The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, deals and sale prices in December 2020

Nintendo Switch deals have taken a hit in the US and UK, with the November sales period seemingly wiping out stock of the main console across a number of retailers. You'll find both the Nintendo Switch and the Animal Crossing edition on backorder at Amazon US right now, though you'll be waiting until February for shipping. 

Meanwhile, the UK is also seeing some diminished inventory levels which is a surprise considering this stock was steady leading up to Black Friday. Nevertheless, you still have some Animal Crossing themed options (with much quicker delivery than in the US) as well as some Nintendo Switch bundle deals relying on regional stock at Argos.

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.

Nintendo Switch bundles have been flashing in and out in the US, so there's light at the end of the tunnel for a more reliable supply over the next few months. We don't know when the Nintendo Switch will return fully in the US, but until then, we're also taking a look at the best retailers to check when those console do land on the shelves again. 

Scroll past the bundles on this page and we'll show you prices on various accessories and games as well. 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

The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals

Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch? Check out our comparison charts as they will be the first place to find new stock at the lowest prices. 

On its own, the MSRP/RRP Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the USA and £279 in the UK. At the moment you may be tempted to pay a premium to get your hands on such an in-demand console but things aren't so desperate as to have you paying upwards of $349 / £349 for the console itself. Our price comparison technology will bring you the cheapest prices right here, but you can also scroll further for the best Nintendo Switch bundles around. 

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.

You can, however, often find much better value in Nintendo Switch bundles. These offers discount games or peripherals alongside the purchase of a Nintendo Switch console and can make for excellent value for money.

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

Nintendo Switch: $299.99 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch has been out of stock for immediate delivery for a while now, but you'll find it back on Amazon's shelves today - and it arrives in time for Christmas. We were previously seeing February delivery times for this console, so a sudden shipment of Joy-Con is certainly welcome.
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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299 at Amazon
You'll also find the rare Animal Crossing Edition up for grabs here as well - and you'll get it in time for the holidays too. This is a rare pick up and to see it in stock this close to Christmas is a real treat.
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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: $69.99 $59.99 at Best Buy
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The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is finally seeing some discounts thanks to Best Buy's Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. Perfect if you prefer a more traditional gaming experience when docked, this premium piece of kit rarely sees discounts through the year.
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Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch | Ring Fit Adventure: £339 at Currys
You're saving about £5 on the overall cost of the console and popular fitness game Ring Fit Adventure here. That's an excellent result considering this peripheral hardware has been incredibly difficult to get hold of over the last few months.
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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition | Animal Crossing New Horizons: £329 at Currys
You're not saving any cash with this bundle deal, as the price of the Animal Crossing game included is simply added to the £279.99 price of the console. However, Nintendo Switch deals are sorely lacking in stock right now, and the rare special edition model even more so.
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Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing: New Horizons: £319.99 at Currys
If you're not fussed about the design of your console you can forego the special edition model and save £10 for the game and standard red and blue design as well.
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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition | Animal Crossing New Horizons | 12 month Switch Online membership: £342.01 at Currys
You're saving £4 here, with a discounted 12 month Nintendo Switch Online membership joining the Animal Crossing party. That makes this a decent deal considering stock levels are so low right now and you're getting the fairly rare Animal Crossing edition as well.
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Nintendo Switch | free Stealth carry case: £279.99 at Argos
This week's Nintendo Switch bundles aren't saving you a load of cash on included games, but Argos is throwing in a free Stealth carry case when you pick up a console this week. Stock is organised by location, so you may have two separate orders shipped to you here if you're out of stock locally.
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Nintendo Switch | £5 off Lego games: £298.98 at Argos
Argos is one of the few retailers offering Nintendo Switch bundles with actual savings on the included games this week. That's because you can save £5 on the bundle price of a Nintendo Switch console and a wide range of Lego games. Titles included in this offer range from the more expensive Lego Worlds and Lego Movie titles to the slightly cheaper Lego City Undercover and Lego Ninjago Movie games.
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Nintendo Switch | Super Mario 3D All-Stars: £319 at Currys
You're not saving any cash with this Nintendo Switch deal, as Super Mario 3D All-Stars on top of the £279.99 RRP of the console will come out to this £319 cost. However, if you're looking to grab your game at the same time, you can pick both up at Currys right now.
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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. Nintendo Switch sales outside of busy shopping periods (Black Friday or the holidays) are more likely to try this tactic. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite

The 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. 

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.

How to buy the right Nintendo Switch

It's easy to tell the difference between the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite. The former offers a more expensive price tag as well as a larger box which features art with a red and blue or gray set of Joy-Con. However, if you're shopping for the main console, there is an older version you should be wary of.

The updated version of the original Nintendo Switch is now the only one you'll find on the shelves of the vast majority of retailers. The improved battery is the only change, with prices staying the same over the original release. Make sure you're picking up this model by checking for the HAC-001(-01) model number (the old version is HAC-001) and checking that the box is all red rather than featuring an image of a hand picking up the console. All of the Nintendo Switch deals featured on this page are offering the latest model as well.

Cheap Nintendo Switch games

Looking 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 deals

If 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 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. 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. 

Do I need to buy extra controllers for multiplayer on Nintendo Switch?

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. 

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 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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