The Switch continues to fly off the shelves, thanks to strong game exclusives including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokemon Sword and Shield. Nintendo’s gaming device – half portable, half home console – continues to blow away sales expectations, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down in 2021.
Still hugely popular and one of the most sought-after consoles at the moment, deals are tricky to find and some aren’t quite as good as they first appear to be.
However, you can find some great Switch (and Switch Lite!) deals this September if you know where to look. Here at Tech Advisor, our experts are constantly scouring the web for the best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and game discounts available, so if and when there are any you will find them right here on this page.
Best Nintendo Switch deals
Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now. As you can see, despite being several years old, the Switch itself rarely drops below its £279 RRP – even if it does, it’s only a relatively small discount – and the same can be said of the £199 Nintendo Switch. You’re better off looking for bundle deals, which will come with games and accessories thrown in.
All that being said, there are a few standout deals live right now, but they are few and far between and selling out incredibly quickly. You really do need to act fast. We’ve got all of the best here.
1. Nintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Bundle
Nintendo is offering the perfect starter bundle for Nintendo fans yet to invest in the handheld console, bundling the Switch (red and blue combo) with Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a PDP Deluxe Travel case for storing your console and game cartridges and a 64GB microSD card too.
2. Nintendo Switch Lite (Blue) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Pack
This is an epic deal on offer from Nintendo itself, bundling the blue Switch Lite with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a Hori Slim Tough Pouch to protect the console and a 64GB microSD card for storing games for just £249.
3. Nintendo Switch Lite
Now: £187 (£12.99 off)
This deal from Amazon knocks £12.99 off the yellow Nintendo Switch Lite, bringing it to a tempting £187.
4. Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB microSD card
Now: £215.79 (£25.19 off)
If you like to download games from the Nintendo Store, this combination of a turquoise Switch Lite and a Nintendo-themed 128GB SanDisk microSD card for less than the retail price of the handheld should appeal to you. It’s not the cheapest we’ve ever seen it, but there’s still money off compared to the RRP!
5. Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft Dungeons
Now: £189 (£27.99 off)
If you’re new to the Switch family and want to see what all the fuss is about, this combination of a Switch Lite and Minecraft Dungeons for less than the RRP of the console should be tempting.
6. Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft
From: Currys PC World
Now: £199 (£20 off)
You can grab the Switch Lite in grey for £199 and get a free copy of Minecraft at Currys PC World right now.
7. Build Your Own Switch Bundle
Customise your own Switch bundle, including the console, a game, an online membership and an accessory. It’s certainly not the cheapest way to get your hands on a Switch but it’s Nintendo’s best bundle offering.
If you want to see how these deals and others measure up against the prices at other stores, check out our hourly updated price comparison table below.
Nintendo Switch (console-only, grey controllers)
This is just the console in a singular colour scheme.
Nintendo Switch (console-only, red-&-blue controllers)
This colourway is the most popular.
Nintendo Switch (red-&-blue controllers) + Animal Crossing: New Horizons
This bundles the Switch with the bestselling cute and relaxing game.
Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise
Get the standalone console with a blue colour scheme.
Cheap Switch prices: What to look for
There’s some bad news to get out of the way first: realistically, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for massive savings on the Switch. Blame the console’s popularity for that – people are still buying it in droves at full price, so retailers really don’t have much reason to slash prices in order to move stock.
Still, there are sure to be some discounts around if you know where to look. Not many stores tend to cut prices on the Switch itself – at least not by more than £10 or £20 – but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40 or more, so the saving overall if you buy a bundle can be much more than a £10 saving on the Switch on its own, for example.
And even if you don’t want all of the games in the bundle, you could always sell or trade-in those games afterwards. We have some tips on how and where to do that here.
There are plenty of brilliant Switch games available, but our pick of the best include Pokemon Sword and Super Smash Bros Ultimate so deals on Switch bundles that include those are among the best. Check out our round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games for more.
For people who already own a Switch, you’ll find some discounts on individual games, too.
Accessories might be a better bet though – the pricing of extra controllers was one of the big gripes a lot of people had with the console at launch, so we’ve seen offers trying to shift stock of controllers and other accessories including carry cases.
Also, remember that the Switch uses microSD cards for expandable storage, and USB-C for power – there are loads of great offers on memory cards and portable power banks, so we’d definitely recommend looking now if you’re thinking of expanding your storage or grabbing a battery pack.
Where to find the best Switch deals
We’re doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers tend to offer discounts and deals all year round, along with just about anywhere else that sells games, but stock is seemingly limited right now.
Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check:
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