TL;DR: Grab a portable Nintendo Switch with improved battery life for only $274.99 with an Amazon coupon. It’s rare to see a direct discount on the actual Switch console, which could mean some great deals on the holiday horizon.
Last week, we highlighted a pretty good deal on the new Nintendo Switch model that came with a free $25 Amazon gift card. A fine deal for sure, but you have to wait to use the gift card on a future purchase. Now it appears that Amazon is removing that last little hassle with a rare direct discount on one of the hottest consoles.
You can buy the Nintendo Switch with improved battery life for just $274.99 from Amazon. The discount isn’t reflected in the current price, but an automatic coupon for $24.01 is applied when you add it to your cart. This coupon works for either the neon blue and red Joy-Con or gray Joy-Con models.
The instant discount is likely a better offer for anyone in the market for a new Switch. If you have the older model, this sweetens the deal to trade it in and upgrade now. The new model, officially listed as HAC-001(-01), boosts playtime up to 4.5 to 9 hours. That’s compared to 2.5 to 6.5 hours for the old model. Of course, battery life will vary between graphically heavy games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate versus simpler games like Golf Story.
But there’s a reason you might want to hold off on this deal. With two big Nintendo Switch deals back to back in October, this could signal that even better deals could be on the horizon closer to Black Friday. These current deals are likely a way to get more Switch consoles into more hands before the release of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the biggest Nintendo game launches this year. And if you wait until Black Friday, you might see better deals on both this model and the budget-friendly Nintendo Switch Lite.
This is a pretty impressive deal that we’ve rarely seen on the new Nintendo Switch. You likely won’t regret pulling the trigger today, but just take some time to consider if you really need it now or should wait to see what the holiday season has in store.