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Cheap Nintendo Switch game sales - all the latest deals in January 2022

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We're at a turning point in the world of cheap Nintendo Switch game sales right now. Whereas previously the thought of picking up titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe or Super Smash Bros Ultimate on sale was but a distant dream, we're actually seeing plenty of Nintendo Switch game deals even on the most iconic of releases. 

Finding cheap Nintendo Switch game sales used to be like stumbling across gold. Nintendo's policy on pricing means that even older games very rarely see price drops, if at all. However, now that launch titles are hitting their fourth birthdays, we are seeing more and more price drops across the catalog. 

Not only that, but you'll also find plenty of Nintendo Switch game deals on newer releases like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and even The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. 

To point you in the right direction, our price-matching software is hard at work bargain hunting. What's more, it's updated every 30 minutes with the latest offers. 

So, whether you've just grabbed one of the best Nintendo Switch bundles or the lowest Nintendo Switch Lite price, it's time to get that collection going. 

Metroid Dread

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Metroid Dread stormed onto the shelves in late 2021, alongside the new OLED console. Since picking up its fair share of awards and widespread acclaim, the $59.99 / £59.99 price tag on this classic platformer hasn't shifted too far. We have spotted a few cents off the launch price in the months since launch, but if you do spot anything below $55 / £55 in the price comparison charts below you're getting an excellent offer.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl

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Nintendo has reimagined Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for its current generation, bringing the Sinnoh region back to our handhelds in turbo-charging the Underground at the same time. There's plenty to do and see here, but if you're looking to save some cash you'll find all the lowest prices from around the web just below - starting with Brilliant Diamond.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has been incredibly successful over the course of the year. Another in a string of Wii U and Wii ports to the Switch console, the HD remaster of the classic title combines traditional gamepad controls with motion gameplay while also offering up excellent new visuals. 

While an incredibly popular release, there have still been rare Nintendo Switch game deals on this particular title. Day to day sales won't save you much cash, so if you do spot a price below MSRP below you're still getting an excellent price, but we have seen as much as $10 off that cost in the US in previous flash sales. 

Monster Hunter Rise

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The latest hack and slash RPG takes us to Kamura Village to seek out a new roster of foreboding creatures. With a new 'Wirebug' mechanic for wider world traversal, and plenty of action in both solo and party play, there's a lot to dig into here. 

Monster Hunter Rise is still relatively new to the shelves, and has been a long time coming. That means we haven't seen too many discounts on the latest release so far, with a few dollars shaved off the price tag every now and then. In the UK, though, cheap Nintendo Switch game deals are widely available on this title, with prices dropping as low as £35 recently. 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

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Super Mario 3D World never really got a fair shot on Wii U, which is why Nintendo has brought it back, patched it up with some smooth improvements, and packaged it with a new Bowser's Fury expansion as well. The result is an excellent Nintendo Switch game in its own right, but one that offers particularly strong value considering its propensity for discounts. 

Because this is a Wii U port, we saw $10 / £10 discounts hitting the title remarkably quickly. While those savings haven't been improved upon since those early launch deals, there are still excellent prices out there considering this is such a hallmark release. 

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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The Super Mario franchise has influenced countless lives over the past couple of decades, and this collection brings some of the most beloved instalments to Nintendo Switch. Because we've not been able to play some of these games for years (short of getting an old console out of the attic), revisiting them here just what the doctor ordered. Plus, they've all been upscaled to 1080p resolution. Marvellous.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars offers three of the plumber's most iconic adventures from the last 20 years; Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. That means you're getting three games for the price of one here, at $59.99 / £49.99

That said, we don't see too many Nintendo Switch game sales hitting this particular title. In the year since its release, it's dropped down to $52 a handful of times in the US and only briefly dropping £5 from the price in the UK. Since the March 2021 'deadline' for this game's release we've seen even fewer discounts, with prices sometimes actually increasing in the UK as well. Needless to say, any savings off that MSRP in the price comparison below is worth jumping on.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

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The Pikmin series is something of a dark horse for Nintendo, but that's no bad thing; it's a welcome change of pace. This strategy series puts you in command of tiny aliens known as 'pikmin', and learning how to use them as a team is key to surviving. That's because monsters roam their world, and they're keen to gobble you - and your allies - up. In short, it's bursting with character and very memorable.

If Pikmin 3 Deluxe seems familiar, that's because it's a port of the original Wii U game from 2013. However, this 2020 update features some gentle adjustments for the Nintendo Switch console that brings it bang up to date. The new version is playable in split-screen co-op mode too, and that means others can get involved in your adventure.

We regularly see this title on sale for between $45 and $49 / £35 and £39, which are great discounts on the original price tag. However, if you do spot a lower cost you're getting an excellent deal.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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The latest Animal Crossing was exactly what we needed when everything went into lockdown, and we still can't stop playing it. It's effortlessly cheerful and very chilled out, allowing you to hide away from the world with your island's anthropomorphic animal buddies. Plus, it gets seasonal updates to keep things fresh. That makes Animal Crossing: New Horizons a must-have for Switch owners.

New Horizons breaks ground by giving you an island to make over. After arriving on the shores of an uninhabited wilderness, you have the opportunity to pitch your tent and start an all-new settlement like a much friendlier survival documentary. Don't worry, though - all your favourite characters such as Tom Nook, KK Slider, and Isabelle are still along for the ride. 

