Update: It’s gone already. Check out the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals for more savings if they break this weekend.
Original story: If you’re buying a new Nintendo Switch in the Black Friday sales over this coming weekend, chances are you’ll want the latest Pokémon game with it. The latest Pokemon games, Sword and Shield, take the series into HD for the first time, in what’s the most vividly-realised Pokemon setting to date.
Right now at Amazon you can grab a grey-coloured Nintendo Switch with either Pokémon Sword specifically for just £279. Given the £279 RRP of the Switch console, that throws in a brand new AAA game for nothing extra. Note that this same bundle was priced at £299.99 yesterday. It’s worth bearing in mind too, too, that at the time of writing, stock isn’t available until December 1. So it’s possible this deal won’t last long. Not in the UK? You can see global deals on the Switch Lite console at the bottom of this article.
Only the £299 Very deal that threw in Mario Kart 8 as well as a Pokémon title was slightly better over this past weekend, but Nintendo has a historical reluctance for discounting its hardware or games – even on a Switch console nearing its third birthday – and really we’ll take what we can get.
SOLD OUT Nintendo Switch and Pokémon Sword: £279 at Amazon
Grab either a grey Nintendo Switch console and new Pokémon game for the right side of £27.99. Almost as good as the Very deal posted earlier, and you’re basically getting Pokemon Sword for free. View Deal
Keep in mind that we could see other deals land over Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday, but there’s a chance that it won’t get much better than this from here on out.
If you really want the cheapest Switch experience you can, too, you’re probably best off going with the handheld-only Switch Lite model that launched in September – and you can see the latest prices for that below.
TechRadar is scouring every retailer and rounding up all the top deals over the Black Friday period, and we’ve put all the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals in easy-to-navigate articles to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.