2018 was a great year for the Switch, with strong exclusives including Pokemon Let's Go and Super Smash Bros Ultimate coming to market. 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 2019.
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 deals if you know where to look, both on the console itself and on the games you’ll want to play on it. 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.
Cheapest Nintendo Switch deals
Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now. Switch deals are among the fastest-selling deals around, so if you see a deal that catches your eye it’s important not to hesitate because you’ll risk missing out.
1. Nintendo Switch Lite
It's not due out until 20 September, but the Switch Lite is a cheap alternative to the Nintendo Switch for those that want a handheld-only version of the console. It boasts improved battery life compared to the standard Switch thanks to the inclusion of a slightly smaller display, and looks to be the cheapest way to get into the Nintendo Switch ecosystem.
2. Nintendo Switch (Neon)
Now: £238.49 (10% off)
This is the cheapest price you'll find for a brand new standalone Switch anywhere right now, but it's only available when using 10% discount code PLAYAPP at checkout.
3. Nintendo Switch + £30 eShop Credit + 12 Months Nintendo Switch Online
Now: £279.99 (£17.99 off)
If you're more into your indie and free-to-play games, this bundle with a neon Nintendo Switch, £30 eShop credit and 12 months access to Nintendo Switch Online should tick your boxes.
4. Nintendo Switch + £30 eShop Credit + Super Mario Maker 2 + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Now: £339.99 (£34.98 off)
It may be the priciest bundle in our roundup, but this is the ultimate starter kit for Mario fans, including the Switch alongside Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Maker 2 and £30 of eShop credit to spend on other (no doubt Mario-themed) games.
5. Nintendo Labo Variety Kit for Switch
Now: £39.99 (£12 off)
Save just under £12 on the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit when you buy from 365Games – it's the best price we're seeing right now.
6. Nintendo Switch Online
From: Twitch Prime
Now: FREE (with Prime membership)
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 Let's Go! 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 a 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 offer discounts from time-to-time, along with just about anywhere else that sells games.
Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check: