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The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, deals and sale prices in August 2021

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Nintendo Switch deals are still difficult to find in the US, while the UK has a number of strong bundle offers from Currys featuring many of the console’s best first-party games. They’re definitely far from the strongest Nintendo Switch bundles we’ve seen in recent weeks, but you can still find a good saving or two.

We’re keeping a close eye on Nintendo Switch deals and stock over the course of the week, so as soon as we hear of a Joy-Con hitting a shelf we’ll be bringing you all the latest prices. We’ve been scouring the web for all the latest discounts, and you’ll find all our top picks of the best Nintendo Switch bundles just below. 

If you’re looking to kit yourself out with everything you need straight from the off, you can save some serious cash with these offers, even if Nintendo Switch bundles themselves are running a little low right now. 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 as well. 

So, if you’re not interested in waiting for a Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order, here’s all the best Nintendo Switch deals available right now. Keep your eyes peeled on upcoming Labor Day sales for more discounts on games and accessories as well.

The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals

The comparison chart below will bring you the best Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself. As stock fluctuates, however, we have seen prices rise and fall with demand. Don’t pay any more than the US MSRP of $299 and the UK RRP of £279, then, because as dire as stock may seem those costs do ultimately drop back down again with a new wave of inventory. 

If you’re after a cheaper alternative, the Nintendo Switch Lite can be found for around $199 (£199). This handheld only console doesn’t dock, however, and doesn’t feature detachable Joy-Con. We’re also rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundles as well and look for upcoming offers during the 4th of July sales event.

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

Nintendo Switch (Red & Blue): $299 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch stock is seeing a resurgence in the US, after a few weeks of inventory woes. While deals are still scarce (save for some memory card bundles below) this is the best way to get your hands on a console right now.

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Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch: $298.99 at Amazon

You’ll also find the Animal Crossing edition up for grabs at Amazon this week, which is particularly impressive considering this console usually runs out of stock well before the other color variants.



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Nintendo Switch | 128GB memory card: $334.98 $322.49 at Amazon

You’re not saving too much here, but you can shave $13 off the price of a Nintendo Switch console and 128GB official Nintendo memory card when you grab both together at Amazon right now. Considering stock has been so low over the last few months that’s an excellent offer, though if you’re not fussed about picking up a Nintendo branded memory card you might find better deals on microSD cards in the future.

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Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch | Minecraft: £289 at Currys

While we were seeing this Nintendo Switch bundle available for the console’s original £279 RRP, a reduction in the number of offers available at Currys has driven this price up to £289. That’s still good value considering you’re saving £10 on the price of the game, but there have been better offers before.

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Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing New Horizons: £299 at Currys

There’s currently a wide range of bundles at Currys featuring a Nintendo Switch and a premium first-party game for £299. With these, you’re effectively getting the game for at least half-price. That’s a great deal when paired with Animal Crossing New Horizons – one of the console’s most popular games in recent years.

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Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £299 at Currys

Here’s a saving of £20 on one of the biggest games available on Nintendo Switch. The multi-million selling racer is one of the console’s key titles and will provide hours of fun. It’s an essential and perfect way to start your Switch games library – especially at this discounted price.

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Nintendo Switch | Pokémon Sword: £299 at Currys

Again, there’s another £20 saving up for grabs on this bundle that features the first of the two mainline Pokémon games available for Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch | Pokémon Shield: £299 at Currys

Here’s a Nintendo Switch deal that includes Pokémon Shield, the counterpart to Pokémon Sword on Nintendo Switch. This bundle also offers a £20 saving, so you can simply choose between which Pokémon game you’d prefer.

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Nintendo Switch | Mario Golf Super Rush: £299 at Currys

One of the latest games to land on Nintendo Switch is this recent and more frenetic entry in the Mario Golf series. It’s rare to find even a small saving on new Switch games, so getting £20 off Super Rush as part of this bundle is an excellent deal.

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Nintendo Switch | Luigi’s Mansion 3: £299 at Currys

Even though Luigi’s Mansion 3 launched at the start of the year, in traditional Nintendo style it’s held its price well over recent months. This drop to £20, when bought as part of a Switch bundle at Currys, is a great price for the spooky adventure featuring Mario’s green-capped bro.

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Nintendo Switch | Ring Fit Adventure: £314 at Currys

The at-home workout game Ring Fit Adventure had been difficult to get your hands on this time last year, but right now you can save over £20 on both the accessory and a Nintendo Switch console. That’s an excellent price, cheaper than the going rate for many standard Nintendo Switch bundles just a few months ago, let alone one with a peripheral worth £69.99.

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Nintendo Switch | The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Pack: £329.99 at My Nintendo Store

While this isn’t the best price we’ve seen for a Nintendo Switch and a copy of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD, the extra £35 of freebies make it a more enticing purchase. You’ll get a free PDP Deluxe Case Elite to keep your console, games and accessories safe when on the move. Plus, there’s a 64GB SD card to ensure you have enough room for future game installs.

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Nintendo Switch | Paper Mario: The Origami King: £289.99 at Game

As one of the more premium games available for the Switch, this is a great bundle price for a console and a copy of quirky RPG The Origami King. Usually, you would expect to pay around £320 for this pairing, so you’re essentially getting the latest Paper Mario for just £10.

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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 Nintendo Switch bundles are cheap might not mean they are good deals. 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. Nintendo Switch sales outside of busy shopping periods (Black Friday or the holidays) are more likely to try this tactic. 

(Image credit: Nintendo)Nintendo Switch LiteThe Nintendo Switch Lite was released at just $199.99/£199.99 in 2019. 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, yellow or coral pink, as well as a special Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition. 

Cheap Nintendo Switch gamesLooking for something to play? Some of the latest Nintendo Switch sales might not be offering the game you’re looking to get into first. If not, use this price comparison chart below to find the cheapest Switch titles around. 

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Extra Joy-Con dealsIf you’re looking for more multiplayer options, you might want to check out the latest Joy-Con deals. These controllers come in $10 more expensive than the Pro Controller (more on that below) but you do get two separate controllers to expand your options. Nintendo Switch deals rarely include these controllers in their bundles as well, so it’s not worth holding out for a mega-bundle.

Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use – the Neon Red / Blue Joy-Con pack offers opposing colors to the ones the console ships with, for example (left red and right blue). Check out the latest prices below, or shop the best cheap Joy-Con sales going right now. 

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Nintendo Switch Pro controller dealsYou 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. Nintendo Switch bundles have offered the Pro Controller in the past, but these are rare – and often higher value bundles setting you back a bit more cash – so we wouldn’t recommend waiting for them. Check out more Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals in our dedicated guide. 

Back to the top ^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 bundles rarely offer extra controllers at the standard price, as these are particularly pricey gamepads. However, retailers sometimes include a Pro Controller in their Nintendo Switch sales with a slightly higher price tag. 

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When to shop for Nintendo Switch sales

Nintendo Switch sales are usually most fruitful around the holiday period. You’ll find the year’s biggest games tend to release between October and December, which gives bundles a higher value when they include these titles at a discount price. However, any big first party release generally yields Nintendo Switch bundles as well so don’t take those Mario Party games for granted – they could save you cash on your Switch.

Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card dealsWith 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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