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The best place to compare 616 different console bundles for the latest innovation from Nintendo, the console-handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch. With prices ranging from £187.85 to £449 and our state of the art filtering system, Console Deals is the only site you need to find your dream Switch bundle for the best price out there.

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    Nintendo Switch Lite for just £198.00
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    Nintendo Switch Lite Grey console

    £198.00

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    Nintendo Switch Lite for just £198.00

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    Nintendo Switch Lite for just £198.00

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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector for just £209.98
    Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector

    Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow console bundled with:

    • Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector
    £209.98

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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector for just £209.98
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    Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise console bundled with:

    • Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector
    £209.98

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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector for just £209.98
    Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector

    Nintendo Switch Lite Grey console bundled with:

    • Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Gioteck Nintendo Switch Lite Essential Starter Pack for just £209.98
    Gioteck Nintendo Switch Lite Essential Starter Pack

    Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow console bundled with:

    • Gioteck Nintendo Switch Lite Essential Starter Pack
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite for just £209.98
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    Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow console bundled with:

    • Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Nintendo Switch Lite Hard Pouch (Blue/Grey) for just £209.98
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    Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow console bundled with:

    • Nintendo Switch Lite Hard Pouch (Blue/Grey)
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite for just £209.98
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    Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise console bundled with:

    • Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Nintendo Switch Lite Hard Pouch (Blue/Grey) for just £209.98
    Nintendo Switch Lite Hard Pouch (Blue/Grey)

    Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise console bundled with:

    • Nintendo Switch Lite Hard Pouch (Blue/Grey)
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Gioteck Nintendo Switch Lite Essential Starter Pack for just £209.98
    Gioteck Nintendo Switch Lite Essential Starter Pack

    Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise console bundled with:

    • Gioteck Nintendo Switch Lite Essential Starter Pack
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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Dual USB PlayStand for Nintendo Switch Lite for just £209.98
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    Nintendo Switch Lite Grey console bundled with:

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    Best selling Nintendo Switch bundles – September 2019

    1. Nintendo Switch £30 eShop credit bundle

    August saw the launch of a slightly updated version of the classic Switch, with an improved battery life. So far, we’ve not spotted any particularly exciting bundles out there, but given the option, you should aim to buy this one all other things being equal. You can tell the difference between the old and new versions by the new one having a red background on the box.

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    2. Nintendo Switch Zelda: Link’s Awakening bundle

    It’s hard to find a single Zelda game out there that isn’t beloved by someone, but Link’s Awakening, the first ever portable entry of the series, holds a special place in the hearts of many. Appropriately, given the Switch’s ability to be played on the go, Link’s Awakening is being re-imagined and re-released this year, almost 30 years after the original. Although the game is still a month off, we’re already seeing some bundles cropping up.

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    3. Nintendo Switch Pokemon Sword/ Shield bundle

    The two latest entries into the beloved Pokemon series, Sword and Shield, may not launch until November, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t already seen a bundle or 10! The first wholly original Pokemon games to hit the Switch, Sword and Shield are destined to be huge sellers, so retailers aren’t wasting any time to try and garner the interest of all those gamers out there who will be buying a Switch specifically to travel to the world of Pokemon again.

    Nintendo Switch Lite + Pokemon Sword for just £244.99
    Pokemon Sword

    Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition console bundled with:

    £244.99

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    Nintendo Switch Lite + Pokemon Shield for just £244.99
    Pokemon Shield

    Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Edition console bundled with:

    £244.99

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    4. Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle

    Even with the flurry of new releases in July, Mario Kart remained our best-selling Nintendo Switch bundle of the month. Why? Well, it remains quite expensive to buy on its own, and both GAME, Argos and Currys are offering a Switch, a physical copy of the game and a £30 eShop voucher for just £299.99, which is excellent value. We may see some price drops on similar bundles around Black Friday, but if you’re after a distraction for the summer holidays than can be played at home and in the car, you’ll struggle to beat this!

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    5. Nintendo Switch Mario Maker 2 bundle

    Mario Maker 2 continues to sell well and is getting better every single day thanks to its thriving online community producing mind-boggling levels ranging from simplistic to devilishly tricky. As with Mario Kart, we expect it will be quite a while before we see much in the way of reductions in price of the game itself, meaning that if you’re buying a Switch specifically for Mario Maker 2, a bundle is definitely the way to go. If you’ve got your eye on another game as well, the best bundle around at the moment also comes with a £30 eShop voucher.

