Walmart actually has cheaper Nintendo Switch deals than Amazon’s Gaming Week sale

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Amazon’s been handing out plenty of discounts as part of its Gaming Week sale, but Nintendo Switch deals seem to be suffering. There just aren’t any major discounts on games for Ninty’s handheld - and the savings that are there… are already being beaten by Walmart. 

That’s why I always recommend shopping around between retailers - especially when one is making a big dance about its savings. You’ll find a number of Nintendo Switch games considerably cheaper at Walmart this week. Super Mario Bros. Wonder is now $44.99, down from $59.99, whereas Amazon is still stuck at $49.99. Not only that, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is nearly $20 off at Walmart, sitting at just $50.59 - whereas Amazon remains $5 more expensive at $55.49. 

While Amazon’s gaming sale is looking particularly strong from a hardware standpoint, then, Walmart still has the edge on software - especially for Nintendo Switch. Not only that, but many of these prices are actually the cheapest I’ve seen - often they’re new record lows. You’ll find three of these top picks just below and plenty more Nintendo Switch deals further down the page. 

Super Mario Bros. Wonder | $59.99 $44.99 at WalmartSave $15 -

Super Mario Bros. Wonder | $59.99 $44.99 at Walmart
Save $15 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a newer release, but we still wouldn’t expect to see if move past $50 this quickly. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the platformer yet, with Walmart only ever previously dropping to $47.99 (and that was only recently). 

Buy it if: 

✅ You enjoy classic Mario action
✅ You want more multiplayer games
✅ You like playing with new mechanics

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You want a 3D Mario game
❌ You don’t enjoy more precise platforming

Price Check: Amazon: $49.98 | Best Buy: $59.99

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | $69.99 $50.95 at WalmartSave $19 -

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | $69.99 $50.95 at Walmart
Save $19 - Walmart is $5 cheaper on Tears of the Kingdom right now - impressive considering this is a near-$20 saving. These open world Zelda games don’t drop their prices too often, so this is a must-see. 

Buy it if: 

✅ You enjoyed Breath of the Wild
✅ You like open world experiences
✅ You’ve got plenty of time to invest

Don’t buy it if: 

❌ You prefer classic Zelda gameplay
❌ You haven’t played Breath of the Wild yet

Price Check: Amazon: $55.49 | Best Buy: $69.99

Mario vs Donkey Kong | $49.99 $44.99 at WalmartSave $5 -

Mario vs Donkey Kong | $49.99 $44.99 at Walmart
Save $5 - It’s a smaller saving, but I’ve never seen this 2024 release drop below $49 before today. That makes it an excellent pick up for any fans of the original title - especially those looking for multiplayer opportunities. 

Buy it if: 

✅ You like puzzle-style gameplay
✅ You enjoyed the original version
✅ You want a more casual experience

Don’t buy it if: 

❌ You’re expecting classic platformer action

Price Check: Amazon: $49.03 | Best Buy: $49.99

We’re also rounding up all the latest cheap Nintendo Switch game deals as well as the biggest PS5 deals and gaming laptop deals on the market.  

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards, headsets and mice that come with them), PS5, and trying to find the perfect projector.