Huge Nintendo Switch sale has must-play games from $4 — 15 deals I'd buy now

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Summer is here, and to celebrate, some of the best Nintendo Switch games have been slashed in price at the Nintendo Store. Whether you're looking for extreme excitement or a relaxing trip to gaming paradise, you're in luck.

Right now you can get Animal Crossing New Horizons for $41 at Nintendo, Splatoon 3 for $41 at Nintendo and Super Mario Odyssey for $39 at Nintendo. These are all must-play titles that are great for pretty much any Switch owner.

Other highlights include Dark Souls Remastered for $19 at Nintendo, Spyro + Crash Remastered Bundle for $26 at Nintendo and Bayonetta 3 for $41 at Nintendo.

This sale will end June 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT, so don't wait too long to snag the deals you want. I've rounded up all my favorite deals from Nintendo's sale below, and I've included some deals from other retailers for good measure. If you're still hungry for more, see this huge Amazon sale on Skechers sneakers and apparel from $13 and the Amazon tech deals I'm shopping before Prime Day.

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Nintendo Switch games: deals from $4 @ Nintendo Store

Nintendo Switch games: deals from $4 @ Nintendo Store
The Nintendo Store is currently offering a can't-miss selection of deals including big discounts on awesome games like Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Splatoon 3 and more. You can find savings up to 80% off, with games starting from just $4, so you can play more and spend a lot less. 

Samba De Amigo Party Central: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon

Samba De Amigo Party Central: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon
Get in the groove to a collection of 40 songs in Samba De Amigo Party Central. You need to shake your Joy-Con controllers to the beat to get the best score, whether you're playing alone, with a friend or with up to 20 players online. You can even customize your character with unlockable costumes and accessories.

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy

Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy
The biggest game in Borderlands history is now playable anywhere as Borderlands 3 arrives on Nintendo Switch. Cause mayhem across the galaxy as a vault hunter on a mission to score as much loot as possible. Play solo or team up with up to two friends in online co-op and spread as much chaos as possible in this zany first-person shooter. Plus, this Ultimate Edition includes all the additional DLC content released to date and loads of extra cosmetics. 

Five Nights at Freddy's Core Collection: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon

Five Nights at Freddy's Core Collection: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon
This seriously spooky package bundles together the first five games in the popular Five Night at Freddy's franchise (that's FNaF 1-4 and Sister Location). In these basic but charming jump-scared-laden experiences, you'll have to survive the night by monitoring the activity of a group of haunted animatronics. Lose track of them and you just might not live to see the morning sun. 

EA Sports FC 24: was $59 now $24 @ Best Buy
The most popular soccer simulator on the planet returns under a new name as the FIFA franchise becomes EA Sports FC 24. Utilizing a new animation system, FC 24 offers a more realistic version of the beautiful game than ever. Plus, it packs all the modes you'd expect including offline career mode and the persistently popular Ultimate Team online mode.
Price check: $24 @ Walmart | $31 @ Amazon

EA Sports FC 24: was $59 now $24 @ Best Buy
The most popular soccer simulator on the planet returns under a new name as the FIFA franchise becomes EA Sports FC 24. Utilizing a new animation system, FC 24 offers a more realistic version of the beautiful game than ever. Plus, it packs all the modes you'd expect including offline career mode and the persistently popular Ultimate Team online mode.
Price check: $24 @ Walmart | $31 @ Amazon

Cuphead: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon

Cuphead: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon
Don't be fooled by Cuphead's family-friendly visuals, this action-platformer puts up a serious fight. Inspired by the classic cartoons of the 1930s, Cuphead is a devilishly difficulty but highly rewarding experience that pits you against a range of memorable bosses as well as run-in-gun levels. This Nintendo Switch version packs the Delicious Last Course expansion, which includes new bosses and a new playable character, Ms. Chalice. 

