If you're in the US then you might be a little disappointed with the quality of Nintendo Switch deals this week. Things are looking slightly better in the UK, though there's nothing that truly stands out following last year's offers over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Nevertheless, we've gathered all of today's best prices for the standard console and the new Nintendo Switch OLED - where available.
As mentioned, Black Friday has torn through the majority of stock in the US so there aren't any Nintendo Switch deals at any retailers. If you want a console your only option is to head to Amazon where you can pick up a Neon version for $299.99. We're also awaiting the next Nintendo Switch OLED restock after some limited availability at the start of the year.
While the UK is doing a whole lot better in terms of Nintendo Switch bundles, the savings you can find on these is practically non-existent. The best options we've found are at Very where you can make a small saving on a console and first-party game such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Animal Crossing New Horizons. When it comes to the Nintendo Switch OLED there's a lot of stock available at the likes of Amazon, Very and the My Nintendo Store right now. You'll want to go to Amazon of the three, though, as the White version is £15 off right now. A small but welcome saving.
Remember, to play online multiplayer and get other benefits like free games, you'll want to pick up a Nintendo Switch Online subscription deal as well.
We were hoping that some better Nintendo Switch deals may crop up over the coming weeks as stock returns to normal levels - especially in the US. If we do spot any new offers they will find their way onto this very page, so do check back soon.
The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals
The comparison chart below will bring you the best Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself. As stock fluctuates, however, we have seen prices rise and fall with demand. Don't pay any more than the US MSRP of $299 and the UK RRP of £259, then, because as dire as stock may seem those costs do ultimately drop back down again with a new wave of inventory.
We've also got a look at the best prices for the Nintendo Switch OLED today as well. Remember, the RRP for this is $349.99 in the US and £309.99 in the UK. It's still early days so there probably won't be any big discounts on this new version of the console just yet.
Scroll down a little further for all the Nintendo Switch bundles on offer.
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. We're rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundles if you want to check it out in more detail.
Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)
Nintendo Switch: $299 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch has been tough to buy since Black Friday, but there's now stock of the Neon console at Amazon. Delivery isn't until early February, though, so you've got a bit of a wait before your console will arrive.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months Switch Online: $299.99 at Best Buy
The best Nintendo Switch bundle that was available to buy over Black Friday is in stock again. When a console by itself would usually set you back $299.99, the addition of both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a 3-month Switch Online membership shows just good value this bundle is at Best Buy.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White): $349 at Amazon
It's been incredibly difficult to find the Nintendo Switch OLED in stock in the US, but the White version is currently available to buy at Amazon for the recommended price of $349. A deal at this early stage is very unlikely so this is what you should expect to pay for the upgraded console that features a new OLED screen and improved dock.
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299.99 at Amazon
After falling out of stock for the last couple of months, the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition is available once more at Amazon. It's not strictly a deal, sure, but as an item with limited availability, it's always one worth sharing – especially if you love that pastel color palette on the dock and Joy-Con. One important note: a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not included.
Nintendo Switch | Switch Online 12-Month Membership + Carry Case:
£337.99 $299 at Walmart
Save $38.99 - This latest Nintendo Switch bundle deal is available exclusively at Walmart. It's not the best we've seen as the Black Friday bundle included Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a 3-Month Switch Online Membership for the same price. Many would likely prefer an actual game and less time on Nintendo's subscription service. Still, with the lack of stock elsewhere (and the fact you're still saving almost $40) this is your best option before Christmas.
Nintendo Switch | 128GB memory card:
$334.98 $321.99 at Amazon
You're not saving too much here, but you can shave $13 off the price of a Nintendo Switch console and 128GB official Nintendo memory card when you grab both together in a bundle at Amazon right now. Considering stock has been so low over the last few months that's an excellent offer, though if you're not fussed about picking up a Nintendo branded memory card you might find better deals on microSD cards in the future.
Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)
Nintendo Switch (Neon):
£259.99 £254.98 at Amazon
Save £5 - If you just want the Nintendo Switch console by itself then this is the lowest price currently available. A brand new console had actually been reduced to £229 just a few weeks ago so you might want hold off for now until that discount returns, or check out one of the better value bundles below.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months Switch Online:
£316.97 £259.99 at My Nintendo Store
Save £56.98 – The best Nintendo Switch bundle that was available to buy over Black Friday is still live. When a console by itself would usually set you back £259.99, the addition of both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a 3-month Switch Online membership shows just good value this bundle is at the official Nintendo Store.
Nintendo Switch | Just Dance 2021:
£329.98 £279.93 at Amazon
Save £50 - This Nintendo Switch bundle may come with last year's entry in the popular Just Dance series but it's a great price for a Switch console and one of its more popular games. This pairing has been £20 lower in the past but this is still a good price today.
