2019 was a great year for the Switch, with strong game exclusives including Pokemon Sword and Shield and the handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite 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 2020. In fact, the release of the Switch Lite in September 2019 means Nintendo's line-up is stronger than ever!
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 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. As you might be able to see, the selection is scarce in the run-up to Easter, and that's because there's a shortage of Switch and Switch Lite consoles across the UK and US right now. With such a lack of stock, it's unlikely that you'll find a Switch at a discount as it's hard enough to come across them at full price!
1. Nintendo Switch Lite + 1 Game
You can grab a Switch Lite and either Lego Jurassic World, Minecraft, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle or Lego Worlds for £189.99 - £10 less than the Switch Lite RRP without a game.
As seen above, there's only a single Switch deal right now - and it's for the handheld-only Switch Lite, not the standard Switch. If you've got your heart set on grabbing a discount on a Nintendo Switch right now, we'd recommend taking a look at second-hand sites like eBay and sites like musicMagpie that sell refurbished tech.
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 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 this Easter
We're doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers offer discounts and deals throughout the year, along with just about anywhere else that sells games.
Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check: