The best Nintendo Switch bundles and deals pre-Black Friday 2017
Nintendo Switch bundle deals are out now and selling out at many stores as we gear up to one of the busiest shopping season of the year. We wouldn’t expect much difference between retailers for the Nintendo Switch’s price with stock already being an issue, but we’ll list as many Nintendo Switch bundles as we can find from reliable retailers. We’ve also rounded up the best deals and prices for extra Joy-Con controllers, Pro controllers and even some cheap Nintendo Switch memory cards.
Thanks to our automatically-updating price comparison charts, if a retailer does opt for a cheeky discount, you’ll see it below. As retailers open up their Nintendo Switch bundles with extra games and controllers, we’ll give the best ones a shout in this article too. Note: US stock is a bit hit and miss, but if you’re struggling and don’t want to wait, there are lots of Nintendo Switch deals on eBay .
If the Nintendo Switch continues to sell this well, retailers won’t feel the need to knock prices down on Black Friday. So don’t hang about if you want one. If you’re waiting for more games to arrive first, get your Ninty dose fixed with a cheap 3DS deal.
If you’re after Nintendo Switch deals in Australia, check out our Australian page.
The latest Nintendo Switch deals:
Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch? Check out our comparison chart below for the latest Nintendo Switch prices. In the UK, stocks seems to be much more prevalent now but US stock seems to still be a bit thin on the ground. It’s too early in the year to pay over the asking price if you ask us even if you are after one for Christmas. All is not lost though as we’ll be listing any good value Nintendo Switch bundles with games underneath our comparison chart. Don’t forget, if you’re buying the console on its own, the RRP is $299/£279, so you don’t want to pay more than that unless you’re getting some extras.
Nintendo Switch bundles (USA)
In the US, GameStop is now taking orders for a variety of Nintendo Switch bundles. Options include Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
We’ve highlighted our picks of the best Nintendo Switch bundles below. Just be aware that they don’t really offer much of a discount over buying the items separately, except for the fact that most stores have sold out of the Switch on its own. We’ll steer you clear of bundles that actively charge you more than the regular combined RRP as we saw a lot of big stores do in recent months. We’re hoping for some far better options closer to Black Friday though.
Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Odyssey | $359.99 @ GameStop
It turns out Super Mario Odyssey was more than worth the wait and is another fine addition to the growing collection of quality Nintendo Switch exclusives. Savings are at a minimum here, but seeing as this game should amongst your most wanted, this bundle is a great place to start.
View Nintendo Switch bundle: Nintendo Switch with Super Mario Odyssey $359.99 @ GameStop
Nintendo Switch | Zelda: Breath iof the Wild | $259.99 @ GameStop
Despite being out for months now, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still $60 at most stores, so this Nintendo Switch bundle isn’t quite as overpriced as it looks. And let’s face it, with stock continuing to sell out, there’s not much incentive for stores like GameStop to knock any money off.
View Nintendo Switch bundle: Nintendo Switch with Zelda: Breath of the Wild $359.99 @ GameStop
Nintendo Switch bundles (UK)
As with any new console there will be bundles available containing extra controllers or games. UK gamers are starting to get some decent offers, with actual discounts on some bundles. Compared to the stock shortages the US is facing, it’s much more of a buyer’s market although we’re waiting for the truly special deals in the next few weeks.
Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Odyssey | £319.99 @ Smyths
While this might not look like much of a deal seeing as the Nintendo Switch console is £280 on its own and you’d expect a game to be no more than £40. We’re generally seeing the new Mario game go for closer to £50. Also, you’re getting an exclusive version of the console here with two Mario red controllers. Not bothered about the controller colours, you could save money with the deal below.
View Nintendo Switch bundle: Nintendo Switch and Mario Odyssey £319.99 @ Smyths
Nintendo Switch Q&A
As with any new console announcement we imagine you’re wanting to know a bit more about the console before you put any money down. So in addition to finding the best Nintendo Switch deals, we’re going to help bring in answers to the burning questions.
What are the Joy-Con controllers?
The Joy-Con controller is actually a pair of controllers that attach to the sides the the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV.
When playing the Nintendo Switch on the TV though, you can remove them and play with one in each hand. The left hand gets a controller with an analogue stick and d-pad, the right hand handles the one with a second analogue and the usual A, B, X and Y face buttons.
What’s the Joy-Con Grip controller?
The Joy-Con Grip is an additional accessory that joins the two Joy-Con controllers together, forming something something a bit more solid for you to hold thanks to the extended handles and plastic block between the two sides. The square dimension form-factor may remind older gamers of the Dreamcast controller, while everyone else will mainly be thinking how it resembles an odd-looking dog face. Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Nintendo Switch, so you won’t have to buy one separately.
Is there a Nintendo Switch Pro controller?
Yes and it doesn’t come with the console. But you won’t actually need one to play certain games, so don’t feel pressured in to buying one. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is a more traditional-style pad and launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Prices aren’t cheap though, starting around $69.99/£64.99. There’s currently no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with one included, but that could change the closer to the Black Friday shopping season.
Do I need to buy extra controllers for multiplayer on Nintendo Switch?
Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with their own analogue stick and face buttons – the d-pad acts as face functions on the left controller. So far we’ve seen 2K’s NBA series, Snipper Clips and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. So you get multiplayer functionality straight out of the box with no additional purchase required.
However, if you want to play four-player games, then you’re going to need to invest in an extra pair of Joy-Con controllers or some Pro controllers. We’d buy the Joy-Cons as a pair (see our comparison chart above) as you’ll save a bit of cash over buying them separately. Better yet, if your friends own a Switch, ask them to bring their controllers to the party!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deals
The reviews have heaped huge praise upon this eagerly awaited launch title, making it an essential purchase for any Nintendo Switch buyer. As with any new console, the prices of the big games can be more expensive than usual. We’ve shopped around for you though and have found the best prices for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. Take a look below.
Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals
With only 32GB of internal storage, you’ll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two for your new Nintendo Switch for any digital purchases or the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don’t fret though, they’re actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under £20/$25.
What memory cards does the Nintendo Switch need? Those will be Micro SD cards also known as, depending on their size, as MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo will be releasing their own branded cards, but you’ll be paying more, just for a label. So for now, we’d take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.
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