Looking for where to buy Nintendo Switch? Yes, the 3-plus-year-old console is still a fairly hot item (take that PS5 and Xbox Series X). The Switch can still be a bit hard to find as well (but the Switch Lite is a better story). So, we’ve put together all the resources for where to buy Nintendo Switch.
You’ll find a Nintendo Switch Lite at many stores, and we recommend Best Buy because they have the best range of console colors and bundles. You’ll easily pick one up for $199. And they’re actually at their regular retail price, unlike how other outlets are marking up the Switch — or bundling it with stuff nobody asked for. If you want the main Nintendo Switch console itself, that’s a different issue. In the time since we last checked, the Switch is only available at a few places. Amazon is one of them, but they’re only taking backorders. On the bright side, some retailers listed below are offering Switch bundles that’ll get the console in your hands sooner rather than later and close to the MSRP to boot, if you’re willing to cough up a little extra money for packaged-in games.
This year, all consoles are proving hard to find. We have guides on where to buy PS5 and where to buy Xbox Series X, but they’re even rarer than Switch right now.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Console — Quick links
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch has gone in and out of stock at Amazon. We’re checking frequently, as it keeps changing.View Deal
Nintendo Switch: $299 @ GameStop
The Nintendo Switch is available at GameStop, provided you can wait a few weeks. This Switch, sold at regular retail price, will arrive on or before December 15 — well before Christmas. It also comes with a free set of Super Mario drink glasses.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 @ Walmart
The rare Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition is currently in stock at Walmart for its usual retail price. It may not stay in stock for long, so check back frequently.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Bundle: now $457 @ Amazon
This Nintendo Switch bundle, which has Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 free months of Nintendo Switch Online is back at Amazon — but the price has jumped to $457.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Bundle: $374 @ GameStop
Out of stock: GameStop has multiple Nintendo Switch bundles on sale for $374. The bundles — which were on sale for $404 last week —include the console, a game, and a screen protector. The featured game includes Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda, or Super Smash Bros. These are the only Switch bundles currently in stock. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Console Bundle: $399 @ Adorama
Adorama has a variety of Nintendo Switch bundles starting from $399 with the red and blue Joy-Con controllers. This, and other bundles, go in and out of stock.View Deal
Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Walmart
Out of stock: Wondering where to buy the Nintendo Switch? Wonder no more! Walmart will have stock of the Nintendo Switch console for $299, plus a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That’s list price, but the added game is a nice touch.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: $299 @ Best Buy
Out of stock: The elusive Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Special Edition console is currently in stock at Best Buy. This does not include the game, but instead features an Animal Crossing-inspired design. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Amazon
Amazon also has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in Coral and Yellow for $199. We expect stock to vanish rapidly, so get this while you still can. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite w/ Animal Crossing: $259 @ Best Buy
Best Buy also has limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with Animal Crossing. It costs $259, which is exactly what you’d pay if you purchased these items separately. However, it’s a hard-to-find bundle that will sell out fast. And, it’s available with every color Switch Lite.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Target
Target has stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite in various colors (including the hard-to-find Coral) for $199. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite: for $199 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has very limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199. Select colors, as well as bundles with microSD cards, have been coming in and out of stock all day. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite bundles: from $299 @ QVC
Nintendo Switch Lite inventory is at an all-time low. However, QVC has a few Nintendo Switch Lite bundles starting at $299. Just keep in mind, the handheld normally retails for $199 alone. View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ GameStop
GameStop has Nintendo Switch Lite consoles in stock for $199. Only select colors are available. (Currently, turquoise, gray, and yellow are in stock). View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite Bundle: was $260 now $239 @ Adorama
Adorama has limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with the Nintendo Deluxe Travel Case and a pair of earbuds. The bundle costs $239.99, down $20 from when we last checked. View Deal
Refurb Nintendo Switch Lite: $194 @ Best Buy
Sold out: Best Buy has very limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite (in turquoise only) for $194.99. This model is a Geek Squad-certified refurbished model. When we last checked, it was out of stock, but we expect it to come back in a little bit. View Deal
Ring Fit Adventure: $79 @ Amazon
Hurry! The Ring Fit Adventure is now in stock at Amazon. The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games. If it sells out though, Best Buy also has it in stock for $79.View Deal
Where to buy Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite has been easier to find in stock than the Nintendo Switch. You can usually find Nintendo’s handheld at Best Buy, Target, or GameStop. Just keep in mind that it sells out fast and the coral color is the hardest console to find.
The Editor’s Choice handheld sports a comfortable design, stellar game library, and is more travel-friendly than the OG Switch. In our Nintendo Switch Lite review, we felt the Switch Lite had a more sturdy design, whereas the Switch feels more like a display with two controllers on the side.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Nintendo Store
The Nintendo Store is back online! Prior to the pandemic, the Nintendo Store was a great source for new and refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles. However, the store had been shutdown since April. (It came back online on July 1). As we suspected, plenty more stock has been added for Cyber Monday, including refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles for $259. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Store at eBay — another great source for consoles — remains closed. We’ll update our post when it reopens.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Refurbished models
If you can’t find a new Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, your next best bet is to opt for a refurbished model. As with any refurbished purchase, you’ll want to verify the console’s warranty, who backs the warranty, and how long your device is covered. Although stock was out until very recently, there are no refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles available once again in the Nintendo store.
Meanwhile, Best Buy has had fluctuating inventory of the Geek Squad refurbished Switch Lite on sale for $194. It’s only $5 off, so go with this option only if new inventory is out of stock.
When to expect new stock
We’ve seen a lot of stock coming back in for Cyber Monday, which was to be expected. If you’ve checked the options above and nothing is in stock, be sure to bookmark this page and check page, as we’re updating it throughout the day.
Reports indicate that Nintendo is actively working on refreshing its Switch inventory. Nikkei reports that Nintendo is looking to increase Switch production by about 10% compared to the 20 million it made in 2019.
The best advice on where to buy Nintendo Switch is to simply be patient and check our story daily as we monitor new inventory.