Everyone loves Nintendo. What everyone doesn't love is how Nintendo products hold their price for years at a time. That's why Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals provide one of few opportunities throughout the year to take home a Switch, new games, and/or accessories for less.
Whether you're wanting to jump into the world of Super Mario following the success of the movie, are ready to adventure into Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda, or paint the town red in Splatoon, Memorial Day 2023 is still offering discounts that any fan of the Japanese games maker should take advantage.
Over the last few months, we've finally been seeing Nintendo products drop in price – something that rarely happens, if you know anything about how the company operates. If it wasn't the Nintendo Switch OLED hitting $309.99 for the first time since launch, it was the plethora of Mario Day deals making their way across the web to celebrate the plumber's anniversary. We're also generally seeing better offers across the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED.
Considering that Black Friday and Cyber Monday weren't the greatest in comparison to previous years for Nintendo products, we're hoping that Memorial Day will make up for what was lacking with some truly winning Nintendo Switch prices and bundles. It's also arriving hot off the heels of Tears of the Kingdom, providing a good opportunity to get a console/upgrade and pick up the new Zelda.
Best Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals 2023
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope |
$59.99 $29.97 at Amazon
Save $30 - Partly due to Amazon Gaming Week and partly due to Memorial Day, the delightful turn-based strategy Mario game that sees the plumber teamed up with the Rabbids is down to a record-low price. That's a 50% discount to be exact.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller |
$69.99 $60.99 at Walmart
Save $9 - Everyone needs a Switch Pro Controller and the official one from Nintendo has a rare discount at Walmart. That $9 might not seem like a lot but you'll struggle to find it cheaper.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom |
$69.99 $59.99 at PlayAsia
Save $10 - Everyone wants to know how to get the latest Zelda and more importantly, how to get the game for less. The best we can do right now is a $10 saving via PlayAsia. Delivery might take a bit longer that's all.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons |
$59.99 $49.94 at Walmart
Save $10 - A small but rare discount on one of Switch's most popular games. The island simulator where you build a life with lots of friendly animals is a joy, suitable for kids and adults who are after a more relaxing experience.
Octopath Traveler II |
$59.99 $44.99 at Amazon
Save $15 - Only on the market for three months, the terrific JRPG Octopath Traveller II is down to its lowest-ever price. That's a 25% saving on one of 2023's best games.
Nintendo Switch – Mario Bundle |
$359.98 $299.99 at Best Buy
Save $60 - One of the cheapest ways to get a Nintendo Switch is via this Mario Day Bundle that went live in March. Best Buy still has stock and it gives you access to a new console in red with either a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, or Super Mario Odyssey. You choose which game you want with each worth an MSRP of $59.99.
Nintendo Switch OLED – Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Limited Edition | $359.99 at Target
While not a deal as such, stock of the Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED has been hard to find. It features gorgeous Hylian illustrations across both the dock and controller.
Note: Tears of the Kingdom the game is not included in this bundle
Metroid Dread |
$59.99 $45.98 at Amazon
Save $14 - One of the best Nintendo Switch games has a decent discount at Amazon. That 23% reduction on Metroid Dread should not be taken lightly.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Mario Set |
$99.99 $74.80 at Amazon
Save $25 - We're big fans of Nintendo's real-life Mario Kart and recommend it as a great present for kids. We've seen it cheaper in the past but this is still a great saving at Amazon.
Nintendo Switch SanDisk 128GB MicroSD |
$34.99 $14.99 at Amazon
Save $20 - A great cheap way to upgrade your Switch storage. This is the lowest price ever at the retailer, so don't sleep on this sweet deal.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge |
$34.99 $25.01 at Amazon
Save $10 - Down to its lowest-ever price, the new TMNT game is down by 29% and one of the best early Memorial Day sales at Amazon. This is the physical version too!
When do Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals start?
While Memorial Day itself is taking place on Monday, May 29th, 2023, we will be expecting deals to pop up a few days beforehand. The best bet is that the weekend preceding will see Nintendo Switch deals go live, so that's Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th.
Anyone on the hunt for a new console should be keeping their eye firmly planted on any and all Nintendo Switch OLED stock, though those looking for pure value may also find success in bundle deals on the standard edition as well.
If you're on the hunt for a new batch of games, though, we'd recommend watching The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Bayonetta 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Splatoon 3, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp and Pokemon Scarlett/Violet. We'd also expect Breath of the Wild, Luigi's Mansion 3, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and several other classic titles to receive discounts.
