Nintendo Switch pre-order, best deals, and top bundles: The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s long-awaited 2017 hybrid gaming console, has just been unveiled ahead of a March release. Here’s how to buy the Nintendo Switch right now, as well as the tastiest UK offers we’ve found so far.
(Update: 16 January 2017): Amazon UK has now sold out of the Nintendo Switch in all colour options, but there are still plenty of other places to purchase your next console from. Scroll down for the best retailers for Nintendo Switch pre-orders.
The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s long-awaited 2017 hybrid gaming console, is nearly here.
Announced in October, the Nintendo Switch is a new console that hopes to redefine portable gaming. It’s shaped like a tablet, but features two detachable ‘Joy-Con’ controllers on either side, which can be used together like a gamepad, or separately for multiplayer. You can also connect the Switch to your TV through a docking station if you’re not keen on portable play.
The official Nintendo Switch release date is March 3, 2017, and the price is set (for now) at £279.99. That could drop after launch, however. If you’re already set on bagging yourself a Switch, though, here are the best Nintendo Switch UK deals available today.
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Nintendo Switch pre-order at GAME
UK specialist retailer GAME will be stocking the Nintendo Switch, with units available from March 3, 2017 for a price of £279.99.
GAME is selling the Nintendo Switch with the standard grey controller, as well as in a neon red/neon blue configuration – all for the same price. There’s also a Nintendo Switch Starter Kit Mario ‘M’ Edition available for £29.99. You can pre-order a bunch of games and accessories from the retailer too.
Pre-order the Nintendo Switch now: Buy Nintendo Switch at GAME
Nintendo Switch pre-order at Amazon
Amazon will also be selling the Nintendo Switch for £279.99, and will be releasing the item on March 3, 2017 with free delivery in the UK, and pre-order sales are now live. Due to the limited stock, Amazon only offers “one unit per customer per address” on a first-come, first-serve basis.
But the bad news is that the Nintendo Switch, in all colour options, is now sold out at Amazon. Worse still, we’ve got no idea when the company will have more stock available.
Pre-order the Nintendo Switch now: Buy Nintendo Switch at Amazon
Nintendo Switch pre-order at Argos
Argos is selling the Nintendo Switch in both colour options for £279.99 on a pre-order basis. However, stock levels depend on your location, so you’ll need to check whether units are available using the company’s web tool on the pre-order page.
The good news is that you’ll get free delivery in the UK using the 1st Class Royal Mail delivery option – but you can only purchase one Nintendo Switch per order. If you want a second Switch, you’ll need to place a second order.
Get the Nintendo Switch: Buy Nintendo Switch at Argos
Nintendo Switch pre-order at Tesco
Not to be outdone, Tesco is also offering the Nintendo Switch for £279.99, with free standard delivery (within five working days). However, if you pre-order ahead of time, you should receive your delivery on the day of launch.
Tesco also guarantees that if the price ends up cheaper on the release day, you’ll be refunded the price difference.
Pre-order the Nintendo Switch: Buy Nintendo Switch at Tesco
Nintendo Switch pre-order at Gamestop
If you’re not fussed about paying in pounds, you can pre-order your Nintendo Switch from Ireland-based Gamestop for €319.99. At today’s (January 13) exchange rates, that works out to be £278.82, so you’re saving a hefty £1.17.
Pre-order the Nintendo Switch: Buy Nintendo Switch at Gamestop
That’s all for now, but stay tuned, as we’ll keep this page updated with all the latest Nintendo Switch deals and bundles – expect to see some top bargains once the console actually launches in March.
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