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The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles and deals in May 2022

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You can find the very best Nintendo Switch deals right here. We've searched through all the major retailers to bring you the lowest prices for a console, as well as a selection of the best Nintendo Switch bundles available today. Whether you want the console by itself or with a number of games and accessories included - the choice is yours. Have a scroll below or use the links on the side of the page to jump down and see what we've found.

The best Nintendo Switch bundles available now

Let's start with just the best prices for a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch OLED and Nintendo Switch Lite console by itself today. Sometimes the bundles are a little underwhelming so you're better off picking up a console separately and buying your chosen games alongside it. With the way stock has been tough to find - especially in the US - this has been the case for months. Some stores - more so in the UK - have a small discount on the console, too, which can save you up to $30/£30 on the Switch.

And while the biggest or best value Nintendo Switch bundles are usually saved for big retail events such as the Memorial Day sales and Amazon Prime Day, there are often good options throughout the year. You can find some excellent Nintendo Switch bundles in the UK, though, featuring a number of the best Nintendo Switch games including the latest Nintendo Switch Sports party game.

Sadly, anything even remotely similar is non-existent in the US. Sadly, that's not the case for the US right now, which currently has a massive lack of bundles. Your best option is to buy the console by itself. Either way, you can navigate down to see the top Nintendo Switch bundles we've found in your region.

How about Nintendo Switch OLED stock? Well, it's sometimes still hard to find a console in the US. It does regularly pop up at Amazon and Best Buy, at least, but doesn't usually stick around for long. We suggest you check in often so you don't miss out on any restocks. There's greater availability in the UK, with lots of consoles usually up for sale at all the major stores such as Amazon, Very, Argos, Game and the official My Nintendo Store.

Latest Nintendo Switch console deals

The comparison chart below shows all the best Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself. Just make sure you don't pay any more than the US MSRP of $299 and the UK RRP of £259 - even if there's a stock shortage again. New consoles are coming all the time.

We've also got a look at the best prices for the Nintendo Switch OLED today as well. Remember, the RRP for this is $349.99 in the US and £309.99 in the UK. It's still early days but there have already been small discounts of up to $30/£30 on this new version of the console.

Scroll down a little further for all the Nintendo Switch bundles on offer.

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $298.99 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $298.99 at Amazon
This Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons special edition console isn't strictly a deal, sure, but it's still worth sharing due to its limited availability. You get a Switch console and Joy-Con controllers with a pastel color design that will stand out in your home setup. One important note: a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not included.

Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch | Immortals Fenyx Rising: £299.84

Nintendo Switch | Immortals Fenyx Rising: £299.84 £267.83 at Amazon
Save £32.01
– With this Nintendo Switch bundle, you effectively get a copy of Immortals Fenyx Rising for under £10. It's not the best game in the world but it's an enjoyable and bright open-world adventure and an excellent deal at such a cheap price.

Nintendo Switch | Nintendo Switch Sports: £299.99

Nintendo Switch | Nintendo Switch Sports: £299.99 £279.99 at Game
Save £20
– Nintendo Switch Sports only launched recently and here's a way to get it for half price when you buy a Switch console. Sure, it's not the same as getting it for free in the same way as Wii Sports was bundled with the Wii, but it's a good price to pay for the latest party game that features six sports including Volleyball, Badminton, Bowling, Football, Chambara and Tennis.

Nintendo Switch | Pokémon Brilliant Diamond: £329.98

Nintendo Switch | Pokémon Brilliant Diamond: £329.98 £282.97 at Amazon
Save £47.01
– Fancy a Pokémon game with your console? Here's the best value Nintendo Switch bundle with the recent Brilliant Diamond remake for the console. The Switch is usually priced at £259, so this effectively drops the price of the game to a little over £20, which is around half price. Not a bad deal at all.

Nintendo Switch bundles: how to spot a good deal

Just because Nintendo Switch bundles are cheap might not mean they are good deals. Many retailers often include cheaper games with their Nintendo Switch bundles and still charge standard price. Games readily available for $20 - $30 can sneak their way into the premium-priced deals, lowering the overall value of the offering. 

In this case, it's worth picking up a Nintendo Switch bundle with a full $60 game and grabbing the cheaper title separately if you're desperate to play it. For this reason, it's always worth double checking the going price of the bundled game you're picking up against the overall cost to make sure you're getting a good deal. Nintendo Switch sales outside of busy shopping periods (Black Friday or the holidays) are more likely to try this tactic. 

The best games to get in a Nintendo Switch bundle

As mentioned above, first-party releases are the games you'll want to look for in order to get the best Nintendo Switch bundle deals. These are the games that have been developed and produced by Nintendo themselves, so that's the likes of Mario Kart, Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon and so on.

As these titles do not usually fall much below their usual price (even years after launch) your best option to get them for cheap is as part of a Nintendo Switch bundle. We've seen games effectively receive discounts of up to 50% when bought as part of a bundle.

When to shop for Nintendo Switch deals

The best Nintendo Switch deals are usually found around the holiday period. You'll find the year's biggest games tend to release between October and December, which gives bundles a higher value when these titles are included at a discount price. However, a new Nintendo Switch bundle generally pops up along with any big first-party release. We'll be looking out for any featuring Metroid Dread when that launches later this year to help you save some cash on your Switch.

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Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite was released at just $199.99/£199.99 in 2019. 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, yellow or coral pink, as well as a special Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition. We have a larger hub dedicated to all the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundles if you want to check it out in more detail.

Cheap Nintendo Switch games

Looking for something to play? Some of the latest Nintendo Switch bundles might not offer the game you're looking to get into first. If not, use this price comparison chart below to find the cheapest Switch titles around or head to our larger guide to find even more cheap Nintendo Switch games. Remember, to play online multiplayer and get other benefits like free games, you'll want to pick up a Nintendo Switch Online subscription deal as well.

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Extra Joy-Con deals

If you're looking for more multiplayer options, you might want to check out the latest Joy-Con deals. These controllers come in $10 more expensive than the Pro Controller (more on that below) but you do get two separate controllers to expand your options. Nintendo Switch deals rarely include these controllers in their bundles as well, so it's not worth holding out for a mega-bundle.

Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use - the Neon Red / Blue Joy-Con pack offers opposing colors to the ones the console ships with, for example (left red and right blue). Check out the latest prices below, or shop the best cheap Joy-Con sales going right now. 

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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. Nintendo Switch bundles have offered the Pro Controller in the past, but these are rare - and often higher value bundles setting you back a bit more cash - so we wouldn't recommend waiting for them. Check out more Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals in our dedicated guide. 

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!

Nintendo Switch bundles rarely offer extra controllers at the standard price, as these are particularly pricey gamepads. However, retailers sometimes include a Pro Controller in their Nintendo Switch sales with a slightly higher price tag. 

Nintendo Switch MicroSD 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.

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James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.