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Nintendo Switch January sales live blog: the best Switch New Year sales live now

Kick off the new year with a brilliant Nintendo Switch deal.

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If you want to start the new year by treating yourself, you've come to the right place. Let's face it, the last couple of years have been far from ideal, but 2022 is already looking up for gamers, as there are some amazing Nintendo Switch offers. 

We'll be wading through the internet to find the best Switch deals available, and updating you via the live feed below with all the very best prices and offers. You can also find direct links to retailers with some fantastic January sales happening right now. 

If there's one thing we know about Nintendo Switch deals, it's that they sell out fast, so if you find a deal you like the look of, don't delay. These highly sought-after consoles don't hang about, so grab one to avoid disappointment. Already got a Switch? Don't miss our round up of the best Nintendo Switch accessories available now. 

For more amazing offers, head over to our Apple January sales live blog, for all the biggest and best discounts on iPads, MacBooks, AirPods, Apple Watch and more.

Nintendo Switch January sales deals: US

Nintendo Switch January sales deals: UK

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Welcome to our Nintendo Switch January sales live blog. As the new year rapidly approaches, retailers across the globe are offering more deals on Nintendo's popular console. After Christmas we saw some really decent deals, however, especially in the US, stock levels were still sparse. 

Thankfully, there is a lot more to speak of now, however, you need to be wary you're not paying over the odds. That's why we'll be posting all the best deals here as they arrive, so if it's Switch you're after, you're sure to get good value for money. We'll also be looking for accessories and games, so if you've already got a console, you'll still find some offers of interest.

Don't forget, the standard retail price for the Nintendo Switch is $299 / £259, and for the Nintendo Switch Lite $220 / £199-£239. Anything lower than that and you're saving some cash, anything higher and the price has been inflated due to high demand. 

Nintendo Switch bundle

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If a Switch is top of your new year sales list in the UK, you're in luck. Right now, Very has an excellent bundle deal that combines a Nintendo Switch console up with three super-popular games – Animal Crossing New Horizon, Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – all for £359.99

You save about £20 by getting them as a bundle, which doesn't sound like much, but it saved the hassle of finding and ordering them individually, plus removes any extra postage costs too. Hurry though, this bundle is selling fast! 

SD card being carried by Nintendo game characters

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If you're in the US and already have a Nintendo Switch, here's a great bundle from Amazon.com that can save you a lot of cash. 

Firstly, you get a SanDisk 128GB MicroSDXC Card, worth $35, which is optimised for the Switch, and allows you to store extra games and data on your device. 

Secondly, you also get a 12-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online, worth $20. This online subscription service includes cool features such as online multiplayer, cloud backup for your game data, the ability to voice chat with other players, access to a library of 100+ Super NES and NES games, as well as other promotions and offers. 

In total, these two things would add up to $55, but Amazon's bundle only costs $40.98, saving you $14.02, or 25 per cent of the total. These kinds of offers don't tend to last long, so don't hang about if you're interested.

Nintendo Switch OLED model

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In the US, stocks of the latest Switch console, the Nintendo Switch OLED, have been rarer than hen's teeth of late. And things aren't like to get better: a couple of days ago, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa stated that component shortages means the OLED could be short of supply in 2022.

So we're not at all surprised that where stock is available, prices have risen above the baseline price of $349.99 (note that they're "temporarily sold out" on Nintendo's official site). For example, the lowest price on Amazon is currently $399.99, and that's for a used model; for new, you're looking at £439 and upwards! 

Thankfully we've found a better price than that: GameStop is currently selling stock at the standard price of $349.99. Plus if you're happy with a preowned console, then at time of writing, then you can even get one for $329.99, saving you $20.

In the UK, meanwhile, there aren't any big discounts either. But at least there is stock, and you don't have to pay over the odds, with Very matching the standard price of £309.99 and Amazon discounting it by a whole 99p, at £309.

Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure

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The New Year is traditionally a time for turning over a new leaf and getting fit and healthy. And here are two great bundles in the UK to help you do just that. Amazon has a bundle of the Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon blue) + Just Dance 2022 for just £263.99, saving you £65.99 on the price of buying separately. Alternatively you could get the Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Neon Blue + Ring Fit Adventure for £309, a saving of £60.99 on what would normally cost you £369.99 in total.

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The January sales are usually a good time to find discounts on Nintendo Switch games, and this year is no exception. One of the best places to find bargains is Nintendo's own e-store, both in the USA and the UK

For example, in the US, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has dropped from $59.99 to just $11.99; Blasphemous Switch has been reduced from $24.99 to $6.24, and the price of Secret Neighbour has slumped from $19.99 to $4.99.

In the UK, meanwhile, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is down from £49.99 to £24.99, Mario Golf: Super Rush has been discounted from £49.99 to £39.99, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is reduced from £39.99 to £21.99.

Nintendo Switch OLED bundle deal

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We mentioned earlier that we didn't expect to find any discounts on the latest Switch, the OLED version with its improved screen, stronger kickstand and twice the storage capacity. There certainly aren't many deals to be had, but in the UK Game does have some discounts on bundles. There are several available, all offering the Nintendo Switch OLED + one game for £319.19, which means you're basically getting the game for under £10. Choose from the OLED with Rayman Legends, Lego DC Supervillains, Mario and Rabbids Kingdom or Lego The Incredibles.

