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Some of the best Nintendo Switch games are discounted today

Some of the best Nintendo Switch games are discounted today


These discounts are live at Best Buy and Amazon

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If you just got a Nintendo Switch, or are still looking for ways to get your own, you should check out some of the deals happening on a few of the best games available for the system. Best Buy and Amazon are offering them, and this time, games that rarely see a price drop have been discounted. It’s worth noting that these sale prices are for the physical cartridge editions of each game, not digital downloads.

A still image from the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game in which you build a town, catch bugs, and manage a series of interpersonal relationships, albeit in an extremely cozy fashion.

A screenshot of Mario twirling his hat on his finger in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey

$6018% off

The keystone Mario title for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, doesn’t disappoint. The latest installment in the Mario franchise brings plenty of fun, new mechanics, and ample charm. Perhaps the most interesting and prevalent twist is Mario’s ability to possess just about anything in the game world, thanks to his new companion, Cappy. Inhabiting creatures and objects isn’t just hilarious — it also plays a big role in solving the Odyssey’s numerous challenges and puzzles.
Super Mario Odyssey is a game with a firm understanding of what the franchise has done well in the past and builds on it in some interesting and unexpected ways. It’s an absolute must for fans of Mario, platformers as a whole, or just about anyone who owns a Switch. Read our review.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening brings back the classic adventure from the original GameBoy to experience on the Nintendo Switch with an extremely cute art style.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

$6033% off

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is an adorable puzzle platformer with light co-op elements.

Lastly, there’s an early Prime Day 2020 sale happening on Amazon’s Echo Show 5 smart display and a Blink Mini wired smart home camera. You’ll need to be a Prime member to get the two together for just $50. The display itself usually costs $90 outside of a sale, and the camera is usually another $34, so you’re getting a lot for your money.

For even more deals like this, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is happening next Tuesday, October 13th and lasting through October 14th. We’ll be covering the shopping event, so keep it locked to The Verge for all of the best deals.