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 that usually 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 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.
You can also find out where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition.
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:
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 in the UK
There are a few standout deals live right now, and we’ve listed our highlights below:
Top 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 £26 off this multi-game Switch bundle, which includes two of the most popular Nintendo titles: Mario Kart and Animal Crossing.
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 even less than the official price of the console alone should appeal to you. In fact, this is the cheapest we’ve seen for quite some time!
Apple iPhone 12 Mini + Nintendo Switch
From: Mobile Phones Direct
£52 per month for 24 months (£29.99 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.
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
You can grab £20 off of all five Switch Lite colours right now.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 may be a few years old, but discounts are still rare – so this 26% saving from Amazon is well worth snapping up.
Best Nintendo Switch deals in the US
Here are the best American deals we have found this September:
Nintendo Switch with 128GB Mario SanDisk microSD
Right now you can save $15.10 on this bundle which pairs an original 2017 Switch with an official Mario-themed 128GB microSD card from SanDisk for extra game storage.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
This top Pokémon game has dropped below the $50 mark at Amazon.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Amazon has more than $20 off this Lego Star Wars game for the Switch, which lets you play through the story of all nine main Star Wars movies
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.