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The best cheap Nintendo Switch bundle deals - all the latest sales in May 2022

Cheap Nintendo Switch bundles
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Once again, Nintendo Switch deals are kicking off. While it's the OLED model seeing the majority of the offers in this week's haul, there's still plenty of bundles and discounts on the standard edition up for grabs. The headliner, however, is the latest release hitting a record low $330 price at Amazon US - a stunning Nintendo Switch deal that can't be missed. 

Packages including games and accessories are available across both regions - perfect for anyone looking to pick up a little extra value with their new console. We generally see Nintendo Switch deals come and go in waves in both the US and UK, with bounties of stock available one week and shelves left barren the next. If you don't quite make it to the stock below, then, we can safely say more will be along shortly.

It's true, Nintendo Switch OLED stock doesn't look as rock solid as it has done over the last few weeks; in the US at least. Amazon has recently run out of stock, though we are seeing the online retail giant replenishing its supplies regularly. It's not quite game over, then, if you're on the hunt for the latest and greatest device, but there might be a little more work involved this week. 

You'll find all the latest Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself just below, and our pick of the best bundles available right now further down the page. 

Today's best Nintendo Switch deals

If you're looking for Nintendo Switch deals on the console by itself, we're rounding up all the latest prices from retailers across the web just below. You'll find the best offers on the shelves right now in these comparison charts, but if you're after a bundle deal, you'll find all the latest discounts further down the page.

If you're just looking for a handheld-only console, it's worth checking out the Nintendo Switch Lite deals below. They are considerably cheaper than the main console (and much cheaper than the OLED model), but you are getting limited functionality without a docked mode. The standard price on these devices is $199 / £199. 

Best Nintendo Switch bundles - US

Nintendo Switch OLED | $349.99 $330.37 at Amazon
Save $19 - You're saving nearly $20 on the Nintendo Switch OLED at Amazon right now. That's a stunning offer considering we've only ever seen rare discounts dropping the price by $15. We'd recommend getting in on this one quick, though, Amazon actually ran out of stock on this console last week.

Nintendo Switch | 128GB memory card | $319.49 at Amazon
You're saving around $15 on this Nintendo Switch bundle at Amazon, with the 128GB official memory card coming in at $20 rather than its usual $34.99 MSRP. These bundles come and go with Amazon's Switch stock, so we wouldn't wait too long on this new arrival.

Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | $348 at Amazon
While not as strong as the $299 Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Switch bundle we see over Black Friday, you're still saving $10 on the full $59.99 MSRP of this must-have title with this offer. Considering we very rarely see too many bundle discounts in the US, those on the hunt for a standard edition console should take note here.

Nintendo Switch | $299 at Amazon
The standard Nintendo Switch is back at $299 at Amazon this week, after taking its first discount down to $259. We don't expect to see that offer returning any time soon, though.

Best Nintendo Switch bundles - UK

Nintendo Switch | £259.99 £237.95 at The Game Collection
Save £22 - The Game Collection is running a price cut on the standard Nintendo Switch console this week. That means anyone on the hunt for a cheap device they can easily dock should take a close look at this gaming-focused retailer. What's more, you can still grab free delivery in 1-2 working days to boot.

Nintendo Switch OLED | £309.99 £299.99 at BT Shop
Save £10 - The Nintendo Switch OLED is on sale at BT Shop for £10 off its regular RRP. Aside from the excellent £289 prices we were seeing for a few days last month, this is a stunning offer. We don't know if those larger discounts will return any time soon either.

Nintendo Switch OLED | Stealth carry case | £309.99 at Argos
You can pick up a free Stealth carry case with your Nintendo Switch OLED at Argos right now. That's excellent value if you're keen on keeping your device protected straight from the off. However, this stock is regionally based, so it's worth checking in with your local store for availability.

Nintendo Switch OLED | Persona 5 Strikers | £327.90 at Amazon
You're spending just £20 more than the price of the console here, and picking up a cult classic for roughly half price. That's an excellent offer for anyone looking to take their Persona experience on the road.

Nintendo Switch OLED | Nintendo Switch Sports | £339 at Currys
You're saving around £10 by picking up Nintendo Switch Sports (usually £39.99) with your £309 OLED console today. That's perfect if you've been waiting to get back to your bowling league.

Nintendo Switch OLED | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | £349 at Currys
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild usually retails for between £50 and £60, so picking it up for just £40 on top of the £309 RRP of the OLED console itself is an excellent deal. You'll find this offer available on both the white model and red and blue version at Currys.

Nintendo Switch OLED | Minecraft | 256GB memory card | £349 at Currys
Currys has Minecraft and a 256GB memory card included in this Nintendo Switch bundle at £349. Considering that SD card carries a £40 RRP by itself, it doesn't matter too much that this is a cheaper game (available for around £20), you're still saving some cash here.

Nintendo Switch OLED | Mario Kart 8: Deluxe | 256GB memory card | £369 at Currys
We still see this classic title on the shelves for £50, so picking up a copy of the game and a 256GB memory card for just £60 more than the price of the console by itself is an excellent offer. Of course, this is among the pricier Nintendo Switch deals available right now, but the value is all still there.