Assassin's Creed The Rebel Collection: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon

Assassin's Creed The Rebel Collection: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon
Set sail in two award-winning Assassin's Creed adventures in The Rebel Collection. Bundling together Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, become a pirate and an assassins hunter as you explore history, eliminate targets and get lost in two sizeable open worlds. This collection has been tailored for the Switch with touch-screen integration, and motion control aiming. And all single-player DLC is included. 

Dead Cells Return to Castlevania: was $44 now $27 @ Amazon

Dead Cells Return to Castlevania: was $44 now $27 @ Amazon
This valuable bundle packages the original Dead Cells game (and its four DLC expansions) with the new Return to Castlevania levels. You'll battle through Dracula's Castle, as you seek to reach the throne room of the Dark Lord in the side-scrolling roguelike. Dead Cells was widely praised upon its release, and this new Castlevania-themed expansion adds even more content. If you want a Switch game you can play for dozens of hours then don't skip Dead Cells.  

Sonic Frontiers: was $59 now $27 @ Amazon
Sonic Frontiers is something of a departure from the Blue Blur's previous games. This time around, Sonic explores five distinct islands in a big open world, rescuing his motley crew of friends as he goes. The game has tight controls and varied gameplay, and the story is better than you might expect.
Price check: $45 @ Target

Sonic Frontiers: was $59 now $27 @ Amazon
Sonic Frontiers is something of a departure from the Blue Blur's previous games. This time around, Sonic explores five distinct islands in a big open world, rescuing his motley crew of friends as he goes. The game has tight controls and varied gameplay, and the story is better than you might expect.
Price check: $45 @ Target

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged: was $49 now $27 @ Amazon

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged: was $49 now $27 @ Amazon
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged is a zippy arcade racer that packs modern features and throwback thrills. There are more than 130 vehicles to choose from including classic Hot Wheels as well as new motorbikes and ATVs. This sequel also packs new vehicle moves like the Lateral Dash and Double Jump. Plus the courses are more inventive than ever with locations including the suburbs, a mini-golf course and even the Wild West. 

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, you'll experience an expansion of the storyline found in the popular Fire Emblem Three Houses game. However, Fire Emblem's usual strategic gameplay has been traded for fast paced hack-and-slash combat where you'll fight dozens of enemies at once. Our review deemed that this game is well suited both for fans of Three Houses and newcomers to the franchise.
Price check: $59 @ Best Buy

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, you'll experience an expansion of the storyline found in the popular Fire Emblem Three Houses game. However, Fire Emblem's usual strategic gameplay has been traded for fast paced hack-and-slash combat where you'll fight dozens of enemies at once. Our review deemed that this game is well suited both for fans of Three Houses and newcomers to the franchise.
Price check: $59 @ Best Buy

Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch: was $49 now $30 @ Amazon

Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch: was $49 now $30 @ Amazon
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a delightful game that combines the animation style of the legendary Studio Ghibli with the monster-hunting gameplay of Pokémon. You play a young boy named Oliver on an adventure to save a strange other world from sinister forces and recuse his mother in the process. It's easily one of the most charming games on Nintendo Switch. 

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1: was $59 now $30 @ Amazon

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1: was $59 now $30 @ Amazon
Take a trip through the origins of one of the most acclaimed video game franchises ever in the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1. This first package brings together Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, as well as the original Metal Gear game and its sequel and a selection of supplementary content. And with the MGS Master Collection on Nintendo Switch, you can take these undisputed classics on the go. 

