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The best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and sales in Australia (January 2021)

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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. We've also rounded up the best prices for extra Pro controllers, Joy-Con controllers, and even some cheap memory cards.

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.

That said, if you can't wait for the big day, you could opt for one of the deals below. Here's the best of what we've found right now.

The latest Nintendo Switch deals:

Nintendo Switch console (2019 edition) | AU$399 (save AU$70.95)

It seems like every time Nintendo Switch consoles (with docking station and detachable Joy-Cons) are back and plentiful at Amazon, as its been a long time since the console was out of stock. That means you can pick up the Switch in both the  Neon Blue/Red Joy-Cons or Grey Joy-Cons versions right now for AU$399. View Deal

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. Here are the best deals currently available for NIntendo Switch Lite. 

Nintendo Switch Lite: Amazon Australia –  from AU$289

While Nintendo Switch Lite consoles had temporarily sold out in some colours, Amazon now has it stocked in every shade, and from AU$289 – roughly AU$40 under the RRP. That applies to the  coral, yellow and grey models, while the turquoise is slightly more expensive at AU$295.99.
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Nintendo Switch Lite: Kogan – AU$299

Kogan still has some of Nintendo Switch Lite units in stock at varying prices, with the coralyellow, grey and turquoise versions now priced lower than before at AU$299 – which is about AU$30 cheaper than the RRP. Kogan's had the Switch Lite at this price for a while now, and we don't expect that to change in the immediate future.
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The best Nintendo Switch game deals

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity | AU$63 (RRP AU$79.95; save AU$16.95)

Set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, during the Great Calamity which threw Hyrule into chaos, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will offer classic Warriors-style gameplay, in which Link and his pals will battle against hundreds of enemies at once! Available now, Amazon is offering the game at the special price of AU$63 – that's a AU$16.95 saving off the RRP!View Deal

Super Mario 3D All-Stars | AU$62 (RRP AU$79.95; save AU$17.95)

Three of the best 3D Mario games of all-time make their Nintendo Switch debut with Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection that offers Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy – each officially available for the first time in glorious high definition! We wouldn't procrastinate on this deal as Nintendo is withdrawing the game from sale from March 31, 2021.
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Animal Crossing New Horizons | AU$62 (RRP AU$79.95; save AU$17.95)

Create your own island paradise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Spend time customising your character and decorate 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. Was AU$79.95, now only AU$62 at Amazon Australia.View Deal

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.