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 April 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 (Neon)
Now: £273.99 (£15.96 off with code)
This is the cheapest price you'll find for a brand new standalone Switch online right now, but be quick. It's full price on the Gamebyte store, but apply code SWITCHREDBLUE at checkout to reduce the price by £16.
2. Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey, refurbished)
Now: £174.99 (£25 off)
If you don't mind the idea of a refurbished Switch Lite, you can pick up a decent discount on a refurbished Nintendo Switch Lite at Argos' eBay store right now, and it'll come with a 12-month guarantee too.
3. Nintendo Switch Lite + Animal Crossing: New Horizons + Minecraft
Now: £239 (£16.98 off)
If you're new to the Switch family and want to see what all the fuss is about, this combination of a Switch Lite, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Minecraft with £17 off should be very tempting.
4. Nintendo Switch Lite + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
From: Currys PC World
Now: £219 (£16.99 off)
Currys PC World is currently offering the grey Switch Lite along with a copy of the hugely popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
5. Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft
From: Currys PC World
Now: £199 (£20 off)
You can grab the Switch Lite in grey for £199 and get a free copy of Minecraft at Currys PC World right now.
6. 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.
7. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Now: £79.99 (£20 off)
If you're a fan of Mario Kart and want to bring it into the real world, we'd recommend getting your hands on the discounted Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, combining Mario Kart and RC racing for a fun in-home experience.
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: