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The 4 Best Refurbished Nintendo Deals for 2020

February 5, 2020    Electronics Gifts 

The Best of Nintendo - Only Cheaper!

Nintendo's gaming options have always attracted gamers both because of the quality of the games and the ability to enjoy those games on-the-go. We have combined a list of Nintendo products that are currently available at a great discount. Check them out and make sure you grab those deals before someone else takes them!

  • OUR TAKE
    PROS
    CONS

  • RUNNER UP

    Nintendo
    Switch Lite (New)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • The Nintendo Switch Lite offers the same 720p quality gaming on a smaller and lightweight device. It is also available in a variety of colors helping you to personalize your gaming device.
    PROS
    • Sleek design and lightweight.
    • Perfect for on-the-go gaming.
    • Affordable.
    • Built-in gyroscope and accelerometer.
    • Available in many colors.
    CONS
    • Cannot be played on TV.
    • Only 32 GB internal storage.
    • A smaller screen that some users may not like.

  • ALMOST

    Nintendo
    Wii (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • The reason Nintendo Wii made it to our shortlist was its unique gaming experience. You can play classics like Super Mario and Resident Evil as well as make gaming a healthy physical activity for yourself. It has been popular among young and old alike.
    PROS
    • Built-in WiFi access.
    • Motion sensitive controllers.
    • Play classics like Super Mario and Resident Evil.
    • Physical exercise while gaming.
    CONS
    • Remote charger not included.
    • Not HDMI compatible.

  • ALMOST

    Nintendo
    Joy-Con Charging Station (New)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • Battery life is one of the biggest issues gamers face so a charging dock at these prices had to be a part of our review. You can use this while out on a trip or when having an all night gaming session at home. It works equally well for both purposes!
    PROS
    • Can be used by two players.
    • Exapandable memory.
    • Accessories included.
    • Anti-slip rubber feet.
    • Charging through USB cable.
    CONS
    • Can only charge 2 Joy-Cons at once

The Runner Up

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Nintendo Switch Lite

With Switch Lite, Nintendo offers a solid gaming console at a more affordable price then its older brother. Nintendo Switch Lite is specifically optimized for handheld play, so it is perfect for those looking for a portable console they can take anywhere. It comes with a built in control pad and has a robust unibody design. Its dimensions are 3.6 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches with a solid 5.5 inch touch screen that has 720p resolution. It makes up for its small size with better pixel density (267 ppi compared to originals 236 ppi) which provides a sharper image quality. Nintendo Switch Lite is also a lighter model (275 g), so your arms won't get tired as easily.

Like Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite is compatible with hit titles such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Fortnite, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It also has a multiplayer option (through WiFi), but you will need to subscribe to Nintendo Online Service. You may also connect up to 4 Joy Cons (sold separately) if you want to battle it out with one of your buddies.

Comfort is one of the consoles best features, as it can easily fit into a bigger pocket. Switch Lite buttons offer even better tactile response than its predecessor. Up, down, left, and right buttons are now replaced with a D-Pad which feels quite natural. Furthermore, it has an improved battery life, so it will last 4 - 7 hours, compared to 3 - 6 from original. Nintendo Switch Lite also has a space for MicroSD cards, so you can upgrade the basic storage capacity of 32 GB up to 256 GB, which is more than enough.

Furthermore, there is a built-in gyroscope and accelerometer so you can use your own hand movement to control some aspects of Nintendo's games. Brightness is automatically adjusted to your surroundings, which is quite useful. Unfortunately, this model doesn't have a docking option, so if you are looking to play at home on the big screen Nintendo Switch is still the way to go. If you want to be gaming on-the-go on the budget, look no further.

The console is available in following colors: gray, yellow, turquoise, and special Zacian and Zamazenta edition.

If you are still unsure whether to go for the Lite Switch or not, read up this Nintendo Switch Lite review by Slashgear to help you make up your mind.

