The best cheap Nintendo Switch bundle deals – all the latest sales in May 2023
Cheap Nintendo Switch deals are looking pretty great for May so far. The one we’re really fond of is Nintendo’s hugely popular Mario Kart 8 bundle which has continued to drive sales for the console, or the new Mario Day bundle that lets you take home one of three select Mario titles. Regardless, we’ve scoured the web for the best Switch deals and will be regularly updating this piece, whether they be big or small discounts to help save some cash.
With no Nintendo Switch 2 or Nintendo Switch Pro in sight, it’s looking like the Switch is hanging around for the foreseeable future, even if it has celebrated its sixth anniversary. And why not! It’s a brilliant device with brilliant games. Long may it reign. Nintendo has now released the Mario Day Nintendo Switch bundle into the wild now too, so clearly, the maker of the game is still invested.
We generally see Nintendo Switch deals come and go in waves in both the US and the UK, with bounties of stock available one week and shelves left barren the next. The good news is that there are plenty of good deals (good in the space of Nintendo deals) that might bring the price down a little, or throw in a game for nothing. Everything you want regarding the best cheap Nintendo Switch bundle deals can be found below:
Today’s best Nintendo Switch deals
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If you’re looking for Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself, we’re rounding up all the latest prices from retailers across the web just below. You’ll find the best offers on the shelves right now in these comparison charts, but if you’re after a bundle deal, you’ll find all the latest discounts further down the page.
If you’re just looking for a handheld-only console, it’s worth checking out the Nintendo Switch Lite deals below. They are considerably cheaper than the main console (and much cheaper than the OLED model), but you are getting limited functionality without a docked mode. The standard price on these devices is $199 / £199.
Best Nintendo Switch bundles – US
Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle | $298.23 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart is one of the few retailers to have the Nintendo Switch Mario Day bundle available for purchase, with a slightly lower price (just under $1). This includes the red Nintendo Switch, Mario movie stickers, alongside the choice between three games: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, or Super Mario Odyssey.
Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months Switch Online |
$367.97 $299.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $67.98 – Nintendo’s big holiday deal is still live at a number of retailers. This bundle comes with a Nintendo Switch console (Neon Red/Neon Blue), a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (RRP $59.99) as well as a three-month subscription (RRP $7.99) to Switch Online. Essentially you are getting a console with a free game and a free online subscription.
Nintendo Switch + Super Mario Party | £349.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another bundle option is this one from Amazon that combines a standard Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) with a digital copy of Super Mario Party. We’ve only ever seen it $10 cheaper at the retailer and that was via third-party sellers.
We’ve also rounded up some of the best standalone Nintendo Switch deals below in case you fancied picking up the console by itself.
Nintendo Switch OLED (Neon Red/Neon Blue) |
$349.95 $339.80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – Amazon has Nintendo Switch OLED stock available. This is the Neon Red/Neon Blue variant and has a decent discount, taking off about $10. This is the EU version but as the Switch is region free there are no issues. We’ve seen it drop as low as $305 in the past, though.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White)|
$349.95 $339.80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – This is the slick white variation of the Nintendo Switch OLED with Amazon having stock up for sale. A $10 discount has been applied at this time, so it’s worth considering. The lowest we’ve seen it drop is $306.
Nintendo Switch OLED – Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Edition |
$433.00 £369.00 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $64 – Pokemon fans are in luck with the limited edition Scarlet/Violet edition of the Switch OLED now in stock at Newegg after selling out at launch. It’s worth noting that the games come separately.
Best Nintendo Switch bundles – UK
Nintendo Switch Mario Day Bundle | £259.85 at ShopTo (opens in new tab)
ShopTo has the cheapest version of the Nintendo Switch Mario Day bundle. This arrives with a copy of Super Mario Odyssey and Mario movie stickers to celebrate the film. The Choose One bundle is exclusive to the US but thankfully Odyssey is a fantastic game.
Nintendo Switch OLED|
£309.99 £299.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £10 – While not a bundle, Amazon has given a small discount on the Switch OLED model, taking off £10 from the RRP. It’s the cheapest you will find for the new model but still, quite far from the lowest-ever price at the retailer – that being £284.
Nintendo Switch OLED + £20 gift card | £308.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
While there aren’t that many Switch OLED bundles at the minute, this Argos bundle does at least offer the console at its RRP with a £20 gift card on top to go towards some cheap games.
Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Switch Online |
£316.97 £259.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £56.98 – Nintendo’s holiday bundle is still up for sale two months on, saving you almost £60 and throwing in the wonderful Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (RRP £49.99) and a 3-month Nintendo Switch subscription (RRP £6.99). This is the bundle to get for the holidays.
Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing |
£319.98 £299.98 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £20 – Very has some great bundles on offer and one of them saves money on a copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons – one of the best and most relaxing games you’ll find on the console. This is a drop of about 6% so while not major, it does make a bit of a difference.
Nintendo Switch Accessories
Eager to get some extras for your Nintendo Switch? We’ve gathered up a few essentials right here. For example, you’ll find some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories out there right now, be it Nintendo Switch SD cards to the best Nintendo Switch chargers.
If you’d like to play some local multiplayer with family or friends, on the other hand, we’ve also rounded up best Nintendo Switch controllers. Need some more Joy-cons or a Pro controller? This is the place to start.
Now that Bluetooth audio is finally available, it’s time to invest in some Nintendo Switch gaming headsets. These cups are generally cheaper than their PC counterparts, but you can still save plenty of cash. You’ll find all the latest prices on our top picks just below.
What is the Nintendo Switch price?
To make sure you’re getting a good deal, it’s important to know the base prices of Switch consoles. In the US especially, we’re used to seeing some merchants jack up the cost when rivals have sold out.
The normal Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the US while the UK RRP is now £259 (dropping by £20 in September 2021). As for the Switch Lite, the US MSRP is $199 and the UK’s price is set at £199. The Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349 in the US and £309 in the UK.
Don’t be caught out, if there’s a listing that goes above these prices, double-check that it’s part of a bundle or includes something noteworthy – and always ensure it’s from a trusted seller!
Which Nintendo Switch should you buy?
There are now (or soon to be) three models of Nintendo Switch to choose from. Each one does offer a different experience, though, so it’s important to choose the right version for you.
- Nintendo Switch (standard): This is the standard console experience as introduced back in 2017 (though most consoles on the shelves these days are the 2019 versions with a boosted battery life). Offering detachable controllers that can be shared between two people and a portable screen that allows you to play on TV or in handheld mode, it’s perfect for multiplayer and single-player games.
- Nintendo Switch Lite: The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld-only alternative, pitched as an entry-level console for kids or anyone playing on the go. While it’s a lot cheaper, it can’t be used on TV, doesn’t have detachable controllers, and lacks some features like joypad rumble. However, it will still play all the same games.
- Nintendo Switch OLED model: The latest version of the Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen, an improved kickstand, and a slightly more streamlined build but aside from a few external updates, it offers all the same functionality as the standard Switch, complete with the same performance as well.
Which Nintendo Switch bundles are available?
The only games we’ve seen with bundle options on the Nintendo Switch are Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Diablo 3, Splatoon 2, Fortnite, Fortnite Wildcat, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2 Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Red & Blue, Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenda (Switch Lite), Fortnite, Monster Hunter Rise, and Dragon Quest XI S. However, it’s worth noting that many of these special editions are no longer easy to find.
While UK retailers pair games and consoles themselves, we see far fewer Nintendo Switch bundles available in the US. That’s because they are generally only available as part of a limited edition console release, or as part of a major sales period. You can still find these Nintendo Switch bundles on the shelves, but it’s well worth making sure you’re getting a fair price for your gear. Price inflation is rife here, with some third-party sellers going above $1,000 for rarer bundles. You should be paying $299 to $319 at the most.
Are Nintendo Switch bundles worth it?
It’s easy to fall into a Nintendo Switch bundle trap. Retailers can sometimes charge more for a game when bundled in with a console than they’re actually selling it for themselves separately. That means it’s well worth checking for current deals on the game you are choosing, as sometimes bundle prices are set based upon an MSRP that doesn’t reflect a game’s current price.
However, if you spot a Nintendo Switch bundle with a game or accessory for the same price as the console by itself it’s an automatic winner.
You’ll need something to keep that console safe – we’re rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch cases available right now. We’re also showing you how to find the right Nintendo Switch Online price for you, and rounding up all the latest Ring Fit Adventure deals as well.