The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, deals and prices in May 2020


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Nintendo Switch bundle deals are still in short supply, with no stock available in the US and flashes of new inventory lasting mere minutes in the UK. That means you’ll struggle to find a Nintendo Switch deal right now, but all isn’t lost. You can still get stuck into Nintendo’s impressive library of games with a handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite. We’re seeing stock of this console now available in both the US and UK, with the latter being treated so a particularly wide range of bundles right now. 

We’re keeping a watchful eye on stock in the US and UK, so bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it throughout the week if we get even a sniff of a Joy-Con hitting store shelves. However, until then, we’re seeing some fantastic Nintendo Switch Lite bundles available in the UK, with the US slowly picking up stock as well. We don’t know when Nintendo Switch deals will return, but until then, we’re also taking a look at the best retailers to check when those console do land on the shelves again. 

So, if you’re after Nintendo Switch bundle deals you may be waiting a little longer. If you’re in the UK and want to get your hands on Nintendo’s catalog of excellent titles, however, there are plenty Nintendo Switch Lite bundles available for delivery right now. 

You’ll find it difficult to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch console right now, and while the Switch Lite is still very much available, if you’re looking for big-screen gaming there are some fantastic Xbox One and PS4 deals going right now. 

We’re listing all of the best Nintendo Switch deals right here and we’re always on the lookout for the best bundles with extra games, controllers and other accessories so we can share them with you while they’re hot. Scroll past the bundles on this page and we’ll show you prices on extra Joy-Con and Pro controllers and Nintendo Switch memory cards too. If you want to play online multiplayer and get other benefits like free games you’ll want to pick up a Nintendo Switch Online subscription deal. We also have a dedicated page of Nintendo Switch prices for our Australian readers.

The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals

Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch bundle? Check out our comparison charts and the latest highlights with extra games and accessories below for the best deals. On its own, the MSRP/RRP Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the USA and £279 in the UK. At the moment, though, you may be paying a premium to get your hands on such an in-demand console. 

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

You won’t find Nintendo Switch bundles on sale in the US right now – the stock has been completely wiped out. Nintendo Switch Lite stock has resurfaced at GameStop this week, but you’ll have to move fast. 

Nintendo Switch Lite | $199.99 at GameStop

Nintendo Switch deals have returned to the US, and though the fully fledged console isn’t back on the table yet, shoppers can pick up this gray Nintendo Switch Lite for $200 at GameStop. Not only that, but you can also save 10% on KontrolFreek peripherals as well as 10% off Power A chargers. Stock is available on this and the turquoise version but you might have to move fast to get yours. 

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  • Newegg – recently price hiked, but previously strong stock levels 
  • B&H Photo – offering standard pricing right up until stock ran out, but backorders are on their way
  • Adorama – stock temporarily unavailable at time of writing
  • Kohl’s – no stock currently available

Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch Lite | £199 at Very

Very is now offering every Nintendo Switch Lite colour apart from the latest Coral pink version thanks to a recent stock replenishment. Not only that, but there are also plenty of bundle deals available, highlighted below.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | £218.99 at Amazon

The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundle comes in the form of this Nintendo Switch Lite deal with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle included for £218. This is a cheaper overall game, but it’s by no means a dud. If you’re after a simplified XCOM-like strategy experience with all the fun of Mario and the hilarity of Rabbids, you’re in for a treat.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Animal Crossing: New Horizons + case | £249.99 at Nintendo

This isn’t the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundle price we’ve seen for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In fact, it’s only the case that adds extra value over regular price in this case. However, with these bundles running out of stock at other retailers, you’ll do best to grab this offer if you’re looking to set up camp on your very own deserted island. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Extra game | £239.99 at Argos

Grab a Nintendo Switch game for £40 when you pick up the Switch Lite console at Argos right now. You’re choosing from Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team, and Super Mario Party here, so if there’s a game in this bundle not covered by others, Argos is your best bet. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | £229 at Currys

This blast from the past offers up the 2019 remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening with a Nintendo Switch Lite console for the reduced price of just £229 for both! Step into the wonderfully odd world of Link’s Awakening – the only Zelda title not set in Hyrule – and take on all manner of dungeons, puzzles, and enemies on the handheld Nintendo Switch. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Luigi’s Mansion 3 | £239.99 at Very

Luigi’s Mansion 3 was released in October 2019 and soon propelled itself to a number of game awards and a solid place in the hearts of Switch fans. An excellent solo and multiplayer experience, this is a fantastic bundle deal saving you some cash on your Nintendo Switch Lite console with the game included.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX | £229 at Currys

If you’re feeling some spinoff action, you’ll find Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX available with a Nintendo Switch Lite for £229 at Currys right now. Become the Pokemon you love and gather your rescue team to explore this classic remake. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | £229 at Currys

The Witcher 3 has been available on Nintendo Switch for a while, and has come down in price now to be happily included in these cheaper Nintendo Switch bundle deals. You’re saving about £15 here, and picking up a well recognised gem at the same time.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Pokemon Sword | £239.99 at Very

