Nintendo Switch bundles offer a fantastic way to save some cash on your new system and grab some games at the same time. With recent stock shortages still bleeding over into 2021, we haven’t seen too many Nintendo Switch deals offering additional software or hardware at a discounted rate. However, over in the UK things are looking up with more bundles arriving every week and stock levels remain sturdy in the US as well.
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We’re keeping a close eye on Nintendo Switch deals and stock over the course of the week, so as soon as we hear of a Joy-Con hitting a shelf we’ll be bringing you all the latest prices. You’ll find all the best Nintendo Switch bundles that are available now just below.
If you’re looking to kit yourself out with everything you need straight from the off, you can save some serious cash with these offers, even if Nintendo Switch bundles themselves are running a little low right now. 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 as well.
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. 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. We’re also rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundles as well.
Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)
Nintendo Switch: $299 at Amazon
Amazon has Nintendo Switch in stock this week, but you’ll want to move quickly here. While we were seeing an uptick in availability over the last couple of weeks Best Buy has now run out of stock and other retailers are following suit. If you’ve been hunting for a while we wouldn’t sleep on this too long.
Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch: $299 at Amazon
You’ll also find the Animal Crossing edition up for grabs at Amazon this week, which is particularly impressive considering this console usually runs out of stock well before the other color variants.
Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)
Nintendo Switch: £279.98 at Ebuyer
Very few shops have Nintendo Switch stock at the moment, with even Amazon inventory seeing major shipping delays (see below). However, you’ll still find the Neon Red & Blue model available at Ebuyer this week.
Nintendo Switch: £279.98 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch stock has taken a slight hit in the UK, and if you’d prefer to shop through Amazon you’ll be waiting between one and two months for shipping. If you’re particularly concerned, it’s worth having this order on the backburner (you can always cancel if something comes up before), but we’re confident more stock should arrive at major retailers before those delayed dates.
Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise edition: £339.85 at ShopTo
You are paying a little more than the value of the Nintendo Switch and a copy of Monster Hunter Rise here. However, with the standard bundle putting both items together for £319 at ShopTo, those looking forward to picking up a special edition could stand to splash an extra £20 for the cool decal.
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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 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.
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.