Nintendo Switch deals have taken a hit in the US, with stock running out across Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon. However, if you’re shopping in the UK there are still plenty of Nintendo Switch bundles to take advantage of this week.
We’re seeing Nintendo Switch bundles offering up reduced games like Animal Crossing and Minecraft right now, with some excellent prices even dropping below £300. Stick around for more as well, as we’re constantly scouring the web for all the best Nintendo Switch deals on both sides of the pond.
Not only that, but the Nintendo Switch Fortnite Edition just launched its pre-orders, which means you’ll be able to grab the limited edition console for £279.99 in the UK, with shipping set for October 30. Very looks like your best bet right now, but you’ll find more Fortnite Nintendo Switch deals further down the page.
We’re also holding out hope that Black Friday deals will offer up their fair share of Nintendo Switch deals in the future as well.
We’re listing all of the best Nintendo Switch deals right here and we’re always on the lookout for the best bundles with extra games, controllers and other accessories so we can share them with you while they’re hot.
Nintendo Switch bundles have been flashing in and out in the US, so there’s light at the end of the tunnel for a more reliable supply over the next few months. We don’t know when the Nintendo Switch will return fully in the US, but until then, we’re also taking a look at the best retailers to check when those console do land on the shelves again.
Scroll past the bundles on this page and we’ll show you prices on various accessories and games as well. If you want to play online multiplayer and get other benefits like free games you’ll want to pick up a Nintendo Switch Online subscription deal.
The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals
Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch? Check out our comparison charts as they will be the first place to find new stock at the lowest prices.
On its own, the MSRP/RRP Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the USA and £279 in the UK. At the moment you may be tempted to pay a premium to get your hands on such an in-demand console but things aren’t so desperate as to have you paying upwards of $349 / £349 for the console itself. Our price comparison technology will bring you the cheapest prices right here, but you can also scroll further for the best Nintendo Switch bundles around.
If you’re after a cheaper alternative, the Nintendo Switch Lite can be found for around $199 (£199). This handheld only console doesn’t dock, however, and doesn’t feature detachable Joy-Con.
You can, however, often find much better value in Nintendo Switch bundles. These offers discount games or peripherals alongside the purchase of a Nintendo Switch console and can make for excellent value for money.
Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 | 3 months Nintendo Switch Online: $299.99 at Best Buy
This Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal is currently out of stock, but it’s the best offer we’ve seen so far this year. We’re keeping this link right here just in case it does come back into stock this weekend, so keep checking back for more.
Nintendo Switch – Gray: $299 at Best Buy
The Nintendo Switch is also currently out of stock at Best Buy, though we don’t expect it will be long before it returns. Keep checking in because we’ll be bringing you the latest updates as soon as more consoles hit the shelves.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con:
$79 $69 at Amazon
Save $10 on a range of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con color combinations at Amazon this week. Considering we rarely see price cuts on these pricey peripherals this is an excellent offer, and certainly one we would jump on if you’re looking to expand your multiplayer options.
Nintendo Switch games up to $20 off at Best Buy
Best Buy is also offering up to $20 off a massive range of Nintendo Switch games right now – though some fan favorites like Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros., and Mario Kart 8 are only $10 off. Still, you’ll find Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Pokemon Sword, Splatoon 2 and more available for $39.99.
Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)
Nintendo Switch | free Stealth carry case: £279.99 at Argos
This week’s Nintendo Switch bundles aren’t saving you a load of cash on included games, but Argos is throwing in a free Stealth carry case when you pick up a console this week. Stock is organised by location, so you may have two separate orders shipped to you here if you’re out of stock locally.
Nintendo Switch | £5 off Lego games: £298.98 at Argos
Argos is one of the few retailers offering Nintendo Switch bundles with actual savings on the included games this week. That’s because you can save £5 on the bundle price of a Nintendo Switch console and a wide range of Lego games. Titles included in this offer range from the more expensive Lego Worlds and Lego Movie titles to the slightly cheaper Lego City Undercover and Lego Ninjago Movie games.
Nintendo Switch | Super Mario 3D All-Stars: £319 at Very
If you’re after a hit of nostalgia this will be perfect – bringing Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy to the Nintendo handheld.
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £319 at Very
There’s no doubt about it, Mario Kart is a classic starter game for a new Nintendo system. Grab the latest version with your Nintendo Switch for just £319.
Nintendo Switch | Nintendo Labo Robot Kit: £313.66 at Amazon
This is the perfect bundle if you’re not sure which games you want to pick up with your new console, but definitely want something Nintendo-esque to get you started. What’s more Nintendo than a cardboard robot making kit? This offer is currently out of stock for immediate delivery, but you can still place your order at this price.
Nintendo Switch | Paper Mario: The Origami King: £319.99 at Amazon
Paper Mario: The Origami King is the latest first party title to hit the Nintendo Switch system, so it’s a great way to kickstart your Switch collection this week.