Pokemon bundles are rare, and even rarer on in-demand items like the Nintendo Switch Lite right now. That means this £239 Nintendo Switch deal is going to be a hot item this week so if you’re ready to start battling, grab yours fast.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Pokemon Shield | £239.99 at Very

Pokemon Shield returns to Nintendo Switch bundles this week, with a £239 offer from Very to match the Sword offerings we’ve been seeing over the past couple of weeks. You’ll find this offer available on both the grey and yellow model right now. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | £239 at Currys

This Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch bundle is back in stock at Currys this week, so you’ve got another shot at picking up the grey or yellow models with one of the best games on the system hitting your collection straight from the off.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe | £239.99 at Very

It may be a reboot for the Nintendo Switch system, but New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still a fantastic game to pick up in a Nintendo Switch bundle. Take on classic Mario platforming in plenty of new and remastered levels in single or multiplayer as well.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | £239 at Currys

If you’re after some classic fighter action, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is here for some cathartic destruction. Play as every character from previous rosters, or one of the new fighters from the always-expanding catalogue. 

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Edge magazine subscription deals start at just £15

Need help deciding what to play on your new Switch? Edge magazine has reviews and previews of all the latest games, as well as news and insight from across the industry. As one of the oldest and most trusted in the business, Edge has got you covered. Subscribe now from just £15.

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Nintendo Switch bundles: how to spot a good deal

Just because a Nintendo Switch bundle is cheap doesn’t make it a good deal. Many retailers often include cheaper games with their Nintendo Switch bundles and still charge standard price. Games readily available for $20 – $30 can sneak their way into the premium-priced deals, lowering the overall value of the offering. In this case, it’s worth picking up a Nintendo Switch deal with a full $60 game and grabbing the cheaper title separately if you’re desperate to play it. For this reason, it’s always worth double checking the going price of the bundled game you’re picking up against the overall cost to make sure you’re getting a good deal. 

Cheap Nintendo Switch games

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Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite was recently released at just $199.99/£199.99. That’s $100/£80 less than the original Switch console. If you want to play games on the TV as well, you should go for the standard Nintendo Switch instead as the Lite is only playable in handheld mode.

The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in multiple colour options. You can pick one up now in turquoise, gray and yellow. There will also be a special edition Zacian & Zamazenta Edition released on November 8 to celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield. It doesn’t come with the game, but doesn’t cost anything extra either. If you want to learn more about the console and see prices for every individual color and bundle, check out our Nintendo Switch Lite prices and deals guide.

Nintendo Switch Joy-con controller deals

How to buy the right Nintendo Switch

The updated version of the original Nintendo Switch is now being rolled out with an improved battery. That’s the only change, but prices are generally the same as the older model. The old version model number was HAC-001 and the box featured a lifestyle image with a hand grabbing the console. While the new model number is HAC-001(-01) and the box has an all-red background and no hand.

What are the Joy-Con controllers?

The Joy-Con controller is actually a pair of controllers that attach to the sides the the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. When playing the Nintendo Switch on the TV, you can remove them and play with one in each hand. The left hand gets a controller with an analogue stick and d-pad, the right hand handles the one with a second analogue and the usual A, B, X and Y face buttons. Or you and a friend can use one each in multiplayer games with the d-pad doubling up as impromptu face buttons. 

You get a pair with the console, but you might want to buy more to allow extra players to get involved in games like Mario Kart 8, FIFA 19 and many more. Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use.

Extra Joy-Con deals

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Grip controller

What’s the Joy-Con Grip controller?

The Joy-Con Grip is an additional accessory that joins the two Joy-Con controllers together, forming something something a bit more solid for you to hold thanks to the extended handles and plastic block between the two sides. The square dimension form-factor may remind older gamers of the Dreamcast controller, while everyone else will mainly be thinking how it resembles an odd-looking dog face. Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Nintendo Switch, so you won’t have to buy one separately. This won’t charge your controller though and doesn’t have a battery pack.

Nintendo Switch Pro controller deals

You won’t actually need a Nintendo Switch Pro controller to play any games, so don’t feel pressured in to buying one. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is a more traditional-style pad and launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Prices aren’t cheap though, starting around $69.99/£64.99. There’s no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with one included either.

Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with their own analogue stick and face buttons – the d-pad acts as face functions on the left controller. We’ve seen 2K’s NBA series, Snipper Clips, FIFA 19, and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. So you get multiplayer functionality straight out of the box with no additional purchase required.

However, if you want to play four-player games, then you’re going to need to invest in an extra pair of Joy-Con controllers or some Pro controllers. We’d buy the Joy-Cons as a pair (see our comparison chart above) as you’ll save a bit of cash over buying them separately. Better yet, if your friends own a Switch, ask them to bring their controllers to the party!

Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals

With only 32GB of internal storage, you’ll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two for your new Nintendo Switch for any digital purchases or the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don’t fret though, they’re actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under £20/$25.

What memory cards does the Nintendo Switch need? Those will be Micro SD cards also known as, depending on their size, as MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo also has their own branded cards, but you’ll be paying more just for a label. So for now, we’d take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.

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