    Nintendo Switch Lite + Super Mario Maker 2 for just £219.99
    Super Mario Maker 2

    Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow console bundled with:

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    Find the best value Nintendo Switch bundle

    Above, you’ll find hundreds of different Switch deals from dozens of the UK’s leading retailers. But how can you ensure you’re getting the absolute best value on your Nintendo Switch bundle? Here’s our top tips:

    • Be patient – there’s no denying that there are good and less good times in a month to invest in a console. Retailers often start the month with some really strong deals, go quiet for the middle weeks and then launch more price drops and new bundles to coincide with pay day towards the end of the month. This isn’t an exact science, and there are always exceptions, but generally this seems to be the trend.
    • Check back regularly – we update our prices multiple times an hour, and we regularly see excellent deals appear, sell like hot cakes, and go out of stock in a flash. Once again, this is more likely to happen at the start or end of the month than it is in the middle – but it definitely pays to keep an eye on the market.
    • Know what you’re looking at – one of the most common mistakes people can make when it comes to looking for great value bundles is over-valuing bundled in games. Don’t pay over the odds for a bundle just because it features a couple of extra games (that may be available for less than the bundle’s price mark-up).
    • Know what you’re looking for – similar to above, the market can suddenly look much clearer if you know exactly what it is you’re after. Though it’s easy to be swayed by new deals (and, sometimes, a deal can be so good it’s worth grabbing and buying the other parts separately), if you know the general values of the console, games and accessories you’re looking to get, you can spot the really good deals more easily.
    • Look into buying the components separately – following on from the last point, if you know exactly what it is you’re looking for, then it’s always worth checking out our Nintendo Switch games and accessories sections to see if you can save by buying the items separately (we only list bundles that the retailers have specifically listed together). In our experience, most of the time the bundles you’ll see on this page will be the cheapest and easiest options, but you never know!
    New Nintendo Switch battery life

    Classic Nintendo Switch (2019 update)

    Games library All physical and eStore games
    Memory 32GB
    Expandable memory? Yes
    Available standard colours Grey, neon red & blue
    Connectivity Connect to TV with included dock
    RRP £279
    Included controllers A pair of detachable Joy-Cons
    Battery life 4.5 - 9 hours
    Screen size 6.2"
    Nintendo Switch Lite yellow

    Nintendo Switch Lite

    Games library All physical and eStore games
    Memory 32GB
    Expandable memory? Yes
    Available standard colours Grey, turquoise, yellow
    Connectivity Unable to connect to TV
    RRP £199
    Controllers None (one integrated unit)
    Battery life 3 - 7 hours
    Screen size 5.5"

    Learn more about the Nintendo Switch

    The Switch (previously known by the codename Nintendo NX) is a hybrid games console revealed by Nintendo. Since launching in March 2017, it has taken the UK (and the rest of the world!) by storm. Fix the console to a static dock at home to output your game to your TV, or remove the console, attach the physical controllers and play on-the-go.

    Gaming whenever, wherever

    Play it in the home, pick it up and play on the go, remove the controllers and play with friends, play however you want. The message is clear, Nintendo has built a console that allows you to switch how you play based on your mood.

    Gaming whenever, wherever

    Powered by Nvidia

    Powered by Nvidia

    The console monopoly of AMD is no-more. Nvidia are supplying a custom version of the Tegra processor to power the Nintendo Switch. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards. What does this mean? Well, like Nvidia say themselves; the Nintendo Switch will be really fun to play with incredible performance and great graphics.

    Third party support

    While Nintendo consoles are always most associated with their roster of exclusive first party titles, the Switch has already received a range of highly-rated third party titles. Rocket League, Skyrim, and FIFA have all already made appearances on the Switch, while ports of intensive current generation games such as DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 are a testament to both the power of the Switch, and how much developers are willing to support it.

    Third party support

    Local Multiplayer Games

    Local multiplayer revolutionised

    If you’re someone with fond memories of crowding on the sofa with your friends for some frantic local multiplayer action, the Switch is the console for you. The Joy Con controller can be divided in half, meaning you can enjoy four player action with just two pairs of Joy Cons. Plus, with Nintendo exclusives such as Mario Kart, there’s no better console to play with friends.