Nintendo Switch | The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD:
£298.99 £265.99 at Amazon
Save £33 - The latest price cut brings the cost of this Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD bundle down to its lowest price yet. Given how low the Switch console is by itself right now you might save more buying that and getting a game separately - but this is still a good price for the convenience of getting them both at the same time.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) | Ring Fit Adventure:
£369.99 £299.99 at Very
Save £70 – This Nintendo Switch bundle was back in stock over Black Friday for £309, but it's now available for £10 less at Very. That's in addition to the £20 reduction is originally received that was in line with the permanent price cut given to the Nintendo Switch in the UK earlier this year. It's an excellent value bundle if you're looking to get into Nintendo's exercise game Ring Fit Adventure.
Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing New Horizons: £299 at Very
This bundle has previously been as low as £279 at Currys but it's now available without a small discount from Very. It's still one of the better Nintendo Switch bundles available to buy this week as it comes with a copy of the joyful lifestyle sim Animal Crossing New Horizons. There may not be a gran saving but you do get one of the console's most popular games.
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £299 at Very
Another bundle that we've seen as low as £279 in previous sales. That's a much rarer sight, though, given that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is so infrequently discounted. Given it's one of the console's most popular games, Nintendo doesn't see a reason to reduce it often. Still, if you're looking for a bundle that'll get your Switch games library started off strongly and give you something to play on Christmas then it's an unbeatable pairing.
Nintendo Switch + Pikmin 3 Deluxe: £269.99 at Game
Get a Nintendo Switch neon console plus the fabulous Pikmin 3 Deluxe effectively thrown in for just a £10 with this great bundle at Game. With the Switch likely to be one of the hottest gifts this Christmas, this is a great chance to secure the console while stocks last.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White):
£309.99 £295.45 at Amazon
Save £14.50 – It's far from the biggest saving but this is the first discount we've seen on the new Nintendo Switch OLED - Amazon has taken almost £15 off the price of the White version. After a lot of trouble even finding any stock over the last couple of months, it's good to see some discounts already.
Nintendo Switch OLED: from £309 at My Nintendo Store
If you want the Nintendo Switch OLED in White or Neon then both are available at the My Nintendo Store for £309.99. Consoles are now in stock and ready for immediate express dispatch so a delivery before Christmas is still available. Plus, if you go for a bundle, you get a carry case as a free gift.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) | Animal Crossing New Horizons: £349 at Very
The £10 saving on this bundle is no longer available at Very so expect to pay full price for console and cutesy lifestyle sim Animal Crossing New Horizons. As one of the Nintendo Switch's most popular and best-selling games, we expect this bundle to go fairly quickly.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £349 at Very
This bundle includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - another top-selling Switch title. It's rarely discounted if you were looking to buy it separately so it's understandable that there isn't really a saving to be found here. However, it's also an ideal game to start off your Switch library.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) | Metroid Dread:
£359.98 £349 at Very
Save £10 – There's a small £10 discount on this Nintendo Switch OLED bundle at Very - but it's slightly misleading. The latest version of the popular console is usually priced at £309, so you're effectively getting a copy of Metroid Dread for just £40. That said, we have seen the game for £30 at some stores, so while still a good discount, it's not as big a saving as it really makes itself out to be.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) | Super Mario 3D World & Mario Kart 8: £389 at Very
This is a very strong multiplayer-focused bundle with frenetic racer Mario Kart 8 and inventive platformer Super Mario 3D World. Both games are best experienced with friends, whether you're competing for first place or collaborating to reach the end of a tricky course.
Nintendo Switch OLED | Pokémon: Shining Pearl & Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond: £399 at Very
This bundle includes both new Pokémon games that only just launched on November 19. If you're the biggest fan of catching 'em all or are buying for someone who is, it's an unbeatable bundle.
Nintendo Switch bundles: how to spot a good deal
Just because Nintendo Switch bundles are cheap might not mean they are good deals. 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 bundle 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.
The best games to get in a Nintendo Switch bundle
As mentioned above, first-party releases are the games you'll want to look for in order to get the best Nintendo Switch bundle deals. These are the games that have been developed and produced by Nintendo themselves, so that's the likes of Mario Kart, Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and so on.
As these titles do not usually fall much below their usual price (even years after launch) your best option to get them for cheap is as part of a Nintendo Switch bundle. We've seen games effectively receive discounts of up to 50% when bought as part of a bundle.
When to shop for Nintendo Switch deals
The best Nintendo Switch deals are usually found 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 these titles are included at a discount price. However, a new Nintendo Switch bundle generally pops up along with any big first-party release. We'll be looking out for any featuring Metroid Dread when that launches later this year to help you save some cash on your Switch.
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.
Cheap Nintendo Switch games
Looking for something to play? Some of the latest Nintendo Switch deals and bundles 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.
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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.
Do I need to buy extra controllers for multiplayer on Nintendo Switch?
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.
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.