What retailers will be best for Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals 2023?
The likes of Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are all strong bets for the best Nintendo Switch discounts. Amazon often offers great discounts on consoles and software with its subsidiary, Woot, also putting up a limited number of stock at record-low prices.
Nintendo itself is known for offering limited-time holiday deals, usually putting up one specific bundle – just like the Mario Day bundle – and will likely do so again. It also typically slashes the price of numerous of its first-party titles by 20% to 30%. Digital downloads are also another way to go, often being cheaper than physical copies.
Amazon: discounts across OLED and Lite models
Best Buy: daily deals and clearance sales
CDKeys: up to 60% off digital games
GameStop: save on memory cards, controllers, and more
When will Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals end?
Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals officially close at midnight on Monday, May 29th, 2023. That said, we often see retailers padding out their offerings with some even running through until the Wednesday (May 31st) after the event itself. Basically, if you see a deal you want, we recommend not hanging about with good deals likely to be snapped up before they expire.
What to expect from Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals 2023?
Memorial Day 2023 will hopefully provide plenty of opportunities to save some cash on Nintendo Switch hardware and software. While we wouldn't expect the console to be reduced by half-price (this is Nintendo, after all), the holiday will still offer up some savings for anyone that has been holding off on picking up the Nintendo machine, or making an upgrade to the Nintendo Switch OLED.
Speaking of which, we're hoping to see the OLED dropping from its $349.99 price tag to $300 or even below. The previous record was set by Woot (Amazon) earlier this year at $309.99. At least, we'd like to see some more Switch OLED bundles that will help you save on some of the latest games. Mario + Rabbids, Splatoon 3, and Pokémon Scarlet/Violet are likely candidates.
One of the cheapest and most likely ways to get into the Switch ecosystem will be to pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite. The handheld-only device usually retails for $199 but we've seen it drop to below $150 as of late, and Memorial Day might even push into the $100 mark on some occasions. If you see that deal, get it fast! Stores will only put up a limited amount of stock, and these will be snapped up fast... if history is anything to go by.
With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom now launched and The Super Mario Bros. Movie taking the world by storm, we expect Nintendo's two biggest mascots to be heading up the bulk of sales. The Tears of the Kingdom Switch bundle will be a hot product with games like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe all likely to receive discounts too. We'll particularly be keeping an eye on Zelda considering its $70 discount.
Whatever the case, if you've been wanting to pick up a console, a new Switch game or accessory Memorial Day 2023 will be the best time to until Black Friday later this year.
Last year's Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals
Nintendo Switch Lite | 128GB memory card |
$234.98 $210.48 at Amazon
Save $14 - If you were keen on getting going with the Nintendo eShop, you would have wanted to check out this bundle offer on the Nintendo Switch Lite. You would have saved $14 on a console and memory card here, with 128GB of storage up for grabs.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - Super Smash Bros. Edition |
$69.99 $35 at Walmart
Save $34.99 - Super Smash Bros. fans rejoice, the special edition Pro Controller colorway was down to just $35 in Walmart's Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals. This was a stunning offer, especially considering these gamepads usually only hit $60 during sales events.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con (Red / Blue) |
$79.99 $55.62 at Walmart
Save $24.37 - The classic Red / Blue Nintendo Switch Joy-Con set went down to just $55.62 at Walmart. That was an excellent offer, especially considering the usual $59.99 discounted rate.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild |
$59.99 $39.99 at Walmart
Save $20 - Previously impervious to discounts, we'd never seen Breath of the Wild below this $39.99 rate, though, so this is a solid bet for anyone yet to explore this Zelda open world.
Nintendo Switch Sports (Digital) |
$49.99 $39.99 at Walmart
Save $10 - You could have scored a record-low price on Nintendo Switch Sports at Walmart. This is the digital edition, so you'll be downloading it straight to your console as soon as you purchase.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe |
$59.99 $49.94 at Walmart
Save $10 - A go-to for your first Nintendo Switch game, and a must-have in any collection, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe had been holding onto its MSRP ever since its release. Those prices have started fall, but this $10 discount is still well worth a look.
We're rounding up plenty more offers across Nintendo Switch Lite deals and showing you all the best Nintendo Switch accessories to pair your new console with. Or, for more discounts, we're also rounding up the best Memorial Day laptop deals and Memorial Day monitor deals as well. Looking to dock your console to a shiny new display? Take a look at the best Memorial Day TV deals.