Nintendo Switch, when it first came out, was probably considered just another Nintendo Console like the Wii. I know for me, that’s what I thought of it as. I, however, did not think it was in the same leagues as Xbox One or PS4, but they have pretty much proven me and everyone else wrong in that aspect.
There are now more than 500 games available on the Nintendo Switch and a LOT more to come. Some of these are Exclusive to the console while others are multi platform. No matter how you look at it, Nintendo Switch has made its mark and will continue to do so through 2018 and hopefully beyond.
If you have someone in your life that has a Nintendo Switch and you want to purchase something for their new system or you want to purchase the console itself for someone, you have a lot of options with this Nintendo Switch Gift Guide. This list and the next ones for other consoles will be HUGE so lets get this going.
Consoles – Nintendo Switch Gift Guide
Nintendo Switch – Neon Blue and Red Joy-Con
Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere.
Nintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con
At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming.
Flip the stand to share the screen, then share your Joy-Con controller for instant multiplayer fun.
Nintendo Switch Hardware with Splatoon 2 + Neon Green/Neon Pink Joy-Cons
This special bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Switch dock in black, with contrasting left and right Joy-Con controllers one neon green, one neon pink. It also includes a download code for the full Splatoon 2 game, a fresh carrying case, and all the extras you need to get started.
Controllers – Nintendo Switch Gift Guide
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Take your game sessions up a notch with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Includes motion controls, HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality, and more.
Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Red/Neon Blue
Each Joy-Con has a full set of buttons and can act as a standalone controller, and each includes an accelerometer and gyro-sensor, making the independent left and right motion control possible.
Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) – Gray
Two Joy-Con can be used independently in each hand, or together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip. They can also attach to the main console for use in handheld mode, or be shared with friends to enjoy the two-player action in supported games.
Wired Controller Plus – Super Mario – Nintendo Switch, Red
Jump into your next game with the Super Mario Edition of the Wired Controller Plus for Nintendo Switch. Designed for the true Super Mario fan, this controller features soft-touch rubber grips for added comfort and 6 interchangeable analog caps for personal preference.
It also comes in Zelda, below! But, I really love the red!
Wired Controller Plus – Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Whether heading out for The Master Trials or just beginning Link’s journey, treat yourself to the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Edition of the Wired Controller Plus for Nintendo Switch. Designed for the true Zelda fan, this controller features soft-touch rubber grips for added comfort and 6 interchangeable analog caps for personal preference.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – Splatoon 2 Edition
Enhance gameplay with this Nintendo Switch pro controller. Its traditional design includes motion controls, two analog control sticks and the ability to read Amiibo figures, and a USB-C cable is provided for charging. This Nintendo Switch pro controller works with any mode, whether the console is docked or undocked.
Storage – Nintendo Switch Gift Guide
There isn’t a ton of storage on the Switch so if you are buying a Nintendo Switch for someone else, at least buy them an SD Card on top of whatever else you are getting them, they will thank you!
Silicon Power 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1 Memory Card
The Elite Series memory cards feature the UHS-1 specifications that enable fast transfer speeds to save you more time when moving data from your card to other devices. Also, it supports Full-HD video recording so that you can capture HD videos without annoying lags and dropouts.
SanDisk 64GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch
Ultra Storage With the development of smartphones, your phone is often used for much more than just making calls or sending the odd text. It now functions almost as a handheld computer, being capable of capturing images, videos, and providing access to music files and downloaded apps and games. SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC memory cards provide an easy to use, high-performance storage solution for all your data files so you don’t need to worry about running out of internal memory.
128GB SanDisk Ultra UHS-I Class
Ultra Reliability Backed by a lifetime limited guarantee, you can have confidence in the quality of your card and its ability to withstand some of life’s toughest conditions to continue to provide you with a long-lasting, reliable memory storage solution throughout its own lifetime and that of your microSDHC compatible device.
200GB SanDisk Ultra UHS-I Class
Ultra Speed Class 10 performance rating ensures that the data stored on your card can be recorded, played back and transferred quickly and easily, granting you full access to all your images, videos and other files with little delay! Ultra Compatibility Compatible not just with mobile phones, but with any device with a microSDXC slot, this card can be used with an array of different modern devices including MP3 players and tablet PCs as a shared file storage and transfer medium.
Games – Nintendo Switch Gift Guide
There are so many games that I will not list all of them! However, I will list a few of the fan favorites and give you a link to the rest! This is simply a summary Nintendo Switch Gift Guide to give you an idea of some of the options available.
Super Mario Odyssey
Explore incredible places far from the Mushroom Kingdom as you join Mario and his new ally Cappy on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure. Use amazing new abilities—like the power to capture and control objects, animals, and enemies—to collect Power Moons so you can power up the Odyssey airship and save Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
The squid kids called Inklings are back to splat more ink and claim more turf in this colorful and chaotic 4-on-4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch system, and use any of the console’s portable play styles for intense local multiplayer 1 action. Even team up for new 4-player co-op fun in Salmon Run!
Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Deluxe
Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Carnage, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis! Travel across various lands and transport objects or characters through the centuries!
Imagine it, and you can build it! Minecraft, one of the most popular games of all time comes to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo account required for game activation and installation
Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army.
Merchandise – Nintendo Switch Gift Guide
Lastly, we have merchandise. You’ll find a few covers below, a traveler case for the Switch and a few other fun things.
Hybrid Cover – Super Mario
Super Mario fans, show your love with this classic design! The wrap-around design features hidden Velcro and a magnetic closure to keep the Switch secure, by itself or with Joy-Cons attached. Open the cover and display the Switch in 3 different viewing angles during tabletop mode, wherever you go.
Hybrid Cover – Breath of the Wild
The Hybrid Cover is truly a must-have for those who prioritize portability. Even if you don’t have a hard surface to set the Hybrid Cover on, you can just as easily hold and play the Switch at the same time.
Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case
This Case also includes 2 red transparent game card cases, which hold 4 Nintendo Switch game cards. In addition, this case includes 2 red transparent Micro SD card cases which will fit in any section of the game card cases. The Deluxe Travel Case has a durable 1680D hard shell for maximum protection and a comfortable carrying handle for easy portability.
amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
amFilm Premium GLASS Protectors are the latest in state-of-the-art screen protection technology. Highly durable and scratch resistant/chip resistant, this strong 9H (hardness level) protector will give your Switch the best protection against drops, bumps, scratches and normal wear and tear.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock
The Joy-Con Charging Dock is one of the easiest solutions for charging your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers and keeping track of them. Charge up to 4 Joy-Cons at a time or keep an extra pair to switch out. Simply slide the Joy-Con Controllers down and wait until each LED changes from red to green.
HORI Compact Playstand
Officially Licensed by Nintendo. Enjoy playing your Nintendo Switch at the perfect angle with the Compact PlayStand by HORI! Folds out to hold the Nintendo Switch at an adjustable angle, secured in place by rubber grips. Includes a space for the charging cable to connect so you can charge while playing! Folds up for easy portability.