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Why wait for the Prime Early Access sale when this Nintendo Switch is so cheap?

A Nintendo Switch photo on a red background with the text Amazon Prime Early Access Sale.
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We've been dreaming about Nintendo Switch deals ever since Amazon announced its Prime Early Access sale event (beginning on October 11 and running for 48 hours, by the way). We hardly ever see big discounts on the consoles themselves over Prime Day, but we often get good offers on bundles and games. However, early deals in the UK and US show that might be different this time.

Currently, the Nintendo Switch is on sale in the UK at a lower price than Prime Day, which makes us wonder if the event itself might offer even more. You can now get it with £50 off, a snip at just £249 at Amazon (opens in new tab). In the US? The Switch OLED has $90 off – now just $284.04 (opens in new tab).

You can check out these, and other, early deals below – just scroll down. And if Prime Day prices were anything to go by, there's more to come. During July's event, the Nintendo Switch Lite was down to a record low of £169 from the RRP of £199.99. We also saw a good bundle in the US offering the regular Nintendo Switch with a carry case and memory card for $439. Be sure to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it with new deals throughout the event.

These deals are available for everyone, with no Prime membership. But remember, to access the Prime Early Access sale deals in October, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. You can sign up for a free Prime trial (opens in new tab) to get access (there's a handy 30-day trial so you can cancel after the event, if you want). For more on the event, see our main roundup of the Prime Early Access sale 2022, which has all you need to know.

Deals ahead of the Prime Early Access sale

Top Nintendo Switch deals

Amazon Nintendo Switch deals: US

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Nintendo Switch OLED model: $374 $284 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $90:
This deal is one to snap up ahead of the event. Better than Prime Day offerings already, it's an early entry for one of the standout deals of the sale. 

Amazon Nintendo Switch deals: UK

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Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red: £299.99 £249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 17%:
Get the Nintendo Switch at a snip with £50 before the Prime Early Access sale has even begun. This is lower than we saw on Prime Day so you're bagging a bargain already.

Nintendo Switch Lite deals

Pre-Prime Early Access sale Nintendo Switch Lite deals: US

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Nintendo Switch Lite with SD card: $218 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $16:
There aren't any deals currently running on the Switch Lite in the US, but you can save a bundle with this bundle. Get a handy SD card as well as the Switch Lite – and it comes in every colour.

Pre-Prime Early Access sale Nintendo Switch Lite deals: UK

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Nintendo Switch Lite: £199.99 £183 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £19.99:
The best saving we saw on a Nintendo Switch console during the last Amazon Prime Day was a £31 discount on the Nintendo Switch Lite in the UK. And there's good news if you don't want to wait to see if that comes around again – Amazon currently has between £16.99 off the Switch Lite in yellow.

Nintendo Switch game deals

Pre-Prime Early Access sale Nintendo Switch game deals: US

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Fishing Star World Tour: $29.99 $27.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $2.04:
This is a surprisingly addictive Nintendo Switch game that we saw reduced by 38% during Prime Day in June. There's currently just $2 off the price.

Pre-Prime Early Access sale Nintendo Switch game deals: UK

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Just Dance 2021: £49.99 £20.65 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save £28.59: Over in the UK, Amazon had – and still has – a big saving on the popular Just Dance 2021. You can still save 57% on this game now.

Nintendo Switch accessories deals

Pre-Prime Early Access sale Nintendo Switch accessories deals: US

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SanDisk 512GB ultra microSDXC: $99.99 $57.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 42%: This massive discount on SanDisk's 400GB ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card with adapter is still available It works great in the Nintendo Switch, allowing you to expand the storage space available so you can store more games.

Pre-Prime Early Access sale Nintendo Switch accessories deals: UK

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SanDisk 128GB ultra microSDXC: £40.99 £16.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 59%: Another deal that's still live from back during Prime Day in July. You can save a massive 59% on this official SanDisk Nintendo Switch branded 128GB, now just £16.99.

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she helps take care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure its content serves its readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.

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