The cheapest Nintendo Switch game deals in April 2024

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Nintendo doesn't like to discount its first-party titles all that often. Because of that, it's well worth keeping an eye out for discounts on the best Nintendo Switch games as there are limited opportunities to save $20 / £20 / AU$30 off the prices of these much-loved releases.

Typically, it's during big sales events on the digital Nintendo eShop or at major retailers when we see the best offers. Other discounts are usually found as part of Nintendo Switch bundles where you can get a console and games for cheap. We do see more sales pop up throughout the year as well on older games, indies, and third-party releases - and this is where you usually find the lowest prices.

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US:

  • Amazon: regularly matches lowest prices around with fast shipping
  • Best Buy: some of the best deals around and frequent sales
  • Walmart: strong discounts but watch for price hiking third party sellers
  • GameStop: massive selection of cheap Nintendo Switch games

UK:

  • Amazon: cheap prices and fast delivery
  • Currys: often lowest prices around but savings sometimes not displayed
  • Very: regular sales on the full catalogue
  • ShopTo: often the first to discount new games and pre-orders
  • Base.com: constant but smaller savings across the catalogue
  • Game: regular pre-owned deals and pre-order bonuses
  • The Game Collection: some of the best prices on the web

Cheapest Nintendo Switch game deals

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Link sky diving in Tears of the Kingdom

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Regular price: $69.99 / £59.99 / AU$89.95

As a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom rapidly rose to the top of many players' most anticipated games list. Selling over 10 million copies in the first four days following launch, it comes as no surprise that the rapid popularity of the game might result in a little wait before it lands on sale with any drastic discounts.   

Pokémon Scarlet / Violet

The three starters

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Regular price: $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.95

The largest and most ambitious Pokémon games yet launched to decent acclaim but have also been plagued by various bugs and glitches that negatively impacted the experience, as we found in our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet review. That hasn't stopped either from selling incredibly well, though.

As both games are brand-new, there have only been minor price cuts of under $10 / £10. Major Nintendo Switch games don't tend to be reduced for a long time either, so these are likely the best deals we'll see for some time.

Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 locker guide, well dressed characters

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Regular price: $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.95

Called the finest entry to date in our Splatoon 3 review, Nintendo's colorful and artistic take on the team-shooter is now available to buy. As well as all the expected multiplayer modes that encourage you to coat the arena in your team's color (in between bouts of rapid paintball exchanges), there's a robust single-player campaign and cooperative modes.

Given the game has only been out for a short while there are next to no discounts right now so it's $59.99/£49.99. We have seen small prices cuts in the UK, though, but these are only around £5 off the recommended price.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Characters, Sena cutscene

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Regular price: $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.95

The latest entry in the massive Monolith Soft RPG has launched to rave reviews so many of us a looking to pick up the game right now. We called it "a remarkable achievement in JRPG storytelling" in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review. It also features an evolution of the real-time combat from previous entries in the series and a massive world to explore that boasts around 70 hours of content.

Nintendo Switch Sports

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Regular price: $49.99 / £39.99 / AU$69.95

Nintendo Switch Sports finally brings a new version of the house of Mario's record-breaking Wii Sports to its latest console. Fan favorites tennis and bowling are back once more with motion controls supported to make it easy for anyone to play. New activities include volleyball, badminton, football, golf, and chambara - a sword-fighting duel. Football is an interesting new addition as an included leg strap attachment that comes with a physical version of the game allows you to actually kick the ball with the motion of your legs. 

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends Arceus

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Regular price: $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.95

Pokémon Legends: Arceus may not be the huge step forward into a massive open world that fans of the franchise have been aching for, but it still reaches for some of these dreams and innovates in interesting ways.

Even though the game only launched at the end of last January, some stores have already discounted it below the recommended price. You can find all the best offers available today right here.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl

A screenshot of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond on Nintendo Switch

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Regular price: $59.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.95

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the 2006 games on the Nintendo DS, offering an olive branch for nostalgia on Nintendo's most up-to-date system. Of course, we've got modern adaptations of the franchise through Pokemon Sword and Shield and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but there's still a good reason to revisit such a loveable pair of games, especially now a few new features have been added to keep gameplay fresh despite the titles' age. 

Since launch, we've seen both versions get a £10 discount in the UK, while those in the US have had to pay full price. Hopefully, there will be more significant discounts on the way.

Just Dance 2022

A screenshot of Just Dance 2022 on Nintendo Switch

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Regular price: $49.99 / £49.99 / AU$79.95

Ubisoft's latest entry in the eternal Just Dance series launches just in time for the holidays. It's always a popular gift around Christmas or a frequent inclusion in any Nintendo Switch bundles that go on sale throughout the end of the year. Expect to find dozens of songs in it again for you to boogie along to.

Given its popularity towards the end of the year, we saw some good discounts on Just Dance 2022. Some of these are still available now, giving you the chance to pick up a copy for around half price.