Americans are able to get a special deal on the Nintendo Switch for a limited time through Google Express (sorry, no Canadians allowed) via discount code on checkout with Target selected as the retailer. This deal comes from the infamous industry watchdog Wario64 who should be followed by anyone who wants to know the latest in gaming discounts, pre-order information, and other rare purchasing options for the latest games and technology. The person behind this account is unidentified and though theories have gone around about them being Suda51 or another industry figurehead hiding behind an anonymous call-sign, recent posts seem to hint that they might be in fact a games journalist.
In any event, this deal is something you wouldn’t want to pass up if you need a Nintendo Switch and feel the timing is right to budget for one. We’ll do our best to include instructions on how to go through with the offer in this article. It should be noted that the discount is designed for items in the cart and not specifically the Switch, but underground gamers likely stumbled upon it and repeated its usage for buying Switch hardware before Wario64 decided to share it. He obviously operates within a pretty clever group of gamers who seem to always have the latest and greatest deals at their fingertips.
Even so, this particular deal is only valid until July 17, 2018 so if you want it then you’ll need to hurry up and buy it within the next ten days. It also has to be in stock in a nearby store.
- Step 1. Load up Google Express
- Step 2. Type in “Nintendo Switch” then press Enter
- Step 3. Select “Target” from the Filter on the left hand side
- Step 4. Click “Add to Cart” on the $299.99 listing
- Step 5. Click “Go to Checkout”
- Step 6. Enter Mailing information & Billing Option
- Step 7. Click “Promo Code”
- Step 8. Enter “EXTRA25” for 25% off the order (Reducing the $330.74 including tax* total to $247.50)
- Step 9. Apply the “SUMMERFUN” code for new users (Reducing the $247.50 to $227.50)
- Step 10. Enjoy your new Nintendo Switch when it arrives!
*Your exact tax may vary from state to state, hence the extra $2.50.
Other Switch Deals: Currently there’s a few other deals going on around the Nintendo Switch for USA customers as well. At Best Buy, if you buy a Switch during this week you’ll get 50% off one of the following games (of your choice): Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Splatoon 2. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is also selling for just $29.99 now at Best Buy locations, and is a game praised by many gamers although somewhat unexpectedly.
Editor’s Note: There’s a small chance that deals like this could be part of a Nintendo-sponsored sell-off of hack-able Switch hardware to reduce the amount of systems Nintendo would have to recall and ship back to themselves if they come up with a silent replacement of identical hardware that can’t be hacked. This is something of a far-fetched conspiracy theory but recent events of the NVIDIA Tegra exploit being used to inject adult content into the online portion of Nintendo games lend credibility to the theory. We will never know for sure as Nintendo probably won’t speak publicly about the hacks since it would only spread knowledge of them and encourage more people to try the dark art of console hacking.