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The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundle deals and prices in the December sales 2019

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'Tis the season for cheap Nintendo Switch bundles, as retailers discount their handheld console hybrids and package them with must-have games ahead of the holiday season. Last year, the Nintendo Switch cleaned up Christmas and this year looks set to be no different, with great Nintendo Switch deals and prices across the board. We've strolled through the virtual aisles of all your favorite retailers to bring you the very best cheap Nintendo Switch bundles. 

Most of the best offers nowadays are bundling the latest version of the console with critically-acclaimed titles, cash-saving memory cards, accessory packs, and memberships. We're here to help find the best ones for you - the bundles that represent the highest value for money.

The new version of the console has an improved battery (more on that below) and there's now another option with the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite. This cheaper model doesn't come with a dock or removable controllers and can only be played in handheld mode but offers a considerable chunk off the price tag. We'll show you where to get your Nintendo Switch Lite orders below too.

The updated version of the original Nintendo Switch is now being rolled out with an improved battery. That's the only change, but prices are generally the same as the older model. The old version model number was HAC-001 and the box featured a lifestyle image with a hand grabbing the console. While the new model number is HAC-001(-01) and the box has an all-red background and no hand.

We're listing all of the best Nintendo Switch sales right here and we're always on the lookout for the best bundles with extra games, controllers and other accessories so we can share them with you while they're hot. Scroll past the bundles on this page and we'll show you prices on extra Joy-Con and Pro controllers and Nintendo Switch memory cards too. If you want to play online multiplayer and get other benefits like free games you'll want to pick up a Nintendo Switch Online subscription deal.

If you're looking for another dose of Nintendo's handheld happiness then maybe you want to consider a cheap 3DS deal. We also have a dedicated page of Nintendo Switch prices for our Australian readers.

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Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite was recently released at just $199.99/£199.99. That's $100/£80 less than the original Switch console. If you want to play games on the TV as well, you should go for the standard Nintendo Switch instead as the Lite is only playable in handheld mode.

The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in multiple colour options. You can pick one up now in turquoise, gray and yellow. There will also be a special edition Zacian & Zamazenta Edition released on November 8 to celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield. It doesn't come with the game, but doesn't cost anything extra either. If you want to learn more about the console and see prices for every individual color and bundle, check out our Nintendo Switch Lite prices and deals guide.

The latest cheap Nintendo Switch deals

Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch? Check out our comparison charts and the latest bundle highlights with extra games and accessories below for the best deals. On its own, the MSRP/RRP Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the USA and £279 in the UK, so you don't want to pay more than that unless you're getting some extras.

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

We've highlighted our picks of the best and cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles below. Just be aware that many game bundles at quieter times of the year don't really offer much of a discount over buying the items separately. We'll steer you clear of console bundles that actively charge you more than the regular combined MSRP (not cool, guys!).

Nintendo Switch | 2 accessories: $299 at Walmart
Walmart is throwing in some terrific extras in this build-your-own bundle Switch deal. You can add two controllers or maybe geta controller and carry case. The controllers are third-party Pro-style pads which are great for games like Smash Bros of Zelda. If you opt for the wired ones they're free, while the wireless models cost an extra $8, which isn't much at all.
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Nintendo Switch plus $30 Amazon credit: $299.99 at Amazon
For a limited time, you can purchase the Nintendo Switch at Amazon and enter code D3E2CDJ6GB6S at checkout to receive a $30 promotional credit to use on future purchases.
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Mario Red Nintendo Switch| carry case | $20 credit: $299 at Walmart
Given other stores are charging $299 for the basic Switch console on its own, we're loving the extra value here thanks to the extras and those oh so elusive Mario Red Joy-Cons in this Walmart-exclusive deal. If you want to stand out with a rare set of Switch controllers, this is a sweet bundle. Stock is severely limited though.
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Nintendo Switch | $30 egift card: $299.99 at Best Buy
Get the improved battery model of the Switch with a free $30 Best Buy egift card for under $300. The inclusion of the card is subtle, you'll see it mentioned just under the price. Add them to your cart, check your basket and you'll see it included if you scroll down the page a little too. View Deal

Nintendo Switch + 128GB microSD card | $324.49 at Amazon
Amazon wants to give you a boost for your gaming this Cyber Monday. It's including a 128GB microSD card with the Nintendo Switch, so you can start building up your game library with plenty of room to store different games right on your Switch.
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Nintendo Switch: $299 at Walmart
If the above bundles go out of stock, this is the lowest price for the console on its own. Prices have shot up elsewhere as stock dries up, so don't pay more than this. This is the newer model with improved battery life. The red/blue model is the same price.
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Nintendo Switch Lite $199.96 at Walmart
Decent prices on the Nintendo Switch Lite are increasingly hard to come by now. If you just want to make sure you get one before stock starts getting low closer to Christmas, then you can order one at the base price from Walmart. No stores are offering actual discounts today though as things stand.
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Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

The UK scene for discounted Nintendo Switch deals is quite competitive thanks to the large number of retailers trying to get your business. We usually find a strong selection of bundles every week nowadays, even in those quieter times of year not particularly known for sales. So take a look below for discounts on packages with games, hardware and accessories.