Persona 5 Tactica: was $59 now $31 @ Amazon
The Phantom Thieves return once more in Persona 5 Tactica. This new spin-off from the beloved JRPG series adds a turned-based strategic twist to the formula, but while the battle system may be different, the loveable characters and jazzy-style Persona 5 is known for are still here in spades. Plus, there are a few new characters thrown into the mix to keep things plenty interesting.
Price check: $59 @ Best Buy

Persona 5 Tactica: was $59 now $31 @ Amazon
The Phantom Thieves return once more in Persona 5 Tactica. This new spin-off from the beloved JRPG series adds a turned-based strategic twist to the formula, but while the battle system may be different, the loveable characters and jazzy-style Persona 5 is known for are still here in spades. Plus, there are a few new characters thrown into the mix to keep things plenty interesting.
Price check: $59 @ Best Buy

Persona 5 Royal: was $59 now $36 @ Amazon

Persona 5 Royal: was $59 now $36 @ Amazon
Persona 5 Royal is part turn-based RPG and part high-school simulator. You play as a new student who has recently moved to Tokyo. Soon you discover the ability to transverse a strange alternate reality and form The Phantom Thieves in an effort to fix the corrupt society around you. Just be warned, Persona 5 Royal will consume all your free time once it gets its hooks in. 

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Breath of the Wild is one of the best and most popular games on Switch, so good sales don't come around too often. Walmart is currently offering the game for $20 off its usual price, which is fantastic value for a game offering dozens of hours of content. Make sure to get this deal while you can.
Price check: $48 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Breath of the Wild is one of the best and most popular games on Switch, so good sales don't come around too often. Walmart is currently offering the game for $20 off its usual price, which is fantastic value for a game offering dozens of hours of content. Make sure to get this deal while you can.
Price check: $48 @ Amazon

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular Switch games available, even almost seven years after its launch it continues to dominate the best-sellers chart. This means any form of discount is pretty rare, but you can currently save on this must-have family-friendly hit. And if you want even more courses, be sure to pick up the Booster Pack DLC that adds 48 new tracks including fan-favourite picks.
Price check: $53 @ Amazon

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular Switch games available, even almost seven years after its launch it continues to dominate the best-sellers chart. This means any form of discount is pretty rare, but you can currently save on this must-have family-friendly hit. And if you want even more courses, be sure to pick up the Booster Pack DLC that adds 48 new tracks including fan-favourite picks.
Price check: $53 @ Amazon

Super Mario RPG: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
A full remake of the original Super Mario RPG released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), this role-playing game sees Mario, Bowser, Peach and some new friends embark on an adventure to repair a wish-granting star. With updated graphics, gameplay and new cinematics, Super Mario RPG has never looked (or played) this well, but the original game's charms have been carefully retained as well.
Price check: $39 @ Walmart

Super Mario RPG: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
A full remake of the original Super Mario RPG released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), this role-playing game sees Mario, Bowser, Peach and some new friends embark on an adventure to repair a wish-granting star. With updated graphics, gameplay and new cinematics, Super Mario RPG has never looked (or played) this well, but the original game's charms have been carefully retained as well.
Price check: $39 @ Walmart

Super Mario Bros. Wonder: was $59 now $44 @ Walmart
Mario's latest side-scrolling adventure is a wonderfully refreshing spin on the classic formula. Venturing to the Flower Kingdom, you'll discover stage-altering Wonder Flowers which can warp levels, create new platforming challenges and even turn Mario into an elephant. Playable in up to four player co-op, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a platforming marvel for the entire family, and one of the very best Nintendo Switch games you can play now.
Price check: $49 @ Amazon

Super Mario Bros. Wonder: was $59 now $44 @ Walmart
Mario's latest side-scrolling adventure is a wonderfully refreshing spin on the classic formula. Venturing to the Flower Kingdom, you'll discover stage-altering Wonder Flowers which can warp levels, create new platforming challenges and even turn Mario into an elephant. Playable in up to four player co-op, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a platforming marvel for the entire family, and one of the very best Nintendo Switch games you can play now.
Price check: $49 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $56 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $56 @ Amazon
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the highly-anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild, and it doesn't disappoint. Step back into the world of Hyrule, and embark on Link's most perilous quest to date. You'll need to master new abilities such as Ultrahand and Fuse in order to unravel the mystery of what happened to Princess Zelda and defeat the sinister Ganondorf.

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.