The holidays are inching closer and there’s a good chance you know a Nintendo Switch owner. If that’s not the case, then you probably know somebody interested in being a Nintendo Switch owner. Or at the very least, you might know a Nintendo enthusiast. Shacknews is here to assist those holiday shoppers find something for the Nintendo fan in their lives.
Holiday gift guide 2020: Nintendo Switch, games, and accessories
Nintendo Switch console and console bundles
When the first lockdowns over the COVID-19 pandemic happened earlier this year, the Nintendo Switch proved to be an elusive find. Enough time has passed that Nintendo was able to replenish the console’s stock, but with the holidays coming up, it may prove to be tough to track down once again. If you know anybody looking to play the best from the Mario and Zelda franchises, as well as the top indie games, there’s no better console out there than the Nintendo Switch.
The full Switch console can be found at major retailers for $299 USD, though it’s currently sold out over on Amazon. If you’re looking for something smaller, the Nintendo Switch Lite is also available and that’s going for $199 USD. Amazon has the Switch Lite in Turquoise, Coral, Yellow, and Gray.
Be on the lookout for bundles, too. The key one to look for this year contains Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership. The Nintendo website has those details.
The other one to get this year is the Animal Crossing bundle, which comes bundled with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Be on the lookout from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart and other major retailers. Availability will vary.
Nintendo Switch Online membership
If you’re shopping for somebody who already owns a Nintendo Switch console, they’re probably going to need a Nintendo Switch Online membership. This gives them access to online multiplayer games, as well as the NES and Super NES Online library. Plus, they can get free games like Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35.
There are two different varities of membership, one for a single user and one for a whole family of eight. The former goes for $19.99 USD and the latter goes for $34.99 USD. Be sure to check Amazon for the Nintendo Switch Online 12-Month Individual Membership and Family Membership.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
If you want something for your Nintendo Switch that’s a little different than the average game, you can check out Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. This is a toy/video game hybrid that allows users to set up their own tracks around their home and race their RC Mario or Luigi around the track using their Switch. It’s a novel idea and anybody who has a spacious