Nintendo’s stellar Switch is the console of the day — we just named it on our list of the best tech of the last decade, but it’s still right in the middle of the prime of its lifecycle, with nonstop exclusives and releases that are endless fun to play on the go or in your living room.
The Switch’s popularity means that there are quite a few bundle deals out there that you can pick from if you’re thinking of buying the games console — whether you want the standard, dockable version, or the portable-only Switch Lite.
We’ve gone through what’s available with a fine-toothed comb to pick out the best deals for you, and list some of the bundles that you might want to consider, whether they come with must-play games or useful accessories. Check them out below.
Nintendo Switch bundles
Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
If there’s one game that sums up the multiplayer fun that the Switch offers, it might just be Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — even though it was originally a Wii U game. With the included Joy Cons, you’ll immediately be able to enjoy split-screen racing fun with a big range of characters and customisable karts.
Nintendo Switch Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! Bundle
This bundle not only comes with one of those two games pre-installed, it also packs the Pokéball Plus motion controller for the game, and a limited edition set of Joy Cons, a great design on the Switch’s back, and a themed docking stand. It’s a lovely little package, one that you’ll likely treasure.
Switch Lite bundles
The Switch Lite is Nintendo’s newest version of the Switch — it ditches the docking to make for a portable-only experience, with a sturdy feel and a slightly smaller screen. We’ve loved using it, and think it could just be the best portable games device ever. Bundle deals for the console are still fairly thin on the ground, but there are a few knocking around for UK customers that could well suit.
Nintendo Switch Lite with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Just because you’ve opted for the Switch models without Joy Cons, doesn’t mean you don’t want to race, right? Mario Kart 8 looks just as fab on a small screen, and with online racing, you’ll have endless hours of fun ahead of you.
Nintendo Switch Lite with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The Switch is home to a wide range of charming games, whether those made in-house by Nintendo or otherwise. One of the most adorable of recent times can be found in the form of Link’s Awakening, a picture-perfect remake of a classic, beloved game from the 1990s. It’s a great game for players of different ages and a really nice way to start out with your new Switch Lite.
Nintendo Switch Lite Sticker Set and Pokémon Bundle
Sword and Shield have been huge releases for Nintendo — they’ve sold like gangbusters and cemented Pokémon’s place at the top table of gaming once and for all, with smart updates to the tried and tested gameplay.
Plus, you’ll be exploring a sort of alternate-reality Britain as you roam through the game, so you might spot some recognisable landscapes if you’re a reader from the UK.