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The best Nintendo Switch deals in October 2017: new stock available now

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Nintendo Switch deals are out now and already selling out at many stores. We wouldn't expect much difference between retailers for the Nintendo Switch's price with stock already being an issue, but we'll list as many Nintendo Switch deals as we can find from reliable retailers. We've also rounded up the best deals and prices for extra Joy-Con controllers, Pro controllers and even some cheap Nintendo Switch memory cards.

Thanks to our automatically-updating price comparison charts, if a retailer does opt for a cheeky discount, you'll see it below. As retailers open up their Nintendo Switch bundles with extra games and controllers, we'll give the best ones a shout in this article too. Note: US stock is generally sold out for now, so US deals may not appear below. There are lots of Nintendo Switch deals on eBay though if you don't want to wait.

If the Nintendo Switch continues to sell this well, retailers won't feel the need to knock prices down on Black Friday. So don't hang about if you want one. If you're waiting for more games to arrive first, get your Ninty dose fixed with a cheap 3DS deal.

If you're after Nintendo Switch deals in Australia, check out ourAustralian page.

The latest Nintendo Switch deals:

Want to know where to buy a Nintendo Switch? Check out our comparison chart below for the latest Nintendo Switch prices. In the UK, stocks seems to be much more prevalent now. US customers aren't even that lucky for standalone Nintendo Switch deals as we're only seeing over-priced third-party scalpers. All is not lost though as GameStop has a few US bundles underneath our comparison chart. 

The best Nintendo Switch bundle deals

As with any new console there will be bundles available containing extra controllers or games. You need to be careful though as not all bundles actually save you money. The worst offenders we've seen actually charge more than buying the items separately! We'll add the best ones below once they're back in stock.

Nintendo Switch | Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | £289.99 @ Tesco
With Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle still costing around £40 on it's own, this neat Nintendo Switch deal from Tesco essentially costs a tenner. This is the cheapest Switch bundle out there.

View Nintendo Switch deal: Nintendo Switch and game £289.99 @ Tesco

Nintendo Switch | Lego worlds | Rayman Legends | £299.99 @ Game
For just £20 more than a Switch on its own you can get this neat two-game bundle, saving nearly £30 compared to buying these games separately. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition comes packed with DLC, some of it exclusive to this version. 

View this Nintendo Switch deal: Red/Blue Nintendo Switch + 2 games £299.99 @ Game

View this Nintendo Switch deal: Grey Nintendo Switch + 2 games £299.99 @ Game

Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Odyssey | £319.99 @ Smyths
While this might not look like much of a deal seeing as the Nintendo Switch console is £280 on its own and you'd expect a game to be no more than £40 this is cheaper than buying separately. Mainly because of hype and Nintendo's first party games generally costing more than most new games. Ask Zelda fans struggling to find the game for under £50 at launch. Also, you're getting an exclusive version of the console with two red controllers. This Nintendo Switch bundle is set to launch October 27.

View Nintendo Switch deal:Nintendo Switch and Mario Odyssey £319.99 @ Smyths

In the US, GameStop is now taking orders for a variety of Nintendo Switch bundles. Options include Splatoon 2, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario and Rabbids, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Minecraft.

To be honest, you're not actually saving any money by opting for these bundles, but seeing as you can't buy a Nintendo Switch on its own anywhere at the $299 RRP at the moment, this is your best bet to avoid getting hugely ripped off.

  • Nintendo Switch + game bundles $359.99 @ GameStop

Nintendo Switch Q&A

As with any new console announcement we imagine you're wanting to know a bit more about the console before you put any money down. So in addition to finding the best Nintendo Switch deals, we're going to help bring in answers to the burning questions.

What are the Joy-Con controllers?

The Joy-Con controller is actually a pair of controllers that attach to the sides the the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. 

When playing the Nintendo Switch on the TV though, you can remove them and play with one in each hand. The left hand  gets a controller with an analogue stick and d-pad, the right hand handles the one with a second analogue and the usual A, B, X and Y face buttons.

What's the Joy-Con Grip controller?

The Joy-Con Grip is an additional accessory that joins the two Joy-Con controllers together, forming something something a bit more solid for you to hold thanks to the extended handles and plastic block between the two sides. The square dimension form-factor may remind older gamers of the Dreamcast controller, while everyone else will mainly be thinking how it resembles an odd-looking dog face. Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Nintendo Switch, so you won't have to buy one separately.

Is there a Nintendo Switch Pro controller?

Yes and it doesn't come with the console. But you won't actually need one to play certain games, so don't feel pressured in to buying one. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is a more traditional-style pad and launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Prices aren't cheap though, starting around $69.99/£64.99. There's currently no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with one included, but that could change the closer to the Black Friday shopping season.

Do I need to buy extra controllers for multiplayer on Nintendo Switch?

Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with their own analogue stick and face buttons - the d-pad acts as face functions on the left controller. So far we've seen 2K's NBA series, Snipper Clips and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. So you get multiplayer functionality straight out of the box with no additional purchase required.

However, if you want to play four-player games, then you're going to need to invest in an extra pair of Joy-Con controllers or some Pro controllers. We'd buy the Joy-Cons as a pair (see our comparison chart above) as you'll save a bit of cash over buying them separately. Better yet, if your friends own a Switch, ask them to bring their controllers to the party!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deals

The reviews have heaped huge praise upon this eagerly awaited launch title, making it an essential purchase for any Nintendo Switch buyer. As with any new console, the prices of the big games can be more expensive than usual. We've shopped around for you though and have found the best prices for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch. Take a look below.

Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals

With only 32GB of internal storage, you'll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two for your new Nintendo Switch for any digital purchases or the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don't fret though, they're actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under £20/$25.

What memory cards does the Nintendo Switch need? Those will be Micro SD cards also known as, depending on their size, as MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo will be releasing their own branded cards, but you'll be paying more, just for a label. So for now, we'd take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.