There's no doubt that 2018 was a great year of the Switch, with strong exclusives including Pokemon Let's Go and Super Smash Bros Ultimate coming to market. Nintendo’s gaming device - half portable, half home console - continues to blow away sales expectations, and it's showing no signs of slowing down in 2019.

Still hugely popular and one of the most sought-after consoles at the moment, deals are tricky to find and some aren't quite as good as they first appear to be.

However, you can find some great Switch deals if you know where to look, both on the console itself and on the games you’ll want to play on it. Here at Tech Advisor, our experts are constantly scouring the web for the best Nintendo Switch prices, bundles and game discounts available, so if and when there are any you will find them right here on this page.

Cheapest Nintendo Switch deals

Below is our pick of the best Switch deals available right now. Switch deals are among the fastest selling deals around, so if you see a deal that catches your eye it’s important not to hesitate because you’ll risk missing out.

1. Nintendo Switch Online

From: Twitch Prime

Was: £17.99

Now: FREE  (with Prime membership)

If  you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can get 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online for free, which would cost £17.99 otherwise.

2. Nintendo Switch + LEGO Movie 2

From: GAME

Was: £294.98

Now: £279.99  (£14.99 off)

If you're a fan of the LEGO game franchise or just LEGO Movie-crazy, this is the perfect Nintendo Switch starter bundle.

3. Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8

From: Currys PC World

Was: £318

Now: £299  (£19 off)

This bundle includes one of the best Switch games for you to play on your brand-new console. 

4. Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 + 128GB Memory Card + Starter Kit

From: Currys PC World

Now: £329

Though it only comes with a single game, this mega Switch bundle also comes with a starter kit and a whopping 1238GB microSD card to store all your games on. 

5. Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu

From: Amazon

Now: £37.99

Considering it only came out a matter of months ago, this is the cheapest we've seen the smash-hit Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu.

6. UGREEN Dockable Protective Case for Nintendo Switch

From: Amazon

Was: £9.99

Now: £6.99  (30% off with code)

UGREEN's protective case for the Nintendo Switch allows you to not only show off the colour of your neon Joy-Cons, but allows you to dock the console without having to remove the case first. Best of both worlds, right? Make sure to apply code UGREEN93 at the checkout to receive the discount. 

7. UGREEN Slim Travel Case for Nintendo Switch

From: Amazon

Was: £9.99

Now: £6.99  (30% off with code)

If you want to travel with your Nintendo Switch, you'll want to get your hands on a travel case. This slim number from UGREEN does the job and costs less than £10 when you add the 30% off code UGREEN74 at the checkout. 

Cheap Switch prices: What to look for

There’s some bad news to get out of the way first: realistically, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for massive savings on the Switch. Blame the console’s popularity for that - people are still buying it in droves at full price, so retailers really don’t have much reason to slash prices in order to move stock.

Still, there are sure to be some discounts around if you know where to look. Not many stores tend to cut prices on the Switch itself - at least not by more than £10 or £20 - but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40 or more, so the saving overall if you buy a bundle can be much more than a £10 saving on the Switch on its own, for example.

And even if you don’t want all of the games in the bundle, you could always sell or trade in those games afterwards. We have some tips on how and where to do that here.

There are plenty of brilliant Switch games available, but our pick of the best include Pokemon Let's Go! and Super Smash Bros Ultimate so deals on Switch bundles that include those are among the best. Check out our round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games for more.

For people who already own a Switch, you’ll find some discounts on individual games, too.

Accessories might be a better bet though - the pricing of extra controllers was one of the big gripes a lot of people had with the console at launch, so we've seen a offers trying to shift stock of controllers and other accessories including carry cases.

Also, remember that the Switch uses microSD cards for expandable storage, and USB-C for power - there are loads of great offers on memory cards and portable power banks, so we'd definitely recommend looking now if you're thinking of expanding your storage or grabbing a battery pack.

Where to find the best Switch deals

We're doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers offer discounts from time-to-time, along with just about anywhere else that sells games.

Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check: