Two of the first things I recommend to any Nintendo Switch owner are a microSD card for extra game storage and a Switch Online subscription for online play. If you somehow haven’t snagged either yet, you can get both of them for super cheap in a bundle right now.
Amazon and GameStop are both offering a 128GB SanDisk microSD card with a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online subscription for $35, which is half off the usual $70 asking price. Both of these add-ons typically go for around $35 on their own, making this an especially great deal since you pretty much need both of these things to make the most out of your Switch.
That 128GB microSD card will add a lot of extra storage to your console for downloading games and saving a ton of screenshots and videos of your favorite in-game accomplishments. The Switch and Switch Lite only have 32GB of onboard storage, while the Switch OLED gets you 64GB, so you’re getting as much as four times the space for building out your digital game library.
You’ll also get plenty of use out of a 12-month Switch Online membership, which you’ll need to play online multiplayer in games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This subscription also gets you access to a large library of classic NES and Super Nintendo titles, exclusive games and discounts along with access to ever-important cloud saves.
And since this particular bundle gets you a family plan, you can share all of these perks with up to eight other users. Just note that this deal doesn’t include the more premium (and elegantly named) Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, which costs $49 for a year and throws in Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games as well as the Happy Home Paradise expansion for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
If you’re a new Switch owner or have managed to get by without either of these so far, now’s a great time to get both for a very low price. Just don’t hold us responsible for all of the money you’ll suddenly be spending on digital games.