Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals in Australia 2024: everything we expect to see this year

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Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch are back on the calendar for 2024, and if previous schedules hold true we'll all be rolling in discounts this July. Previous years have offered up console bundles, heavy game discounts, and record-low prices on some of the latest and greatest accessories. We're hoping for more of the same this summer, especially with the looming presence of the Switch 2 on the horizon. 

We've been watching these Prime Day gaming deals for years now, so we know how to spot truly excellent value. Not only that, but we're constantly testing new Switch games and accessories to work out which ones really are worth your cash - then watching their prices year-round. In all that time watching Nintendo Switch deals, we've picked up a thing or two about what these sales usually look like. 

That's why we're running through everything we expect to see from Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals in 2024 right here. We're taking you through the games and gadgets we expect to see savings of their own come July, as well as our predictions for those all-important console prices. When the time comes, you'll find all our top picks from the sale right here - but until then it's time to get prepped. 

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What to expect from Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals 2024 in Australia

Nintendo Switch deals are starting to hit the shelves more and more in the last 12 months, though 2024 itself has seen few dramatic discounts. With last year's Black Friday offering up some of the best bundles and even straight discounts we've seen yet, we're optimistic for this trend to continue over Prime Day. 

In fact, the only console we have some questions about is the Nintendo Switch Lite. With waning stock, this cheaper handheld-only model is looking is a little thin on the ground already. The other question is whether it's even worth investing in this model when the vanilla and OLED models are so frequently inexpensive.

Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED

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If you're after the latest and greatest console, it's worth noting that we've already seen as much as AU$60 off the Nintendo Switch OLED over the last couple of years. Those offers almost invariably come via Amazon, though eBay is also worth keeping an eye on. Interestingly, it's often best to buy the OLED model from Amazon Japan (via the Amazon AU store, of course) as it's very frequently under AU$40, resulting in a saving of over AU$100.

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Nintendo Switch OLED

RRP: AU$539.95

Expected Price: AU$449 at the lowest (lower when imported from Japan)

Buy it if: 

✅ You mostly play in handheld mode
✅ You still want to dock your console
✅ Screen quality is a priority

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You will mostly play in docked mode

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

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The standard edition Nintendo Switch console dropped down to just AU$399 during Black Friday last year, but interestingly, it hasn't dropped significantly during 2024. The OLED model, on the other hand, is more often subject to steep discounts.

That said, the Nintendo Switch Sports set bundle is well worth keeping an eye on: it went for AU$399 last year as well, which is what you'll get the standalone console for on a good day. That bundle is currently low on stock, but Prime Day may see a replenishment. Whatever the case, we'd advise keeping closer eye on the OLED model, as you might end up getting that for the same price as the older, less ritzy model.

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Nintendo Switch

RRP: AU$469

Expected Price: AU$399

Buy it if: 

✅ You will mostly play in docked mode
✅ You want detachable Joy-Con
✅ You don't want to spend on a screen upgrade

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You will mostly play in handheld mode

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Games

Release dates matter where Switch game deals are concerned, as these titles hold their value particularly well. In fact, we still rarely ever see discounts of more than AU$20 on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and that was a launch title back in 2017. First up we have new titles released within the last six months - these are the least likely to see significant discounts. Think Princess Peach Showtime and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. The latter is going to be tough to find on sale, but its status as a port could help it out. Still, we wouldn't expect to see much more than AU$20 off here as well. 

Then we have relatively new games that could drop to new record-low prices now that they've spent more time on the shelves. Titles like Super Mario Wonder, Super Mario RPG, Mario vs Donkey Kong, and WarioWare Move It have all enjoyed their own price cuts in previous sales. If this year's offers are particularly competitive, we could see up to AU$30 off these options. 

That brings prices down from AU$79.95 to somewhere around the $59 mark - and that's where you'll likely find slightly older but bigger first party releases. Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Splatoon 3, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Odyssey, and Animal Crossing New Horizons all inhabit this space. 

FAQ

Nintendo Switch OLED console

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When will Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals start in Australia?

Amazon Prime Day generally takes place in July, more specifically within the second week of the month. Amazon itself likes to keep the exact dates a secret each year, only releasing details a couple of weeks ahead of the event. However, previous sales have been pretty uniform in their timing - we're expecting Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals to start around July 8 this year. 

Do you need a Prime membership for Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals?

Amazon keeps its best deals back for its Prime members during its sales, so you will need a membership to shop the best Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals this winter. However, there are a few ways to get around this. 

First up, we see plenty of other retailers looking to steal Amazon's thunder during this period, offering their own sales (though admittedly, rarely matching the lowest prices, given Amazon's behemoth-like market dominance). 

For an easier life, though, we'd recommend looking into Amazon Prime free trials closer to the time. Amazon regularly offers free trials of its service around its annual sales to drum up interest.

Want more offers? Be sure to check out our Prime Day Xbox Series X deals and Prime Day laptop deals primers. We're also getting you prepped for this year's Prime Day PS5 deals as well.

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards, headsets and mice that come with them), PS5, and trying to find the perfect projector.