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Best Nintendo Switch Deals October 2019: Games, Consoles, And Accessories

Nintendo products don't have to cost an arm and a leg.

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It almost goes without saying, but the Nintendo Switch is an exciting console to own in 2019. You've got the constantly growing (and consistently excellent) library of Nintendo first-party titles like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Super Mario Maker 2, plus the expanding roster of ports for incredible games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dark Souls, Overwatch, Return of the Obra Dinn, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 adding even more appeal to the platform. Additionally, a slew of other exciting upcoming Switch games were announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct.

If you're a longtime Nintendo fan, you're well aware of the fact that Nintendo's first-party games and products tend to maintain higher prices than their PS4 and Xbox One counterparts do. While the Nintendo Switch launched at a relatively affordable $300, its price has barely fluctuated in the two and a half years since it released, and when you factor in all the $60 games, $70 Switch Pro controller, monthly Switch Online membership, and other expenses, you can end up spending quite a lot on Switch-related purchases.

Fortunately, we're here to save you some cash. We've rounded up all the best Nintendo Switch deals across the internet, from Switch games to accessories and Switch Online membership. The two newest Switch consoles--the smaller, handheld-only Switch Lite and the new improved Switch with better battery life--aren't discounted often, but there are some Switch bundles worth taking a look at.

We'll keep this story updated with any new Switch deals that pop up throughout October, but in the meantime, check out the best discounts available now below.

Quick look: Best Nintendo Switch deals

Nintendo Switch console deals

Nintendo Switch (older model, refurbished) for $260

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The launch version of the Nintendo Switch (not the newer model with better battery life) is on sale for $260 at Best Buy--the system is Geek Squad-certified refurbished. If you aren't interested in the Switch Lite, this is a solid deal, especially if you plan to play in docked mode most of the time.

Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for $359.96

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It's slim pickings for Nintendo Switch console deals right now as retailers gear up for the big holiday sales, but you can still find some slight discounts on Switch console bundles. One of the best options is this bundle with Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch, which is selling for around $360, a savings of $15.

Nintendo Switch Lite with memory card for $225.81

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If you're planning to pick up the Switch Lite, you'll probably need a microSD card to expand your storage space. This bundle will save you $10, as the console itself sells for $200 and the memory card usually goes for $35.

Otherwise, there aren't many discounts on brand-new consoles floating around these days. Expect to see some special deals as we get closer to the holidays.

Best Switch game deals

Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition for $49.94 at Amazon

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Switch games don't receive discounts as quickly or steeply as other console games do. That said, there are still some great games on sale worth picking up, such as Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition, which just released on Switch September 27. You can already find the game marked down to $49.94, a full $10 off.

Best Switch game pre-order deals

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 for $49.94

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To celebrate the Olympic Games that will be held in Japan next year, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 will release on November 1. This multiplayer game features over 30 3D and classic 2D sports games, new Olympic sports like surfing and karate, and a huge roster of playable characters from the Mario and Sonic franchises. You can get it on sale already for $49.94.

Switch games don't receive price cuts before release as often as PS4 and Xbox One titles do, but you can check out more upcoming games on sale below.

Best Switch accessory deals

Light-up Switch dock shields for $15 at Amazon

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These glowy dock shields have no practical purpose, but they sure are pretty. Currently $5 off their usual price of $20, these light-up plates have more than 17 different colors and effects to choose from and add a cool, colorful glow to your Switch setup. We've written about them in the past and can verify they look amazing in person.

Check out more of the best Switch accessories on sale below.

Best Switch Online membership deals

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Switch Online is Nintendo's monthly membership that grants access to online multiplayer, save data cloud backup for most (but not all) games, and a selection of over 40 NES games and 20 SNES games, as well as the ability to buy official NES and SNES controllers compatible with Switch. Nintendo Switch Online is far cheaper than Sony or Microsoft's online subscriptions--an annual individual subscription sells for $20, while a family plan for up to eight Nintendo accounts is $35--but it's still another expense added to the ever-growing pile of Switch-related purchases.

If you're an Amazon Prime member who claimed your first three months of Switch Online free via Twitch Prime, you have until January 22, 2020 to claim your additional nine months free. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed if you never claimed your first three months free.

Here's a deal everyone can claim, though: Popular Switch Online game Tetris 99 is getting a physical release, and it includes 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online. Not only that, but you'll get all current and future DLC for the game. That bundle will cost you $30.

Get Tetris 99 + 12 months Switch Online at Amazon

For more savings, be sure to check out our roundups of the best Xbox One deals and best PS4 deals available this month.

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