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The cheapest Nintendo Switch Lite prices, sales and bundle deals in April 2021

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Nintendo Switch Lite deals are offering some excellent bundles in the UK right now, but we're also seeing a good stock supply in the US as well. That means the cheaper, handheld-only Nintendo Switch console is readily available on both sides of the ocean this week. 

If you're checking out all the latest Nintendo Switch Lite sales from the UK, you can take advantage of one of the best offers we've seen in a while. AO is offering a Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a Nintendo Switch Online membership for just £199.99 right now. That's the price of the console by itself, which means the free game and subscription are adding some spectacular value. 

Nintendo Switch Lite deals offer up some of the cheapest ways to get your hands on Nintendo's latest games, with the handheld only console coming in significantly cheaper than the main device. Not only that, but you'll find Nintendo Switch Lite bundles regularly skim some of the cash off that final price when you grab a game or accessory alongside the console as well.

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The cheaper handheld console is perfectly designed for smaller hands, and for those who want to enjoy the latest offerings from Nintendo for far less. The $199 / £199 cost comes in significantly cheaper than even the best Nintendo Switch deals, and once you add Nintendo Switch Lite bundles into the mix you'll find yourself saving some serious cash on top of that already low price point.

Just below you'll find all the cheapest Nintendo Switch Lite prices from around the web, in each of the four main colors. However, scroll just a little further and you'll find our handpicked selection of the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundle deals available right now.

The best Nintendo Switch Lite prices

You'll find all the lowest Nintendo Switch Lite prices from around the web just below. The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in at $199 / £199, and we rarely see discounts on this cost by itself. That means if you spot a cheaper device in the comparison charts below you're getting an excellent deal.

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Of course, one of the best ways to save cash on your new console is by picking up a Nintendo Switch Lite bundle. The chart below offers up the best prices on Nintendo Switch Lite bundles from across the web, so you can save on a handheld with discounts on games and peripherals on top. Or, you can take a look at our hand picked favorites just below.

Nintendo Switch Lite bundles US

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199.99 at Best Buy
The Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Best Buy, and this is likely your best shot right now. Amazon's stock levels are dwindling, with some colors only shipping in May. That means competition is heating up again, so we'd recommend grabbing these before they, too, are gone.
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Nintendo Switch Lite | 64GB memory card: $219.98 $216.99 at Amazon
You can save $4 on the separate selling price of the Nintendo Switch Lite console and a 64GB memory card in this offer from Amazon. That's perfect if you're looking to expand that admittedly small internal storage straight from the start. Of course, you'll find more storage capacities also included in these Nintendo Switch Lite bundles. However, it's worth noting that shipping on these offers stretches far beyond that of Best Buy's consoles above.

128GB: $234.97 $223.87
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Nintendo Switch Lite bundles UK

Nintendo Switch Lite deals are offering some excellent discounts across the UK right now. Price drops on consoles themselves are rare, so we'd recommend making the most of these discounts on the Coral Pink, Grey and Yellow Nintendo Switch Lite devices while they're still around. 

Nintendo Switch Lite | Animal Crossing: New Horizons | 3 months Nintendo Switch Online: £219 £199 at AO
This is the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundle available in the UK right now - and the best we've seen in a long time. For technically 99p less than the RRP of the console itself, you're getting a turquoise Nintendo Switch Lite, a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and a 3 month Nintendo Switch Online subscription. That's bags of value, with all those items separately costing £246.97. 

Coral Pink: £199 at AO
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Nintendo Switch Lite - Yellow: £199.99 £164.99 at Argos (eBay)
Like many retailers, Argos has a shopfront with eBay which it uses to clear inventory at super low prices. They do a good job too, with 100% buyer satisfaction and free standard delivery as well. This is a fantastic discount on the Nintendo Switch Lite, offering up one of the lowest prices we've ever seen - and with the eBay Money Back Guarantee you can order confidently as well.
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Nintendo Switch Lite - Coral Pink: £199.99 £179.95 at The Game Collection
It's rare to find a Nintendo Switch Lite deal that takes cash off the actual RRP of the console, which is why this £20 discount at The Game Collection is so impressive. That also means you'll be able to pick up the console and your first game for less than other Nintendo Switch Lite bundles right now.
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Nintendo Switch Lite | Minecraft Dungeons: £199 at Currys
Or, grab Minecraft Dungeons for free with your Nintendo Switch Lite. You're saving the £19.99 cost of the game here, in a bundle that's perfect for anyone who's looking for a break from the creative sandbox experience.
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Nintendo Switch Lite | Stealth travel case: £199.99 at Argos
It's not the best Switch Lite deal in the world, but if you're not interested in picking up an extra game with your console this offer from Argos is adding a free Stealth carry case to your purchase. That's perfect if you want to keep your console protected while on the go. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | Super Mario 3D All-Stars: £219 at Currys
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is still available in this Nintendo Switch Lite bundle at Currys. You're saving £20 on the price of this game on top of the console itself, which means you're grabbing three titles for half-price. 

