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Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals: what to expect in 2021

Nintendo Switch OLED
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Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals may not come with the glamour of their Friday counterparts, but can still offer up some fantastic prices on accessories and games. Even if you manage to snag the best Nintendo Switch bundles  from the Friday before, there's usually plenty more offers on the table throughout the weekend. We usually see the biggest discounts in the annual Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, but those who stick around for Cyber Monday will likely be heartily rewarded as well. 

In general, we see similar discounts running from Black Friday through to Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals. Retailers tend to keep their offers running all weekend long, switching branding over to Cyber Monday from late Sunday onwards. There still might be some additional discounts up for grabs, though, as stores can sometimes offer extra price drops on accessory colorways that aren't as popular. 

If you've already snagged yourself a console in the weekend's sales, Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals can still help you pad out your early collection. We often see some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories lining the shelves as late as Tuesday, still offering excellent discounts on cheap Nintendo Switch controllers and more.

We're rounding up all our expectations for this year's offers right here, but stay tuned because we'll be bringing you all the best deals as soon as they land as well. 

Where will the best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals be?

US: 

Amazon: bundles often include memory cards and games
Best Buy: regular discounts on games and accessories
Newegg: great for cheap peripherals and third party controllers
Walmart: often has some of the lowest game prices around
Gamestop: bundles often available and plenty of merch discounts 

UK:

Amazon: Often cuts the price of the Switch Lite
Argos: Excellent for accessory bundles
Currys: Regularly has the best bundle prices around
Very: Best for higher value bundles with pricey peripherals

When will Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals start?

Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals traditionally begin on the Monday after Black Friday - this year falling on November 29. However, retailers often simply continue running the same Black Friday discounts into Cyber Monday, potentially adding a few new models or dropping prices on unpopular devices even further. 

The two sales tend to merge into one another, then. However, if a store is running a distinctly separate sale, we do generally see messaging on their sites changing from midday on the Sunday before. 

Will the Nintendo Switch OLED be in stock on Cyber Monday?

Many in the US are wondering where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED since launch day left the shelves bare. While the UK continues to see a steady supply of the new console, things aren't looking so hot across the pond. We do expect to see more consoles available before Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals, but if retailers are struggling to fill their orders they will likely hold onto some units ahead of the big sales weekend. 

This is what we've seen with Xbox Series X restocks and PS5 stock, stores will hold their drops back to release them at the best moments during the shopping weekend. That way they can drive millions of eyes to their sites to enjoy the rest of their discounts. 

If Nintendo Switch OLED availability difficulties continue, this is likely to happen once more. However, we'd expect Black Friday to be the go-to for retailer drops, which means there may be none left on the shelves by the time Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals come around. 

You'll find all the retailers we are keeping a particularly close eye on just below 

US: Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Gamestop
UK:
Amazon | Currys | Very | Argos

Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals: what to expect

Nintendo Switch

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Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals are uniquely positioned in 2021. We'll have three models on the shelves by the time November rolls around, all at different ages. Considering we've already seen some significant discounts hitting the Nintendo Switch Lite throughout the year, it's likely the biggest discounts will hit the cheaper models. 

Not only that, but the standard Nintendo Switch has also taken a permanent price cut in the UK - all the way down to £259. That means we're expecting bundles to fall in line with this new price pretty soon, offering up package prices of between £259 and £289 in this year's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals. 

While the new OLED model isn't quite set to replace the original on the shelves, it's appearance in the line up has already affected sales prices on the standard device in the UK and Europe, and may well do so in the US as well. 

At just $40 / £40 more expensive, the OLED model will become the better value option, and retailers will have to bring the price of the previous generation down to ensure it's still viable on the shelves.

That likely means big things for Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch bundle deals. While previous years have only enjoyed one or two bundles over the course of Black Friday, running quickly out of stock before the weekend, it's likely that we'll see far more offers holding out for longer in 2021. The main console now has two other devices to compete with, which means far smaller crowds flocking to offers and a wider selection of bundles to choose from. 

Of course, we're also looking forward to plenty of savings on the best Nintendo Switch headsets and cheap Nintendo Switch game sales. These discounts should last all the way through to Cyber Monday as well.

Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch OLED deals: what to expect

Nintendo OLED

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The Nintendo Switch OLED will be comfortable on the shelves by the time Cyber Monday rolls around, however we don't expect to see many straight discounts on the console itself come November. Price cuts on Nintendo consoles are exceedingly rare, with even the standard and Lite models holding onto their MSRPs through the years. 

However, if stock is strong enough, we may see some Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals on the OLED model in the form of bundles. These are the offers that will fly off the shelves the fastest when those sales to start up, though, so you'll have to be quick off the mark to grab one. 

Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch Lite deals: what to expect

Nintendo Switch Lite

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The cheaper Nintendo Switch Lite is also primed for some excellent discounts. Even last year's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals favored the handheld only console, which was a relief considering it was pretty much the only model in stock. We saw far more bundles on the Lite version over the holiday sales last year and we expect many of those offers to return. 

In the US, we expect free games to be available with a console for that standard $199 price tag, though more recent titles might push the final price up to $209 or $219. In the UK, we've already seen Nintendo Switch Lite deals offering up free copies of Minecraft or Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the standard £199 price as well. 

2021's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals could very easily come with some price drops on the console itself. While more rare in the US, the UK has seen its RRP cut all the way down to £169 a few times so far in 2021, which was unheard of last year. We expect to see similar discounts landing in the US as well. 

Today's best deals

If you can't wait until November for your Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals, it's worth noting that there are usually plenty of discounts on games and accessories floating around throughout the year. You'll find all the latest prices on this gear just below.

We do expect this year's Cyber Monday offers to be better than the everyday prices you'll find on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite consoles right now. However, if you're after some Joy-Con action today, you'll find the latest offers below as well.

Last year's best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals in the US

Nintendo Switch Fortnite special edition bundle

Nintendo Switch Fortnite special edition bundle | $299 at Best Buy
Sure to make any Fortnite fan's heart soar, this bundle got you a special edition Fortnite themed console with blue and yellow Joy-Cons with the game pre-installed. As an added bonus you also picked up 2,000 V-Bucks and a download code for the Wildcat bundle. 

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) | $299.99 at Best Buy
Finding a Nintendo Switch was been incredibly difficult in the lead up to Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals, and any stock that appeared was quickly grabbed. Because of that, this listing was well worth paying attention to. Considering how tricky the console had been to find during the pandemic, any stock at all was a big deal.

Nintendo Switch Lite | 128GB memory card

Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB memory card | $235 $218.99 at Amazon
This was one of the only ways to save on a Switch Lite bundle in last year's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals. You were saving a little on the price of the memory card here, with plenty of color options up for grabs.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow, Turquoise, or Gray) | $199.99 at Best Buy
The compact Switch Lite is a great alternative (or companion) to the full-size Nintendo Switch, offering the same catalog of games - minus a very limited number - in a more mobile-friendly package. Like its bigger sibling, the Switch Lite was still hard to find, so this was a great chance to buy into the Switch family, even if it wasn't at a discounted price.

Last year's best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals in the UK

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Nintendo Switch Fortnite special edition | £279 at Currys
You could get a Nintendo Switch before it inevitably sold out, with Fortnite pre-installed on the console and a bunch of other Battle Royale goodies thrown in for good measure. 

Nintendo Switch + Paper Mario: The Origami King

Nintendo Switch + Paper Mario: The Origami King | £319.99 at Very
While there wasn't a strict saving with this offer, it was a good purchase because the latest Paper Mario is a blast. Plus, Switches had been hard to come by this year so we weren't complaining! Only the Grey console was available via this deal.

Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral) Animal Crossing New Horizons bundle

Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise) + Animal Crossing New Horizons | £209.99 at Amazon UK
If you were keen to grab a Nintendo-related bargain but you want it in turquoise, this was your chance. Whether you opted for a Coral or Turquoise console, this deal (and the game attached to it) remained excellent.

Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey)

Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey) | £199 £189.99 at Amazon UK
The Nintendo Switch Lite was £10 off if you just want the standard Switch Lite console with no games included. That was particularly rare last year considering straight discounts on Switch consoles were non-existent.


Be sure to check out our expectations for this year's Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals and Cyber Monday PS5 deals if you're after more console action. 

Tabitha Baker

After juggling my time between a gaming startup and freelance journalism, I landed in eCommerce at TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. 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.