No such luck in the US, where your best chance to get the OLED Switch is currently at GameStop for the standard price of $349.99, or for $329.99 pre-owned. 

Nintendo Switch Lite bundle

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Perhaps the biggest Switch news in the US as we approach New Year is that retailers have the Switch Lite in stock! The smaller, self-contained version of the Switch has been almost impossible to obtain online lately without paying an inflated price, but you currently have several options, especially at Adorama, which is offering several bundles. You can get the Nintendo Switch Lite in blue or turquoise - With Animal Crossing New Horizons and a 128GB memory card for $293.97. The package is also available with Metroid Dread for the same price. Adorama also has the metallic gray Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition With Pokemon Diamond and a 128GB card for £359.99.

If you want the console alone, Amazon has is it in coral for the standard £199.99, as does Best Buy, while GameStop has the Dialga & Palkia edition.

For a long time, stock of the Switch Lite was a lot easier to come by in the UK, but not today. None of the main retailers in the UK currently have stock available online, while Amazon only has options with a mark up of around £30 to £227.

Nintendo Switch bundle

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With fewer than four hours to go until 2022 in the UK, how about this for the ultimate package for the New Year? Resolve all those new year, new body resolutions with one neat Nintendo Switch bundle. You get the original Switch console with Ring Fit Adventure and Just Dance 2022 for £343.99, a saving of £75.99 (although you'll actually find Just Dance 2022 reduced at several retailers seeing as we're only hours away from 2022 itself).

There are no such bundles to be found in the US, but if you already have the Switch and fancy busting some dance moves, you can grab Just Dance 2022 for half price – now $24.99 at Target and start the new year reliving the top tracks from 2021.

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For more deals on games if you've already got a Switch – or if you've just ordered one, it's well worth taking a look at GameStop right now. It has $10 off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – now $49.99, $10 off Super Smash Bros – now $44.99, $23 off Zelda: Breath of the Wild – now $36.99, and $24 off Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe – now $35.99. It also has buy two, get one free on a range of pre-owned games.

Over in the UK, Game has a lot of discounts too, although not on the biggest titles. Its offers include £10 off Lego Worlds – now £24.99 and £7 off Who Wants to be a Millionaire – now $17.99.

Switch Animal Crossing edition

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Now, special edition Nintendo Switches aren't for everyone. Some of them are understated enough to appeal beyond hardcore fans of specific games – the metallic grey Dialga & Palkia Switch Lite, for example, looks pretty sleek. But the same can't be said for this special edition Animal Crossing Switch. While "colourful" is one of the adjectives most used to describe Nintendo's best selling console, this edition is probably a little too playful for most gamers' tastes. But if you're a huge fan of Animal Crossing however... it is the same price as the standard edition of the original Switch, and it's one of the most available options in the US right now. It's £299 at Amazon and Nintendo and Best Buy.

Not keen? Amazon also has stock for the Switch with the more sober grey Joy-Cons too.

There's no sign of the Animal Crossing edition in the UK, but if you do want a special edition Switch that stands out from the rest, the Nintendo store has the grey/black Monster Hunter Rise edition with elaborate golden illustrations on the dock for £339.99.

Nintendo Switch bundle

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A big happy New Year to all our readers in the UK, where 2022 has just begun! For anyone hoping to start the year with a new console, here's a quick recap on the best Nintendo Switch options we've seen so far as the January sales get underway. 

There aren't many savings to be had in the US at the moment, which isn't surprising considering how low stock has been, but there is a great Switch bundle deal at the Nintendo Store, which gets you the original Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online for just $299 – the price of the console itself.

Meanwhile, we've seen better stock on the Nintendo Switch Lite in the US than we've seen for a long time. Adorama has the Nintendo Switch Lite in blue or turquoise - With Animal Crossing New Horizons and a 128GB memory card for $293.97

Over in the UK, a lot of the best bundle options are also direct from Nintendo. You can get the Switch with Ring Fit Adventure for £309, or for £359, you can add in an extra game, with several options available. Elsewhere, you can get the shiny new Switch OLED with a game from £319.19 at Game.

We'll be updating this blog throughout New Year's Day, so make sure you check back later to see what's new. In the meantime, you might also want to start selecting from the best Nintendo Switch accessories.

Nintendo Switch

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Good morning to those of you waking up in the UK, and a very Happy New Year! Today you fine folk are getting up to an amazing deal over at Amazon, where right now you can get a Nintendo Switch console for just £229. That's a huge £30 off the retail price and the lowest price we've seen the Switch drop to. We've no idea how long this deal will last, so if a Switch is high on your wish list, grab one to avoid any disappointment. 

Nintendo Switch

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Just a reminder that one of the best UK bundle deals is still going. You can get a standard Nintendo Switch with various games – Animal Crossing, Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 – as part of a bundle package at Very. It'll cost you £359.99, saving you £20 compared to buying separately. 

