Various Nintendo Switch games are on sale for $39 or less — these are the 9 best titles I recommend

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Update July 19 at 9:54 a.m. ET: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is on sale for $16 at Best Buy

Nintendo Switch game retailers currently slash up to 50% off select new and pre-owned games. So if you don't mind buying previously used games, now is an opportune time to rack up the savings. Many popular Switch titles are at prices you only see around the holidays. So if you want to rack up on games before then, see what various game retailers have to offer has to offer. 

One standout deal from Best Buy offers Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection to just $16. At launch, this game was priced at $29, so that's $13 in savings. This massive collection includes 12 Street Fighter titles so you're getting a whole lot of bang for your buck. 

You can also get Pokémon Shining Pearl for just $37 ($23 off) at Walmart. Rarely on sale, it's a welcome discount if you've been meaning to pick this one up. 

These are just a few examples of the Nintendo Switch game deals available right now. See more of the titles I recommend below.  

Nintendo Switch game sale

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: $29 $19 $16 @ Best Buy
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fstreet-fighter-30th-anniversary-collection-standard-edition-nintendo-switch%2F6178215.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$29 $19 $16 @ Best Buy
Save $3 ($13 off list) on Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch. This massive collection includes 12 Street Fighter titles. The celebration continues in the Museum, where fans and historians alike can follow the timeline of how Street Fighter has evolved over the course of 30 years. 

NBA 2K23: $59 $19 @ Best Buy

NBA 2K23: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fnba-2k23-standard-edition-nintendo-switch%2F6512371.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$59 $19 @ Best Buy
Save $40 on NBA 2K23. Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential and prove yourself against the best players in the world and showcase your talent in MyCareer mode. Or, take on NBA or WNBA teams in Play Now mode to experience true-to-life gameplay.

Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles: $59 $39 @ Best Buy

Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fdemon-slayer-kimetsu-no-yaiba-the-hinokami-chronicles-nintendo-switch%2F6498258.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$59 $39 @ Best Buy
Save $20 on Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles for Nintendo Switch. The Hinokami Chronicles features a wide roster of characters like Tanjiro and Nezuko from the anime series. Master their multitude of skills and test your mettle in exhilarating arena battles. 

Pokémon Shining Pearl: $60 $37 @ Walmart

Pokémon Shining Pearl: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2Fseort%2F890677903" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$60 $37 @ Walmart
Save $23 on Pokémon Shining Pearl. Released in November 2021, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl bring the 2006 Nintendo DS games to the Nintendo Switch platform. Relive the nostalgia with the original story, complete with in-your-face Pokémon battle scenes. 

Sonic Frontiers: $60 $35 @ Amazon

Sonic Frontiers: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45727&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB0BB13V163%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$60 $35 @ Amazon
Save $25 on Sonic Frontiers for Nintendo Switch. I owned a Game Gear back in 90s and boy has Sonic come a long way since then. Seeing Sonic in an engaging 3D open world is amazing and the challenges are fun and test your persistence. 

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe U: $59 $39 @ Walmart

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe U: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FNew-Super-Mario-Bros-U-Deluxe%2F214311136%3F" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$59 $39 @ Walmart
Save $20 on Super Mario Bros. Deluxe U and join Mario, Luigi, and their gang of pals for single-player or multiplayer fun. With its easy-to-use controls and new playable characters, this game is suitable for beginner and veteran players alike. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Pre-owned): $59 $22 @ GameStop

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Pre-owned): <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=24348&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Fvideo-games%2Fnintendo-switch%2Fproducts%2Fthe-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-hd---nintendo-switch%2F258861.html" data-link-merchant="gamestop.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$59 $22 @ GameStop
For a limited time, save $38 on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (pre-owned). This updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword offers immersive swordplay. Newly added button controls let you switch between button inputs and motion controls. 

Super Mario Odyssey (Pre-owned): $59 $29 @ GameStop

Super Mario Odyssey (Pre-owned): <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=24348&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Fvideo-games%2Fnintendo-switch%2Fproducts%2Fsuper-mario-odyssey---nintendo-switch%2F155621.html%3F" data-link-merchant="gamestop.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$59 $29 @ GameStop
Save 50% on Super Mario Odyssey, a must-buy Nintendo Switch game. Mario’s latest adventure features intricate, gorgeous levels, 14 different levels and over 100 collectibles.

It Takes Two: $40 $30 @ GameStop

It Takes Two: <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=24348&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Fvideo-games%2Fproducts%2Fit-takes-two---nintendo-switch%2F351936.html" data-link-merchant="gamestop.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$40 $30 @ GameStop
It Takes Two is a charming mash-up of Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Toy Story. It tells a heartwarming tale of love and hardship with beautifully executed visual metaphors — all tied together with gameplay that requires team cooperation.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.