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The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundle deals and prices in January 2020

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Nintendo Switch bundles are still running thin on the ground following post-holidays stock shortages. While we're not seeing much movement this week, we are edging closer towards that end of the month goal line for a stock refresh, so cheap Nintendo Switch deals are still on the way. If you can't possibly hold out anymore, we've still got plenty of savings for you to get ahead of the game - from bundles that offer memory cards and accessories in with the console itself, all the way to separate controller discounts. 

The UK is still seeing a shortage of Nintendo Switch stock, which means you'll be picking up a handheld only console if you're desperate to get your hands on one right now. Below, we've got an excellent Mario Kart bundle on Switch Lite, but we've also laid out the link where you'll be able to order a fully-fledged console and simply sit back and wait for shipping. We've even found some Nintendo Labo kits on sale for you to get your hands around while you're twiddling your thumbs, and some game discounts to jump on so that you're all set up for when stock does arrive.

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: $299 at Walmart
With all the bundles offering more at this price, we'd suggest you go steer clear of picking up the console by itself. That said if you're just after the Nintendo Switch on its own, this is the best price going. 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 | 128GB memory card | $324.49 at Amazon
This deal would be a lot better if the 128GB memory card wasn't already on sale at the same time for $25 by itself. While this is on sale separately, you're not saving any cash by picking up the Nintendo Switch console and the memory card at the same time. That said, we don't know when this Micro SD card will go back up in price and you're saving $10 either way.
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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're just after a console by itself, you can find one for just under $200 at Walmart. No stores are offering actual discounts today though as things stand.
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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $69.99 $59 at Amazon
Save $10 on a more traditional controller feel than the Joy-Cons offer with the Pro Controller. With textured grips and wireless control, the Pro offers all the HD rumble and motion controls you're looking for in a Nintendo Switch controller.
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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Neon Red / Blue | $79.99 $66.99 at Amazon
Pick up an extra pair of cheap Joy-Con to expand the number of players in your game or add to your collection of colors and styles. This Neon Red and Blue pairing is perfect for those who picked up the gray console and miss that traditional Nintendo splash of color.
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Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

The UK scene for discounted Nintendo Switch deals is usually quite competitive thanks to the large number of retailers trying to get your business. In these early days of 2020, however, stock of the Nintendo Switch system is exceedingly low. You'd be hard pressed to find a standard Switch console for the usual £279 retail price, let alone a bundle. The Switch Lite, however, is seeing some decent bundles this week, so we've met you in the middle with a selection of these deals as well as some top cheap game discounts we've found from across the web. 

Nintendo Switch | £274 at Amazon
Amazon have repopulated their listing for the Nintendo Switch, giving rise to hope of a long awaited restock after the holiday rush. You'll find they grey version listed for £274, due to ship out from January 30th onwards.
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Nintendo Switch | Turtle Beach Battle Buds | £295.12 at Amazon
With Nintendo Switch bundles being particularly thin on the ground this week, this Turtle Beach bundle saving you £5 is a decent enough deal - if one of the only bundles available right now. You're getting the latest version of the Switch with a pair of in-ear headphones and an attached microphone.
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Nintendo Switch Lite | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | £219 at Currys
Grab the handheld-only version of the Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for just £219, saving you £22.99 over buying both separately. Mario Kart is one of the biggest games on the Switch and still regularly goes for closer to its original RRP these days, so picking it up for just £20 extra on top of the console is a win.
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Nintendo Labo Kits | £29.99 at Argos
Select Nintendo Switch Labo Kits are up for half price (or even better in some cases) at Argos. These cardboard kits open your Switch up to creative invention, with the Vehicle Kit, Variety Kit, and Robot Kit all up for this low price. View Deal

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.