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 only problem Nintendo has with the Switch seems to be the 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 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 right now, 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
From: Currys PC World
Now: £279.99 (With 6 months of Spotify Premium free)
The full fat Nintendo Switch console is back at Currys! Pick it up with 6 months of Spotify Premium for free.
2. Nintendo Switch + Animal Crossing
Now: £324 (£5.98 off)
It might not be the biggest discount we've ever seen, but hey, it's in stock and you'll also get a copy of Animal Crossing - the hit Switch title of 2020 - to play too!
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 this July
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 throughout the year, along with just about anywhere else that sells games, but stock is extremely limited right now.
Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check:
When is Black Friday 2020 - should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals - but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.