New Pokémon Snap is All We’re Playing this Weekend

Discounts are finally rolling in, with Best Buy offering $20 off MSRP.

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  • Release Date: April 30th, 2021
  • Editions Available: Standard
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • MSRP: Standard – $59.99

At long last, we can finally play Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch. And rest assured, that’s all we’re going to be doing until we’ve fully researched every one of the game’s six explorable islands.

Solid discounts are finally starting to crop up at various retailers, and you can get New Pokémon Snap for $39.99 by ordering from Best Buy.

Get New Pokémon Snap at Best Buy

New Pokémon Snap is more than a simple remake of the original masterpiece from 1999. Beyond the obvious graphics enhancements, Nintendo has also added new Pokémon, new characters and a completely new storyline

The core gameplay remains intact – you’re still snapping candid photos of Pokémon in their natural habitat – but New Pokémon Snap is hoping to be an entirely new adventure.

If you’re curious about the game’s world, check out this promotional video about the Lental Region.


New Pokémon Snap Deals and Discounts

As is often the case with Nintendo titles, significant discounts are still fairly rare. Most retailers are still not offering substantial discounts.

However, several retailers did offer bonus content to anyone who picked up the game before release. The most enticing might have been from GameStop – which offered a double-sided poster for your game room – although Target’s magnetic picture frame was a close contender.

pokemon snap poster and frame
Credit: Nintendo

Best Buy

This deal from Best Buy is one of the biggest discounts for New Pokémon Snap so far.


Walmart is the only other retailer offering a significant discount for New Pokémon Snap.


Pokemon Snap screenshot
Credit: Nintendo


Although it wasn’t highly promoted on its website, GameStop pre-orders reportedly came with an exclusive double-sided poster.


Nintendo eShop

New Pokémon Snap Is Only Available in One Edition

Unlike so many other games on the market, New Pokémon Snap is only available in one version  – Standard. This includes the base game and nothing more.

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New Pokémon Snap-Related Accessories

Although Nintendo doesn’t have much merchandise related directly to the upcoming game, there’s plenty of great Pokémon-themed accessories for your Nintendo Switch. If you’re looking to kit out your game room with Pokémon gear before April 30th, here are a few of our favorites.

Pokemon Snap-Related Accessories
Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Pikachu & Eevee)

If you’re constantly playing your Switch on the road but find the standard Joy-Con a bit lacking, make the upgrade to these Pro-style grips from Hori. These are styled after the traditional Switch Pro Controller, but let you easily play in handheld mode. Best of all, they feature adorable Pokémon artwork and can be had for just $24.99.

Pokémon Tech Stickers

No doubt about it – tech stickers are the most affordable and versatile way to show off your Pokémon love. Removable and durable, these can easily adorn your Nintendo Switch on Monday, then be peeled off and placed on your iPhone on Tuesday.

Pokemon-Themed Nintendo Switch Lite Cases
Credit: Hori

Pokémon-Themed Nintendo Switch Lite Cases

While the Switch Lite is meant to be taken on the go, it’s not the most durable of platforms. To keep it safe while hitting the road, consider picking up one of these sturdy cases. One features a sleek black and gold design of Pikachu, while the other features a mural of some of the most popular Pokémon in the franchise.

Also, be sure to set up a Deal Alert and we’ll let you know whenever any of your desired Pokémon gear goes on sale.

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Jon Bitner

Jon is a freelance writer who primarily focuses on topics related to video games, science, medicine and technology. Before starting his career as a writer he worked in the Biotechnology industry. He has a degree in Biology, and when he isn't writing he can usually be found traveling, playing video games or hunting down the latest deals.

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