Nintendo Switch Live Blog: The best prices this Prime Day


Prime Day Nintendo Switch OLED deal

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Here we go. Amazon just released a trio of Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals on the best Switch of them all, the latest OLED version. There aren’t any 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 savings are on the Nintendo Switch OLED + Just Dance 2022, which has been 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 battling vicious alien lifeforms is more your thing than dancing moves, you can pick up the Nintendo Switch OLED+ Meteor Dread for £308.95, a savings of £51 (opens in new tab). A great package that gives 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 for £308.95 (opens in new tab).

Prime Day Nintendo Switch Lite deal

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Amazon Prime Day has already officially started in the UK, so are you seeing any Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals? Well, unfortunately there aren’t any special Prime Day deals for Switch consoles, but there’s a nice 13% saving on the Nintendo Switch Lite, which isn’t part of Prime Day. That means you can still take advantage of this offer even if you’re not a Prime subscription member.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is reduced by £25 from £199 to £174.99 (opens in new tab)and it’s currently stocked in all five color options.

We’re still keeping an eye out for Amazon Prime Day deals for Nintendo Switch, but nothing major has surfaced just yet. But you might want to take a look at Best Buy’s revamped offering; you can Get $50 off a Nintendo Switch OLED, now priced at $299 (opens in new tab).

In the UK, meanwhile, Amazon is offering some small savings, with the original Nintendo Switch in gray being reduced from £255 to £247 (opens in new tab) and the Nintendo Switch Lite reduced by nearly £25 to £175 (opens in new tab) in multiple colors.

Nintendo Switch OLED deal

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To recap, we still see a few hours until the start of Prime Day itself, so we won’t see any US Switch console discounts just yet. But the good news is that Amazon appears to have healthy stock levels on all three models, at least for now: 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 glossy Nintendo Switch OLED for $349 (opens in new tab). In particular, the OLED was hardly available in the USA until recently.

In the UK, meanwhile, Amazon is offering some small savings, with the original Nintendo Switch in gray being reduced from £255 to £247 (opens in new tab) and the Nintendo Switch Lite reduced by nearly £25 to £175 (opens in new tab) in multiple colors.

Amazon Prime Day deals, a picture of Kirby

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Nintendo Switch deals aren’t all about hardware. Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, there are some nice deals on the best games and even Switch Online subscriptions.

The ones that pique our interest are 7% discount on a 3-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online (opens in new tab) makes this $7.42. It’s not amazing, but we’ll take every chance we get to make a small saving, no matter how small.

You can also now get up to 30% off a range of Nintendo Switch’s best games right now on Amazon when you buy them as digital downloads. Our pick 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) – Okay, the latter is only 9% cheaper, but it’s Kirby!

Amazon Prime Day Deals, Nintendo Switch in a Box

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As we mentioned earlier, Nintendo Switch deals are always few and far between. Because of this, bundle deals can often be a great way to save cash on these coveted gaming consoles.

Over at Walmart there are many bundles including special edition brands. Some are a bit dated, but if this is your first Nintendo Switch then they’re worth a look. That catches our eye 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 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 few older games here, but Mario Kart is a must-try.

If you’re looking for a Switch OLED model, Walmart’s most interesting bundle is the one that includes all 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 only $39.99 (opens in new tab) in striking pink and green. They are discounted from $99.99. Happy Days.

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

The Splatoon 3 Switch

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

A Nintendo Switch Lite on a multicolored background.

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Back to Amazon itself. It’s the day before Prime Day and there really isn’t much happening in the US when it comes to deals. Is this because products fall in price as midnight strikes? It’s hard to say at the moment (but don’t panic because we’ll report the best prices for you here). Take a look at Amazon’s dedicated Nintendo Store (opens in new tab) to see for yourself what’s going on.

Things are a little sweeter over in the UK. There are discounts on the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, but nothing on the OLED. To be honest, we’d be surprised to see a lot of discounts on the OLED anyway, but we’re hoping to see more price drops on the Switch and the Lite. Check out the Nintendo Switch page on Amazon (opens in new tab) to take a look at the offer.

Target is currently offering the Nintendo Switch at retail, but it does have a few games on sale. You can get Just Dance 2022 for just $19.99, and Super Mario Party is $20 off – down to $39.99. Check out the Target Switch game 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, be sure to read our news on the latest Switch Pro rumors.

A reminder that some of the best deals in the UK come 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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As for the Switch Lite in the US, we’re seeing a lot for the $199.99 retail price (like this one at Best Buy). (opens in new tab)) and not much below. If you don’t mind buying a used console, you can get one at GameStop for $159.99 (opens in new tab).

Nintendo Switch OLED

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Call anyone who wants a Switch OLED. Have you tried curry yet? It offers white Switch OLED, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a 246GB memory card from SanDisk for £349 (opens in new tab). That’s a saving of £20 on the previous price. Go ahead and click Add to Cart.

For those of you lucky enough to already own a Switch, GameStop offers a variety 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 some of the games on offer.

Nintendo Switch Lite

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The lowest price we’ve ever seen on Amazon for the Switch Lite is £169, which was above Prime Day last year. This fills us with hope that we will also see a price drop this year. And it shouldn’t take long for you to find out!

But the good news for now is that the Switch Lite is currently available on Amazon for £174.99 (opens in new tab). That’s £6 off the best price ever and well worth grabbing if you’re in the market for one. It’s already £25 off the RRP so we can’t imagine it going down much more…an extra tenk less seems the best we can hope for.

Nintendo Switch Memorial Day deal

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Over in the US, the selection of Switch console deals is pretty slim right now. Let’s hope that Amazon plans to lower its prices for members as part of Prime Day. Right now, you can buy the Standard Switch for $299 from 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 gone! Bringing you the hottest Nintendo Switch deals and covering the ups and downs of bargain hunting here from Bath, UK. We’re hoping stocks hold up, and we’re not seeing the kinds of Switch shortages we saw on Black Friday last year.

First, let’s start with a non-Amazon deal for you.

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