The Black Friday sales season is here! The prices shown below are the best available now, though you may need to buy quickly as some deals will sell out.
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 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 can see, despite being several years old, the Switch doesn't benefit from many great deals. You're better off looking for bundle deals, which will come with games and accessories thrown in.
There are some Amazon Prime Day Switch Deals available, but even those are few and far between and they are selling out so incredibly quickly. You really do need to act fast. We've got all of the best here.
1. Nintendo Switch Neon + Just Dance 2020
Now: £279 (£30 off for Prime Members)
It's cheaper to buy this bundle than it is to buy the Switch on its own right now, but hurry because these are selling fast. It's a Prime Day exclusive, so you'll need to sign up to a free trial if you're not already a Prime Member.
2. Nintendo Switch + Animal Crossing
From: Currys PC World
Now: £299 (£19.99 off)
There are cheaper ways to get your hands on the Switch, but this is a great deal if you want Animal Crossing, the hit Switch title of 2020. Use code GAMINGFREEDEL at checkout for free next day delivery, too.
3. Nintendo Switch + Animal Crossing & Minecraft
From: Currys PC World
Now: £309 (£29.98 off)
This is one of the best bundles we've seen for the Nintendo Switch and two of the top selling games of the year. Use code GAMINGFREEDEL at checkout for free next day delivery too.
4. Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft
Now: £199 (£20 off for Prime Members)
This Amazon Prime Day bundle throws in a free game. At time of writing, all four Switch Lite colours are available with Minecraft, Monopoly, Rayman Legends or Sports Party for £199.
5. 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.
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 this October
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.