Nintendo Switch Fitness boxing game

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If you're determined that 2022 will be the year you get really good at a new game, then you're in luck. We often see discounts on Nintendo Switch games, and right now is no exception. 

If you're in the States, then Walmart is a good place to start. Just Dance, Mario Kart 8 and Sonic Mania are just some of the titles on offer. Take a look at all the games here.

The Nintendo Store is also offering some game discounts. In the UK, there's up to 75% off, and there are offers on fitness games, if getting in shape in the new year is your thing (if not, we get you). The prices in the US are less enticing, but still worth a look.

A photo of the Switch OLED.

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What of the Switch OLED? We hear you cry. Is it actually available to buy?

Well, that sort of depends where you are in the world, but overall it's a better picture than we saw over Black Friday (where the OLED was almost impossible to get without spending a fortune).

In the UK, we're seeing the Switch OLED available at the Nintendo Store for £309.99 and Very has the same price available, as well as a few decent bundle offers.

Currys is also offering some tempting bundle deals. For example, you can get a Switch OLED, Minecraft and a memory card for £349 – saving you roughly £20 on buying separately. 

In the US, there are still a few stock issues (the OLED was almost impossible to buy over Black Friday). The OLED is sold out at Best Buy, but is available for $349 at Walmart, and costs the same at Target. We recommend acting quickly if you want one as this new model tends to sell out fast.

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We'll be honest, there's not a great deal of fantastic offers out there on the Nintendo Switch at the moment - but we are seeing some tasty discounts on the Nintendo Switch Lite. Right now, you can get the Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing New Horizons and a 128GB memory card for just $289.99

In the UK? Adorama is offering the Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition With Pokemon Diamond and a 128GB card for £359.99.

We must stress that right now the Nintendo Switch is not having a lot of great deals, and to be honest, there weren't massive discounts over Black Friday either. So we thing the above is well worth a look in. As soon as we find better deals, we'll post them here immediately.  

The Nintendo Switch on a gradient background.

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In the UK, you can still grab the neon Nintendo Switch for one of the cheapest prices we've seen over on a little-known website called Amazon. Down from £279.99, the console is just £229 right now. We have a feeling this won't be hanging around much longer. 

A photo of the Switch OLED on a gradient background.

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Just like during Black Friday, the Switch OLED model is hard to come by in the US. But right now, GameStop has both new and pre-owned models available, at $349 and $329. Neither offer a huge saving, but are notable for the fact that that they're Switch OLEDs that you can actually, you know, buy. 

Things are better in the UK – we're seeing the Switch OLED available at the Nintendo Store for £309.99 and Very has the same price available, as well as a few decent bundle offers.

Nintendo Switch bundle

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Like your deals direct from the source? Nintendo appears to have plenty of Switch stock (including, yes, the OLED model) in the UK. Things aren't as rosy in the US, with only the standard model in stock. But you can still find a Switch, Mario Kart and 3 month Nintendo Online bundle for $299. 

Nintendo Switch

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One of the best deals we have seen today is over on Amazon, with the Neon Switch console being knocked from £279.99 to £299. This impressive deal will save you a whopping £50.99. Because this deal is on Amazon, if you order it today, you can get it as early as Tuesday, which technically still counts as the Christmas period, so you might as well treat yourself! 

The Nintendo Switch and Ring Fit Adventure bundle

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New year, new you, right? If your resolutions involve being more active this year, then we might have found the perfect bundle for you. You can save £60.99 on the Nintendo Switch console and Ring Fit Adventure bundle on Amazon for just £309.99.

And if you're in the states, you can also get on the New Years hype with this deal on the Just Dance 2022 game on Amazon for just $24.88, saving you an amazing 50%.

Switch Animal Crossing edition

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There aren't a lot of brilliant deals on the Nintendo Switch in the US, but at least there is plenty of consoles and games in stock, unlike back in November when there were hardly any consoles available over the Black Friday weekend. There is plenty of stock still available on the likes of Gamestop, Amazon and Newegg, and BestBuy even has the adorable limited-edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch still in stock. The Animal Crossing Switch is $299.99, which may sound a little pricey, but considering that gamers were spending over $500 to get their hands on the console when it was first released, this seems like a great deal. 

Switch OLED & animal crossing cover

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The Switch bundles continue in the UK, and we've just come across another at Currys that teams the Switch OLED, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a 256GB SanDisk memory card for £369. To buy these items separately would cost at least an extra £17, and that's not including any additional postage costs, so this really is great value for money. 

Nintendo Switch

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If you're in the US, you've probably worked out by now that deals on the Nintendo Switch console itself are sparse. Stock levels sell fast and so we're often left finding consoles at inflated prices. Right now there are no 'deals' as such, however Walmart has devices at the retail price, and the store also has some discounts on popular games, including just over $10 off the ever popular Mario Kart 8 – now less than $50

You can also get money off in the UK, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe down to £44.98, which includes a HORI Switch game card case too. 

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We've been sifting through Nintendo Switch deals all day, and as New Year's day draws to a close in the UK, now feels like a good time to recap the best offers still available. Here's where to head in the US:

In the UK, there's even more on offer: