Finding a good Nintendo Switch bundle deal is quite the challenge right now. With the console's already limited stock being compounded by a global pandemic that's forcing everyone to stay indoors, demand is quite high - to say the least. Nevertheless, there is some hope. We've scoured the net to bring you some of the best Nintendo Switch bundles deals available to buy. Choices are mostly limited to the Switch Lite, but hopefully, there's something here to suit.
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One decision you'll need to make before your purchase is whether you want to go for a standard Nintendo Switch or the smaller Nintendo Switch Lite. Here's what you need to know about both before making your choice.
The original Nintendo Switch comes with a dock which means you're able to connect it up to your TV to play on a bigger screen. You can remove it at any time to play in handheld mode. In addition, the Joy-Con controllers on the side of the console are completely detachable, which is a necessity for some games such as Mario Party 8. In terms of features, the Switch offers up to 9 hours battery life in handheld mode, a slightly larger 6.2" screen and support to play games at 1080p in TV mode. Definitely the one to go for if you expect to do a fair amount of gaming at home.
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As for the Nintendo Switch Lite, well, the name should give most things away. Not only is the device smaller and lighter, but it also only supports handheld play with a 7-hour battery life. That makes it the obvious choice for those of you who travel more or if you aren't too fussed about playing on a big TV all the time. It's also our recommendation if you expect any youngsters to be using the console as it's a bit more robust compared to the normal Switch.
The very best Nintendo Switch bundle right now
With the complete lack of original Nintendo Switch stock available anywhere right now, our pick for the best Nintendo Switch bundle has to be this Nintendo Switch Lite offering at Currys PC World. It includes a Switch Lite and a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A quaint life sim like Animal Crossing: New Horizons sounds like the perfect kind of escape right now. If you do pick it up, don't forget to check Jelly Deals for all the Animal Crossing amiibo you can buy and some of the best Animal Crossing merch.
In the US, however, you're best visiting Amazon. They have the Nintendo Switch Lite available in all three base colours. You'll be paying the normal price, but there's the freedom to add your own games to create your own bundle.
The best Nintendo Switch bundles
Due to current worldwide stock shortages, it's practically impossible to find a Nintendo Switch anywhere right now. The odd few pop up in stock very briefly, but for the most part, you're going to be waiting a little while yet before they become widely available once again.
However, GameStop in the US is taking pre-orders for these bundles below and they are due to be shipped by 30th April. As you can see, they're on the expensive side at $500. That said, they do come with a Pro Controller, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Minecraft. There's not exactly a saving involved compared to buying all of these individually, but it's a solid haul to get you started with a Nintendo Switch.
When will the Nintendo Switch be back in stock everywhere?
Current estimates suggest that May could be the earliest we see them again, but that could be further disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We have seen the Amazon France is expecting a restock in mid-April, though, but it's unclear if that'll be similar elsewhere in the world.
All we can suggest if you're desperate for a Switch if for you to hold your nerve for now or plump for a Switch Lite instead. Whatever you do, don't get sucked into paying an extortionate amount by any scalpers on auction sites.
The best Nintendo Switch Lite bundles
Although we say that the Nintendo Switch Lite is more widely available right now, stock is still incredibly low - and likely to be snapped up quickly while people are vying for more home entertainment.
Still, if you're after a pared-down and handheld-only version of Nintendo's much-loved console then you can currently find the remaining few Nintendo Switch Lite bundle deals right here.
We'll be back to update this page regularly with all the best Nintendo Switch bundle deals. Perhaps something will beat some of the Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals we saw last year?
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