Cheap Nintendo Switch game sales - all the latest deals in 2024

Cheap Nintendo Switch game sales - get great deals this Black Friday
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It's been an interesting time for cheap Nintendo Switch game sales. With the launch of Tears of the Kingdom now having taken place, we're coming across more and more superb deals that give you plenty of options for what to play. The UK, especially, is seeing major discounts at the likes of Amazon, ShopTo and Smyths while the US is still pretty decent, thanks to the likes of Best Buy and Walmart. 

Whether you've just grabbed one of the best Nintendo Switch bundles or the lowest Nintendo Switch Lite price, it's time to start growing that collection. 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 have passed their sixth 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 Splatoon 3, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, and Metroid Prime Remastered alongside the best of the best in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. It may seem cliched, but there really is something for everyone and now thanks to cheap Nintendo Switch game sales, you don't need to break the bank, either. 

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 getting close to the six-year anniversary of the original console's release, which means we're well overdue for some discounts. You'll find all the latest Nintendo Switch game sales just below.

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

MSRP: $69.99 / £59.99

Acting as a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom launched globally in May 2023 and once again, the Zelda series took the world by storm. With 10 million sales in the first three days of release, everybody wants to know what's happening in the land of Hyrule. Nintendo also used the title to raise the price of its first-party games by $10. While it's still quite early for major discounts, we have seen some offers that reduce the price to $59.99/£49.99. It will be some time before it drops further than that. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

MSRP: $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. 

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

MSRP: $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.

Mario

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. 

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

MSRP: $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: $59.99 / £49.99

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.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99

Paper Mario: The Origami King is an older 2020 release, but it's still regularly found at its MSRP. Still, this is one of the first titles to be included in sale events so if you are hunting at a particularly deals-heavy moment you could well be in luck. We regularly see it for around $10 / £10 off day to day, but those discounts can climb during major holidays. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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. 

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 $25 off this game in the past, down to $35, but that was a particularly brief sale - you'll usually find it for $49.99 / £39.99. Be sure to grab an extra Nintendo Switch controller, though, because this is best enjoyed with friends.

Super Mario Odyssey

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99

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 $35 / £36. 

Pokemon

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the latest iterations in the Pokemon series, first launching in November 2022. Since then we've seen some generous discounts in the UK – especially considering the games have not even been out a month – reduced to below £40 at places like ShopTo. The US is struggling in comparison but received some decent price drops throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hopefully they will return throughout the holidays.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

MSRP: $59.99 / £49.99