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Nintendo Switch Lite | The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening: £219 at Currys
If you're looking for a nostalgia hit, you can pick up The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening with your Nintendo Switch Lite bundle at Currys. That £219 price is shaving some of the cash off the full price of the game as well, which means you're getting plenty of value here. 

Turquoise model: £219 at Currys
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Nintendo Switch Lite | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £219 at Currys
Currys is still offering a decent price on this Nintendo Switch Lite bundle, though it has been £209 in the past. You're getting Mario Kart 8, the must-have kart racer and the grey handheld console £219 here and saving around £17.

Turquoise model: £219 at Currys
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Nintendo Switch Lite | Luigi's Mansion 3: £229 at Currys
This Luigi's Mansion bundle offers £10 in savings on the full price of the game. That's a great deal, especially if you're looking to get started on some multi-player action from day one. However, note that you'll need to pick up some extra Joy-Con for the Switch Lite system for that.
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Nintendo Switch Lite: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: £229 at Currys
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a pricier game, so we rarely see it in Nintendo Switch Lite sales. However, you can save £17.99 on the full price of both of these items together though, again, you'll need extra Joy-Con to make full use of that multi-player mode. 

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When to find good Nintendo Switch Lite bundles

Nintendo Switch Lite bundles will pick up around key gifting periods of the year. That means you'll see the console on sale far more often around November and December, with stock potentially running dry into January. However, there are other periods of the year in which you'll find some great Nintendo Switch Lite sales. 

With big new game releases, Nintendo will typically bundle their latest game with Nintendo Switch Lite consoles to try and shift a few extra units. That means you'll be on the lookout for Nintendo Switch Lite sales around these key dates.

What is the Nintendo Switch Lite price?

The MSRP Nintendo Switch Lite price in the US is $199.99. In the UK the RRP is down as £199.99. And in Australia the Switch Lite costs $329.99. So make sure you're not paying any more than these prices unless you're getting some additional extras like extra games or accessories.

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What colors does the Nintendo Switch Lite come in?

Most stores are stocking the Nintendo Switch Lite in coral pink, yellow, gray or turquoise. We've shown the prices for each of these versions above. These are the main colors but Pokemon fans have one extra option to consider. 

The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition was released in November to celebrate the upcoming release of the Pokemon Sword and Shield titles. This console is a lighter gray and has blue controls on the left and red on the right. There's an etched illustration of the characters on the back too. It's important to remember that this version does not come with either game

How is the Nintendo Switch Lite different?

The Nintendo Switch Lite cannot be used to play games on your TV. It does not come with a dock and you can't plug an HDMI cable into it from your TV. There are no plans to release a separate dock to make it compatible with TVs and you can not use the dock that comes with an original Nintendo Switch either.

The screen on the Switch light measures 5.5-inches across compared to 6.2-inches on the full-sized Nintendo Switch - both display a 720p resolution.

A small number of Nintendo Switch games are not fully playable in handheld mode so they won't work properly with a Switch Lite either unless you use an additional controller like the Pro controller or a pair of Joy-Cons (all sold separately). So anything that needs to be played in docked or tabletop mode is going to be a bit of a pain. We're mainly talking about titles like Mario Party, 1-2 Switch, Fitness Boxing, Just Dance and Nintendo Labo.

Until you pick up some Joy-Cons you'll also have zero access to any sort of optional motion controls either which is a shame for using weapons like bows and swords in games like Zelda or Skyrim. Once you buy those additional Joy-Con controllers, you're very close to the price of a regular Nintendo Switch which comes with a pair anyways. There are no rumble vibration features in the Lite either. So far, we haven't seen any Nintendo Switch Lite bundles offering these controllers in with the price but if we hear of any you can bet they'll be right here.

Why is the Nintendo Switch Lite cheaper?

The Nintendo Switch Lite features a smaller screen than the regular Nintendo Switch and does not feature removable controllers. The biggest difference though is that you can not play it on a TV as there's no way to 'dock it'. So while you're making a saving, it might be worth opting for the full-size version instead if you want to play games on the TV too at some point. 

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Should I buy a regular Nintendo Switch or a Lite? 

The Nintendo Switch Lite would arguably be a great purchase for families that already own a regular Nintendo Switch and multiple people regularly want to play at once (but perhaps a different game). And if some of them generally play in handheld mode away from the TV most of the time already then even better. You can also use your regular Switches controllers to reclaim the motion controls on games too.

If you don't own a Switch already, the lower price point is very tempting, but we think you'd be missing out on some of the Switch's best features by removing motion controls from games. And once you've paid for a set of controllers too you've basically paid the price of a regular Switch.

Not being able to play games on your TV is really going to hurt when you fire up gorgeous classics like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Witcher 3 or Super Mario Odyssey. These are titles that are much more enjoyable on the big screen at home.

If you travel a lot though and are going to spend most of your Switch gaming time on a commute or in the back of a car, then the Switch Lite might be a solid pick for you or the family.

Looking for something to play on Ninty's super popular console? Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Nintendo Switch games.