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Over the past few weeks, the Nintendo Switch has been sold out practically everywhere—thanks to hardware shortages, shelter-in-place boredom, and the surprise popularity of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game that was released back in March. Who knew this little fella would become the darling of 2020? Nintendo plans to boost production of the home console to meet demand.
Right now, the Nintendo Switch is harder to come by than the ‘Ice Ice Outpost’ shortcut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (you know what we’re talking about, brothers and sisters in gaming nerdery). And its smaller sibling, the Nintendo Switch Lite, is also back in stock for Prime Day.
As for what to play with your shiny new consoles? Games galore! So many incredible ones are on sale. From Carnival Games for over 60 percent off to New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for a sweet $20 off, these games will pass the time and then some.
Run, don’t walk, and take advantage of this moment. Click and buy.
The Nintendo Switch—Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition is back in stock at Amazon and it sports a new pastel color scheme (the blue represents the water surrounding the island where the game takes place and the green refers to village store operator Tom Nook’s shirt). The back is decorated with Animal Crossing locations and characters too.
And with up to nine hours of battery life per charge—compared to the regular Switch’s five hours—this new edition can be played just about anywhere.
“The battery life is amazing,” raved a satisfied shopper. “If you're like me and you play your Switch an hour a day, it will last for a couple of days. If you're the type who plays your Switch for hours, you can get up to 9 hours of play, depending on the game.”
Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite is the more portable and inexpensive version of the original Nintendo Switch. Nintendo re-designed the Switch to be more personal and handheld with the Switch Lite. So what’s different? Its controllers are built-in instead of removable like the Joy-Con controllers on the original. In addition, the Switch Lite is more compact and lightweight, while it’s made for gaming on-the-go.
Amazon has been sold out of the Nintendo Switch Lite for weeks, but it’s back in stock for $199 with free shipping. The retail giant has it available in turquoise, yellow and coral. Sorry, the gray version is all sold out.
“Amazing console. Not too big, not too small,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “There is something that just feels more intimate about a handheld device you can play while sitting on the couch in a relaxed position. Or even more being able to take the experience with you and combat the total boredom of a three hour layover at the airport, followed by another half day in a cramped airplane.”
Nintendo Switch Games
Since we’re all missing out on carnivals this year, we’re bringing the carnival to you. Game publisher 2K Games’ Carnival Games for Nintendo Switch—on sale for just $15, or $25 off at Amazon—will make you feel like you’re on the boardwalk with your pick of 20 classic carnival games to play. You can shoot basketballs, take down scary clowns, race drones, bowl and more. Plus, you can even win tickets and trade them in for prizes! Bring on the fried dough.
“Fun game—I made an in-home carnival for my boys during quarantine and set this up on the projector,” shared a delighted shopper and mother of two. “Made it feel like a real carnival. It's fun and competitive and you can play as teams. Good price for a fun game, and it's not hard to unlock levels.”
Want more? Check out Nintendo Switch games on sale for Prime Day below:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, $56 (was $61), amazon.com
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, $40 (was $60), amazon.com
Super Mario Party, $45 (was $60), amazon.com
Carnival Games, $15 (was $40), amazon.com
Yoshi's Crafted World, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Mario Tennis Aces, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Sid Meier's Civilization VI, $15 (was $60), amazon.com
Gear Club Unlimited 2, $25 (was $50), amazon.com
Splatoon 2, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, $44 (was $60), amazon.com
Nintendo Switch accessories
On sale for $40 (was $70), the Orzly Geek Pack for Nintendo Switch comes with just about everything you need to make your Nintendo Switch work better, including charging cables, screen protectors, gaming stands, cases, earbuds, charging stations and much, much more. Just get it all at once instead of getting accessories one-by-one.
“You can't go wrong with this. Honest review but worth it. I wish I could give this 10 stars,” raved a grateful reviewer. “I bought this because I didn't know heads or tails what a switch was but my sister bought one for each of my kids for Christmas. This has a Joy-Con charging port that charges four Joy-Cons at once! Holy life saver!”
Want more? Check out Nintendo Switch accessories on sale for Prime Day below:
Sega Genesis Mini, $50 (was $80), amazon.com
Ralthy Wireless Controller, $27 (was $30), amazon.com
ESYWEN Joy Pad Controller, $33 (was $40), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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