    Exclusive gaming classics

    No company can boast the same number of exclusive, beloved gaming franchises as Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda series returns in an epic new adventure, The Breath of the Wild. Following hot on Zelda’s heels was Mario, who returned with a new 3D adventure, Super Mario Odyssey, which was similarly critically acclaimed. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe proved one of the year’s most popular titles. Into 2018, and the exclusives keep on coming, including a new Smash Bros game and two new Pokémon titles, Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee.

    Zelda Breath of the Wild

    What can the Nintendo Switch do?

    Switch to home

    Switch to home

    Slide your Nintendo Switch into the stand-alone dock to connect your console to your TV and play at home. The dock also recharges the unit.

    Switch to portable

    Switch to portable

    Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the side of your Nintendo Switch and play games on-the-go through the bright high-definition display.

    Revolutionary control

    Revolutionary control

    The Joy-Con controllers can attach to the charging grip, the console itself, or split to fit a variety of gaming styles.

    It's a meee

    It's a meee

    Classic new games for a new generation of Nintendo fan.

    Local multiplayer

    Local multiplayer

    A sorely missed feature in the latest generation of consoles is championed in the Nintendo Switch. Play in isolation or switch to split screen for local multiplayer and ultimate bragging rights.

    Pro-Controller

    Pro Controller

    Go pro with the revamped Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch.

    Third-party support

    Third-party support

    Play new games from leading triple-A developers, including Bethesda, ActiVision and EA. Skyrim on the move? Yes please.

    Cartridge based gaming

    Cartridge based gaming

    Cartridge gaming lends to shorter load times and easier portability.

    Joy-Con Controllers

    Joy-Con Controllers

    Joy-Con Controllers consisting of an analogue stick, four face buttons, a trigger button and a shoulder button, can be split apart allowing you to take on friends wherever you are.

    Portable

    Portable

    Deploy the kickstand and play anywhere

    Switch!

    Switch!

    Instantly switch between home or portable systems

    Online multiplayer

    Online multiplayer

    Connect with friends via Nintendo’s online network

    Nintendo NX Logo

    The first mention of the Nintendo NX

    Nintendo’s late president Satoru Iwata fired the starter pistol on the speculation over Nintendo’s next console in March 2015, saying “let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated gaming platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename “NX””. Iwata’s mention of a membership service that would encompass the 3DS, the Wii U and the NX caused a further stir, with speculation centering around where the NX would sit within Nintendo’s console offering if they were to continue with the 3DS as the flagship handheld and the Wii U as the dedicated home console.

    The NX gets a launch date

    Any doubt as to whether the NX was to be a fully fledged new piece of technology rather than an upgrade on either the DS range or the Wii U was extinguished in April 2015 when, in an investor’s meeting, the Japanese gaming giant revealed the release date for the new hardware as March 2017.

    Breath of the Wild

    Breath of the Wild unveiled as a launch title

    Although Nintendo disappointed many of their legions of hardcore fans by not revealing any details whatsoever about the NX at the E3 expo, they did offer a tantalising glimpse of the future by revealing that the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title, The Breath of the Wild, was to be released on both the Wii U and the NX as a launch title. Creator of the Mario and Zelda series Shigeru Miyamoto stated that Nintendo weren’t more forthcoming about details of the NX because they feared that it would be copied if they revealed information too far in advance of launch.

    The Nintendo NX

    Hardware rumours abound

    In late July, various leaks centering on the specifics of the NX’s core design and some of the technology it would be using began to be reported. Most significant was the speculation that the NX would be an unusual hybrid concept that was capable of functioning as both a home console and as a portable, courtesy of a pair of controllers that could attach to either end of a tablet-like body. Further rumours linked in the NX to Nvidia’s Tegra mobile processor chip, and suggested that the console would use cartridges like those of the 3DS rather than less handheld-friendly discs.

    The Switch is officially unveiled

    Following months of speculation, the Nintendo Switch – as it is now known – was unveiled. As had been previously rumoured, the Switch is a hybrid device capable of being played in both handheld and console modes. The official announcement was accompanied by a launch trailer that showed the three main ways the console could be used; as a traditional console-TV-controller set up, as a portable with the Joy-Con controllers attached, and in tabletop mode using the built in kickstand.

