Cyber Monday may be coming to a close but there are still plenty of sales and deals to take advantage of before the day comes to an end. Anyone in need or want of a new gaming console can still find notable discounts at retailers like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart. One such deal? The Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday Bundle, which pairs the console with a Mario Kart game and three-month online membership, all for the same price as the Nintendo Switch alone.
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If you’re springing for a new Nintendo Switch, now might also be a good time to stock up on games, many of which are marked down, as well as accessories that will make the gaming experience that much more seamless. Here, what you need to know about what makes the bundle so great — and what to shop along with it.
Nintendo Switch Bundle
Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Game Download) + 3 Month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership
If you want to introduce a loved one to the magic of the Nintendo Switch gaming — or just give it a try for yourself — then this bundle is a good place to start. It includes the bestselling console, which can accommodate a variety of video games, including roguelikes and RPGs (such as Hades and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) and social simulation games (like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley) and allows for at-home and on-the-go gaming.
The Switch is a handheld console that’s small enough to fit in a backpack or purse. At home, you can rest the Switch in its charging dock hooked up to a TV for a more immersive playing experience, according to the brand. It can also be charged separately. The dock allows for tabletop gaming, too, Nintendo says, which can be great when gaming with an audience.
This bundle comes with two Joy-Con controllers for multiplayer gaming, as well as the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe full-game download, which allows you to race and battle friends on a variety of tracks. It also includes a three-month Nintendo switch online membership, which gives you access to online play, cloud saves and classic games — making it a great value whether you choose to gift it or keep it.
Nintendo Switch accessories on sale
To ensure the quality of each deal, we’re running deals through price trackers like CamelCamelCamel and Honey — each product is at its lowest price in three months. Some items were also available at the same low price during mid-October sales, which were held to compete with Amazon’s Prime Day-like sales event.
- 4.5-star average rating from 553 reviews at Best Buy
This Bluetooth-enabled, wireless controller has everything you need if you want to play Nintendo Switch games with a crowd, PowerA says. It's officially licensed by Nintendo, and the controller has an ergonomic design and a rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 hours of gameplay, says the brand.
- 4.8-star average rating from 15,572 reviews on Amazon
While the Nintendo Switch is famously portable, it can come with various accessories and games. This carrying case is designed to keep everything in its place, says the brand, with a padded, protected spot for the Switch itself as well as game cases to hold the small, individual game cards. It zips closed and has a rubber handle for easy transport, according to Game Traveler, and is licensed by Nintendo.
- 4.8-star average rating from 1,172 reviews on Best Buy
Originally created for PlayStation, the dragon Spyro has landed for the Nintendo Switch, and it includes remastered editions of the three original games, now in high definition. Explore Homeworlds, liberate friends and battle enemies to bring peace to the Dragon Realm, according to the brand.
- 4.7-star average rating from 1,796 reviews on Best Buy
Old-school Pokémon players may especially appreciate this edition, which pairs new missions for players with the RPG feel of the original games, according to the brand. You can trek from town to town and battle other trainers, collecting brand-new Pokémon and solving challenges along the way. There are new play styles available to your Pokémon, too.
- 4.9-star average rating from 249,972 reviews on Amazon
The Nintendo Switch packs a lot of features, like screenshots and video captures, so storage space may be at a premium. This microSD card, which is licensed by Nintendo, gives you an extra 128 GB. Not only can you store more downloaded games, SanDisk says, but it also boosts the speed so games load faster.
- 4.8-star average rating from 62 reviews on Amazon
Persona 5 Royal includes beloved characters, in-depth stories and numerous locations to explore, according to the brand. You can also unlock experience alternate endings, fight for justice and more.
- 4.6-star average rating from 128 reviews at Best Buy
For on-the-go gaming, this battery pack allows you to extend your battery life while you play, says the brand. It mounts to the back of the Switch, includes a kickstand and comes with ventilation cut-outs to prevent heat from building up.
- 4.9-star average rating from 19,730 reviews at Best Buy
Incorporating characters from Nintendo's hit franchises, like Kirby, Donkey Kong, and even Link from Legend of Zelda, this crossover game offers new fighting techniques, faster combat and different arenas, says the brand. You can play against the computer or with up to seven other players.
- 4.8-star average rating from 1,912 reviews on Best Buy
This screen shield can help protect your Nintendo Switch from getting scratched when stuffed in a backpack or suitcase. The tempered glass helps maintain the screen's touch sensitivity and is coated with oil-resistant technology to minimize fingerprints, says the brand.
- 4.8-star average rating from 313 reviews on Best Buy
This remastered edition of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch lets you skate to songs from the late ‘90s, acquire tricks and create your own challenges with the Create-A-Park feature, says the brand.
- 4.7-star average rating from 38,661 reviews on Amazon
For extended gaming sessions, these ergonomic grips can help keep your hands comfortable. The controller (which is licensed by Nintendo) is made with double-injected rubber and designed to be a little wider for added comfort, says the brand.
- 4.5-star average rating from 347 reviews on Amazon
While the Nintendo Switch works with both wired and Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones, it may be worth getting a dedicated gaming headset for long stretches of play. This set has memory-foam ear cushions, includes a high-sensitivity mic and offers a 12-hour battery life, says the brand.
Best Cyber Monday 2022 gaming sales
Here are the best Cyber Monday gaming sales we think you’ll want to know about. Remember that sales include multiple deals, and not every product listed in a sale is going to be the best deal around.
- Amazon: Up to 65% off video games
- GameStop: Up to 60% off select video games
- Target: Up to 60% off PlayStation and Xbox games and up to 50% off Nintendo Switch games
- Best Buy: Up to 50% off gaming laptops, accessories and more
- Razer: Up to 50% off gaming accessories, laptops and more
- HyperX: Up to 50% off gaming accessories
- Acer: Up to 56% off gaming monitors, 44% off Acer laptops and other cyber deals
- Walmart: Up to 38% off gaming consoles, headsets controllers and more
- Adorama: Up to 35% off gaming monitors, headsets and more
- Lenovo: Up to 33% off gaming laptops and accessories
- Dell: Up to 31% off gaming laptops
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday takes place every year the Monday after Thanksgiving, this year, it's Nov. 28. But Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer just 24-hour events. They’re morphed into weeks of doorbuster deals, and some early sales start in October or November. Throughout the next few days, we’ll continue updating you about new savings opportunities, as well as tips about what to buy during the event and what you may want to wait on purchasing.