The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles right now, and it’s little wonder why. Being able to play games on the big screen is great, but being able to experience those same high-end games on the go with a portable form factor is even better.
Let’s not also forget that there’s a strong line of exclusives including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Metroid Dread that keep the millions of Switch owners entertained.
The bad news is that, even with the release of the upgraded Nintendo Switch OLED model in early October, the standard Nintendo Switch is still hugely popular and one of the most sought-after consoles at the moment. That means Christmas deals are tricky to find and some aren’t quite as good as they first appear to be.
However, you can find some great Switch (including Switch OLED and Switch Lite!) deals this Christmas if you know where to look. Here at Tech Advisor, our experts are constantly scouring the web for the best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and game discounts available, so if and when there are any you will find them right here on this page.
Best Christmas Nintendo Switch deals – £20 off
Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now. With the release of the £309 Switch (OLED) model, Nintendo dropped the price of the standard Nintendo Switch by £20 to £259 from £279 – although some retailers are still selling the console at its old RRP, so don’t get stung.
Generally speaking, the Nintendo Switch itself rarely drops below its £259 RRP – even if it does, it’s only a relatively small discount – and the same can be said of the £199 Nintendo Switch Lite and £309 Nintendo Switch OLED.
You’re better off looking for bundle deals, which will come with games and accessories thrown in, or grabbing the Switch for free with a new phone contract. Right now you can grab the Switch OLED Model for free with the Oppo A54 5G from Virgin.
All that being said, there are a few standout deals live right now, but they are few and far between and selling out incredibly quickly. You really do need to act fast. We’ve got all of the best here.
1. Nintendo Switch OLED + Metroid Dread
Now: £349.98 (£10 off)
Considering the OLED variant of Nintendo Switch only launched in October, we’re surprised that it’s available with Metroid Dread for any less than the RRP. If you want the ultimate Switch experience, the OLED model is the one to go for!
3. Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 Months)
Nintendo is bundling the Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online for just £259 – the RRP of the console alone. It’s a fantastic deal that’ll likely sell out very quickly, so you’ll have to be fast! It’s also available via ShopTo on eBay at the same price, and there’s limited stock in-store at Tescos at an even cheaper £239.99, but availability varies from store to store.
5. Nintendo Switch + Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
GAME is offering a great starter bundle for Nintendo fans yet to invest in the handheld console, bundling the Switch (red and blue combo) with Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for little more than the RRP of the console.
6. Oppo A54 5G with free Nintendo Switch OLED
Now: From £20 per month
This excellent offer from Virgin includes a free Nintendo Switch OLED Model at rates as low as £20 per month (2GB data, 36 months). It was previously £23 per month, making it a tempting deal. For £28 per month you could upgrade the package to 100GB data. See our full article on how to get a Switch/OLED Model with a new phone contract.
7. Samsung Galaxy A12 + Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Now: From £22 per month
If you’re not too fussed about the OLED model, Virgin Media is also offering the Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the Samsung Galaxy A12 on a 36-month contract. Starting at £22 a month with 2GB of data alongside unlimited calls and texts, it could be a good way to get a new phone and a Switch at an affordable monthly cost.
If you want to see how these deals and others measure up against the prices at other stores, check out our hourly updated price comparison table below.
Nintendo Switch (console-only, grey controllers)
This is just the console in a singular colour scheme.
Nintendo Switch (console-only, red-&-blue controllers)
Nintendo Switch (red-&-blue controllers) + Animal Crossing: New Horizons
This bundles the Switch with the bestselling cute and relaxing game.
Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise
Get the standalone console with a blue colour scheme.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Get the high-end Nintendo Switch OLED with an upgraded display, improved battery life and other much-requested design tweaks.
Cheap Switch prices: What to look for
There’s some bad news to get out of the way first: realistically, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for massive savings on the Switch. Blame the console’s popularity for that – people are still buying it in droves at full price, so retailers really don’t have much reason to slash prices in order to move stock.
Still, there are sure to be some discounts around if you know where to look. Not many stores tend to cut prices on the Switch itself – at least not by more than £10 or £20 – but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40 or more, so the saving overall if you buy a bundle can be much more than a £10 saving on the Switch on its own, for example.
And even if you don’t want all of the games in the bundle, you could always sell or trade-in those games afterwards. We have some tips on how and where to do that here.
There are plenty of brilliant Switch games available, but our pick of the best include Animal Crossing, Metroid Dread and Super Smash Bros Ultimate, so deals on Switch bundles that include those are among the best. Check out our round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games for more.
For people who already own a Switch, you’ll find some discounts on individual games, too.
Accessories might be a better bet though – the pricing of extra controllers was one of the big gripes a lot of people had with the console at launch, so we’ve seen offers trying to shift stock of controllers and other accessories including carry cases.
Also, remember that the Switch uses microSD cards for expandable storage, and USB-C for power – there are loads of great offers on memory cards and portable power banks, so we’d definitely recommend looking now if you’re thinking of expanding your storage or grabbing a battery pack.
Where to find the best Switch deals
We’re doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers tend to offer discounts and deals around Christmas, along with just about anywhere else that sells games.
Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check: