A while back we reported that a Nintendo Switch bundle was headed our way with the hotly anticipated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Well, that bundle turned out to be a Russian exclusive, but don't lose hope: we are actually getting a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle of sorts, and you can pre-order it right now through GameStop.
So here's the deal. GameStop has been piecing together some "homemade" Nintendo Switch bundles. There are no price cuts here, and no real deals or discounts. You're basically buying everything a la carte; it's just all bundled together at the same time. So right now you can pre-order a Nintendo Switch, in Neon (link here) or gray (link here) varieties, and it will come with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Breath of the Wild expansion pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 128GB microSD card. The whole thing will set you back $499.99.
I know I don't need to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway. If you're at all interested in getting this bundle, or interested in getting a Nintendo Switch at all, you're going to want to order this as soon as possible. Nintendo Switches alone never last more than a couple of hours no matter where they show up, and a bundle as strong as this one is going to sell out just as quickly. It's a fantastic collection, and will give you everything you need to enjoy your Nintendo Switch to the utmost until games like ARMS and Splatoon 2 come out later this year.
You've got your console, you have all the expanded storage you should need for a long while, you have the two best games you can possibly play on the console, and an expansion pass for the best Legend of Zelda ever created. What more could you ask for (other than a cheaper price tag)?
You can catch our Breath of the Wild review right here, and stay tuned for our full coverage of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe next week!