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 (Welcome To Animal Crossing Edition)
This has to be one of the most attractive, classy limited edition consoles ever released, but don’t expect it’ll come cheap! It’s a gorgeous special edition console for the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and features delightful blue and green pastel details to stand out.
The dock has its own gorgeous illustration, and it’s a super package that comes with a code for the new game, too. That said, it’s in really high demand, so jump on it if you see it in stock anywhere!
Mario Maker 2 Bundle
This one’s only available in the UK, but what a bundle it is – inspiring creativity with the wonderful Super Mario Maker 2, you get a lovely steelbook case for the game, a carrying case for your Switch, plus a drawing pad and pencil to sketch out your ideas for new courses on. It’s the perfect set of items to give to a budding game designer.
Nintendo Switch Storage and Memory Bundle
The Switch is a superb console, but its internal memory of 32GB leaves a little to be desired – you’ll fill that up in no time if you download a game or two. A bundle that packs in a massive micro SD card, then, is really sensible, while a carrying case and some protective skins for your Joy Cons can’t go amiss, either.
Mario Tennis Aces Bundle
It may get overlooked sometimes because it’s been out for a while, but Mario Tennis Aces is tremendous fun, calling to mind some of that Wii Sports-era joy, while 1-2-Switch is still one of the best ways to show friends and family what the little console is all about. This is a great bundle, therefore, for bringing those two fun games together with your brand new console.
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 £15 eshop gift card and Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the biggest and most enjoyable brawlers of all time, and the Nintendo eshop has countless brilliant games on it for you to enjoy, so it makes perfect sense to pick up a gift card for it to go with your new console. Given that £15 card, too, you’re getting Ultimate for a really great price in this bundle.
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.