Nintendo Switch deals are still a rare sight, with stock remaining low across the US and UK. While we’ve seen high-value bundles and the odd flash of inventory hitting the shelves over the past few weeks, these have been fleeting and day to day supply is still non-existent. The same can be said for the Nintendo Switch Lite, which previously offered a compromise for those looking to get into the Nintendo catalogue over the past few months. That said, with Nintendo distribution seemingly springing back to life soon, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
In the meantime we’re rounding up all the best places to shop for Nintendo Switch deals, so feel free to check your favorite retailers – you might get lucky and stumble upon some stock yourself. We’re bringing you all the latest stock as it comes in right here, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly.
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July’s Nintendo Switch deals marked what we hope is a plentiful return to the shelves, and with such widespread stock on offer there’s no telling how much inventory we have to play with in the future. We don’t know when the Nintendo Switch will return fully, but until then, we’re also taking a look at the best retailers to check when those console do land on the shelves again.
The Nintendo Switch has been out of stock since March, which means June was the first chance many have had to pick up their own consoles. With production seemingly starting back up again and plenty of retailers gearing themselves up for more consoles, it might not be long to wait now.
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. Scroll past the bundles on this page and we’ll show you prices on extra Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch memory cards, and we’re also finding you the best cheap Nintendo Switch Pro Controller price 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.
- 1 The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals
- 2 Nintendo Switch bundles: how to spot a good deal
- 3 How to buy the right Nintendo Switch
- 4 What are the Joy-Con controllers?
- 5 What’s the Joy-Con Grip controller?
The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals
Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch bundle? Check out our comparison charts as they will be the first place to find new stock. As of writing, there are no Nintendo Switch deals available, so you may be faced with some older listings here, but keep checking back to be the first to find the latest refresh.
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 with all signs pointing to an upcoming revival we wouldn’t cave just yet.
Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)
Nintendo Switch deals have been coming and going, with GameStop bringing their bundles to the hungry punters whenever new stock arrives. We’ve got links for the offers that do fly in and out of stock at GameStop just below, as they’re updated all the time with new inventory. If you’re unlucky this time, be sure to check back later, or check out the retailers underneath for another shot.
Nintendo Switch Neon | Animal Crossing | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | Minecraft | Pro Controller: $519 at GameStop
This is a lot to pay for a Nintendo Switch in stock this weekend, but you’re actually getting good value here. With three big name games and a Pro Controller included, GameStop is making sure only the fans are buying their new Switch stock to avoid scalpers here.
Nintendo Switch Gray | Animal Crossing | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | Minecraft | Pro Controller: $519 at GameStop
You’ll also find the Gray Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop this weekend as well. Offering up the same bundle as above, we’d move quickly on this one to avoid disappointment.
More Nintendo Switch retailers to check:
- Amazon – third party stock available, but at a cost
- GameStop – stock returns on higher value bundles
- Newegg – recently price hiked, but previously strong stock levels
- B&H Photo – offering standard pricing right up until stock ran out, but backorders are on their way
- Adorama – stock temporarily unavailable at time of writing
- Kohl’s – no stock currently available
Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)
Nintendo Switch bundles have been more available in the UK than in the US, though those stock influxes seem to be slowing at the moment. We’re currently seeing the Nintendo Switch in stock at Currys, but you’ll have to move quickly.
Nintendo Switch Neon Red & Blue: £279 at Currys
Currys currently has the Nintendo Switch in stock, with the standard £279 price on the Neon Red & Blue model. You’ll have to move quickly, though, because these offers run out quick.
Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing New Horizons: £319 at Currys
Or, bundle up and save some cash on this Animal Crossing: New Horizons bundle. Currys will only have a limited supply of these consoles, though, so don’t leave it too long.
Nintendo Switch | £279.99 at Argos
The Nintendo Switch is listed at Argos, and it seems that there’s some consoles out there in the UK. That means you might strike lucky and be able to grab a Switch from your local shop, however things are looking sparse.
Nintendo Switch Lite | £199 at Argos
The Nintendo Switch Lite is still widely unavailable in the UK. However, Argos does still have the handheld console listed on its site, so you might get lucky and find some regionalised stock here.
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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.
Cheap Nintendo Switch games
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
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.
What are the Joy-Con controllers?
The Joy-Con controller is actually a pair of controllers that attach to the sides the the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. When playing the Nintendo Switch on the TV, you can remove them and play with one in each hand. The left hand gets a controller with an analogue stick and d-pad, the right hand handles the one with a second analogue and the usual A, B, X and Y face buttons. Or you and a friend can use one each in multiplayer games with the d-pad doubling up as impromptu face buttons.
You get a pair with the console, but you might want to buy more to allow extra players to get involved in games like Mario Kart 8, FIFA 19 and many more. Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use. Check out the latest prices below, or shop the best cheap Joy-Con sales going right now.
Extra Joy-Con deals
What’s the Joy-Con Grip controller?
The Joy-Con Grip is an additional accessory that joins the two Joy-Con controllers together, forming something something a bit more solid for you to hold thanks to the extended handles and plastic block between the two sides. The square dimension form-factor may remind older gamers of the Dreamcast controller, while everyone else will mainly be thinking how it resembles an odd-looking dog face. Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Nintendo Switch, so you won’t have to buy one separately. This won’t charge your controller though and doesn’t have a battery pack.
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. There’s no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with one included either.
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 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.
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