According to reports, the best buys for the recently-introduced Nintendo Switch might not only be coming from Best Buy. Pre-orders have already opened for the new console, and Nintendo has officially released all of the important details and information after their recently-concluded January 12 event.
Will the Switch be like the NES Classic?
Officially releasing to the public on March 3rd, the Nintendo Switch could easily become yet another target of scalpers and online opportunists, much like the NES Classic Edition's situation. You still can't buy one online for less than $100, and Nintendo hasn't even made enough supplies to meet the demand up to now.
Availability of the Switch
Moving on, at $299.99, the hybrid console is a heftier dent in your wallet than the actual retail price of the NES Classic Edition. As of now, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop have already begun accepting pre-orders, and it doesn't appear that the scalpers are going to ruin anything this time around.
The only high-cost price tags are exclusively for the console with extras like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Has Been Heroes, 1-2 Switch, and a Clean and Protect Kit. The Ultimate Switch Bundle also comes with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, Redoubt, and Just Dance 2017 at $637.99.
Where to buy the cheapest one
Walmart appears to offer the actual best buy, pre-selling the Nintendo Switch console along with its Joy-Con controllers with no extras at $299.96. At merely three pennies off, it's really up to you where you want to be preordering the console.
Remember that Walmart's least expensive offer doesn't come with any games, and you will have to buy them on the side. The positive side of that is you can choose which game or games you want to include if you don't really want all of the ones which come with GameStop's $437.99+ bundles.