Best Switch Game Deals at GameStop
You can find GameStop’s weekly ad here. New deals go live each Sunday and last through Saturday. GameStop also offers other deals outside of the weekly sales. You can find the Deal of the Day and other discounts listed on the retailer’s broader deals page.
In general, GameStop isn’t as active in terms of Switch game deals as other retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. You’ll find the occasional discount, but at any given time only a small handful of games (from all consoles) is on sale. That said, when Switch games go on sale at GameStop, you’ll find them listed above.
Best Switch Accessory Deals at GameStop
Nintendo Switch is great on its own, but a few carefully chosen accessories can make your experience even better. In many cases, the most useful accessories are extra controllers. Whether you want a new pair of Joy-Con or you prefer a more standard input like the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, you can find the occasional deal at GameStop.
Official Switch controllers are a bit pricy–Joy-Con retail for $79 and the Pro Controller is $69. Third-party controllers are readily available for Switch, and they go on sale more often. You’ll want to be a little careful if you go this route, though, as third-party controllers don’t generally feel as good in the hand as Nintendo’s own controllers.
Best Switch Storage Deals at GameStop
The one issue that will eventually affect almost all Switch owners who buy digital games is that at some point or other you’ll run out of space. The Switch only comes with 32GB of storage, which you’ll burn through quickly if you buy big games on the Nintendo eShop.
The solution? Add a microSD card to your Switch. Prices have been falling sharply on these diminutive storage devices in recent years, so you can double, triple, quadruple, or add even more storage to your Switch for cheap.
GameStop doesn’t tend to drop prices on these as often as Best Buy or Amazon, but if they go on sale, this is where you’ll find them.
Best Nintendo Switch Online Deals at GameStop
Nintendo Switch Online is Nintendo’s subscription service that lets you play Switch games online. It comes with a handful of other benefits as well. It lets you back up your save data in the cloud, gets you access to occasional special offers, and lets you play over 70 NES and SNES games. The standard price for single NSO subscriptions is $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for a year.
The included retro games aren’t all winners, but many of the most revered classics are represented. As for NES games, you can play the original Super Mario Bros. trilogy, Metroid, Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda, Dr. Mario, Double Dragon, and many more. For SNES, you get Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, Star Fox, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, and more. That’s a whole lot of nostalgia for some, and a great way to experience some of the most important video games in history for younger players.
If GameStop has any special offers on Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions, you’ll find them here.
Best Switch Console Deals at GameStop
Don’t expect to find too many Switch console deals at GameStop, or anywhere else for that matter. The Switch has been selling like gangbusters since it launched, and that momentum shows no signs of slowing. Sometimes it can be difficult to even find a Switch in stock. With such strong sales, it’s no surprise that Nintendo and game-selling retailers haven’t shown much interest in offering discounts on Switch hardware.
The one time of year you can reliably find a deal on Switch hardware is during Black Friday. But instead of dropping the price outright, Nintendo generally releases a special bundle. The most recent Black Friday bundle included a Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and three months of Nintendo Switch online for the standard price of a Switch alone ($299). Basically, if you need a deal on a Switch, you’ll probably have to wait for Black Friday.
That said, should any discounts appear at GameStop, you’ll find them above.
GameStop’s Free Shipping Threshold
When you make a purchase from GameStop, you can generally pick it up at a local store or have it shipped to your home. Shipping is free on orders of $35 or more.
What is GameStop Powerup Rewards Program?
Like Best Buy, GameStop offers a membership program that rewards you for shopping at GameStop. It’s called the GameStop Powerup Rewards program. You can sign up for it here.
There are two different tiers to the Powerup Rewards program. The free tier gets you a few benefits like reward points for each dollar spent and “a gift for your birthday.”
Unsurprisingly, the paid tier gets you more benefits. Powerup Rewards Pro members get more points per dollar spent, a subscription to GameInformer, as well as benefits like a $5 welcome certificate and a $5 monthly reward certificate. This tier costs either $14.99 or $19.99, depending on whether you want the magazine in physical or digital format.
Chris Reed is a commerce editor and deals expert at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.