For gamers, the holiday season is the perfect time to take advantage of gaming deals to score consoles, games, and accessories, either as gifts for yourself or for loved ones. The Nintendo Switch has been an elusive console over the past few months, but the Nintendo Switch Lite is currently available on Best Buy for its suggested retail price of $199, with a promise that the console will arrive before Christmas.
There are two variants of the Nintendo Switch; the standard version that you can connect to a TV through its dock, and the Nintendo Switch Lite that goes handheld-only in exchange for a lower price. When choosing between the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, the most important questions are whether you plan to hook up the console to your TV, and your budget. If you want to spend less while planning to take advantage of its portability, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the one for you, though you might want to also invest in a Nintendo Switch Online membership and a memory card to fully utilize the console’s features.
Save for a few Nintendo Switch games that utilize the motion controls of the joy-cons such as Just Dance and Ring Fit Adventure, the Nintendo Switch Lite has access to the full Nintendo Switch library. This means that even with the cheaper version of the console, you can still build your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, smash your way through in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, save Princess Peach all over again in Super Mario Odyssey, and explore Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, among the many jewels that the console has to offer.
We’ve gathered the best Nintendo Switch deals that are currently available, but it’s rare to see a retailer with the console in stock. With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s no telling how many gamers have the Nintendo Switch Lite on their wish list, so if you want to be playing on the console or if you want to wrap it up as a present before Christmas rolls around, you shouldn’t hold back on clicking that Buy Now button to purchase the Nintendo Switch Lite at its suggested retail price of $199.
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