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Best Nintendo Switch holiday deals for 2019: Get Starlink for free or a $30 credit at Amazon or Target

And it's still possible to get free shipping and delivery in time for Christmas.

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We've rounded up all the bundles and special deals we could find for the Switch and Switch Lite.

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Though inventory is running low, there are still a few good deals available for the full-featured Switch that connects to a TV. Amazon has $10 off a Switch if you sign up for an Amazon Prime store card.  

But the best deal going remains at Best Buy, which is offering a free copy of Starlink -- plus a customizable, interactive model spaceship -- with every purchase of the Switch. And it's also available for delivery before Christmas. (Full disclosure: I finally pulled the trigger on this deal myself this week, and picked up Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which I hear is good for cooperative play, on sale for $20.)

Note that all of these bundles feature the upgraded Switch, sometimes referred to as the V2, that's extended the console's battery life by about 50% -- to give you up to nine hours of play time in battery mode, depending on the game. 

Otherwise, the best price on the Switch Lite remains at B&H Photo, which continues to sell it for $196 -- about $3 less than Best Buy, Amazon and everyone else. And it's still available last minute for free next-day shipping to arrive before Christmas.

Read more: Best Nintendo Switch accessories for 2019

Starlink might be the best Star Fox game in decades, and this game-and-interactive-model combo lists at $60. Best Buy has now discounted it to $10 -- but will just throw it in when you purchase the V2 version of the Switch.

Read our Nintendo Switch review.

Read more: Best gifts for teen boys in 2019 

This special bundle, which was priced at $220 until recently, is now even cheaper and comes with the Switch Lite and Crash Team Racing, which usually costs closer to $40 on its own. Note that you'll likely need to pick it up in store to have it by Christmas.

Read our Switch Lite review.

It's rare to see Joy-Cons discounted at Amazon, but right now you can get them for $10 less than usual. At the moment, the best price is on the neon red and blue version. 

Walmart's bundle includes the Switch Console and your choice of two of the following three accessories options: a wireless controller, a wired controller or a travel carrying case. Again, if you want it by Christmas you'll have to pick it up at a store.

Other Switch game deals available now:

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night: $30. See at Walmart. (Update: Won't ship before Christmas)
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition: $25. See at Amazon. (Update: Out of Stock)
  • Lego DC Super-Villains: $20. See at Amazon. (Update: Won't ship before Christmas)

This deal has expired.

Walmart's post-Cyber Monday deal lives on! This Switch bundle includes a Mario Red Joy-Con plus $20 of Nintendo eShop credit and a carrying case. The eShop credit can be applied to anything across the range of games and products available on the Nintendo online store. So far the Mario Red Joy-Cons have only been available as part of a previous Mario Odyssey bundle.

The Switch Pro Controller is infrequently on sale but Amazon is currently selling it for $55 -- a $15 discount off the list price.

We've seen a similar deal at Best Buy and elsewhere -- but now it's Target's turn. Pick up the new Switch console and earn a $30 Target gift card.

Read our Nintendo Switch review.

Watch this: Nintendo Switch Lite: 1 month later

CNET editors' 2019 holiday picks

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Originally published last month. Regularly updated with new deals and prices. 

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