Nintendo Switch  | Mario Kart 8 | wired controller | £292 at Argos
This is the first time we've seen Mario Kart 8 bundled with the new improved Switch console with a longer-lasting battery. You're getting the game (as a download) at no extra charge on top of the base console price, as well as a wired console to boost your multiplayer making it the best deal around today. Stock is very limited though.
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Nintendo Switch | Pokemon Sword | £320.99 at Amazon
Let's be upfront, you're not saving much money here, but you're not overpaying for the two items either - that's the state of play for Switch bundles today sadly. Pokemon Sword is one of the most in-demand titles with new Switch purchases though, so this is a handy bundle given the slim pickings elsewhere today.
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Nintendo Switch | Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | £15 eShop credit | £331 at Currys
To buy each item in this bundle separately, you'd be looking at a £354 price tag, so you're saving a good £20 with this deal from Currys. However, our top deal this week is offering the Nintendo Switch for just £259.99, making this bundle a saving of just £3. £3 is £3, though, and you're getting eShop credit to spend as you wish, plus one of the (if not the) best games on the system all in one go. If you are going for this bundle, you can upgrade to £25 to spend in the eShop for just £339.
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Nintendo Switch | Luigi's Mansion 3 | £319 at Currys
Luigi's Mansion 3 has been a smash hit success on the Nintendo Switch, and is even nominated for a number of awards this year. Grabbing this game with the Nintendo Switch console opens up co-op play and a selection of mini-games that also make good use of the Switch hardware as well.
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Nintendo Switch | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | £319 at Currys
Also included in Currys' Nintendo Switch bundles this week is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This is a hefty game, so it's rarely included in these discounted packages. If you've had your eye on the multiplayer brawler since its release, you'll want to take this opportunity to get it slightly cheaper with a console this week.
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Edge magazine subscription deals start at just £15
Need help deciding what to play on your new Switch? Edge magazine has reviews and previews of all the latest games, as well as news and insight from across the industry. As one of the oldest and most trusted in the business, Edge has got you covered. Subscribe now from just £15.
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As with any new console we imagine you're wanting to know a bit more about the console before you put any money down. So in addition to finding the best Nintendo Switch bundle deals, we're going to help bring in answers to the burning questions.

Nintendo Switch Joy-con controller deals

What are the Joy-Con controllers?

The Joy-Con controller is actually a pair of controllers that attach to the sides the the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. When playing the Nintendo Switch on the TV, you can remove them 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. Or you and a friend can use one each in multiplayer games with the d-pad doubling up as impromptu face buttons. 

You get a pair with the console, but you might want to buy more to allow extra players to get involved in games like Mario Kart 8, FIFA 19 and many more. Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use.

Extra Joy-Con deals

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Grip controller

What's the Joy-Con Grip controller?

The Joy-Con Grip is an additional accessory that joins the two Joy-Con controllers together, forming something something a bit more solid for you to hold thanks to the extended handles and plastic block between the two sides. The square dimension form-factor may remind older gamers of the Dreamcast controller, while everyone else will mainly be thinking how it resembles an odd-looking dog face. Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Nintendo Switch, so you won't have to buy one separately. This won't charge your controller though and doesn't have a battery pack.

Nintendo Switch Pro controller deals

You won't actually need a Nintendo Switch Pro controller to play any games, so don't feel pressured in to buying one. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is a more traditional-style pad and launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Prices aren't cheap though, starting around $69.99/£64.99. There's no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with one included either.

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

Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with their own analogue stick and face buttons - the d-pad acts as face functions on the left controller. We've seen 2K's NBA series, Snipper Clips, FIFA 19, and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. So you get multiplayer functionality straight out of the box with no additional purchase required.

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 some Pro controllers. We'd buy the Joy-Cons as a pair (see our comparison chart above) as you'll save a bit of cash over buying them separately. Better yet, if your friends own a Switch, ask them to bring their controllers to the party!

Super Mario Odyssey deals

This has been one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch so far and an absolute must for Mario and platforming fans. Like Zelda below though, this being a first-party Nintendo title, it's taking forever to go down in price. It's slowly happening though, so we've rounded up the cheapest Super Mario Odyssey prices for you below. If you're not getting this game in a bundle, we'd strongly advise picking it up separately as soon as possible.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deals

The reviews have heaped huge praise upon this eagerly awaited launch title, making it an essential purchase for any Nintendo Switch buyer. As with any new console, the prices of the big games can be more expensive than usual. We've shopped around for you though and have found the best prices for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. Take a look below.

Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals

With only 32GB of internal storage, you'll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two for your new Nintendo Switch for any digital purchases or the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don't fret though, they're actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under £20/$25.

What memory cards does the Nintendo Switch need? Those will be Micro SD cards also known as, depending on their size, as MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo also has their own branded cards, but you'll be paying more just for a label. So for now, we'd take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.