The best Australian Nintendo Switch deals in September 2017

The best Australian Nintendo Switch deals in September 2017

UPDATE: The bundles are currently limited, but if you hurry, you can nab the console itself for a little over $400. Scroll down to get the scoop!

Considering how fresh the Nintendo Switch is, we’re not expecting any major savings at this early stage, and probably not much in the way of competition between suppliers, but we’ll collect as many deals as we can in this article. We’ve also rounded up the best prices for extra Pro controllers, Joy-Con controllers, and even some cheap memory cards.

If a retailer does offer a sneaky discount, you’ll be able to see it below thanks to our automatically-updating price comparison charts. As more outlets start offering Nintendo Switch bundles with extra games and controllers, we’ll give the best ones a shout in this article too.

If you think you can hold out, you may be able to snatch up a bargain during Australia’s Black Friday sales.

The latest Nintendo Switch deals:

Check out our live Nintendo Switch price comparison below for the latest and greatest Nintendo Switch prices, or visit our sister site Getprice.

The best Nintendo Switch bundle deals

Bundles are always an excellent way to save money on games, controllers or extra hardware if you were planning on grabbing them anyway, and can sometimes even be cheaper than getting a console by itself. At the moment, these are thin on the ground given the Switch’s recent release, but we’ve scanned the web in search for the best deals and have listed them below

Nintendo Switch $404.10 @ Catch of the Day eBay store

We know, we know! This isn’t technically a bundle, BUT it is the cheapest we’ve seen the console go for in a long time and it’s only available for a short while (ending September 8). If you enter the code PAINT at checkout, you’ll get 10% off an already cheap console. It’s only available in grey, but for this price, that shouldn’t be a worry.

View this deal: Nintendo Switch for $404 @ Catch’s eBay store.

Nintendo Switch | Splatoon 2 | $524.95 @ The Gamesmen eBay Store

This is the cheapest way to get your hands on the latest major release to hit the Switch along with the console itself. It’s only a saving of around $25 or so but, considering how new the system is, this is about as good as it’s gonna get at this point. Alternatively, you can nab Mario Kart 8 with a Switch for the same price here.

View this deal: Nintendo Switch for $525 with Splatoon 2 @ The Gamesmen.

Nintendo Switch | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $535 @ The Gamesmen

You don’t save heaps on this bundle, but if you’re after a Switch you’re going to want the gorgeous and critically acclaimed Breath of the Wild, the latest in the revered Legend of Zelda series. This effectively reduces the cost of the game to $65, which is a drop from the $90 retail and still cheaper than any standalone sales from other major retailers.

View this deal: Nintendo Switch with Zelda: Breath of the Wild $535 @ The Gamesmen.

Nintendo Switch Q&A

If you need to know more before you drop your dosh on the latest from Nintendo, here are some answers to your burning questions.

What are the Joy-Con controllers?

When you’re buying a  ‘Joy-Con’ controller , you’ll actually be getting a pair of controllers that you can attach to the sides of the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. 

If your Switch is docked, you can remove the Joy-Con and play with one in each hand. The left hand gets a controller with an analogue stick and d-pad, the right hand handles the one with a second analogue and the usual A, B, X and Y face buttons.

What’s the Joy-Con Grip controller?

The Joy-Con Grip comes as an additional accessory that is used to join the two Joy-Con controllers in order to form something a little more solid for you to hold. It features extended handles and a plastic block in order to make the otherwise quite small and lightweight Joy-Con feel more akin to a standard controller. Thankfully, Nintendo is providing one in the box with the Switch, so you won’t have to buy one separately.

Is there a Nintendo Switch Pro controller?

Yes there is, although it doesn’t come with the console. Fortunately, you don’t actually need this controller to play anything as it functions more as a premium option for those that feel more comfortable with a single, solid unit in their hands. Prices aren’t cheap though, averaging around $99, although you can occasionally nab them for $89 or even $79. There’s currently no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with a Pro controller included, but that could change over time.

Do I need to buy extra controllers for multiplayer on Nintendo Switch?

Maybe not! Given that the Joy-Con controller can be split in two, you can use each as a rudimentary controller when turned on its side due to each having an analogue stick and some form of face buttons. So far we’ve seen 2K’s NBA series, Snipper Clips and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. 

However, if you want to play four-player games, then you’re going to need to invest in an extra pair of Joy-Con controllers or, if you’re really committed, a whole set of Pro controllers. You can buy the Joy-Cons as a pair which will save you a bit of dosh if that’s your intention anyway, but if your friends own a Switch just get them to bring around theirs!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deals

The latest in the Legend of Zelda saga, The Breath of the Wild, has been raved about since launch, and remains the single largest reason to purchase a Switch. Typically, Zelda games don’t drop in price in a hurry and, given how much the console is riding on this title’s success, we can’t see it dropping any time soon. You may be able to find it in a bundle, but otherwise take a look below at the best deals we’ve found on offer.

Nintendo Switch Micro SD memory card deals

The Switch comes stock with only 32GB of internal storage, so you’ll be wanting to pick up a cheap memory card or two if you’re planning to make any digital purchases or just need room for the inevitable game-fixing patches. Don’t fret though, they’re actually surprisingly cheap, with even 64GB ones coming in at under $50.

Be on the look out for Micro SD cards which are also known as, depending on their size, MicroSDHC (up to 32GB) or MicroSDXC (up to a huge 2TB soon). Nintendo have their own branded cards but you’ll be paying a slight premium for the labelling privelege. So for now, we’d take a look at this range of cheap MicroSDXC Nintendo Switch-friendly cards.

Published at Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:27:44 +0000

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