Nintendo Switch Lite bundles in half-price gamepads – and Super Mario Odyssey hat

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Buying a new Nintendo Switch Lite? With the shrunk-down version of Nintendo's bestselling console now available for sale, there are a number of crafty discount codes for getting the most bang for your buck in the Nintendo Store (opens in new tab) checkout.

As usual, Nintendo is bundling the Switch Lite console with flagship titles such as Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Super Mario Odyssey, two of the biggest games to have hit the Switch platform.

When picking a Smash Bros Switch bundle (opens in new tab) (£259), adding the discount code FIGHT at checkout will net you a half-price saving on any £24.99 Switch battle pads – Switch-compatible gamepads modelled after the classic Gamecube controller. There are three battle pad models available, in Luigi green (opens in new tab), Pikachu yellow (opens in new tab) and Princess Peach pink (opens in new tab).

The Gamecube controller was popularised for Smash Bros tournaments after Super Smash Bros Melee (2001), even for the entries that followed on the Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller may be more ergonomic, but the battle pad will feel a lot more like classic Smash.

To cap it all off, the code HATSOFF will also net you a free Cappy keyring – based on the hat-shaped companion from Super Mario Odyssey – alongside a real-life Cappy hat and Switch carry case that comes in the Mario bundle (opens in new tab) (£249).

You can find the bundles at the Nintendo Store UK (opens in new tab) in turquoise, yellow, or gray models.

Via Eurogamer (opens in new tab)

Henry St Leger

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