The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, deals and sale prices in October 2020 cheap nintendo switch deals prices sales bundles

Nintendo Switch deals are in stock in both the US and UK – and we’ve been waiting a while to say that. Since Prime Day seemingly jumpstarted the US’s supply of the Nintendo handheld, we’ve been seeing units available across Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy – and they seem to be holding. 

That’s excellent news if you’ve been waiting to pick up Nintendo Switch bundles over the past few months, but there’s even better news if you’re shopping in the UK. While the US is simply celebrating the Switch being in stock at its regular MSRP, UK shoppers can save with discounted Nintendo Switch deals this week. 

We’re seeing Nintendo Switch bundles offering up reduced games like Animal Crossing and Minecraft right now, with some excellent prices even dropping below £300. Stick around for more as well, as we’re constantly scouring the web for all the best Nintendo Switch deals on both sides of the pond. 

We’re also holding out hope that Black Friday will offer up its fair share of Nintendo Switch deals in the future as well.

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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.

Nintendo Switch bundles have been flashing in and out in the US, so there’s light at the end of the tunnel for a more reliable supply over the next few months. We don’t know when the Nintendo Switch will return fully in the US, but until then, we’re also taking a look at the best retailers to check when those console do land on the shelves again. 

Scroll past the bundles on this page and we’ll show you prices on various accessories and games 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

The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals

Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch? Check out our comparison charts as they will be the first place to find new stock at the lowest prices. 

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 things aren’t so desperate as to have you paying upwards of $349 / £349 for the console itself. Our price comparison technology will bring you the cheapest prices right here, but you can also scroll further for the best Nintendo Switch bundles around. 

If you’re after a cheaper alternative, the Nintendo Switch Lite can be found for around $199 (£199). This handheld only console doesn’t dock, however, and doesn’t feature detachable Joy-Con.

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition has been incredibly rare over 2020. Launched in March – just at the start of Nintendo Switch’s stock issues – the special edition saw an initial run and nothing more until now. You’ll still find it in stock at Amazon for $299.
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Nintendo Switch: $299 at Best Buy
The Nintendo Switch is also in stock at Best Buy, and you’ll find a healthy supply of consoles available for the standard $299 MSRP right now. That’s excellent news if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one of these consoles, and stock is firmly back this week.
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Nintendo Switch: $299 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch was previously available at Amazon last week, however stock has now run out. We’ll keep this direct link here so you can keep an eye on the latest updates, however, as new units could appear at any time.
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Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch: £279.99 at Very
Very has stock of the Nintendo Switch available for its regular £279.99 price tag right now. After Prime Day cleaned Amazon out of its inventory, this is a great place to pick up the console by itself this week.
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Nintendo Switch | free Stealth carry case: £279.99 at Argos
This week’s Nintendo Switch bundles aren’t saving you a load of cash on included games, but Argos is throwing in a free Stealth carry case when you pick up a console this week. Stock is organised by location, so you may have two separate orders shipped to you here if you’re out of stock locally.
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Nintendo Switch | £5 off Lego games: £298.98 at Argos
Argos is one of the few retailers offering Nintendo Switch bundles with actual savings on the included games this week. That’s because you can save £5 on the bundle price of a Nintendo Switch console and a wide range of Lego games. Titles included in this offer range from the more expensive Lego Worlds and Lego Movie titles to the slightly cheaper Lego City Undercover and Lego Ninjago Movie games.
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Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing: New Horizons: £299 at Currys
Finally, a Nintendo Switch bundle with a decent saving on it. There’s about £20 off this Animal Crossing: New Horizons offer this week, which will send you home with the latest AC title and a Nintendo Switch console for just £299.
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Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing + Minecraft: £309 at Currys
This Nintendo Switch deal sends you home with a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a copy of Minecraft for just £309. Considering other bundles are coming in at £319 this week, that’s an excellent deal for two games.
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Nintendo Switch | Paper Mario: The Origami King: £319.99 at Very
Paper Mario: The Origami King is the latest first party title to hit the Nintendo Switch system, so it’s a great way to kickstart your Switch collection this week. You’re not saving any cash here, however.
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Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £319.99 at Very
There’s no doubt about it, Mario Kart is a classic starter game for a new Nintendo system. Grab the latest version with your Nintendo Switch for £319.99.
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Nintendo Switch | Luigi’s Mansion 3: £319.99 at Very
Luigi’s Mansion 3 offers an excellent multiplayer and single player experience for kids and adults alike. It’s a fan favourite when it comes to Nintendo Switch deals, so head over to Very to pick it up with your new console.
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Nintendo Switch | The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: £319.99 at Very
If you’re feeling nostalgic, the latest Nintendo Switch stock also includes this Link’s Awakening bundle for the same £319.99 price.
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Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Maker 2: £319.99 at Very
Think you could do a better job? Prove it with Super Mario Maker 2 – this Nintendo Switch bundle offers up the DIY platforming creator for £319.99.
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Edge magazine subscription deals start at just £15
Need help deciding what to play on your new Switch? Edge magazine has reviews and previews of all the latest games, as well as news and insight from across the industry. As one of the oldest and most trusted in the business, Edge has got you covered. Subscribe now from just £15.
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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. Nintendo Switch sales outside of busy shopping periods (Black Friday or the holidays) are more likely to try this tactic. 

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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

It’s easy to tell the difference between the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite. The former offers a more expensive price tag as well as a larger box which features art with a red and blue or gray set of Joy-Con. However, if you’re shopping for the main console, there is an older version you should be wary of.

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. All of the Nintendo Switch deals featured on this page are offering the latest model as well.

Cheap Nintendo Switch games

Looking for something to play? Some of the latest Nintendo Switch sales might not be offering the game you’re looking to get into first. If not, use this price comparison chart below to find the cheapest Switch titles around. 

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Extra Joy-Con deals

If you’re looking for more multiplayer options, you might want to check out the latest Joy-Con deals. These controllers come in $10 more expensive than the Pro Controller (more on that below) but you do get two separate controllers to expand your options. Nintendo Switch deals rarely include these controllers in their bundles as well, so it’s not worth holding out for a mega-bundle.

Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use – the Neon Red / Blue Joy-Con pack offers opposing colors to the ones the console ships with, for example (left red and right blue). Check out the latest prices below, or shop the best cheap Joy-Con sales going right now. 

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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. Nintendo Switch bundles have offered the Pro Controller in the past, but these are rare – and often higher value bundles setting you back a bit more cash – so we wouldn’t recommend waiting for them. Check out more Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals in our dedicated guide. 

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 bundles rarely offer extra controllers at the standard price, as these are particularly pricey gamepads. However, retailers sometimes include a Pro Controller in their Nintendo Switch sales with a slightly higher price tag. 

When to shop for Nintendo Switch sales

Nintendo Switch sales are usually most fruitful around the holiday period. You’ll find the year’s biggest games tend to release between October and December, which gives bundles a higher value when they include these titles at a discount price. However, any big first party release generally yields Nintendo Switch bundles as well so don’t take those Mario Party games for granted – they could save you cash on your Switch.

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.