2020 Amazon Prime Day best gaming deals: Nintendo Switch games reduced to under $40

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is here and although the new Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 are coming soon, there’s zero chance we’re seeing any discounts on these consoles. Luckily, there are still a ton of deals on games, gaming gear and accessories available over the next two days that are worth a look, including top Switch games marked down to $40 on Amazon.

There are also some great offers from Target, Best Buy and Newegg when it comes to Amazon Prime Day for gamers. We’re keeping an eye out for the best deals on all things gaming and will keep this list up to date with offers as soon as they arrive. Check out the latest below.

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Prime Day Walmart deals: Nintendo Switch games, $98 JVC 32-inch TV and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon’s Prime Day is here but it’s far from the only sale you should pay attention to this week. While Prime Day lasts from Tuesday Oct. 13 to Wednesday Oct. 14, Walmart’s Big Save is going on at the same time. It matches many of Amazon’s deals and is live until Thursday Oct. 15. The deals just keep coming!

Much like Prime Day and Black Friday sales, the Big Save shopping event offers thousands of discounts on electronics, toys, home goods, fashion and more. Plus, you’ll get free two-day shipping on orders over $35 for eligible items. (Some orders will also be eligible for next-day delivery or in-store pickup, if you haven’t already signed up for Walmart Plus.)

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Prime Day 2020: Early Look At Nintendo Switch, Smart TV, And Tech Deals

Before the start of Prime Day 2020, Amazon unveiled a portion of the deals shoppers can take advantage of during the annual blowout sale. The list of deals includes some noteworthy Nintendo Switch discounts and a bunch of Amazon devices for low prices. Prime Day 2020 kicks off tomorrow, October 13 at midnight PT / 3 AM ET, so it won’t be long before you can start saving big on a wide assortment of gaming, tech, and entertainment products.

On the gaming front, Amazon has only revealed deals pertaining to the Nintendo Switch. Shoppers can save 36% on a bundle including a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online family membership and a SanDisk 128GB microSD card. Amazon didn’t provide specifics, but we assume the microSD card is the officially branded Nintendo model. If that’s the case, you’ll be able to grab this bundle for $44.80, down from $70.

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Get your Nintendo Switch right here — it’s in stock at GameStop

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Ever since the pandemic hit, Nintendo has been struggling to keep up with Switch and Switch Lite demand. However, according to an early August GameSpot report, Switch console production is back in full swing — or close to it, at least. That jibes with what we’ve seen over that past few weeks, with the console popping up at online stores like Best Buy and Amazon at its regular $300 price tag.

Of course, it still sells out within minutes. But now that we’re seeing it in stock at stores on a fairly regular basis, we’re trying to keep closer track. We’ll update this story frequently, but you’ll want to click through below since the inventory status often changes on a minute-by-minute basis.

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Update: As of Oct. 4, there are no Nintendo Switch consoles available for online purchase for $300 at Amazon.    


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Get your Nintendo Switch right here — it’s in stock at Best Buy and Amazon

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Sarah Tew/CNET

Ever since the pandemic hit, Nintendo has been struggling to keep up with Switch and Switch Lite demand. However, according to an early August GameSpot report, Switch console production is back in full swing — or close to it, at least. That jibes with what we’ve seen over that past few weeks, with the console popping up at online stores like Best Buy and Amazon at its regular $300 price tag.

Of course, it still sells out within minutes. But now that we’re seeing it in stock at stores on a fairly regular basis, we’re trying to keep closer track. We’ll update this story frequently, but you’ll want to click through below since the inventory status often changes on a minute-by-minute basis.

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Best Buy


GameStop

Update: As of Sept. 20, there are no Nintendo Switch consoles available for online purchase for $300 at GameStop.             


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Nintendo Files Pokemon HeartGold And SoulSilver Trademarks, But That Doesn’t Mean New Games Are Coming

Nintendo has filed new trademarks for Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver, according to listings that were spotted by Japanese Nintendo. HeartGold and SoulSilver were complete remakes of the 2001 Gold and Silver games, first appearing on the Nintendo DS a decade ago.

While the trademarks do cover 50 different types of products and services related to HeartGold and SoulSilver, there’s no mention of a new re-release of those classic games in them.

Japanese trademark rights expire ten years from the day on which it as registered, and seeing as how Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver were first released in Japan in 2009 and then in the rest of the world in 2010, this is likely a case of Nintendo protecting its intellectual property.

It’s also doubtful that HeartGold and SoulSilver will be ported to the Nintendo 3DS like the original Pokemon games were, now that the console has been officially

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Last Chance To Grab Free Nintendo Switch Jump Rope Game

Back in June, Nintendo released a small, free fitness game on the Switch eShop called Jump Rope Challenge. If you’ve yet to download it, your time to do so is quickly running out, as the game will only be available on the digital storefront until the end of the month.

As the company previously announced, Jump Rope Challenge is being removed from the eShop on September 30. It’s unclear if it will be offered again in the future, so if you’re interested in grabbing it, you should do so before that date.

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Nintendo says Jump Rope Challenge was “created by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan as a simple game to add some quick and fun movement into their daily lives.” The game uses Switch’s Joy-Con controllers to mimic jump rope handles and tracks how many times you’ve virtually jumped rope

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Future Nintendo games may support HDR

Midway through the current generation of consoles, we saw both Microsoft and Sony introduce HDR gaming to its devices, allowing for image quality to be much more immersive when using a supported display. Though Nintendo has in recent years fallen behind its competitors technologically, it appears as though the Switch manufacturer may be planning to get into HDR gaming.

On Linkedin, Nintendo published a job application for a Senior Engineer of display technologies. As part of the summary of requirements, Nintendo has requested the applicant have “Knowledge of different display technologies, such as LCD, OLED, HDR, etc.”

This is significant as until now, no Nintendo console nor game has featured HDR support. The fact that Nintendo is now actively looking into the technology suggests that a future Nintendo console – such as the rumoured Switch Pro or a next generation Switch – could support the greater range of luminosity that

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Nintendo 3DS Online Functions Will Remain Intact For A Long Time Yet

The Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued, meaning that the console is no longer being produced. Because of this, fans of the device–or owners of many digital games that they don’t have downloaded–might be wondering what this means for the system’s online functionality, including online play and the Eshop store. According to Nintendo, though, there’s no need to worry.

In a statement given to Gamesindustry.biz, Nintendo has affirmed that the 3DS online functions will remain in place for a long time yet. “Nintendo and third-party games for the Nintendo 3DS family of system will continue to be available in Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo.com and at retail,” a Nintendo spokesperson told the site. “We currently have no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”

The statement continues, assuring fans that there’s nothing to worry about. “Online play and Nintendo Eshop will continue to be available

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Last Chance To Grab Nintendo Switch’s Free Jump Rope Game

Earlier this summer, Nintendo released a small, free fitness game on the Switch eShop called Jump Rope Challenge. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, however, your time to do so is quickly running out, as the game will only be available on the digital storefront until the end of this month.

As the company previously announced, Jump Rope Challenge is being removed from the eShop on September 30. It’s unclear if it will be offered again in the future, so if you’re interested in grabbing it, you should do so before that date.

Jump Rope Challenge
Jump Rope Challenge
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Nintendo says Jump Rope Challenge was “created by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan as a simple game to add some quick and fun movement into their daily lives.” The game uses Switch’s Joy-Con controllers to mimic jump rope handles and tracks how many times you’ve virtually jumped

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