The Switch continues to fly off the shelves, thanks to strong game exclusives including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokemon Sword and Shield. Nintendo’s gaming device - half portable, half home console - continues to blow away sales expectations, and it's showing no signs of slowing down in 2021. In fact, as with last year, the only problem Nintendo has with the Switch seems to be a lack of stock!
Still hugely popular and one of the most sought-after consoles at the moment, 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 (and Switch Lite!) deals this January 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.
Best Nintendo Switch deals
Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now. As you can see, despite being several years old, the Switch itself rarely drops below its £279 RRP - even if it does, it's only a relatively small discount - and the same can be said of the £199 Nintendo Switch. You're better off looking for bundle deals, which will come with games and accessories thrown in.
All that being said, 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 got all of the best here.
1. Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition + Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Pack
From: Nintendo Store
Now: £329.99 (£19.98 off)
Nintendo's bundle price on the Mario Red & Blue Edition with Super Mario 3D World and Bowser's Fury Pack works out cheaper than buying each separately. The bundle also includes a steelbook, sticker sheet, and Super Mario Nintendo Switch analogue stick caps.
2. Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition
Now: £277.85 (£12.14 off)
The Mario Red and Blue Edition launches 12 Feburary. Pre-order it now with over £12 off! You also get a free carrying case and screen protector. Win.
3. Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft + Super Mario 3D All-Stars
From: Currys PC World
Now: £239 (£16.98 off)
Save just under £17 on this Nintendo Switch Lite bundle from Currys, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars and the ever-popular Minecraft.
4. Nintendo Switch Lite + Stardew Valley + Carry Case
From: Nintendo Store
Nintendo itself is offering a tasty Nintendo Switch Lite bundle, consisting of the Coral Switch Lite, a digital copy of Stardew Valley and a branded Switch carry case too. Considering the console RRPs for £199 alone, this deal offers great value for money.
5. Build Your Own Switch Bundle
Customise your own Switch bundle, including the console, a game, an online membership and an accessory. It's certainly not the cheapest way to get your hands on a Switch but it's Nintendo's best bundle offering.
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)
This colourway is the most popular.
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.
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 or £20 - but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40 or more, so the saving overall if you buy a bundle can be much more than a £10 saving on the Switch on its own, for example.
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 Pokemon Sword 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.
Where to find the best Switch deals
We're doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers tend to offer discounts and deals all year round, along with just about anywhere else that sells games, but stock is seemingly limited right now.
Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check: