Nintendo fans, rejoice! This week is all about the Switch with the return of some popular bundles, the first real sale Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a better discount on PowerA’s wireless GameCube controller than last month’s Amazon lightning deal.
Nintendo is notoriously stingy when it comes to offering Switch deals — most of its official bundles don’t even come out with a discount. Your best bet is with retailer-specific bundles and one-off sales. And when it comes to accessories, officially licensed third-party Switch controllers are generally cheaper than their Nintendo-made counterparts.
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Best console deal: Nintendo Switch bundles
Both Best Buy and Walmart brought back their popular bundles this week, offering half off a first-party Switch game with the purchase of a new console. Best Buy’s bundle has more games to choose from, but Walmart’s bundle throws in a backpack and set of Mario enamel pins. Both bundles are on sale for $329.99.
Best game deal: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Again, first-party Nintendo deals are rare, especially on popular games released within the past year. So while $10 isn’t a huge discount, it’s worth mentioning because it’s the first price drop we’ve seen on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo’s flagship fighting game is on sale at both Amazon and Walmart for $49.94. Plus, a few other games are down to that price as well, including Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee,
Best accessory deal: Wireless GameCube Controller
We included PowerA’s wireless GameCube-style controller in this column a few weeks ago when it was on sale for $42 in an Amazon lightning deal. But now it’s gotten even cheaper. Both the grey and the GameStop-exclusive gold versions are on sale for $39.99, which is $10 off MSRP.