Nintendo Switch deals bring various Nintendo games down to $40

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Today’s Dealmaster includes a handful of notable first-party Nintendo Switch games marked down to $40 at various retailers, including Super Mario OdysseyNew Super Mario Bros. U DeluxeFire Emblem: Three Houses, and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. While we’ve seen a couple of these games go for slightly less around Black Friday, Nintendo still tends to be stingy about discounting its own Switch titles, so each deal is about $5-10 lower than the usual going rates we see online over the majority of the year.

More importantly, the games themselves are worth the money: Odyssey is virtually a must-have for any Switch owner or Mario fan, Fire Emblem pairs an engaging tactical-RPG with a surprisingly nuanced (anime) political thriller, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Xenoblade Chronicles are touched-up versions of a well-liked 2D platformer and a beloved action-RPG, respectively. If you’re a Switch owner looking for something new to play, you could certainly do worse.
Elsewhere, our deals roundup has lower-than-usual prices on a number of Amazon devices ahead of Mother’s Day—including our longtime favorite e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite—as well as recommended true wireless earbuds from Jabra, GPS running watches from Garmin, noise-canceling headphones from Sony, and much more. You can check out the full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

The 2020 Apple Mac mini.
Enlarge / The 2020 Apple Mac mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $799.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $860).
  • Google Pixelbook Go laptop—Intel Core i5-8200Y, 13.3-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $799 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $849).
  • Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (2nd gen) laptop—AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, 13.3-inch 1920×1200, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $857.40 at Lenovo (use code: THINKMAYDEAL—normally $1,000).
  • Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-11165G7, 15.6-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD for $909.99 at eBay via Lenovo (normally $1,100).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5000 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $705.59 at Dell (use code: 50OFF699—normally $900).
  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 15.6-inch 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $685.99 at Dell (use code: 50OFF699—normally $800).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 165 Hz, FreeSync for $399.99 at Amazon (normally $500).
  • 27-inch LG 27UK650-W monitor—3840×2160, IPS, 60 Hz, FreeSync for $299 at BuyDig (use code: EKM2—normally $380).
  • 31.5-inch LG 32GK650F-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, VA, 144 Hz, FreeSync for $296.99 at Amazon and BuyDig (normally $362).
<em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> is an essential game for Switch owners.
Enlarge / Super Mario Odyssey is an essential game for Switch owners.


Video game deals

<em>Control</em> was our Ars Game of the Year winner for 2019.
Enlarge / Control was our Ars Game of the Year winner for 2019.
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox, PC, digital) for $7.49 at Microsoft and Humble (also on Game Pass—normally $20).
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (PS5, Xbox) for $41.88 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt—Complete Edition (Xbox, digital) for $9.99 at Microsoft (normally $25).
  • Nier Automata: Become as Gods Edition (Xbox, PS4, PC, digital) for $19.99 at Microsoft, PlayStation Store, and Steam (also on Game Pass—normally $28).
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Switch) for $49.94 at Walmart and Best Buy (normally $60).
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox, PS4) for $15.99 at Microsoft and Best Buy (normally $35).
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Xbox, PC, digital) for $9.99 at Microsoft (also on Game Pass—normally $40).
  • Yakuza Kiwami (Xbox, PC, digital) for $9.99 at Microsoft and Steam (also on Game Pass—normally $20).
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Xbox, digital) for $14.99 at Microsoft (also on Game Pass—normally $33).
  • Persona 4 Golden (PC, digital) for $13.99 at Steam (normally $20).
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS4, digital) for $29.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $50).
For better or worse, <em>Death Stranding</em> is nothing if not unique.
Enlarge / For better or worse, Death Stranding is nothing if not unique.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4, digital) for free at PlayStation Store (normally $17).
  • Death Stranding (PC, digital) for $23.99 at Steam (normally $60).
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PC, Switch, digital) for $23.99 at Green Man Gaming, Steam, and Nintendo eShop (normally $55).
  • Catherine: Full Body (Switch, digital) for $24.99 at Nintendo eShop (normally $38).
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game—Complete Edition (Xbox, digital) for $11.99 at Microsoft (normally $15).
  • Vanquish (PC, digital) for $4.39 at Fanatical (normally $20).
  • Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) for $69.88 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $80).
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC, digital) for $4.99 at Steam (normally $20).
  • The Last Guardian (PS4, digital) for $9.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
The Hori D-Pad Controller (L) accessory for the Nintendo Switch.
Enlarge / The Hori D-Pad Controller (L) accessory for the Nintendo Switch.

Jeff Dunn

Gaming deals

Sony's WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones.
Enlarge / Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Electronics deals

Jabra's Elite 75t is a wonderfully well-rounded pair of true wireless earphones.
Enlarge / Jabra’s Elite 75t is a wonderfully well-rounded pair of true wireless earphones.

Jeff Dunn

Garmin's Forerunner 245 Music GPS running watch.
Enlarge / Garmin’s Forerunner 245 Music GPS running watch.

Valentina Palladino

Smart home device deals

  • Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) smart home speaker for $29.99 at Amazon (normally $45).
  • Amazon Echo (4th gen) smart home speaker for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
  • Amazon Echo Show 8 8-inch smart display for $74.99 at Amazon (normally $95).
  • Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) 10.1-inch smart display + Ring A19 smart bulb for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $240).
  • Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Wi-Fi video doorbell for $119.99 at Amazon (normally $150).
  • iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum for $199 at Amazon (normally $240).
  • iRobot Roomba E5 (5150) robot vacuum for $249 at Amazon (normally $290).
  • Roborock S4 Max robot vacuum for $309.99 at Amazon (clip $120 coupon—normally $420).
  • TP-Link Kasa KP303 smart Wi-Fi power strip—3x AC, 2x USB-A for $24.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon—normally $29).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS103 (2-pack) Wi-Fi smart outlet for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $17).
The 4th-gen Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.
Enlarge / The 4th-gen Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.


Accessories and miscellaneous deals

Anker's PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning cable is durable and reliable.
Enlarge / Anker’s PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning cable is durable and reliable.

Jeff Dunn

  • Anker PowerLine II (6ft) USB-C to Lightning cable for $10.99 at Amazon (normally $14).
  • Anker PowerExtend USB 2 Mini (5ft) extension cord—2x AC, 2x USB-A, 12W total for $10.49 at Amazon (use code: ANKERA9123—normally $14).
  • Anker PowerWave Pad Qi wireless charger—10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone for $8.49 at Amazon (use code: AKWC2503—normally $11).
  • New subscribers only: Amazon Music Unlimited three-month membership for free at Amazon (one month free for returning subscribers—normally $20).
  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15W wireless charger for iPhone 12 for $34 at Amazon (normally $39).
  • Apple Smart Folio (White) case for 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th gen) for $39 at Amazon (normally $79).

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Written by bourbiza

bourbiza is an entertainment reporter for iltuoiphone News and is based in Los Angeles.


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