While slow to take off, we now regularly see cheap Nintendo Switch game deals on this particular title, with a $10 discount down to $49.99 in the US and a £39 price in the UK.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

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Pokemon's latest instalment brings us to an unseen world, and it's an invigorating trip worth taking. Complete with all-new creatures to catch, a huge wilderness area where Pokemon roam free, and spruced up Gym challenges, these games hit the right notes. Pokemon Sword and Shield are mostly identical other than a few exclusive Pokemon. Both are set in this universe's version of Great Britain, so all the creatures you'll encounter (to say nothing of the sights you'll see) have a British spin. 

These Pokemon titles have been available for a while now, which means they're perfectly positioned for those $10 / £10 discounts that we're seeing so often in recent cheap Nintendo Switch game sales. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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If you have a Switch, you need Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It takes everything that works about the series and hones it down into the best version yet, resulting in a fantastic racing game that you can enjoy alone or with friends and family. 

Besides in-depth kart customisation, anti-gravity sections, underwater tracks, and flying, it also brings back a more classic Battle Mode that acts as the perfect companion to all those Grand Prix tracks. There are more racers than we can count, too, so you won't have any trouble finding a character to suit you.

This is a canon release, which means it took a little longer to start seeing some price drops. However, with four years on the market we're finally enjoying regular Nintendo Switch game deals on Mario Kart 8. We've seen as much as $20 off this game in the past, down to $39.99, but that was a particularly brief sale - you'll usually find it for $49.99 / £39.99. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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This franchise has always been known for its sense of adventure, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes that to the next level with an enormous open world, crafting mechanics, and a whole lot more than we have room to discuss here. What's more, a unique technological spin on the series helps this entry feel entirely unique. 

This gem simply didn't see any deals in its first few years of life, but has since started trickling down in price. This is a particularly new development, though, with offers only really becoming available from the middle of 2021. 

Since then, though, we've seen record low prices in the $40 region, with plenty of savings on that original $59.99 MSRP. The UK has also seen similar savings, with the higher £59.99 RRP giving way to a £49.99 sales price in recent months.

Super Mario Odyssey

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Mario games feel like Christmas in digital form; they're heart-warming, nostalgic, and deeply memorable. Super Mario Odyssey is no different. In fact, it may be one of the plumber's best outings yet. 

Taking you from the prehistoric wilderness to an urban jungle and everywhere in-between, it's stuffed with feel-good platforming, collect-o-mania, intelligent mechanics, and fan-service galore.

As one of the first games released for the system, Super Mario Odyssey has spent some considerable time on the shelves. It's only in the last year and a half that we've been seeing Nintendo Switch game deals on this particular title, though, dropping down to $40 / £40. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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It's easy to forget how revolutionary Smash Bros. was back in the day; it flips the idea of a fighting game on its head to great effect thanks to a diverse roster of fighters and a system where you have to build up damage rather than chipping away at a health bar. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a good reminder, and it's another classic that'll almost certainly stand the test of time.

Ultimate somehow makes this 20-year series feel fresh. It's exceptionally polished and more than capable of balancing 70+ characters, resulting in Smash at its best.

Even though this is another older release, we're still yet to see any major Nintendo Switch game sales hitting its price tag. That's likely due to the ongoing support for the title, but with an end date set on new fighters, we may see more discounts in the next few months. The cheapest we've seen this game is $49.99 / £47.99. 

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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Wait a minute, doesn't this sound familiar? That's because it is. The original Link's Awakening appeared 27 years ago on Game Boy, and this classic top-down adventure is back on screens with a shiny new coat of paint and many excellent quality-of-life improvements, not to mention an adorable art style. It's an ode to old-school Zelda so is very different to the likes of Breath of the Wild, but that only increases the charm. 

If you missed The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening the first time around when it landed in the early 1990s, don't make the same mistake now - grab it and experience a slice of gaming history.

Since release in 2019, Link's Awakening has seen its fair share of discounts. We've seen it take larger discounts than other Nintendo Switch games in the US, down as low as $40 in the last year or so. However, the UK is still stuck at the standard sales price of £39.99 that we've come to expect.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

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Paper Mario is definitely one of Nintendo's weirdest franchises, but it's also one of the most imaginative. This one has a villainous origami plot that turns our heroes into mindless automatons, for example.

Featuring unique mechanics, a gorgeous paper-craft world, a good sense of humor, and an excellent battle system, Paper Mario: The Origami King is well worth your time. Plus, it's ageing on a bit these days, and we've seen Nintendo Switch game deals offering lower and lower prices over the last few months. We've seen it drop all the way down to $30 / £30 so far. 

Where to find the best cheap Nintendo Switch game sales

If you haven't spotted the game you're after in our round up, it's worth checking the retailers below. These are stores that offer regular Nintendo Switch game deals, with some excellent prices up for grabs. 

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Want more deals on Nintendo essentials? Don't forget to check out our guide on the best Nintendo Switch accessories - it's frequently updated with the latest offers on essentials like the best Nintendo Switch chargers, Nintendo Switch SD cards, and the best case for Nintendo Switch. We've also rounded up the cheapest Nintendo Switch controller prices if you need some more Joy-cons or a Pro controller.

Tabitha Baker

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, keyboards, mice, and the quest for an RTX gaming laptop.