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The Nintendo Switch has received a rare discount at Amazon

The Nintendo Switch has received a rare discount at Amazon


Dell is also throwing in a $50 gift card when you buy the Nintendo Switch OLED.

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Someone playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a Nintendo Switch handheld console.
The standard Nintendo Switch can be played on the go or while docked on a TV.
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Update February 2nd, 11:43AM ET: Amazon is no longer offering a $30 discount on the entry-level Nintendo Switch; however, you can still pick up the OLED model from Dell with a $50 gift card.

While the Nintendo Switch 2 is widely expected to drop this year, it’s anybody’s guess when. That means if you don’t want to wait to play games like the Mario vs. Donkey Kong demo and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the existing Switch lineup is still your best bet. Luckily, the Nintendo Switch console with neon blue and red Joy-Cons is on sale right now for just $269 when you check out at Amazon, which is a rare $30 discount given it typically goes for $299.99.

If you’re looking for a console you can take on the go or play docked on a TV, the Nintendo Switch remains an excellent option. True, the Switch 2 might come with a bigger eight-inch screen, but the 6.2-inch touchscreen found on the original Switch is still spacious enough to comfortably game. You can play for hours, too, because the console’s battery should last up to six hours. What’s also nice is that the Switch comes with a microSD card slot. That’ll come in handy, as you’ll likely quickly fill up its 32GB of built-in storage given how many excellent games there are on the Switch eShop.

Read our Nintendo Switch review.
Nintendo switch with blue and red joy-cons.

The Nintendo Switch offers a 6.2-inch touchscreen, three play styles, and a Wi-Fi connection, thus enabling multiplayer gaming (with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription).

However, if a console with a big screen does matter a lot to you, Dell is currently throwing in a $50 Dell gift card when you buy the Nintendo Switch OLED for $349.99. That’s $50 you can use to offset the cost of games like Super Mario Bros. Wonder or accessories like the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Unlike the standard Switch, the OLED model features a larger seven-inch OLED display with better picture quality. It also sports a more stable kickstand and 64GB of internal storage, so you can store even more games without having to opt for a massive microSD card. The speakers also deliver clearer audio, and there’s an ethernet port built into the dock that allows for a more stable internet connection if you find your Wi-Fi isn’t cutting it.

Read our Nintendo Switch OLED review.
A close-up image of a woman sliding a Joy-Con controller off a white Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo Switch OLED

$3503% off

The Nintendo Switch OLED model packs in a bunch of subtle refinements, including a seven-inch OLED display, improved audio performance, and a better kickstand.