Nintendo Switch live blog: the best prices this Prime Day

Nintendo Switch live blog: the best prices this Prime Day

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Here’s an unusual deal for US readers. Amazon right now has an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Nintendo Switch for $296.99 (opens in new tab), which is a $63 saving – the only catch is that it’s a UK edition of the console. The good news is that it’s perfectly compatible with US games, you’ll simply need a power adapter to make sure you can charge it. Believe us, that will cost you a lot less than $63, so this is still a tremendous saving. 

Prime Day Nintendo Switch OLED deal

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Here we go. Amazon’s just dropped a trio of Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals on the best Switch of all, the latest OLED version. There are no discounts on the console alone, but there are three Prime Day deals on bundles – and they’re cheaper than the regular price of the console alone!

So what are your options? The biggest saving is on the Nintendo Switch OLED + Just Dance 2022, reduced by £64.99 from £359.98 to £294.99 (opens in new tab). Considering the standard retail price of the OLED console alone is £309.99, that’s a pretty good deal. 

If you’re more into fighting vicious alien lifeforms than busing dance moves, you can get the Nintendo Switch OLED + Meteor Dread for £308.95, a saving of £51 (opens in new tab). A great bundle that gets you a game that really makes the most of the stunning OLED screen. Your final option is the OLED with Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, also at £308.95 (opens in new tab).

Prime Day Nintendo Switch Lite deal

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Amazon Prime Day has already officially begun in the UK, so are seeing any Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals? Well, sadly there are no specifically Prime Day deals on Switch consoles, but there is a good 13% saving on the Nintendo Switch Lite, which isn’t part of Prime Day. That means that you can take advantage of this deal even if you aren’t a Prime subscription member.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is reduced by £25 from £199 to £174.99 (opens in new tab), and there’s currently stock available in all five colour options.

We’re still keeping an eye out for any Amazon Prime Day deals on Nintendo Switch but nothing major has surfaced yet. But perhaps take a look at Best Buy’s refurbished deal; you can get $50 off a Nintendo Switch OLED which is now $299 (opens in new tab).

Over in the UK, meanwhile, Amazon has a few small savings on offer, with the original Nintendo Switch in grey reduced from £255 to £247 (opens in new tab) and the Nintendo Switch Lite reduced by almost £25 to £175 (opens in new tab) in several colours.

Nintendo Switch OLED deal

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To recap, with still a few hours to go until the start of Prime Day itself, we’re not seeing any discounts on Switch consoles in the US yet. But the good news is that Amazon at least now appears to have healthy stock levels on all three models: The original Switch, the Switch Lite and the OLED – and all at their official retail prices, not inflated by resellers.

That means you can get the original Nintendo Switch for £298 (opens in new tab), the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199 (opens in new tab) and the shiny Nintendo Switch OLED for $349 (opens in new tab). The OLED in particular had been almost impossible to get hold of in the US until fairly recently.

Over in the UK, meanwhile, Amazon has a few small savings on offer, with the original Nintendo Switch in grey reduced from £255 to £247 (opens in new tab) and the Nintendo Switch Lite reduced by almost £25 to £175 (opens in new tab) in several colours.

Amazon Prime Day deals, a picture of Kirby

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It’s not all about hardware when it comes to Nintendo Switch deals. Ahead of Amazon Prime Day there are some nice offers on the best games and even Switch Online subscriptions.

The ones that are peaking our interest are 7% off a three-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online (opens in new tab) making this $7.42. It’s not amazing, but we’ll take any chance to make a small saving however small.

You can also get get up to 30% off a number of Nintendo Switch’s best games right now too at Amazon, when bought as digital downloads. Our picks would be Super Mario Odyssey (opens in new tab), Star Wars – Knights of the Old Republic (opens in new tab) and Kirby and the Forgotten Land (opens in new tab) – alright, this last one is only 9% off, but it’s Kirby!

Amazon Prime Day Deals, Nintendo Switch in a box

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As we’ve mentioned, deals on Nintendo Switch are always thin on the ground. It’s why bundle deals can often be a good way of saving cash on these highly sought after games consoles.

Over at Walmart there are plenty of bundles, including branded special editions. Some are a little old but if this is your first Nintendo Switch then they’re worth looking at. Catching our eye is the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing edition for $479.69 $389.99 (opens in new tab) – this comes with a themed console, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mytrix Accessories.

