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The best Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite deals – Cheapest offers on the portable console

Now is the time to pick up the console and start playing.

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Nintendo's Switch and Switch Lite consoles are great gadgets to play games on the go, entertain the family in the evenings, or just while away your weekends with some slow-paced puzzling or action.

The dinky, portable consoles are an excellent purchase if you've grown a little fond of the odd game over lockdown, offering a huge library of top games on a screen small enough to fit in your rucksack or handbag, perfect to take out into the sun as restrictions lift in the UK.

Related: Best Nintendo Switch accessories

The bonus is that these devices don't even cost that much. Prices are around £279 for the bigger devices, and with the Switch Lite dropping below £200, you can pick up an affordable, fun console to get gaming wherever you go.

We've got a buying guide all geared up to help you figure out if this is the right bit of tech for you, as well as advice on where to get the best games and accessories to kit out your console.

Nintendo manages to keep prices fairly standard across most online retailers, and you'll be hard-pressed to find any massive discounts on either console. However, with Amazon Prime Day creeping ever-closer, and with rumours swirling of a premium, HD Switch Pro releasing later in the year, now might be the best time to save yourself some cash and grab one.

Check out our favourite places to buy one below.


First up, you can head over to Nintendo's official online store in the UK and buy one directly there.

It appears that the Switch is priced roughly the same across all the websites we checked, so it's really down to where you prefer to shop.

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue / Neon Red Joy-Con Controllers
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The Switch console is available in either grey or neon red and blue from the Nintendo online store for £279.99. There are, of course, bundles to customise your controller in a variety of different colours or decals of your favourite games too, though you might have to pay a smidge extra for the pleasure.

You can also bundle up your Switch with a game or two, or even a case to save money right off the bat. For example, grab the neon blue and red Switch with Pokémon Sword and a carry case for £329.99 all in.

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As for the Switch Lite, you can pick one of the many colours (yellow, grey, purple, blue, pink) for £199.99 on its own.

Bundle it up with spare controllers, carry cases or additional games for a little more. For example you could get the Mario Mega pack, which comes with a console of your choice, a carry case, spare buttons and joy-sticks, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for £299.99.


This all-grey version of the Nintendo Switch is now £279.99 from Argos, complete with TV connector and Joy-Cons, or get the coloured version for the same price.

Nintendo Switch Console - Grey with improved battery
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If you want the Switch Lite, then that's available again for £199.99 on Argos right now. You can get it in yellow, grey, turquoise or coral.

The Switch Lite is a handheld device, so you can't connect it to your TV – but as you'd probably expect, it does support Nintendo Switch games that can be played in handheld mode.

Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Console - Yellow
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One thing to note with Argos is that it's based on where you are regionally, and your local Argos store might not have the Switch you want in stock. You can search via postcode to check stock levels in your local areas as well, which is handy, but keep that in mind when on the hunt for your Switch.


A popular site for picking up a few gadgets and games, Very has a lot of stock on the Switch if you prefer shopping with them.

Again, prices are exactly the same right now, meaning you'll pay £279 for the regular Switch, though there is a £6 discount on the Switch Lite, dropping the price to £193.99.

If you want to grab a game at the same time, there are plenty of decent offers available. For example, you can get Animal Crossing: New Horizons and 3 months Nintendo Switch Online subscription for £233.99 right now.

If that's too much upfront, you can split the costs across several months with Very, spreading your outgoing to make it a little more affordable if you prefer.


If you like to shop through Game, you'll be happy to learn it also stock both consoles, though they're the same price as everywhere else. However, you can still collect points to use as a discount on accessories, other games, or even gear for other consoles should you wish.

The special offer on GAME's website will get you a cute free Mario beanie hat when you buy the Switch Lite for £199.99 from them. This offer comes with no games, and a hat might be a bit unnecessary in the summer heat, but hey... free hat, right?

If you want more tangible value, you can get additional games like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or Super Mario Rabbids for £239.99.

The bigger console comes with a wealth of game bundles if you want to pay a little more.

You can get two games with your Switch, ranging from the new Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons to name a few.

These bundles will cost £359.99 in total.

Keep this article bookmarked to find all the latest Nintendo Switch deals.

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