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This week’s Nintendo Switch bundles are looking a lot better in the UK than the US right now. We’re seeing some discounts on the OLED model sticking around, and there are plenty of Nintendo Switch bundles to choose from. Over in the US, we are seeing stock of the Standard model available (with a handy memory card bundle available at Amazon), but stock is generally slower.
Nintendo Switch bundles come and go in waves in both the US and UK, with bounties of stock available one week and shelves left barren the next. That means we’d recommend sticking it out if you’re after a hybrid console, as there will likely be more offers on the way soon.
2021’s $349 / £309 upgrade adds a fancy new panel to the console which offers a far better handheld experience. Still, many are wondering where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED as stock is particularly difficult to find right now. In contrast to the woes surrounding Xbox Series X stock and PS5 stock, we’re actually seeing Nintendo Switch deals slashing prices on consoles themselves more and more.
You’ll find all the latest Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself just below, and our pick of the best bundles available right now further down the page.
Today’s best Nintendo Switch deals
If you’re looking for Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself, we’re rounding up all the latest prices from retailers across the web just below. You’ll find the best offers on the shelves right now in these comparison charts, but if you’re after a bundle deal, you’ll find all the latest discounts further down the page.
If you’re just looking for a handheld-only console, it’s worth checking out the Nintendo Switch Lite deals below. They are considerably cheaper than the main console (and much cheaper than the OLED model), but you are getting limited functionality without a docked mode. The standard price on these devices is $199 / £199.
Best Nintendo Switch bundles – US
Best Nintendo Switch bundles – UK
Nintendo Switch Accessories
Eager to get some extras for your Nintendo Switch? We’ve gathered up a few essentials right here. For example, you’ll find some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories out there right now, be it Nintendo Switch SD cards to the best Nintendo Switch chargers.
If you’d like to play some local multiplayer with family or friends, on the other hand, we’ve also rounded up best Nintendo Switch controllers. Need some more Joy-cons or a Pro controller? This is the place to start.
Now that Bluetooth audio is finally available, it’s time to invest in some Nintendo Switch gaming headsets. These cups are generally cheaper than their PC counterparts, but you can still save plenty of cash. You’ll find all the latest prices on our top picks just below.
Where to find more Nintendo Switch deals
Whether you’re looking to find your own Nintendo Switch bundles or you’re after some cheap accessories and games, there are plenty of retailers offering solid savings on Ninty’s gadgets throughout the year. You’ll find all the stores we head to for Nintendo Switch deals just below.
- Amazon: sometimes offers memory card bundles
- Best Buy: regular savings on cheaper games
- CDKeys: big discounts on digital titles
- GameStop: best for merchandise and bundle offers
- Target: budget accessories and regular discounts on big titles
- Walmart: regularly offers savings on official accessories
- Amazon: regularly offers cheaper bundles with budget accessories
- Argos: frequent special offers with cheap games and cases
- CDKeys: big savings on digital games
- Currys: often includes additional free gifts with bundles
- Game: regular bundle offers and cheap pre-owned games
- The Game Collection: heavy discounts on physical games
- Very: save on accessories and games
Which Nintendo Switch bundles are available?
The only games we’ve seen with bundle options on the Nintendo Switch are Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Diablo 3, Splatoon 2, Fortnite, Fortnite Wildcat, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2 Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Red & Blue, Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenda (Switch Lite), Fortnite, Monster Hunter Rise, and Dragon Quest XI S. However, it’s worth noting that many of these special editions are no longer easy to find.
While UK retailers pair games and consoles themselves, we see far fewer Nintendo Switch bundles available in the US. That’s because they are generally only available as part of a limited edition console release, or as part of a major sales period. You can still find these Nintendo Switch bundles on the shelves, but it’s well worth making sure you’re getting a fair price for your gear. Price inflation is rife here, with some third party sellers going above $1,000 for rarer bundles. You should be paying $299-$319 at the most.
How to get the best Nintendo Switch bundles
The quality of Nintendo Switch bundles available is largely dependent on where you’re shopping from. We see a far steadier supply of offers in the UK, often saving you plenty of cash on the latest games and accessories. However, in the US things are a little more difficult to find.
If you’re browsing in the US, we recommend waiting for major holiday sales events. We don’t see too many Nintendo Switch bundles popping up throughout the year, but during Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July sales you’ve got a much higher chance of scoring a bundle discount.
If you do find an offer, be sure to look around for the price of the game by itself. Retailers often use the MSRP of titles to claim their discount, whereas regular Nintendo Switch game sales can save you much more money, and it can sometimes be more cost effective to pick up your console and games separately.
The same advice goes for the UK. While we do see more Nintendo Switch deals across the pond, not every retailer uses the best prices for their games when creating bundles. Sometimes we’ve even seen shops charging more for games in a console bundle than individually on their own shelves. This has been exacerbated by the permanent Nintendo Switch price drop to £259.99.
What is the Nintendo Switch price?
To make sure you’re getting a good deal, it’s important to know the base prices of Switch consoles. In the US especially, we’re used to seeing some merchants jack up the cost when rivals have sold out.
The normal Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the US while the UK RRP is now £259 (dropping by £20 in September 2021). As for the Switch Lite, the US MSRP is $199 and the UK’s price is set at £199. The Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349 in the US and £309 in the UK.
Don’t be caught out, if there’s a listing that goes above these prices, double-check that it’s part of a bundle or includes something noteworthy – and always ensure it’s from a trusted seller!
Are Nintendo Switch bundles worth it?
It’s easy to fall into a Nintendo Switch bundle trap. Retailers can sometimes charge more for a game when bundled in with a console than they’re actually selling it for themselves separately. That means it’s well worth checking for current deals on the game you are choosing, as sometimes bundle prices are set based upon an MSRP that doesn’t reflect a game’s current price.
However, if you spot a Nintendo Switch bundle with a game or accessory for the same price as the console by itself it’s an automatic winner.
Which Nintendo Switch should you buy?
There are now (or soon to be) three models of Nintendo Switch to choose from. Each one does offer a different experience, though, so it’s important to choose the right version for you.
- Nintendo Switch (standard): This is the standard console experience as introduced back in 2017 (though most consoles on the shelves these days are the 2019 versions with a boosted battery life). Offering detachable controllers that can be shared between two people and a portable screen that allows you to play on TV or in handheld mode, it’s perfect for multiplayer and single-player games.
- Nintendo Switch Lite: The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld-only alternative, pitched as an entry-level console for kids or anyone playing on the go. While it’s a lot cheaper, it can’t be used on TV, doesn’t have detachable controllers, and lacks some features like joypad rumble. However, it will still play all the same games.
- Nintendo Switch OLED model: The latest version of the Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen, improved kickstand, and a slightly more streamlined build but aside from a few external updates, it offers all the same functionality as the standard Switch, complete with the same performance as well.
You’ll need something to keep that console safe – we’re rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch cases available right now. We’re also showing you how to find the right Nintendo Switch Online price for you, and rounding up all the latest Ring Fit Adventure deals as well.
Brendan is GamesRadar’s Managing Editor of the Hardware & eCommerce team. Formerly the Deals Editor at our sister site, TechRadar, he’s obsessed with finding the best tech, games, gadgets, and hardware at the lowest price. He spends way too much of his free time trying to decide what new things to watch on Netflix, then just rewatches It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia instead.