Metroid Dread and Zelda: Skyward Sword HD are cheap as chips on Amazon Australia

Metroid Dread screenshots
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Amazon Prime Day 2022 has been and gone, and unusually, it was pretty light on Nintendo Switch discounts, at least in Australia. Sure, the vanilla Nintendo Switch received a discount, but when it came to savings on first-party Nintendo Switch games, there was basically nothing to be found. Never fear, though: right now there are some surprising savings on two major Switch games.

Metroid Dread is currently AU$49, which is 39% off its usual AU$79.95. We've seen it go slightly cheaper before—AU$45—but that's a good and rare discount on one of the finest Nintendo games of 2021.

The biggest drop is on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition, which is going for AU$39, a hefty 51% discount on the usual AU$79.95 price. It may not be the most beloved Zelda game ever made, but according to our review it has "incredible dungeon design", "inventive boss battles", and feels brilliant without the original version's Wii control system.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition | AU$79.95 AU$39 at Amazon
Described by our reviewer as "one of the most misunderstood games in the [Zelda] series", this former Wii exclusive plays beautifully on the Nintendo Switch. This 51% discount is unusually generous by Nintendo first-party standards, so if you're keen to give it a go, now's a good time.

Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread | AU$79.95 AU$49 at Amazon
A big discount on one of the highlights of 2021, which is sure to please Metroid fans, even if our reviewer pointed out its "frustrating boss battles and cumbersome controls". This 39% discount is rare, so if you've been waiting on a price drop to jump in, now's the time.

If you want to play these games but don't currently own a Nintendo Switch (at this stage, you must be in the minority!), you should check out our guide to the best cheap Nintendo Switch deals in Australia.

Looking for more Nintendo Switch recommendations? Here's our list of the 25 best Switch games you can play right now.

Shaun Prescott
Australian Editor, Games Group

Shaun is the Australian editor and news writer for our sister site, PC Gamer, but he occasionally dabbles on GamesRadar too. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.