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Where to buy The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

You might be able to save a handful of bucks

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch is here, and it’s nothing short of a triumph. If you had even a fleeting passion for Breath of the Wild, or are picking up a Nintendo Switch and need a great game to go with it, we’d recommend picking up this absolutely massive sequel.

If you don’t already have a copy in hand, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — like all other Switch games — is available digitally from the Nintendo eShop. If you’re looking for a physical copy of the game, Amazon, GameStop, or Best Buy have you covered. For the best deal in terms of dollars off, head to Amazon where the game is typically $5 to $10 off (and sometimes more.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collector’s edition

The $129.99 collector’s deluxe edition of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is currently unavailable at its MSRP from retailers, but we’ll keep this page updated if the situation changes. Since the game’s debut in May 2023, it has returned to shelves briefly before selling out again.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED

If you want to go all-in on your Zelda fandom, Nintendo’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED is now available for $359.99, the same price as Nintendo’s other limited-edition consoles (note: it doesn’t include the game). The special edition Switch is functionally identical to the Nintendo Switch OLED that debuted in October 2021, with its 7-inch 720p OLED screen and 64 GB of internal storage, but its Joy-Con controllers and dock are gilded with runic inscriptions inspired by Tears of the Kingdom.

If you have a normal Switch (or even a Steam Deck), Dbrand’s unofficial “Clone of the Kingdom” skins could be a good alternative to buying the Zelda-themed Switch OLED. It’s certainly the cheaper route.

Update (Aug. 3): Updated prices and links for accuracy. Added a link for Dbrand’s cheeky “Clone of the Kingdom” skins for Switch and Steam Deck.