Nintendo Switch | Metroid Dread | £279 at Currys
Grab Metroid Dread with your Nintendo Switch console, and you can save £30 on the traditionally £49.99 title. This is one of the latest Nintendo releases to hit the shelves, so unless you're after a shiny OLED display you're getting a solid offer here.

Nintendo Switch Accessories

Eager to get some extras for your Nintendo Switch? We've gathered up a few essentials right here. For example, you'll find some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories out there right now, be it Nintendo Switch SD cards to the best Nintendo Switch chargers

If you'd like to play some local multiplayer with family or friends, on the other hand, we've also rounded up best Nintendo Switch controllers. Need some more Joy-cons or a Pro controller? This is the place to start.

Now that Bluetooth audio is finally available, it's time to invest in some Nintendo Switch gaming headsets. These cups are generally cheaper than their PC counterparts, but you can still save plenty of cash. You'll find all the latest prices on our top picks just below.

Where to find more Nintendo Switch deals

Whether you're looking to find your own Nintendo Switch bundles or you're after some cheap accessories and games, there are plenty of retailers offering solid savings on Ninty's gadgets throughout the year. You'll find all the stores we head to for Nintendo Switch deals just below.



Which Nintendo Switch bundles are available?

The only games we've seen with bundle options on the Nintendo Switch are Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Diablo 3, Splatoon 2, Fortnite, Fortnite Wildcat, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2 Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Red & Blue, Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenda (Switch Lite), Fortnite, Monster Hunter Rise, and Dragon Quest XI S. However, it's worth noting that many of these special editions are no longer easy to find.

While UK retailers pair games and consoles themselves, we see far fewer Nintendo Switch bundles available in the US. That's because they are generally only available as part of a limited edition console release, or as part of a major sales period. You can still find these Nintendo Switch bundles on the shelves, but it's well worth making sure you're getting a fair price for your gear. Price inflation is rife here, with some third party sellers going above $1,000 for rarer bundles. You should be paying $299-$319 at the most.

How to get the best Nintendo Switch bundles

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The quality of Nintendo Switch bundles available is largely dependent on where you're shopping from. We see a far steadier supply of offers in the UK, often saving you plenty of cash on the latest games and accessories. However, in the US things are a little more difficult to find. 

If you're browsing in the US, we recommend waiting for major holiday sales events. We don't see too many Nintendo Switch bundles popping up throughout the year, but during Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July sales you've got a much higher chance of scoring a bundle discount.

If you do find an offer, be sure to look around for the price of the game by itself. Retailers often use the MSRP of titles to claim their discount, whereas regular Nintendo Switch game sales can save you much more money, and it can sometimes be more cost effective to pick up your console and games separately. 

The same advice goes for the UK. While we do see more Nintendo Switch deals across the pond, not every retailer uses the best prices for their games when creating bundles. Sometimes we've even seen shops charging more for games in a console bundle than individually on their own shelves. This has been exacerbated by the permanent Nintendo Switch price drop to £259.99. 

What is the Nintendo Switch price?

To make sure you're getting a good deal, it's important to know the base prices of Switch consoles. In the US especially, we're used to seeing some merchants jack up the cost when rivals have sold out. 

The normal Nintendo Switch price is $299 in the US while the UK RRP is now £259 (dropping by £20 in September 2021). As for the Switch Lite, the US MSRP is $199 and the UK's price is set at £199. The Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349 in the US and £309 in the UK. 

Don't be caught out, if there's a listing that goes above these prices, double-check that it's part of a bundle or includes something noteworthy - and always ensure it's from a trusted seller! 

Are Nintendo Switch bundles worth it?

It's easy to fall into a Nintendo Switch bundle trap. Retailers can sometimes charge more for a game when bundled in with a console than they're actually selling it for themselves separately. That means it's well worth checking for current deals on the game you are choosing, as sometimes bundle prices are set based upon an MSRP that doesn't reflect a game's current price. 

However, if you spot a Nintendo Switch bundle with a game or accessory for the same price as the console by itself it's an automatic winner. 

Which Nintendo Switch should you buy?

There are now (or soon to be) three models of Nintendo Switch to choose from. Each one does offer a different experience, though, so it's important to choose the right version for you.

  • Nintendo Switch (standard): This is the standard console experience as introduced back in 2017 (though most consoles on the shelves these days are the 2019 versions with a boosted battery life). Offering detachable controllers that can be shared between two people and a portable screen that allows you to play on TV or in handheld mode, it's perfect for multiplayer and single-player games.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite: The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld-only alternative, pitched as an entry-level console for kids or anyone playing on the go. While it's a lot cheaper, it can't be used on TV, doesn't have detachable controllers, and lacks some features like joypad rumble. However, it will still play all the same games.
  • Nintendo Switch OLED model: The latest version of the Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen, improved kickstand, and a slightly more streamlined build but aside from a few external updates, it offers all the same functionality as the standard Switch, complete with the same performance as well. 

You'll need something to keep that console safe - we're rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch cases available right now. We're also showing you how to find the right Nintendo Switch Online price for you, and rounding up all the latest Ring Fit Adventure deals as well. 

Tabitha Baker
Tabitha Baker

Currently Managing Editor of hardware at GamesRadar+, 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, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.