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Nintendo’s Holiday Switch console bundles arrive next month

A trio of new console bundles will be making their way to retail for prospective Switch owners, with one being pretty familiar.

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Has Nintendo released a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe console bundle every year since the game (and console) debuted? It sure seems like the company has, as similar sku’s have popped up a few times, including in 2022. If you didn’t buy into any of those opportunities, or you’re just in the market for another Switch and somehow don’t have Mario Kart, it’s back again.

Landing early next month, the box set will include a digital copy of the game with a base Nintendo Switch console, plus 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online. That’s right, it seems like this 2023 version of the deal won’t include an OLED Switch, instead opting for a core, launch edition of the system.

Nintendo Switch™ – Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe Bundle (Full Game Download + 3 Mo. Nintendo Switch Online Membership Included) 
Available Oct. 6

Zoom into the world of Mario and friends with the Nintendo Switch – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle, featuring a Nintendo Switch system with Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers, a download code for the digital version of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxegame (valued at $59.99) and a three-month individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online (valued at $7.99), the service that lets friends and families play compatible games together online. At a suggested retail price of $299.99 (including a combined savings of $67.98***), this offer allows even more drivers to team up with Mario and his friends to race underwater, in the sky, upside-down in zero-G and past the finish line in 48 courses.

Racers can supercharge the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC to experience more ramps, turns and jumps across a total of 48 additional courses, released in six waves through the end of the year. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass is available in Nintendo eShop, My Nintendo Store and select retailers as a separate purchase or can be enjoyed at no additional cost with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.**

Nintendo press release

But, there’s more…

Yes, we said “bundles” (with an ‘s’), and we meant it. Aside from the above, there are also twin Switch Lite bundles coming up, which will see the console packed with a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That game will be included with each digitally as well, but unlike with the Mario Kart system, the Switch Lite consoles themselves will be unique.

The systems will be available in either coral or turquoise, and will include Animal Crossing graphics on both front and back.

Nintendo Switch™ Lite (Isabelle’s Aloha Edition) Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Bundle (Full Game Download Included)

Nintendo Switch™ Lite (Timmy & Tommy’s Aloha Edition) Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Bundle (Full Game Download Included) 
Available Oct. 6

Those looking to escape to their own personal getaway can shop at select retailers to pick up one of these exclusive bundles. Each Nintendo Switch Lite – Animal Crossing: New Horizons system features a delightful design inspired by the residents that assist with island life in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, and a digital version of the game (a $59.99 value***). This provides players with both value and a stylish new way to create their own island paradise to bring with them wherever they go. Each Animal Crossing: New Horizons-inspired Nintendo Switch Lite bundle will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

  • Swing by Resident Services with the Nintendo Switch Lite Isabelle’s Aloha Edition – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bundle. This Target-exclusive bundle includes a cute, coral-colored system adorned with a leaf design on the front and a white leaf motif on the back.
  • Take in a serene sea breeze with the Nintendo Switch Lite Timmy & Tommy’s Aloha Edition – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bundle. Only available at Walmart, this exclusive bundle features a cool, turquoise-colored system adorned with a leaf design on the front and a white leaf motif on the back.

The Nintendo Switch Lite system is lightweight, compact and designed exclusively for handheld play. Its dedicated portability offers players the opportunity to take a little “me time” wherever they happen to be, whether that’s on the road, the couch or in their own backyard. Plus, the Nintendo Switch Lite system plays the full library of Nintendo Switch games that work in handheld mode, including Mario Kart 8 DeluxeThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Wonder game, which launches on Oct. 20.

Nintendo press release

** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required to access Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC at no additional cost. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch/online

*** Savings based on manufacturer’s suggested retail price of purchasing products individually. Actual savings may vary.

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