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

Nintendo Switch deals are still difficult to get your hands on at the moment, though stock is improving in both the US and UK. We saw some rare offers popping up earlier in the week, and some of those offers have bled over into today's Nintendo Switch bundles, which means the UK in particular is seeing some nice offers on the shelves.

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. 

Keep your eyes peeled on this weekend's 4th of July 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): $299.99 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.

Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch: $299.99 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.

Nintendo Switch | 128GB memory card: $334.98 $325.79 at Amazon
You're not saving too much here, but you can shave $9.19 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.

Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch | Mario Golf: Super Rush: £299 at Currys
Mario Golf: Super Rush hasn't even been on the shelves a week yet, but you can already pick it up with a Nintendo Switch console for £299 right now. That's an excellent deal and not one we see too often on recently released titles. Prices are still set at £40 for this game, so you're saving £20 overall here.

Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing: New Horizons: £299 at Currys
If you're ready to head to your very own deserted island, you'll be happy to hear that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now being bundled with the Nintendo Switch at Currys. It's been a while since we saw this title included in Nintendo Switch deals for less than £319, but right now you can pick both up together for £299 - saving you £20 on the game itself.

Nintendo Switch | Pokemon Sword: £299 at Currys
Pokemon Sword might be getting a little old now, but it still regularly sells for its original retail price. After weeks of Nintendo Switch bundle drought, though, Currys is now offering the critter catching adventure for £20 off in a package deal. You'll also find the same offer available on Pokemon Shield.

Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £299 at Currys
It may be a go-to choice for your starting game, but Nintendo Switch bundles with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are surprisingly difficult to find for a good price - especially in the last few months. We're far more used to seeing a £319 cost on this package deal, which makes an additional £20 saving all the more impressive.

Nintendo Switch | Luigi's Mansion 3: £299 at Currys
You can also grab Luigi's Mansion 3 alongside a Nintendo Switch console right now, excellent news considering this game runs perfectly in both solo and multiplayer modes. This is another bundle that we're far more used to seeing for £319 as well.

Nintendo Switch | Stealth Travel Case: £279.99 at Argos
Argos has the best Nintendo Switch deal available right now, not only having stock at its usual RRP but also offering a free Stealth carry case as well. You're not saving bags of cash here - that travel case is only worth £3.99 by itself, but other retailers are charging over RRP for the Switch right now.

Nintendo Switch | Minecraft: £299 at Currys
This Nintendo Switch bundle is one of the only ones on offer today that could save you some cash - you're picking up Minecraft for an additional £20 which is a nice saving over the £30 RRP. However, we are seeing this game closer to £20 by itself at certain sites right now.

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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. 

Nintendo Switch sales bundles deals

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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. 

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. 

Nintendo Switch sales deals bundles

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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