The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest items this Christmas, and we’ve listed some of the best ways to buy the console, the top games, and must-have accessories. Our Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 will give you the tools you need to make the best choice when it comes to getting presents this holiday season.
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Nintendo Switch Console
Nintendo’s massively popular console/handheld hybrid makes gaming on the go or at home a breeze. It’s portable, svelte, and comes packing a king-sized library full of triple-A first-party Nintendo hits like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Perfect for playing solo or inviting friends to enjoy the vast selection of Switch games that continues to grow, this is the one console that everyone’s clamoring for this year, both young and old.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $299.99
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Nintendo Switch 5 items Bundle: Nintendo Switch 32GB Console Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con, 128 GB Micro SD Card, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, HDMI Cable and Wall Charger
Kickstart someone’s Nintendo Switch addiction with this bundle, which includes everything any new Switch owner needs to get started enjoying their new system. Make plenty of space for download-only titles with the 128 GB Micro SD card, help them get set up properly with their TV with an HDMI cable and wall charger, and get them well on their way toward establishing a Switch game collection with the excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. What’s more, this edition comes with two eye-catching red and blue Joy-Con controllers – what’s not to like?
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Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – SanDisk 400GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter
Given the Switch’s status as a portable console, storage space is at a premium, so give the gift of extra memory this year. This massive 400GB card will ensure that, no matter which games your Switch fan’s into, they’ll have plenty of room to download and keep their favorites. This is a good amount of room that any gamer would love to fill with new and classic titles for on-the-go play.
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Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Orzly Nintendo Switch Carry Case Compatible With Nintendo Switch
Help protect someone’s new Nintendo investment with this handy carrying case. It comes in several different colors, has pockets for Joy-Con controllers, cables, and games, and features a hard shell for extra protection from drops. The handle makes it even easier to tote the system around, too, just in case your friends or loved ones want to take their games with them to someone’s house for a fun night of Super Mario Party or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – amFilm Nintendo Switch Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)
Given that the Nintendo Switch uses a touch screen, it can quickly become covered in fingerprints, smudges, and scratches. Make sure the screen itself stays nice and pristine by offering up this two-pack of tempered glass screen protectors, which will ensure the Switch’s screen remains unblemished while protecting from drops, falls, and other damage. Plus, you get two, just in case there are problems with the first one.
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Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – PowerA Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch – GameCube Style Black – Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate enthusiasts will want this classic wireless controller modeled after the GameCube original for long, drawn-out Smash sessions. It’s a great throwback option that comes in several colors, and it’s a great alternative to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller that’ll make powering through The World of Light and collecting new Spirits even simpler.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $49.99
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a no-brainer for any Switch owner. It’s the most comfortable way you’ll ever be able to experience games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Super Mario Odyssey. It feels fantastic in your hands and can up your game considerably, whether you’re spamming kicks and punches in Smash or exploring the reaches of Hyrule.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $59.99
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Bayonetta 2 (Physical Game Card) + Bayonetta (Digital Download) – Nintendo Switch
The shadow remains cast! Join the impossibly stylish Bayonetta on a journey through her first action-packed, bombastic adventure and learn the Umbra Witch’s storied origins. This hack-and-slash darling oozes style and an unforgettable protagonist, with both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 included in this affordable double-pack. If you’ve never seen a character fight with her hair before, it’s high time that you did.
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Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Nintendo Switch
One of the Switch’s most sprawling, massive role-playing games yet is a great gift for anyone with the handheld. The sequel to the first Xenoblade Chronicles follows a band of beings who fight with Blades, powerful beings summoned into life via “Core Crystals. The open world design, day-and-night cycle, and wide breadth of quests make for plenty to see and do, though the characters make quite the impression as well. It’s one of the best narratives the Switch currently has to offer, serving up dozens of hours of playtime.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $48.97
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Sega Genesis Classics – Nintendo Switch
Give the gift of nostalgia with this handy collection of some of the best games the Sega Genesis had to offer. With over 50 titles chosen from across the console’s storied past, Sega Genesis Classics brings games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Ristar, and more to the table. It’s like having a portable Genesis with a wide library of classics that go anywhere you do. Don’t tell your friends and loved ones to dust off their console to go retro, just give them this treasure trove of gems.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $29.99
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Octopath Traveler
Old-school RPG lovers will positively drool over Octopath Traveler and its classic sensibilities. With a selection of different characters and their own unique narratives to unravel, there’s always something new and engaging to discover in this turn-based role-playing game. Combining modern aesthetics with classic sprites, it’s a wholly unique product that looks and plays unlike most other games in the genre today. For the gamer who’s played every Final Fantasy there is and wants a taste of something similar, Octopath Traveler is a worthy choice.
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Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Diablo 3 Eternal Collection – Nintendo Switch
The classic dungeon-crawling RPG returns with an excellent iteration on the Nintendo Switch that’s absolutely perfect for playing with friends. Grab this version of the game to enjoy the full game with friends, including some fun Nintendo-themed extras like a Cucco pet or Ganondorf armor from The Legend of Zelda. It’s exemplary of what a port should offer, that’s for sure.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $39.99
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – UGREEN Ethernet Adapter USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network RJ45 Lan Wired Adapter
If you know someone who’s planning to take their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate show on the road via online play, this ethernet adapter is a great help. It’s a good augment for just about any Switch owner looking to utilize online connectivity often, in fact, especially when it comes to downloading larger games and files. It’s affordable and works with just about any configuration as well.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $12.39
Nintendo Switch Gift Guide 2018 – Nyko Power Pak – 5000 mAh rechargeable battery pack with built-in Kickstand for Nintendo Switch
It happens to everyone – low batteries again? Come on! Don’t let this happen to your friends and loved ones. This Nyko Power Pak will ensure they’ve got plenty of juice to enjoy their Nintendo Switch with on the go without having to drop it on the dock for a quick charge. Carry it around for a power boost at any time so the game can always go on.
Buy it Now: Amazon – $19.99
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