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The best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and sales in Australia (June 2022)

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The latest console from Nintendo hasn't wavered too much in price since launch (check out our Nintendo Switch review to see why) but you can be sure that we've found the best possible price on any consoles bundles or standalone units on this page.

If a retailer does offer a sneaky discount or a terrific bundle, you'll be able to see it below thanks to our automatically-updating price comparison charts. As more outlets start offering Nintendo Switch bundles with extra games and controllers, we'll give the best ones a shout in this article too. 

Admittedly, there aren't many amazing deals available this early in the new year, but there are still some decent savings to be had. Here's the best of what we've found right now.

The best Nintendo Switch OLED prices:

Given that the Nintendo Switch OLED model is still relatively new and currently in high-demand, we wouldn't expecting many outlets to be discounting it just yet. 

That said, some discounts can be found on occasion. Alongside these rare instances, you can find a list of Aussie retailers offering the updated console below with real-time pricing information, so as soon as it does drop in price, you'll be the first to know.

Nintendo Switch OLED | AU$539.95 AU$445 at Amazon AU (opens in new tab) (save AU$94.95)

One of the biggest discounts we've seen for Nintendo's updated Switch OLED is on offer now on Amazon AU, meaning you can nab yourself the white version (opens in new tab) or the neon version (opens in new tab) of the Nintendo Switch OLED for just AU$445, which is a very nice AU$94.95 off the RRP.

The latest Nintendo Switch deals:

Nintendo Switch console (Neon Red/Blue) AU$469.95 AU$395 (opens in new tab)(save AU$74.95)

If you don't mind skipping the OLED version and going with the 2019 revision, you can pick up the Neon Red/Blue console at the decent price of AU$395. That's a saving of AU$74.95 from the RRP. Alternatively, could pay just a little more and get the updated OLED version of the console using the deal above.

Nintendo Switch console (Animal Crossing Edition) AU$469.95 AU$449 (opens in new tab) (save AU$20.95)

This Animal Crossing-themed Switch bundle may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is easily the best value deal currently going for Nintendo's hybrid console. Not only is it much cheaper than the standard version. PLEASE NOTE: this Animal Crossing-themed console does not come with a copy of Animal Crossing,

The best Nintendo Switch Lite deals

There's a new Switch in town, and this one is handheld-only! If you're looking for a good price on a Nintendo Switch but have no interest in playing it on your television, why not opt for the portable-only Nintendo Switch Lite? At AU$329 RRP, it's a much more affordable option. 

Admittedly, there aren't many great deals going at the moment for the Nintendo Switch Lite, however, its price fluctuates quite often, so we expect it to come down a little more in the coming weeks. For now, here are the best Nintendo Switch Lite prices.

Nintendo Switch Lite (opens in new tab) AU$329.95 from AU$278 on Amazon AU (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$51.95)

Those who are willing to overlook the docked Switch experience can opt to pick up the Nintendo Switch Lite in blue (opens in new tab), grey (opens in new tab),  turquoise (opens in new tab), yellow (opens in new tab) and coral (opens in new tab) versions at a variety of prices starting from AU$278.

The best Nintendo Switch game deals

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$69 (save AU$10.95)

Nintendo's newest first party title sees Mario and pals battle it out on the soccer pitch in furious five-on-five matches. Attack opposing players with shells and other projectiles, and dish out massive 'hyper strike' shots at the goal.

Nintendo Switch Sports (opens in new tab) | AU$69.95 AU$54 (save AU$15.95)

Aiming to rekindle some of the Wii Sports magic, Nintendo is back with a new current gen entry in Nintendo Switch Sports. While it could have done with a larger roster of sports (there are only 6 in total), the updated Bowling mode is better than ever thanks to the inclusion of online play and unlockable customisation options.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$64 (save AU$15.95)

A classic remade, Link's Awakening is perfect for folk who felt baffled and overwhelmed by Breath of the Wild. It also offers a beautifully nostalgic adventure game experience with a modern spit and polish.

Metroid Dread (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$62 (save AU$17.95)

Amazon currently has the brilliant game Metroid Dread up at the slightly reduced price of AU$62, which is around AU$18 cheaper than the RRP. Join Samus Aran on her first new 2D adventure in 20 years.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$57 (save AU$22.95)

Nintendo Switch's latest game release sees The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword receive the HD treatment. Use the Joy-Cons to retain the original Wii version's motion controls, or play on a regular controller in this epic adventure that sees Link take to the skies in an effort to rescue Zelda.

