The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles and deals in January 2023

We’ve searched around to bring you all the best Nintendo Switch bundles available today. We’ve found the best value and cheapest offers in both the US and UK that pair the console with some top games and accessories. You can also find all the week’s best Nintendo Switch deals on games and accessories in case you want to buy any extras separately.

We saw some brilliant Nintendo Switch bundles this Black Friday, so the quality has dropped a little now those end-of-year sales are over. 

In the US, there’s currently one bundle available. It’s the Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 and 3-months Switch Online membership for $299.99 – the same bundle we saw over Black Friday. Expect limited stock, though, so once this sells out you’ll have to buy a Switch and pick up your extras separately.

However, there are still some strong bundles in the UK that feature the best Nintendo Switch games, including the option to add The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Mario or Mario + Rabbids for nothing – or at a fraction of the usual cost.

There are still no shortages when it comes to the Nintendo Switch OLED stock situation, too. Whichever Nintendo console you’re after, you’ll find all of today’s best prices and deals below.

Today’s best Nintendo Switch console deals

The comparison chart below shows all the cheapest prices for a Nintendo Switch 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. Sometimes it’s better to get one this way and buy your games or accessories separately if there are any considerable deals.

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.

If you want some games or accessories with your purchase, scroll down a little further for all the Nintendo Switch bundles on offer.

Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)

Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)

Nintendo Switch bundles: our buying advice

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 in a Nintendo Switch bundle

As mentioned above, first-party releases are the games you’ll want to look for to get the best Nintendo Switch bundle deals. These games have been developed and produced by Nintendo themselves, so that’s the likes of Mario Kart, Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 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 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet now that it’s launched.

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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 colur 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.

Nintendo Switch game deals

Looking for something to play? Some of the latest Nintendo Switch bundles might not offer the game you want 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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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 latest cheap Joy-Con deals going on 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 into 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. 

Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with its own analog 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-Con 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, MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo also has its 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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