Nintendo Switch accessories deals to get you ready for Tears of the Kingdom

It has felt like a long time since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched back in 2017, but the game offered so much that some of us are still playing it today.

Still, Nintendo has been showing peeks at the sequel—Tears of the Kingdom—over the past few weeks, and it looks plausible that we’ll get another six years’ worth of fun out of it. Between the rework of the landscape of Hyrule, the array of new floating islands, and the major, gameplay-altering new powers Link will get, it’s looking less like a retread every day.

That has a lot of us very excited about the new game. If you’re right there with us, this is a good place to start to prepare for the launch. You can buy the game, of course (no discounts just yet), but there are a bunch of limited-time deals on accessories for your Switch that you might get some use out of when you’re exploring the skies.

Here’s what we’ve found.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Check out all those blue bubbles in the glass globe in the background. Is this the world's largest <a href="https://shop.bandai.com/gashapon">gashapon machine</a>?
Enlarge / Check out all those blue bubbles in the glass globe in the background. Is this the world’s largest gashapon machine?
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (physical game) for $70 at Amazon | Target
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (digital code) for $70 at Amazon
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition for $130 (preorders sold out) at Target

Sure, you can buy the game digitally in the Nintendo shop, but given what recently went down with the Wii U and 3DS shops, no one could blame you for sticking to a good old-fashioned physical copy. There aren’t any discounts yet, but if you’re going physical, you’ll want to preorder in case supplies run out. We’ve included a link to purchase a digital code, too, if that’s still your jam. If you’re on the fence, be sure to read our coverage for all things Tears of the Kingdom, including our hands-on with the title.

Accessories deals for your Switch

Now that we’ve gotten the important preordering part out of the way, you can immerse yourself in that sprawling world with the following deals on accessories for your Switch. We’ve broken down our list into three separate sections: controllers, mobile and travel accessories, and TV gear.

Switch controllers and Joy-Cons

The shoulder buttons have not been shrunk or squeezed in any way, and reaching them feels a bit more natural thanks to the Lite's shorter height.
Enlarge / The shoulder buttons have not been shrunk or squeezed in any way, and reaching them feels a bit more natural thanks to the Lite’s shorter height.

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Whether you’re suffering from Joy-Con drifting issues or are looking to upgrade your controller to a more ergonomic experience, there’s something for everyone here.

  • Wireless Switch controller for $22 after coupon (was $43) at Amazon
  • Diswoe Wireless Switch controller for $20 after coupon (was $26) at Amazon
  • Afterglow LED Wireless Switch controller for $45 (was $55) at Amazon
  • NexiGo Switch controller for handheld mode for $43 (was $60) at Amazon
  • Honcam Joy-Con charging dock for Nintendo Switch for $22 after coupon (was $29) at Amazon
  • Joy-Con joystick replacement to fix drift issues for $14 at Amazon

For mobile playing and to replicate the Joy-Con-connected experience of the original Switch design, users loved the NexiGo one-piece controller for its ergonomic design and solid construction.

Mobile and travel Switch accessories

Tomtoc's Slim Hard Case for Nintendo Switch.
Enlarge / Tomtoc’s Slim Hard Case for Nintendo Switch.

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These accessories make it easier to carry your Switch, store your game cartridges, or add more memory. Get a carrying case, a screen protector, wipes for your screen, and more.

  • ivoler carrying case for Switch and dock for $29 after coupon (was $36) at Amazon
  • ENGFYADSY Switch case for $9 after coupon (was $12) at Amazon
  • tomtoc slim carrying case for Nintendo Switch for $22 after coupon (was $30) at Amazon
  • ProCase flip cover for Nintendo Switch OLED with tempered glass screen protectors for $17 (was $22) at Amazon
  • amFilm tempered glass screen protector for Switch for $7 (was $14) at Amazon
  • ivoler tempered glass screen protector for Switch for $8 (was $16) at Amazon
  • ivoler tempered glass screen protector for Switch Lite for $7 at Amazon
  • amFilm tempered glass screen protector for Nintendo Switch OLED with alignment kit for $17 (was $19) at Amazon
  • Windex electronics wipes for $5 (was $6) at Amazon
  • EOTW 120 screen wipes for $12 (was $14) at Amazon
  • SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card for Switch for $16 (was $35) at Amazon
  • Samsung PRO Plus 512GB microSDXC for $47 (was $110) at Amazon
  • SanDisk Extreme 512GB microSDXC for $53 (was $109) at Amazon
  • DLseego Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild skin for $12 at Amazon

Headphones and docked Switch gear

Tears of the Kingdom is sure to be an immersive experience, and while there’s something cozy about playing it in handheld mode while lying in bed, the ideal experience is likely to be docked mode, playing on the TV—that is, assuming yor family will give you some quality one-on-one time with said TV. If you’re so fortunate, the following might be of interest. We’ve included some headsets, too, for use in either case.

  • Logitech G435 Lightspeed gaming headset for $30 (was $80) at Amazon
  • Logitech G332 wired gaming headset for $30 (was $60) at Amazon
  • Gtheos wireless gaming headset for $34 (was $50) at Amazon
  • Kofire UT-01 wireless gaming headset for $60 (was $70) at Amazon
  • PDP Gaming LVL40 wired gaming headset for $20 (was $25) at Amazon
  • SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless gaming headset for $100 at Amazon
  • lesooy 6-in-1 TV docking station for $28 after coupon (was $33) at Amazon
  • Tokluck Switch TV docking station with Joy-Con charger for $34 after coupon (was $40) at Amazon
  • Tinbinx Switch dock for $23 (was $27) at Amazon

While you’re at it, if you want to connect your Switch to your TV, be sure to also pick up an inexpensive HDMI cable if you lost the one that came in the box. For more Switch accessories, check out our broader accessories buying guide.

Nintendo Switch

White is the new black with the new Nintendo Switch OLED Model.
Enlarge / White is the new black with the new Nintendo Switch OLED Model.

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  • Nintendo Switch with OLED screen for $345 at Amazon | $350 at Target
  • Nintendo Switch with OLED screen, limited edition Tears of the Kingdom model for $360 at Amazon | Target
  • Nintendo Switch with red and blue Joy-Cons (non-OLED model) for $295 at Amazon | $300 at Target
  • Nintendo Switch Lite for $199 at Amazon | Target

To play Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll need a Nintendo Switch—obviously! If you don’t already have one, there are a few models you can choose from, including the standard Nintendo Switch with an LCD screen, a more budget-friendly Lite model that can’t dock with a TV, and the somewhat nicer OLED model. There’s also (of course) a limited-edition SKU to commemorate the launch of Tears of the Kingdom. In addition to specialized printing on the Joy-Cons, the limited-edition model also features the Hylian Crest on the dock. Though the limited-edition model costs more, the game isn’t bundled in the price.

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