We’d also recommend taking a look at Nintendo Switch multiplayer bundle for $651.89 $529.99 (opens in new tab), which includes the standard Nintendo Switch and four games: Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Minecraft. There are a couple of older games in here, but Mario Kart is a must.

If you’re after a Switch OLED model then Walmart’s most interesting bundle is the that features all of the Zelda games for the console (plus some extra accessories). The games are: Zelda: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. This Nintendo Switch OLED Zelda bundle is $737.99 $599.99 (opens in new tab).

Nintendo Switch Joy Cons

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After some Joy Cons for your Nintendo Switch? Walmart has some for just $39.99 (opens in new tab) in fetching pink and green. They’re reduced from $99.99. Happy days.

We’ve been live blogging for five hours now and there’s still no sign of any decent deals on the Nintendo Switch across the pond. Apart from the odd saving on a game or two, that is. Amazon, you’d better be saving up the big discounts for us. 

The Splatoon 3 Switch

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Excited about Splatoon 3? You can pre-order the OLED model Splatoon 3 Edition now from Game for £319.99 (opens in new tab)

A Nintendo Switch Lite on a multi-coloured background.

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Back to Amazon itself. It’s the day before Prime Day and there’s really not much happening in the US in terms of offers. Is that because products are going to drop in price as soon as midnight hits? It’s hard to say at the moment (but don’t panic, because we’ll be here reporting on all the best prices for you). Take a look at Amazon’s dedicated Nintendo Store (opens in new tab) to see for yourself what’s going on.

Over in the UK, things are a little sweeter. There are discounts on the Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite, though nothing on the OLED. To be honest, we’d be surprised to see much in the way of discounts on the OLED anyway, but we are hoping that there may be further price drops on the Switch and the Lite. Check out the Nintendo Switch page on Amazon (opens in new tab) to take a gander at what’s on offer.

Target is currently offering the Nintendo Switch at retail price, but it does have a few games on offer. You can get Just Dance 2022 for a mere $19.99, and Super Mario Party is $20 off – down to $39.99. Check out the Target Switch games page (opens in new tab) to see what else is on offer.

Nintendo Switch Pro concept

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If, like us, you’re wondering what on Earth happened to the Switch Pro, you’ll want to read our news story about the latest Switch Pro rumours.

A reminder that some of the best offers available in the UK are from Very, where you can get a Switch with Mario Kart 8 for just £271 (opens in new tab).

Nintendo Switch Lite Memorial Day deal

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In terms of the Switch Lite in the US, we’re seeing plenty going for the retail price of $199.99 (like this one at Best Buy (opens in new tab)) and not much below that. If you don’t mind buying a pre-owned console then you can get one at GameStop for $159.99 (opens in new tab).

Nintendo Switch OLED

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Calling anyone who wants a Switch OLED. Have you tried Currys? It’s offering a white Switch OLED, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a 246GB memory card from SanDisk for £349 (opens in new tab). That’s a £20 saving on the previous price. Go forth and click ‘add to basket’.

For those of you lucky enough to already own a Switch, GameStop is offering a host of games at a discount (opens in new tab) as part of its summer sale. Just Dance 2022, New Pokémon Snap and Sonic Colors are just a few of the games on offer. 

Nintendo Switch Lite

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So the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Amazon for the Switch Lite is £169, which was over Prime Day last year. That fills us with hope that this year we’ll also see a price drop. And there shouldn’t be long to wait to find out!

But the good news for right now is that the Switch Lite is currently on sale at £174.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s £6 off the best ever price and worth snapping up if you’re in the market for one. It’s already £25 off the RRP so we can’t imagine it’ll plummet much more than this… an extra tenner off seems the most we can hope for.

Nintendo Switch Memorial Day deal

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Over in the US, it’s pretty slim pickings in terms of offers on Switch consoles right now. Let’s hope that Amazon is planning to drop its prices for members as part of Prime Day. At the moment you can buy the standard Switch for $299 at Amazon (opens in new tab), or $299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab), or $299 from the Nintendo Store (opens in new tab). You get the picture…

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And we’re off! We’ll be bringing you the hottest Nintendo Switch offers and reporting on the highs and lows of deals hunting here from Bath, UK. We’re hoping that stock holds out and we don’t see the types of Switch shortages we saw over Black Friday last year. 

For now, let’s kick things off with a non-Amazon offer for you.

In the UK, Very has some of the best offers on the Switch, including the Switch consoles with Mario Kart 8 for £271 (opens in new tab)

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