Nintendo Switch deals in Australia have been great in 2022, to the extent that you really shouldn't pay RRP for a new console. That even applies to the Nintendo Switch OLED model, which is not only widely available, but also going well below the RRP fairly often. It has been as cheap as AU$449 in 2022, 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, the big stock drought of 2020 / 2021 seems to have mostly finished in Australia, so if you want a Nintendo Switch, it shouldn't be hard to grab one. That said, the deals in late October aren't as good as they were during May and June, so if you want a bargain, you're probably best off waiting for the Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals (opens in new tab).
So what's available right now? The Animal Crossing Limited Edition Nintendo Switch is in stock at Amazon for AU$469 (opens in new tab). The price on this one jumps up and down erratically: In late March it fell to AU$399, and in June it was AU$415. If you really want it (and are ok that it doesn't actually come with Animal Crossing the game) then it could be worth waiting for that price to drop again.
If you want a vanilla Nintendo Switch console, Amazon has those for AU$439 (opens in new tab). Lower than the RRP, sure, but still a bit pricey when you consider that it was selling for AU$398 for the better half of 2022. For AU$50 more, you can get the OLED model (opens in new tab).
Amid all this, the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle is also available in Australia, though the price has risen recently. It used to be available for AU$439 (opens in new tab) at Amazon, but now the cheapest we can find is AU$539.95 at The Gamesmen (opens in new tab). That's roughly what you'd expect to pay for both a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe if you purchased them separately at RRP. A convenient bundle, but not really a cheap one. For about AU$14 more, you can get the Nintendo Switch OLED from Amazon at AU$489 (opens in new tab), and buy the game from separately for AU$64 (opens in new tab). You can wait for that OLED price to drop too — it has dropped as low as AU$399 in 2022, and Black Friday is just around the corner.
Basically, if you happen to be after a Nintendo Switch in November 2022, you've got a lot of decent options to choose from, though as we approach the end of the month (and draw closer to Black Friday) the prices aren't particularly good at the moment.
Also, in light of Sony's recent PS5 price hike (thanks, inflation), Nintendo has confirmed that it has no plans to change the RRP for the Nintendo Switch, which hopefully means prices will continue to sit steady for a while.
The AU$539.95 upgrade adds a fancy new OLED panel to the console which offers a far better handheld experience. While stock was occasionally rare post-launch, as we approach mid-2022 the OLED model is not only consistently in stock, but usually available for much cheaper than the RRP. In contrast to the woes still surrounding Xbox Series X stock and PS5 stock, you shouldn't have a problem getting a Switch OLED model in Australia.
You'll find all the latest Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself just below, and our pick of the best bundles available right now further down the page.
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] (opens in new tab) |
AU$469.95 AU$439 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The standard Nintendo Switch is still a great option if the allure of OLED doesn't do much for you, and while it was as low as AU$339 during Amazon Prime Day, and has been AU$398 for most of 2022, this is still below RRP if you really must have one. This will keep you extremely busy for years, given how voluminous the Switch game library is.
Nintendo Switch OLED | AU$489 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon Australia has Nintendo Switch OLED stock as of October 2022, and while it's no longer AU$445, this is still well below the RRP of AU$539.95. Unlike in other markets, stock has been easily available in Australia for at least a month, so there may not be a great rush to get this
Nintendo Switch console with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Switch Online | AU$539.95 at The Gamesmen (opens in new tab)
This incredibly popular bundle sells out quickly when it becomes available abroad, but here in Australia we seem to get lucky more often. That said, the Amazon AU$439 deal is sold out now, and The Gamesmen's offer (a whole AU$100 more!) is currently the best. You may be better off buying a cheap OLED model and buying the game separately.
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Limited Edition console | AU$469
(opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab)
- eBay Australia: Odds and ends, peripherals and games (opens in new tab)
- Mighty Ape: Games galore, and peripherals (opens in new tab)
- JB Hi-Fi: Games, and if you're lucky, consoles (opens in new tab)
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.