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You can actually buy a Nintendo Switch right now (shipping in early May, though) without paying a crazy markup, but the catch is that you’ll have to buy some games and accessories upfront to go with it.

While supplies last (which, let’s be honest, won’t be long), $500 gets you a Switch in either gray or neon, Breath of the Wild, the Breath of the Wild expansion pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 128GB microSD card to store your games.


The games alone would set you back $140 (not accounting for Mario Kart’s 20% Prime preorder discount), and the microSD card usually costs around $40 (though you can get a slower one for $33 right now), so you’re still paying a little bit of a premium. But if we’re being honest, you were going to buy those games and accessories regardless, so this sure beats eBay pricing if you want to Switch in your hands by early May.

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