    Switch presentation

    The date is set

    At a livestreamed event in Tokyo, Nintendo unveiled further details of the Switch’s hardware, showcased some of its launch titles playing on the system and, most importantly, revealed the worldwide launch date for the console; March 3rd. The event showcased Nintendo’s dedication to the system, which many argued had been lacking from their pre-launch promotional efforts for the Wii U. This enhanced backing culminated with a spot during the Superbowl in the US.

    Another sales milestone

    Less than a year after launch, the Switch hits 14.86 million units sold, putting it more than a million ahead of how many consoles the Wii U sold over the course of its entire lifetime. There’s no denying it; Nintendo have a hit console on their hands.

    It’s great news for gamers too, with the more consoles sold the more AAA games the system is likely to receive.

    Switch on

    The Switch is launched on March 3rd and almost immediately sells out worldwide, with estimates suggesting that the system sold between 1.5 and 2 million units in its first week, a record for a Nintendo system. The Switch was aided by its launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was released to critical acclaim, with many reviewers suggesting it deserved to be part of the conversation about the best game ever.

    Nintendo share price rockets

    Despite worldwide shortages of the Switch, it continues to sell in incredible volumes, and rarely stays in stock for long anywhere. The Switch’s early unbridled success does much to put minds at ease about Nintendo’s ability to make up ground after the Wii U, with the Japanese company’s share price reflecting that. In May, it hits a seven year-high.

    E3 offers more reasons to be cheerful

    Even with expectations high for what Nintendo would announce at the annual E3 convention, Nintendo arguably surpassed them with a slew of game showcases that left fans in little doubt as to the long term prospects of the Switch. A Kirby game, a Pokemon RPG, Metroid Prime 4 and a Yoshi game represented a predictably strong first party lineup, while Rocket League was a surprise third-party announcement, joining Skyrim with a Q4 2017 launch.

    Splatoon 2 artwork

    Stock worries ease

    Supported by an increasingly strong lineup of games, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2, the Switch continues to perform fantastically well, although stock is now easier to find generally. Nintendo also announces a new Mario Odyssey hard bundle for the Switch, to sit alongside the Splatoon 2 bundle launched in July.

    Odyssey begins a legacy

    Super Mario Odyssey, the Italian plumber’s first sandbox-style adventure in years, is released. It achieves critical acclaim to rival that given to Switch launch title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and has gamers asking if any console has ever had two better games in its first year. Critics predict that Odyssey and Zelda will duke it out between them for the honour of ‘game of the year’ titles in a year that will go down in even Nintendo’s storied history.

    The jewel in the crown

    The jewel in the crown

    Nintendo caps a superb year with Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild winning Game of the Year at the Game Awards 2017. They use the award to announce the launch of the second piece of DLC for Breath of the Wild, which features the game’s first story expansion. Also announced are Switch ports of Bayonetta 1 and 2 and a new Switch exclusive, the third game in the series.

    Switch going strong

    After several months of excellent sales numbers, fantastic games and increasingly solid stock levels, Nintendo revise their sales target for the Switch. Having originally forecast 10 million units sold by March (a year into the console’s life cycle), they now aim to have moved 14 million units. The PS4 sold a similar amount, while the Xbox One hit around 10 million. The 14 million mark is also significant, as it would mean that the Switch had surpassed the Wii U’s lifetime sales in under a year. Nintendo are back.

    Mini Direct lays out the Switch’s upcoming titles

    With E3 2016 announced games like Metroid Prime 4 and Pokémon still a long way off, Nintendo launch a Mini Direct to unveil some upcoming games. The most significant announcements are a new edition of Mario Tennis, Mario Tennis Aces, a remastered version of the classic Dark Souls, and a re-release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Also previewed are DLC and updates to Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Pokken Tournament DX.

    Nintendo LABO launches

    Nintendo LABO launches

    Nintendo have always been known for their out of the box thinking, and LABO is an example of just that – as well as thinking with the box. LABO enables gamers to create their own cardboard creations and bring them to life with Switch software. April sees the first two kits launch, the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit, which lets players build a backpack and becoming a Godzilla-size robot, rampaging through a city.

    Undocked

    Nintendo begins selling a version of the Switch in Japan without the dock and AC adaptor. The logic behind the move is that they want to encourage those who live in a house with a Switch, but who don’t own one themselves, to buy a console without having to pay for a dock they don’t need. No word is given when we might see a similar option in the UK.

