Okay, there’s not a whole lot of time left to do your shopping for the holiday season. But for Gamers, any deal on the Nintendo Switch is a good one. GameStop currently has a pretty enticing deal on the latest model of the Nintendo Swtich (which boasts a better battery life than launch model) as part of its Game Days sale. When you buy Nintendo’s console on GameStop’s website, you get a $30 gift card. That’s a pretty good bonus this late into the holiday shopping season, and you can get it whether you prefer your Joy-Cons colorful or solid great. Best Buy also has an interesting Switch deal of its own.
Nintendo Switch (new model) with $30 gift card | $300
Best Buy was originally offering the same gift card deal, but now it’s offering a different bonus ahead of the holidays. If you purchase a new Nintendo Switch at Best Buy, you’ll get a free Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack ($60 value, though Best Buy currently has the pack on sale on its own for $8), which includes the full game, an exclusive Star Fox story mission, and various physical packs for the game.
Nintendo Switch (new model) with free Starlink pack | $300
Nintendo released the refreshed Nintendo Switch a few months back. The only difference between the new model and the launch model is the battery life. On a full charge, the new model can run for 4.5 to 9 hours in handheld mode, compared to the 2.5 to 6.5 hours of battery life of the launch model. The new model also bests the portable-only Switch Lite, which clocks in at 3 to 7 hours of battery life. Woot is currently selling the Switch Lite for $190, and Amazon Prime members can knock an addition $10 off that price.
If you’re looking to upgrade from the launch model to the new model, check out our quick guide that covers the system transfer. To complement your new purchase, take a look at our gift guides for Nintendo Switch games and accessories.
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