The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles right now, and it’s little wonder why. Being able to play games on the big screen is great, but being able to experience those same high-end games on the go with a portable form factor is even better.
Let’s not also forget that there’s a strong line of exclusives including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Metroid Dread that keep the millions of Switch owners entertained.
The bad news is that, even with the release of the upgraded Nintendo Switch OLED model, the standard Nintendo Switch is still hugely popular and one of the most sought-after consoles at the moment. That means that usually 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 (including Switch OLED and Switch Lite!) deals this November if you know where to look, especially as we draw closer to the biggest sales event of the year, Black Friday, on 25 November.
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.
You can also find out where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Edition.
Where to buy the Nintendo Switch – best deals
Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now.
After the release of the £309 Switch (OLED) model, Nintendo dropped the price of the standard Nintendo Switch by £20 to £259 from £279 – although some retailers are still selling the console at its old RRP, so don’t get stung. It’s also worth noting that US fans didn’t get the same treatment, with the same $299 RRP.
Generally speaking, the Nintendo Switch itself rarely drops below its £259/$299 RRP – even if it does, it’s only a relatively small discount – and the same can be said of the £199/$199 Nintendo Switch Lite and £309/$349 Nintendo Switch OLED.
You’re better off looking for bundle deals, which will come with games and accessories thrown in, or grabbing the Switch for free with a new phone contract. Right now you can grab the Switch for free with the Oppo A54 5G from Virgin in the UK.
Those in the US can head to:
- Amazon – Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & 3-month online membership for $299.99
- Best Buy – Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & 3-month online membership for $299.99
- Walmart – Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & 3-month online membership for $299
- Target – 5% discount available with Target RedCard
While UK residents have the choice of the following:
- Asda – £30 off Switch OLED (currently out of stock)
- Amazon – Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & 3-month online membership for £280.99
- Very – Nintendo Switch & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & 3-month online membership for £259.99
- Very – Nintendo Switch OLED (white) with Mario Kart 8 and Switch Sports for £299
- Game – Nintendo Switch & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for £259.99
- Currys – Nintendo Switch OLED, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & racing wheels for £339
- Argos – Nintendo Switch & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for £259.99
- Simply Games – £20 off Switch Lite, £30 off Switch and £30 off Switch OLED
- ShopTo – £7 off Nintendo Switch
- Smyths Toys – Nintendo Switch & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for £259.99
- Nintendo Store – bundles available
- John Lewis – extended two-year warranty
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)
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.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Get the high-end Nintendo Switch OLED with an upgraded display, improved battery life and other much-requested design tweaks.
Best Nintendo Switch deals in the US
Here are the best American deals we have found this November:
$5 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Right now Amazon has 50 cents off its $5 Nintendo eShop gift card – effectively giving you 10% off anything you want to buy from Nintendo’s digital store, since you can buy multiples at once.
SanDisk 512GB Animal Crossing microSDXC card
Save $50 of the MSRP of this Animal Crossing-themed microSD card, which gives you an extra 512GB of storage for your Switch.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
From: Best Buy
Mario Kart 8 may be a few years old, but deep discounts are still rare – so this $12 saving from Best Buy is still worth snapping up.
Just Dance 2023
The digital edition of the latest version of Just Dance is at a massive 75% off – the cheapest it has ever been by far.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Amazon has 42% off this Lego Star Wars game for the Switch, which lets you play through the story of all nine main Star Wars movies
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
This classic Pokémon game remake has dropped almost to the $50 mark at Amazon, letting you play one of the best all over again.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
From: Best Buy
(with free copy of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle)
Buy the brand-new Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope game from Best Buy right now and the company will also throw in a free digital copy of the first game, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.
PowerA Pikachu Switch controller & case
Save $14 on this bundle of a wired controller and portable carry case for the Switch, both kitted out in full Pikachu regalia – the perfect pair to take your Switch to the next level.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Use your Switch to control a real-life version of Mario Kart with a physical remote control kart, now at 40% off from Walmart.
Best Nintendo Switch deals in the UK
There are a few standout deals live right now, and we’ve listed our highlights below:
Top Nintendo Switch Deals
Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB microSD card
If you like to download games from the Nintendo Store, this combination of a turquoise Switch Lite and a Nintendo-themed 128GB SanDisk microSD card for only a little more than the official price of the console alone should appeal to you.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 may be a few years old, but discounts are still rare – so this 26% saving from Amazon is well worth snapping up.
Pokémon Violet or Scarlet
An £8 discount might not sound like much, but it’s a lot when you consider that this Pokémon game only came out a week ago. This link is for Violet, but you can find the same offer on Scarlet.
Splatoon 3 only came out a few months ago, and this is easily the cheapest the game has ever been.
SanDisk Mario microSD Card for Nintendo Switch (128GB)
If you want extra Switch storage at a great price, this 128GB Mario-themed microSD card is fantastic value at only £14.99.
Nintendo Switch Lite
It’s hardly a huge saving, but if you know you want to buy the Switch Lite on its own then right now this is the cheapest you’ll find it in the UK.
Nintendo Switch OLED with Mario Kart 8 & SanDisk 256GB microSD card
Get a small saving on this bundle, which pairs the new and improved Switch (OLED) with the brilliant Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a 256GB Mario-themed microSD card to expand your storage.
Nintendo Switch (OLED)
One of the best prices we’ve ever seen on the updated Switch OLED comes from Asda, with a tempting £30 discount bringing it down to £279. Considering the standard Switch costs £259, it’s a real steal.
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/$10 or £20/$20 – but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40/$60 or more, so the saving overall, if you buy a bundle, can be much more than a small saving on the Switch on its own, for example.
You could also take a look at second-hand sites like eBay and sites like musicMagpie in the UK and Decluttr in the US that sell refurbished tech.
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 Animal Crossing, Metroid Dread 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.