Worthy Mention

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Nintendo Wii

With the release of Nintendo Wii, the popular Japanese gaming company continued to tread its unique trajectory. This console didn't go the way of ever-more realistic graphics like Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, but that doesn't mean that the games available on Wii aren't as fun. Quite the contrary. Nintendo Wii has something for everybody, whether you are 10, 30, or 60-year-old.

With the console, you will get the Wii Remote and Nunchuck controller, both of which are motion-sensitive thanks to the Sensor Bar. They feature an accelerometer and internal gyroscope that will provide you with the most accurate reading of your position. Both are powered with alkaline batteries. Aside from being responsive, controllers are intuitive to use but difficult to master. Nintendo Wii is made out of durable material and looks slick.

As you begin learning complex movement patterns you'll realize that its quite a workout. This is a win-win situation, as you challenge your friends for a game of Wii Sports and improve your cardio at the same time. The console also features great single player titles like Wii exclusive Super Mario Galaxy which have impressed many critics.

In games, you are represented by characters called Miis, which collect more points as you become more proficient. Combine this with an excellent online feature, and you can see why Nintendo Wii is an excellent console for playing with your friends at a party. Another strong feature is support for GameCube games. You will be able to play all titles from Nintendo's previous console, which drastically increases the number of games available. It's easy to go back in time and play favorite GameCube titles like Resident Evil 4, Metroid Prime, or explore Luigi's Mansion.

With this interesting concept, Nintendo challenged the concept of lazy gaming. Instead of sitting on your couch, you will use your body to maneuver various obstacles. Nintendo Wii is aimed at casual gamers who aren't afraid of physical exercise, and in this aspect, it does its job perfectly. In fact, it makes for an interesting gift for kids as parents won't mind anything that makes their kids perform healthy physical exercise.

Choose Nintendo Wii if you want to experience gaming in a whole different light.

Worthy Mention

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Joy-Con Charging Station Dock For Nintendo Switch

Imagine having a big party where you have just been playing Nintendo Switch for hours and are having a great time. Suddenly your controllers need charging and everything comes to a screeching halt. Every gamer has faced this issue at his gaming sessions and it just spoils the fun for the rest of the party too. This charging station dock is designed specifically to address situations like this.

Put it simply, it is a must-have if you frequently play Nintendo Switch games in multiplayer mode with your friends. It is designed to fit 4 Joy-Con controllers, which will fully charge in 3.5 to 4 hours. You can also charge two at a time, so you always have backup pairs for marathon sessions. The controllers slide in nearly effortlessly and then lock-in and don't budge.

Each Joy-Con has an LED indicator that tells you if it's still charging (red) or ready to go (green). You don't have to worry you will overcharge the controllers' thanks to the over-voltage protection feature. For charging, you will get a 2.6 foot USB cable which you can plug in Nintendo Switch or your power supply. Joy-Con controllers are not included with the Nintendo Switch charging station.

The base of Nintendo's charging station is quite stable thanks to the 4 anti-slip rubber feet. The charging station doesn't take too much space, so you can leave it hanging around in a corner without worrying somebody will step on it. You can set it up in two minutes and you are good to go.

Joy-Con charging station dock is affordable and will save you a lot of headache in the long run. If you are a fan of games like Splatoon 2, Overcooked 2, Super Mario Party, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Fortnite or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, having this product is a no-brainer.

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We started Four Best on the premise that a great deal of the information required to properly evaluate a given product is already right in front of your (and our) eyes. In fact there is too much information! A crucial skill necessary to picking the best products is instead the ability to cull through the available information, focusing on what should really drive a purchase decision.

To make those crucial determinations as to what matters and what doesn’t, we begin by thinking through what really matters to us when we use a particular product. We then use the that type of product to further refine the features we care about and that we think you will care about too. Next we search the web, looking to manufacturer’s websites, product specifications, consumer reports, expert blogs, research reports and the like to obtain crucial insights and the facts.

Finally, we distill the results of our research and combine it with our own experiences as consumers, professionals, techies, mothers, fathers, hobbyists, designers, software engineers, attorneys (sorry) and more. Ultimately, this process results in the reviews we present to you. We hope you enjoy!

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