The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles right now, and it’s little wonder why. Being able to play games on the big screen is great, but being able to experience those same high-end games on the go with a portable form factor is even better.
Let’s not also forget that there’s a strong line of exclusives including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Metroid Dread that keep the millions of Switch owners entertained.
The bad news is that, even with the release of the upgraded Nintendo Switch OLED model in October 2021, the standard Nintendo Switch is still hugely popular and one of the most sought-after consoles at the moment. That means 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 (including Switch OLED and Switch Lite!) deals this month 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.
Where to buy the Nintendo Switch – best deals
Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now.
After the release of the £309 Switch (OLED) model, Nintendo dropped the price of the standard Nintendo Switch by £20 to £259 from £279 – although some retailers are still selling the console at its old RRP, so don’t get stung. It’s also worth noting that US fans didn’t get the same treatment, with the same $299 RRP.
Generally speaking, the Nintendo Switch itself rarely drops below its £259/$299 RRP – even if it does, it’s only a relatively small discount – and the same can be said of the £199/$199 Nintendo Switch Lite and £309/$349 Nintendo Switch OLED.
You’re better off looking for bundle deals, which will come with games and accessories thrown in, or grabbing the Switch for free with a new phone contract. Right now you can grab the Switch for free with the Oppo A54 5G from Virgin in the UK.
We’ve listed UK retailers with any notable deals right here:
- Amazon – from £187/£251/£298, £12 off Switch OLED, £17 off Nintendo Switch and £12 off Switch Lite
- Game – from £199/£259/£309, bundles available
- Currys – from £199/£259/£309, bundles available
- Argos – from £199/£259/£309
- Simply Games – from £179/£229/£289, £20 off Switch Lite, £30 off Switch and £30 off Switch OLED
- ShopTo – from £199/£259/£309, bundles available
- Smyths Toys – from £199/£251/£304, £8 off Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo Store – from £199/£259/£309, bundles available
- John Lewis – from £199/£251/£309, £8 off Nintendo Switch, extended two-year warranty
While those in the US can head to:
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)
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.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Get the high-end Nintendo Switch OLED with an upgraded display, improved battery life and other much-requested design tweaks.
Best Nintendo Switch deals
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 listed our highlights below:
Top 10 Nintendo Switch Deals
Nintendo Switch + Ring Fit Adventure Bundle
Ring Fit Adventure is one of the best exercise-focused games available for the Switch, making this bundle perfect for those that want to play games and get fit at the same time.
Nintendo Switch + Animal Crossing New Horizons + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Very is currently offering over £25 off this multi-game Switch bundle, which includes two of the most popular Nintendo titles: Mario Kart and Animal Crossing.
Nintendo Switch OLED + Metroid Dread
Considering the OLED variant of Nintendo Switch only launched in October 2021, we’re surprised that it’s available with Metroid Dread for any less than the RRP. If you want the ultimate Switch experience, the OLED model is the one to go for!
Amazon’s price is now £8 lower than Nintendo’s reduced price for the Switch. The console comes with 32GB storage, and an improved battery life over the original model.
Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB microSD card
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. In fact, this is the cheapest we’ve seen for quite some time!
Build Your Own Switch Bundle
Customise your own Switch bundle, including the console, a game, an online membership and an accessory. It’s not the cheapest way to get your hands on a Switch, but it’s Nintendo’s best bundle offering.
Nintendo Switch Lite
This deal from OnBuy knocks an impressive £34 off the grey Nintendo Switch Lite, bringing it to £169. OnBuy might not be a household name but it’s much like Amazon Marketplace in that independent companies handle stock and shipping, but it has a 4.7 (excellent) rating on Trust Pilot and comes with a 30-day moneyback guarantee too.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini + Nintendo Switch
From: Mobile Phones Direct
£52 per month for 24 months (£34.99 upfront)
If you’re in the market for a new phone, then you can grab this iPhone 12 Mini on an O2 contract and bundle a Nintendo Switch in with the price. This deal also includes three months of Apple TV+ for free. Mobiles.co.uk has similar offers with other mobile phone contracts.
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/$10 or £20/$20 – but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40/$60 or more, so the saving overall, if you buy a bundle, can be much more than a small saving on the Switch on its own, for example.
You could also take a look at second-hand sites like eBay and sites like musicMagpie in the UK and Decluttr in the US that sell refurbished tech.
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 Animal Crossing, Metroid Dread 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.