system with you on the go, however, then you need a good way to protect it from bumps, falls, and scratches, and this Switch offer includes a handy carrying case (complete with internal pockets for games and accessories) and a removable screen protector.

This package rings in at $300 from Walmart. Considering this is the standard price of a new console, you’re essentially getting a great case and screen protector for free — pretty good deal, right? Though if you’re someone who only plays Mario Kart with the gray Joy-Con, you’ll need to find that elsewhere.

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Nintendo Switch and battery charger — $299

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Another consideration with a portable gaming system like the Nintendo Switch is battery life. There’s nothing worse for gamers than running out of juice in the middle of an intense Mario Kart 8 Deluxe session and not having an outlet or USB port available to plug into. This offer, which includes a portable battery charger, has you covered. The handy 10,000mAh power bank does triple-duty as an external battery, kickstand, and universal charger, providing plenty of additional energy for longer play time. The USB and USB-C inputs even let you top up your other devices.

The console bundled with a battery charger are available from Walmart for $299, saving you $25 off of the cost of buying them separately.

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Nintendo Switch and accessories — $341

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There is a myriad of great third-party add-ons and accessories available for the Switch, but this bundle gives you everything you need to complete your setup. Along with the Nintendo Switch, dock, and Joy-Con controllers, the package includes a carrying case from AmazonBasics, a play stand for the tablet controller, a storage case that can hold up to 24 games, and two controller grips that turn your extra controllers into full-sized gamepads. If you’re playing games like Splatoon 2, Pokken Tournament, or Super Mario Odyssey, this deal is a great way to keep all of those small easy-to-lose Switch cartridges in one place.

This high-value bundling of gaming accessories offers a lot for just $341 from Amazon.

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