Nintendo Switch deals are likely to arrive with more frequency in the last quarter of 2023, for two reasons: Amazon Prime Day returned for a second 2023 bout on October 10, while Black Friday will return to Australia shortly after, on November 24.
So expect some decent discounts on Nintendo Switch consoles and games in the lead up to Christmas. That includes the Nintendo Switch OLED model, which is not only widely available, but also going well below the RRP fairly often. It has gone as cheap as AU$449 in the past, but Amazon seems to have settled on a regular AU$489 for the premium model, which is well below the AU$539 RRP. In other words, if you want a Nintendo Switch, it shouldn't be hard to grab one cheap.
So what's available right now? If you want a vanilla Nintendo Switch console, they're back down to AU$429 on Amazon. It's been jumping between AU$447 and AU$429 for over a month, after getting as low as AU$399 during the recent Amazon Prime Day sale. If you're keen to grab the Nintendo Switch Sports bundle, which packages that game with the console, that's available for preorder for AU$469.95. It'll ship on Black Friday.
Earlier this month the most cost effective way to buy a Switch was to get the OLED model for AU$449, but now it's back up to AU$489. For AU$10 cheaper you can currently get the Tears of the Kingdom special edition OLED, which doesn't come with the game, but does look great.
Basically, if you happen to be after a Nintendo Switch in Australia, you've got some decent options to choose from. Check out what we've found below.
Today's best Nintendo Switch deals in Australia
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If you're looking for Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself, we're rounding up all the latest prices from retailers across the web just below. You'll find the best offers on the shelves right now in these comparison charts, but if you're after a bundle deal, you'll find all the latest discounts further down the page.
If you're just looking for a handheld-only console, it's worth checking out the Nintendo Switch Lite deals below. They are considerably cheaper than the main console (and much cheaper than the OLED model), but you are getting limited functionality without a docked mode. The standard price on these devices is AU$329.95.
Best Nintendo Switch bundles in Australia
The Nintendo Switch is currently pretty easy to buy in Australia, which is in stark contrast to some of the supply issues that existed throughout 2021 and 2020. At the same time, a new wave of Switch OLED consoles has hit the shelves just recently, with availability at a range of retailers. While Nintendo Switch bundles themselves aren't up for grabs, the latest device is holding on particularly well.
Nintendo Switch Console [neon blue / red] |
AU$469.95 AU$429 at Amazon
This isn't a great price for the vanilla Nintendo Switch. It was down to AU$399 during Prime Day in July, and will likely go that low again. Still, it's better than the AU$449 it was going for last week - overall, not a terrible price but probably worth waiting for a drop.
Nintendo Switch OLED (Zelda Tears of the Kingdom model) | AU$479 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch OLED is the premium Switch, but that doesn't mean you should pay the AU$539.95 RRP. After months of slim pickings when it comes to genuine price cuts, the Switch fell to AU$449 during Amazon Prime Day, and then hit AU$499 in the following weeks. If you'd prefer the non-Zelda themed OLED, that's actually AU$489 at the moment - a full AU$10 more expensive.
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Limited Edition console | AU$469
Huge caveat here: despite being a limited edition Animal Crossing console, it doesn't come with a copy of said game. Also, this was reduced to AU$399 in March, so it may not be worth it at this price, unless you really want an Animal Crossing-themed Switch. Which, well, it is attractive... but it's also not showing any serious signs of selling out.
Nintendo Switch Accessories
Eager to get some extras for your Nintendo Switch? We've gathered up a few essentials right here. For example, you'll find some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories out there right now, be it Nintendo Switch SD cards to the best Nintendo Switch chargers.
If you'd like to play some local multiplayer with family or friends, on the other hand, we've also rounded up cheap Nintendo Switch controller deals. Need some more Joy-cons or a Pro controller? This is the place to start.
Now that Bluetooth audio is finally available, it's time to invest in some Nintendo Switch gaming headsets. These cups are generally cheaper than their PC counterparts, but you can still save plenty of cash. You'll find all the latest prices on our top picks just below.
Where to find more Nintendo Switch deals in Australia
Whether you're looking to find your own Nintendo Switch bundles or you're after some cheap accessories and games, there are plenty of retailers offering solid savings on Ninty's gadgets throughout the year. You'll find all the stores we head to for Nintendo Switch deals just below.
- Amazon Australia: Usually the best for gaming discounts overall
- eBay Australia: Odds and ends, peripherals and games
- Mighty Ape: Games galore, and peripherals
- JB Hi-Fi: Games, and if you're lucky, consoles
Which Nintendo Switch bundles are available?
Currently, the only games with bundle options on the Nintendo Switch are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Diablo 3, Splatoon 2, Fortnite, Fortnite Wildcat, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2 Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Red & Blue, Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenda (Switch Lite), Fortnite, Monster Hunter Rise, and Dragon Quest XI S.
It's pretty rare for Australian retailers to bundle games with Nintendo Switch consoles as part of their own special deals: normally, if you want a Nintendo Switch bundle in Australia, you'll need to wait for an official one packaged by Nintendo itself, such as the popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle.
What is the Nintendo Switch price in Australia?
To make sure you're getting a good deal, it's important to know the base prices of Switch consoles.
The normal Nintendo Switch price is AU$469.95 in Australia. As for the Switch Lite, the Australian RRP is AU$329.95 though of all the Nintendo Switch models, it's the one you should definitely never pay full RRP for. The Nintendo Switch OLED price is AU$539.95 in Australia.
Don't be caught out, if there's a listing that goes above these prices, double-check that it's part of a bundle or includes something noteworthy - and always ensure it's from a trusted seller!
Which Nintendo Switch should you buy?
There are now three models of Nintendo Switch to choose from. Each one does offer a different experience, though, so it's important to choose the right version for you.
- Nintendo Switch (standard): This is the 'full' console experience, and it's the one we'd recommend. Offering detachable controllers that can be shared between two people and a portable screen that allows you to play on TV or in handheld mode, it's perfect for multiplayer and single-player games.
- Nintendo Switch Lite: The new Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld-only alternative, pitched as an entry-level console for kids or anyone playing on the go. While it's a lot cheaper, it can't be used on TV, doesn't have detachable controllers, and lacks some features like joypad rumble. However, it will still play all the same games.
- Nintendo Switch OLED model: The new version of the Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen, improved kickstand, and a slightly more streamlined build but aside from a few external updates, it offers all the same functionality as the standard Switch, complete with the same performance as well.