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

Cheap Nintendo Switch game sales - get great deals this Black Friday
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Now that the console has hit its stride with a few years and plenty of modern classics under its belt, finding cheap Nintendo Switch games is easier than ever. Although the company is notorious for its products holding their price, discounts are more common these days - we regularly see $10 / £10 reductions on some of the most essential titles, for example. That means you can save a fair bit of cash on must-have games if you keep your eye out.

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. 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 fifth birthdays, we are seeing more and more price drops across the catalog. 

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

Of course, games are going to make up a large part of this year's Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals so be sure to keep a close eye out for Black Friday gaming deals this month.

Today's best cheap Nintendo Switch game deals

Cheap Nintendo Switch games aren't easy to come by, however we're seeing more and more flagship titles taking heavier discounts these days. We're five years out of the original console's release, which means we're well overdue some discounts. You'll find all the latest Nintendo Switch game sales just below.

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope followed the original turn-based tactics crossover in 2022, dodging and diving onto the shelves at $59.99 / £49.99. If things continue the way they did for the first release, we'll see that price tag quickly shift downwards as Nintendo Switch game deals gather more steam. This is also one to watch out for in particularly cheap bundles as well. 

Splatoon 3

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99 

Splatoon 3 launched in September 2022, and we've started to see that $59.99 / £49.99 MSRP trickling down in its short time on the shelves. Sure, we've only seen a few dollars off in the US but the UK is already enjoying discounts of up to £10. If you're keen to get back on the battlefield, this latest instalment seems to be taking some rare early price cuts. 

Nintendo Switch Sports

MSRP: $49.99 / £39.99

Bowling's back. Nintendo Switch Sports stepped up to the podium right at the end of April 2022, but is already seeing some solid discounts in the UK. The cheapest we've seen this title go for so far is £32.99, a £7 saving that certainly bodes well for further savings in the US as well. Of course, this isn't as big a release as a traditional Mario or Kirby game, so we're expecting to see Nintendo Switch game deals hitting fairly soon here on both sides of the pond. 

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

Kirby and the Forgotten Land rolled onto the shelves in late March, and while we're yet to see any significant discounts in the US, UK players have enjoyed discounts of up to £10 on that original £49.99 RRP. That means any savings spotted in the price comparison chart below are going to be well worth your while, but any that drop further than £39.99 in the UK are going to be extremely rare. 

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

Pokemon Legends Arceus is the latest monster-grabbing title to his Nintendo's shelves. If Diamond and Pearl weren't enough for you, you'll be happy to know that we were starting to see Nintendo Switch game deals hitting this particular title even just weeks after release. In the US that only translated to a couple of dollars off the original $59.99 launch price, but over in the UK, players could save up to £10 on the original £49.99 RRP as soon as late February. That means there's plenty of wiggle room on this cost, but if you see a price lower than $57.99 / £44.99 you're getting a particularly stunning discount. 

Metroid Dread

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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 / £49.99 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. Most notably, Metroid Dread was included in a round of Nintendo Switch OLED restocks as a bundle during the November sales. However, if you do spot anything below $55 / £45 in the price comparison charts below you're getting an excellent offer. 

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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. Now that this game has been out in the wild for a little while, we're starting to see prices trickle down. US retailers have been hovering between the $50-$55 mark recently, and you may be able to find a £36.99 sales price in the UK if you're lucky. 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

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has been incredibly successful since release in summer 2021. 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. 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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. 

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.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

The latest Animal Crossing was exactly what we needed when the world changed, 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 $25 discount down to $35 in the US and a £39 price in the UK.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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 $35 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £59.99

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: Breath of the Wild

MSRP / RRP: $59.99 / £59.99

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, and sometimes even dropping down to $35.99. The UK has also seen similar savings, with the higher £59.99 RRP giving way to a £49.99 sales price in recent months. It's time to check out Nintendo Switch chargers, though, because this one's a battery drainer.