Featured Deal: Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $50
These are the best Nintendo Switch deals for August 2020.
Between summer and the pandemic, it’s prime time to find a comfy spot inside (or at least in the shade) and lose yourself in a great game. Luckily, you can find some killer deals on Switch games right now, with gems like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Witcher III, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and others on sale.
It’s also high time to grab a new controller, memory card, or handheld grip, and you’ll find all of those and more below in our roundup of today’s best Nintendo Switch deals. Jump on these bargains while they last!
Arms (Digital Code) | $42
Just as Splatoon is technically a squad-based shooter, ARMS is a fighting game—but both have that magical Nintendo whimsy infused from top to bottom, delivering a game that feels wholly original despite hailing from an established genre.
In this case, while you are indeed brawling against other combatants, it’s done with over-the-top cartoonish characters with spring-loaded limbs that shoot out across the stage. The vibrant look and distinctive fighters give it a one-of-a-kind hook, and right now a digital code is 30% off the list price.
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Many gyms are closed, the heat outside is oppressive, and Ring Fit Adventure is still tough to reliably track down. What are you supposed to do? Just Dance (2020)!
The latest entry in Ubisoft’s long-running series is down to just $20 right now at Amazon for a digital code, serving up 40 licensed songs from the likes of Ariana Grande, Panic! At the Disco, and the movie Frozen II. It’s a 50% savings on Switch.
Looking for one game that could potentially last you throughout the entire pandemic quarantine… however long that might continue? Look no further than Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the latest entry in the life-consuming strategy franchise, in which you build up a civilization that can last through the ages. It’s down from the original launch price of $60.
If you’re not one of the millions of Animal Crossing devotees that snapped up this perfect-for-pandemic chillfest this spring, now’s your chance: Walmart has a rare deal. Right now, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is $10 off, which is the best you’re likely to see on a new copy anytime soon. Grab it while it lasts!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to its boastful billing, delivering the best-ever edition of Nintendo’s franchise-mashing brawler. The sheer amount of content here is simply staggering, with 80+ playable characters, dozens of stages, stellar online play, and a big adventure mode for you to battle through. Discounts on this gem are rare, so take advantage of this $10 savings at Walmart while you can.
In classic Nintendo fashion, Luigi’s Mansion 3 takes an intense and adult-oriented genre (survival horror) and makes a super-charming, silly, and all-ages transformation of it. You don’t need to have played the older versions to appreciate this recent adventure, which finds the other Mario brother sucking up ghosts with his vacuum pack and trying to rescue his friends after being duped into a stay at a haunted hotel. The digital code is 30% off the list price at Amazon right now.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | $40
Have you seen The Witcher on Netflix? Now you can experience that fantasy world on Switch with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Recently ported to Switch with all of the bonus content bundled in, The Witcher 3 is one of the most critically-acclaimed role-playing adventures of all time. It’s an enormous, open-world epic that you can surely sink months into, if you please. It’s $20 off right now.
Widely regarded as the Switch’s crowning masterpiece and one of the greatest games of this generation, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched alongside the system more than three years ago.
Given that, you might be surprised to see us share a mere $10 savings on this gem — but Nintendo’s first-party games rarely go on sale, especially this one. It’s still a must-play game for any Switch owner, and especially if you can save a little cash on it.
If you’re downloading games from the Switch eShop, then you’ll probably need some extra space. Luckily, the Switch accommodates affordable microSD cards, and there are even Nintendo-branded versions from SanDisk.
This official microSD card has a Mario mushroom on it and is currently on sale for $28, marked down 20%. However, if you can deal without the branding, you can grab a standard 128GB SanDisk microSD card for $15, almost half the price… and it works just as well.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | $50
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the ultimate Mario Kart, upgrading the original Wii U rendition with more courses, more character, and a much improved battle mode.
This $10 savings isn’t massive for a three-year old game, but like Breath of the Wild above, this Nintendo gem just doesn’t go on sale very often. Take advantage of it while it lasts!
BioShock/XCOM 2/Borderlands Collections | $33 Each
Big games on a little screen! 2K Games recently ported three of its top franchises from other consoles and PC to the Switch in content packed bundles, and they’re already discounted at Amazon.
The BioShock Collection gives you a trio of bold and distinctive first-person shooter campaigns, while the XCOM 2 Collection gives you the complete version of the critically acclaimed turn-based strategy gem and Borderlands Legendary Collection has a trio of cartoon-stylized, over-the-top, looter-shooter favorites.
You can save $17 on each of these right now. Note that you’ll definitely need a microSD card for these, as all three require a significant download to access the entire game.
If you ask most die-hard Super Smash Bros. players, they’ll swear that Nintendo’s original GameCube controller from 2001 is the best way to play the game. Luckily, you can still get that experience on the Switch today.
PDP’s officially-licensed wired Switch controller keeps the same look and feel of the original, and is great whether you’re playing Smash or something else entirely. Right now, this Mario-themed edition is $6 off the regular price, but Amazon has several other designs at various prices.
Satisfye Pro Grip | $29
Here’s a third-party accessory that many fans consider an essential part of the portable Switch experience: the Satisfye Pro Grip.
This large peripheral hugs the original Switch console and provides you comfortable grips for a more ergonomic play experience, plus it has optional thumbstick toppers to help with aiming. The Satisfye Pro Grip has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon with more than 2,300 customer reviews as of this writing, and it’s 17% off the list price.