Nintendo Switch | Luigi’s Mansion 3: £319.99 at Very
Luigi’s Mansion 3 offers an excellent multiplayer and single player experience for kids and adults alike. It’s a fan favourite when it comes to Nintendo Switch deals, so head over to Very to pick it up with your new console.
Nintendo Switch | The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: £319.99 at Very
If you’re feeling nostalgic, the latest Nintendo Switch stock also includes this Link’s Awakening bundle for the same £319.99 price.
Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Maker 2: £319.99 at Very
Think you could do a better job? Prove it with Super Mario Maker 2 – this Nintendo Switch bundle offers up the DIY platforming creator for £319.99.
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Nintendo Switch bundles: how to spot a good deal
Just because a Nintendo Switch bundle is cheap doesn’t make it a good deal. Many retailers often include cheaper games with their Nintendo Switch bundles and still charge standard price. Games readily available for $20 – $30 can sneak their way into the premium-priced deals, lowering the overall value of the offering.
In this case, it’s worth picking up a Nintendo Switch deal with a full $60 game and grabbing the cheaper title separately if you’re desperate to play it. For this reason, it’s always worth double checking the going price of the bundled game you’re picking up against the overall cost to make sure you’re getting a good deal. Nintendo Switch sales outside of busy shopping periods (Black Friday or the holidays) are more likely to try this tactic.
Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite was released at just $199.99/£199.99 in 2019. That’s $100/£80 less than the original Switch console. If you want to play games on the TV as well, you should go for the standard Nintendo Switch instead as the Lite is only playable in handheld mode.
The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in multiple colour options. You can pick one up now in turquoise, gray, yellow or coral pink, as well as a special Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition.
If you want to learn more about the console and see prices for every individual color and bundle, check out our Nintendo Switch Lite prices and deals guide.
How to buy the right Nintendo Switch
It’s easy to tell the difference between the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite. The former offers a more expensive price tag as well as a larger box which features art with a red and blue or gray set of Joy-Con. However, if you’re shopping for the main console, there is an older version you should be wary of.
The updated version of the original Nintendo Switch is now the only one you’ll find on the shelves of the vast majority of retailers. The improved battery is the only change, with prices staying the same over the original release. Make sure you’re picking up this model by checking for the HAC-001(-01) model number (the old version is HAC-001) and checking that the box is all red rather than featuring an image of a hand picking up the console. All of the Nintendo Switch deals featured on this page are offering the latest model as well.
Cheap Nintendo Switch games
Looking for something to play? Some of the latest Nintendo Switch sales might not be offering the game you’re looking to get into first. If not, use this price comparison chart below to find the cheapest Switch titles around.
Extra Joy-Con deals
If you’re looking for more multiplayer options, you might want to check out the latest Joy-Con deals. These controllers come in $10 more expensive than the Pro Controller (more on that below) but you do get two separate controllers to expand your options. Nintendo Switch deals rarely include these controllers in their bundles as well, so it’s not worth holding out for a mega-bundle.
Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use – the Neon Red / Blue Joy-Con pack offers opposing colors to the ones the console ships with, for example (left red and right blue). Check out the latest prices below, or shop the best cheap Joy-Con sales going right now.
Nintendo Switch Pro controller deals
You won’t actually need a Nintendo Switch Pro controller to play any games, so don’t feel pressured in to buying one. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is a more traditional-style pad and launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Prices aren’t cheap though, starting around $69.99/£64.99. Nintendo Switch bundles have offered the Pro Controller in the past, but these are rare – and often higher value bundles setting you back a bit more cash – so we wouldn’t recommend waiting for them. Check out more Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals in our dedicated guide.
Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with their own analogue stick and face buttons – the d-pad acts as face functions on the left controller. We’ve seen 2K’s NBA series, Snipper Clips, FIFA 19, and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. So you get multiplayer functionality straight out of the box with no additional purchase required.
However, if you want to play four-player games, then you’re going to need to invest in an extra pair of Joy-Con controllers or some Pro controllers. We’d buy the Joy-Cons as a pair (see our comparison chart above) as you’ll save a bit of cash over buying them separately. Better yet, if your friends own a Switch, ask them to bring their controllers to the party!
Nintendo Switch bundles rarely offer extra controllers at the standard price, as these are particularly pricey gamepads. However, retailers sometimes include a Pro Controller in their Nintendo Switch sales with a slightly higher price tag.
When to shop for Nintendo Switch sales
Nintendo Switch sales are usually most fruitful around the holiday period. You’ll find the year’s biggest games tend to release between October and December, which gives bundles a higher value when they include these titles at a discount price. However, any big first party release generally yields Nintendo Switch bundles as well so don’t take those Mario Party games for granted – they could save you cash on your Switch.
Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals
With only 32GB of internal storage, you’ll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two for your new Nintendo Switch for any digital purchases or the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don’t fret though, they’re actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under £20/$25.
What memory cards does the Nintendo Switch need? Those will be Micro SD cards also known as, depending on their size, as MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo also has their own branded cards, but you’ll be paying more just for a label. So for now, we’d take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.