Animal Crossing New Horizons (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$64 (save AU$15.95)

Create your own island paradise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Spend time customising your character and decorating your home and landscape to your heart's content. Need some R&R? Kick back with a number of relaxing activities, like fishing, gardening, or even just interacting with a wide variety of friendly locals. 

Mario Party Superstars (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$64 (save AU$15.95)

If you're looking for something to keep relatives entertained this holiday season, Mario Party Superstars collects some of the finest multiplayer mini-games from across the series long history. There are 100 games to sink your teeth into here, all starring Mario and his colourful friends. Via Amazon.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$64 (save AU$15.95)

If there's one game that could be considered utterly essential for every Nintendo Switch fan, it'd be Mario Kart 8. If you've got a Switch and somehow don't own this yet, now's a good time to jump aboard with a nice AU$15.95 off its usual RRP. Via Amazon.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$72 (save AU$17.95)

Other publishers keep throwing platform fighters into the market but none can compete with Smash Bros, and that's mostly thanks to its roster of immediately recognisable Nintendo characters. Whether you're in it for the wins or just want a laugh with friends, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a Nintendo Switch essential. Via Amazon.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$72 (save AU$17.95)

Nintendo's take on the open world adventure ended up rewriting the rule book, and it's easy to see why: Breath of the Wild changed the Zelda formula forever, but it resulted in one of the most immersive and sprawling adventure games of all time. If you don't have it, it's time to jump aboard. Via Amazon.

Mario Golf Super Rush (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$63 (save AU$16.95)

It's Mario, hooray! It's golf! Uh, don't click away just yet, because it's arcade golf, filtered through Nintendo's nigh faultless approach to moreish game design. It also supports four player competitive, both online and locally.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (opens in new tab) | AU$79.95 AU$64 (save AU$15.95)

A classic Wii U cooperative take on the 3D Mario concept, upgraded with the Nintendo Switch with a new Bowser-centric adventure added to boot. It's a fine game, and could serve as a decent ice breaker when relatives visit this holiday season. Via Amazon.

The best Nintendo Switch peripheral deals

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (opens in new tab) | AU$119.95 AU$99 (save up to AU$20.95)

Looking to 'switch' up your Switch's style? Now's as good a time as any, with the Switch's Joy-Cons currently discounted in a variety of colours on Amazon AU. You can pick most of them up now from only AU$99, which is around $21 cheaper than the usual RRP!

Nintendo Switch Q&A

If you need to know more before you drop your dosh on the latest from Nintendo, here are some answers to your burning questions. 

What are the Joy-Con controllers?

When you're buying a  'Joy-Con' controller , you'll actually be getting a pair of controllers that you can attach to the sides of the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. 

If your Switch is docked, you can remove the Joy-Con 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.

What's the Joy-Con Grip controller?

The Joy-Con Grip comes as an additional accessory that is used to join the two Joy-Con controllers in order to form something a little more solid for you to hold. It features extended handles and a plastic block in order to make the otherwise quite small and lightweight Joy-Con feel more akin to a standard controller. Thankfully, Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Switch, so you won't have to buy one separately.

Is there a Nintendo Switch Pro controller?

Yes there is, although it doesn't come with the console. Fortunately, you don't actually need this controller to play anything as it functions more as a premium option for those that feel more comfortable with a single, solid unit in their hands. Prices aren't cheap though, averaging around AU$99, although you can occasionally nab them for AU$89 or even AU$79. There's currently no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with a Pro controller included, but that could change over time.

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

Maybe not! Given that the Joy-Con controller can be split in two, you can use each as a rudimentary controller when turned on its side due to each having an analogue stick and some form of face buttons. So far we've seen 2K's NBA series, Snipper Clips and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. 

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, if you're really committed, a whole set of Pro controllers. You can buy the Joy-Cons as a pair which will save you a bit of dosh if that's your intention anyway, but if your friends own a Switch just get them to bring around theirs!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deals

The latest in the Legend of Zelda saga, The Breath of the Wild, has been raved about since launch, and remains the single largest reason to purchase a Switch. Typically, Zelda games don't drop in price in a hurry and, given how much the console is riding on this title's success, we can't see it dropping any time soon. You may be able to find it in a bundle, but otherwise take a look below at the best deals we've found on offer.

Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals

The Switch comes stock with only 32GB of internal storage, so you'll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two if you're planning to make any digital purchases or just need room for the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don't fret though, they're actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under AU$50.

Be on the look out for Micro SD cards which are also known as, depending on their size, MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo have their own branded cards but you'll be paying a slight premium for the labelling privelege. So for now, we'd take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.

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Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.