When it comes to Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals, there aren’t as many discounts on games as we’d like to see, but one first-party title that stands out is Pokémon Shining Pearl. The game is 33% off on the Amazon US store, bringing it down to $40.49 for the first time. That’s $12 less than the last biggest discount.
Not in the United States? Here are the offers on Shining Pearl where you are:
If you’ve ever held a Mario Kart tournament (which I oddly did once at a LADbible party in Cannes, where the advertisers were vying for the best lap times), then you’ll know that nothing is running out of time. energy of a piece than having the batteries drain on your Joy-Con. That’s why you should really consider getting a Joy-Con charging station, it’s a lot easier to keep all your gear charged and ready to play.
While the savings on this charging station aren’t great, $11.19 is a good price to pay for this kit.
Julian here, reconnecting after the good, cozy sleep that Matt Hanson was so jealous of. However, in truth, it was less of a solace good, and more of a night haunted by deals, Switch deals, Xbox deals, PS5 deals, PRIME DAY deals.
Well, now that it’s out of my system, Daryl Baxter, our software and downloads author, recommended this controller offering to me. He is what would be underestimated as a retro enthusiast. He says this 8BitDo Pro 2 Bluetooth controller, which has been discounted to £33.05, is one of the best controllers you can buy for playing older games. Partly because of its SNES color styles.
Hello, this is Daryl here wanting to shout about a great memory card offer in the UK and USA.
If you’re running out of storage for your Switch due to the recent release of so many great games, such as Sonic Origins and TMNT: Shredders Revenge, you’ll need a larger microSD card.
In this case, a massive 1TB microSD card costs $98 in the US and £129 in the UK, so you can store all the games on it – and, hopefully, maybe Wind Waker HD one day .
If you are after a bundle then it’s a really good deal: the OLED Switch in Neon Blue/Neon Red plus the excellent Metroid Dread game for £308.95.
The Switch OLED alone usually costs around £280 (when in stock), and the game costs £39.95, so it’s a tidy little saving.
I emailed my minion (well, staff writer) Hamish to find some Switch deals for me, and he found this great offer from Very – The Nintendo Switch OLED for £284 (opens in a new tab) – a saving of £25.
We don’t often get offers for the standalone OLED model, so it’s a great deal if you just want the console, and it’s a pretty decent price cut too.
Good boy, Hamish. You are entitled to a lunch break today.
While the Joy-Cons the Nintendo Switch is attached to are great controllers and very versatile, if you’re more comfortable with a traditional gamepad, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is an essential purchase. However, at £70 it’s quite a steep expense. Luckily, as part of Prime Day, Amazon has discounted the official gamepad to £49.99. We’ve only seen it a little cheaper in the past, so it’s worth checking out.
Oh, and that microSD card I just talked about with the Nintendo brand? I bought one of these a few months ago for my Steam Deck. Valve’s handheld console looks a lot like the Nintendo Switch, but runs PC games – and has a microSD card slot that’s handy for expanding its storage.
Unfortunately, it’s highly unlikely that there will be any Steam Deck sales today, as the Steam Deck has only recently been released and is extremely popular – Valve is struggling to keep up with demand.
You also can’t buy a Steam Deck on Amazon – it’s only available from Valve’s Steam store. (opens in a new tab).
Here’s Matt Hanson, Computing and Entertainment Editor, here by the way, blogging live while Julian is probably sleeping, cozied up (yes, I’m jealous).
I’m based in the UK, but I’m also keeping an eye on deals with the US, but at the moment nothing is coming through. That should change in the next few hours as Americans wake up and Amazon US kicks off Prime Day there, so keep this page open!
One downside of the Nintendo Switch is its limited internal storage. The original Switch only has 32GB of disk space, and the upgraded Nintendo Switch OLED only doubles that to 64GB. You’ll often find yourself dumping games to make room for new titles.
With that in mind, one of the first things you should buy for your Switch is a microSD card to expand the console’s storage. There’s a great deal on a 128GB SanDisk SD card (it’s even branded Nintendo). You can pick it up for £15.99, down from the usual £40.99.
Nintendo games hold their prices down, with the company rarely offering deep discounts on its first-party titles, which is what makes this deal on Luigi’s Mansion 3 so appealing. The game has been slightly cheaper in the past, but for just under £40, compared to the usual £49.99, it’s a great price to get a great game.
This Amazon deal is only available in the UK, but for deals in your part of the world, check out these deals below:
If you’re already a Switch owner (or just picked up a Nintendo Switch bundle yourself), you’ll want to fill that console’s library of games. A great place to start is the new Pokemon Legends Arceus, which is currently 30% off, bringing it down from £49.99 to £35.10, the cheapest in the game on Amazon.
Not in the UK? Here’s how much the game sells for in other regions:
The best deal we’ve seen so far is for the UK only at the moment, but it’s an OLED Nintendo Switch that comes bundled with Just Dance 2022. Although I’m a huge Just Dance fan and I’d say it’s a great game to take with the console, the real highlight of this deal is that it’s the cheapest Switch OLED bundle we’ve seen, at just £294.99, down from £359 £.99.
Amazon has other plans available, but this is the cheapest of them.