    20 million

    Nintendo announce that 19.67 million Switch consoles have been sold as of the end of June, meaning that by the point they make the announcement, the total is more than 20 million. Nintendo also have set an ambitious target of selling 20 million units between April and March 2019. While they’ve sold around 2 million so far, with Super Smash Bros Ultimate and two new Pokemon games on the way, don’t rule it out!

    Nintendo raises the crowd at Gamescom

    Nintendo had lots in store for Gamescom 2018, showcasing a plethora of new gameplay from already-announced Switch titles including DAEMON X MACHINA (coming 2019) and the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. From their booth in Cologne they also had playable titles of Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Dark Souls: Remastered. Plenty for Switch fans to get excited about.

    Four exciting new bundles announced

    Four exciting new bundles announced

    Rumours of a Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle and Diablo III: Eternal Collection bundle were rife in the months leading up to September. These were officially announced to fanfare and stand as two of the most popular Switch bundles to date. Two new Pokémon Switch bundles were also announced in September to commemorate Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

    Switch outsells the GameCube

    The Nintendo Switch’s popularity shows no bounds as it outstrips the Nintendo GameCube’s lifetime sales after less than two years on the market. Worldwide sales reached 22.86 million units in October, while the GameCube only managed 21.74 million units from the period 2001 to 2007. Now all eyes are on the N64 and whether the Switch can top the 32.93 million units it shifted. Ready, set, go!

    Two-year anniversary of Switch reveal

    It was on October 20, 2016 when Nintendo officially announced their next-generation console under the name Switch. The Nintendo Switch immediately grabbed the gaming community’s attention with its hybrid design. Technical details were released on January 13, 2017 to ramp up excitement for the console. The Switch was officially released on March 3, 2017 in all key markets including the UK.

    New Switch models incoming?

    Rumours spring up that we may be getting not one, but two new iterations of the Switch in 2019. The first is a Lite version of the Switch, which may not include a dock in the box and may have fixed Joy-Cons either side. The second is a pro version, with upgraded graphical capabilities and an improved screen. Nintendo denies the rumours.

    Switch outsells the N64

    After ousting the Gamecube, the Switch makes short work of another iconic Nintendo console’s total sales numbers – the N64. Despite having boasted the likes of Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Major’s Mask and many, many other bonafide classic titles, the Switch has taken just over two years to eclipse the N64’s lifetime sales.

    Let's a go! Mario and Zelda get the VR treament

    In an unexpected announcement, Nintendo enable VR modes – using the LABO VR headset – within Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Mario Odyssey’s VR modes consists only of mini levels, while Breath of the Wild’s mode enables you to play through the entire game while immersed in VR. It’s Nintendo’s first real foray into the VR arena since the ill-fated Virtual Boy console in the mid-90s.

    Switch outsells PS4 in Japan

    Japan has always been a Nintendo stronghold, with other console manufacturers always struggling to dethrone them from the console throne in the Far East. This is hammered home as the Switch cruises passed the lifetime sales of the PS4 in May, despite the PS4 generally performing well in Japan and having a three year head start on the Switch.

    Switch v2

    No sooner have Nintendo refuted rumours that a Pro version of the Switch then we get an explanation for all the speculation flying around. While Nintendo aren’t launching a fully-fledged new version of the Switch, they are upgrading the existing model of the classic Switch. The main difference? Quite significantly enhanced battery life. The easiest way to differentiate between the original and the updated models will be the packaging – the original Switch’s box features the console in front of a TV and a white background, while the new version will feature a bright red background.

    No Pro in 2019

    As the Switch Lite is announced, Nintendo also pours water on the rumours that we’ll be getting a new, ramped up Pro version of the Switch – at least in 2019. There had been rumours of Nintendo planning on upgrading the Switch, but Nintendo make it clear this is not the case currently.

    Lite at the end of the tunnel

    After months of rumours, Nintendo finally confirm that they’ll be releasing a new version of the Switch. Named the Switch Lite, the new model will lack any connectivity to a TV and is an all-in-one unit, unlike the classic Switch with its detachable Joy-Cons. Other than physical differences in the hardware, the Lite and original Switch are the same, playing the same games and both offering compatibility with the same set of controllers. The Lite will come initially in three colours, with a special edition Pokemon Sword/ Shield version already confirmed, and launches in September.

    New Switch hits shelves

    The upgraded version of the classic Switch starts appearing on UK shelves, with its distinctive red background box making it clear to shoppers which version of the console they’re getting.