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Super-rare price drop! The Nintendo Switch is on sale at Amazon for $185

What is it?

Nintendo Switch Lite deals are harder to come by than the 'Ice Ice Outpost' shortcut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (you know what we’re talking about, brothers and sisters in gaming). So it's big news that the retail giant has this super popular console priced at $185. And when we say popular, we mean popular: It's earned a flawless rating from more than 46,000 reviewers!

Rarely ever on sale, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the king of handhelds and the best way to while away the hours with great games like Animal Crossing or Pikmin.

$187 at Amazon
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$171 at Walmart$239 at Macy's

Why is this a good deal?

We get it — $15 off might not sound like much, but Nintendo products basically never go on sale. It's hard enough to find a decent discount on a game, much less the console itself. Seeing this kind of markdown is astronomically rare, so it's worth jumping on this deal.

Why do I need this?

The handheld Nintendo Switch Lite is a more portable and inexpensive version of the original Switch. So what’s different? Its controllers are built-in instead of removable like the Joy-Con controllers on the original, while the display size is slightly smaller — 5.5 inches compared to 6.2 inches. Compact and lightweight, it’s made for gaming on the go.

Pick a color, any color! (Photo: Amazon)
Pick a color, any color, as long as it's the blue, turquoise or coral. They're the ones that are on sale. (Photo: Amazon)

What reviewers say:

"This feels so much better in the hands than the bulkier original Switch, that I can't go back," raved a gamer. "Even though it's lighter, it feels more solid as the Joy-Cons do not come off, and it doesn't bend like the old one did. My arms don't get tired at all holding this. And it had an actual D-pad! I also do not notice the smaller screen when playing, at all. It's just a much more pleasant handheld experience."

"I’m so glad I ordered this! It’s a bit smaller than the original Nintendo Switch but it’s size makes it even cuter," one gamer said. "Would %100 recommend for anyone that loves to game on the go!"

"This is perfect for people who want access to Switch games on a budget," added a price-savvy five-star Amazon reviewer.

Another player said, "Definitely worth the money and love how light it is. Only downside is battery is smaller than a regular Nintendo Switch."

Happy gaming!

The list of can't-miss Nintendo Switch games is longer than a football field, and this sale is a lot like sinking a hole in one with a baseball. 

$184 at Amazon
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$165 at Walmart$239 at Macy's

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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