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It’s no secret that gaming can add up to be quite a costly habit/past-time over time. Not only are you required to invest in all the blockbuster video games you’re interested in playing, but the actual console itself is a fairly largely barrier to entry. Pre-owned consoles are a good remedy to this problem, especially with regards to picking up a Nintendo Switch, which as the latest console released to market is unsurprisingly the most expensive. For all these reasons and more, a refurbished Nintendo Switch makes a lot of sense. If you're after a Nintendo Switch bundle, however, you may be best checking our full comparison.
The beauty of the Nintendo Switch is that it’s the perfect console for people who are always on the move. This is because that, unlike a traditional box console, the unit itself can be used independently as a handheld gaming device as well as placed in a dock wired up to your TV. This suddenly opens up a whole world of triple-A quality video games that is no longer limited to just your large screen but can also be taken with you during a commute or holiday.
All of Nintendo’s consoles have been defined by their selection of exclusive first-party titles and the same is no different for the Nintendo Switch. Already players have been treated to such memorable experiences as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Yoshi’s Crafted World and more. Such family-friendly, bright and colourful experiences aren’t available on PS5 or Xbox Series X – instead representing that old-school Nintendo magic and mark of quality.
Controllers, let alone consoles, are often an expensive addition to anyone’s gaming set-up. Nintendo recognised this when developing the Switch, and so made it easier than ever for players to jump into games co-op simply by having each of the console’s two controllers detachable. Called “Joy-Con”, they can be tilted on the side and work well enough independently that games like Mario Kart 8: Deluxe are blast when played split-screen.
As we have now seen the release of the Nintendo Switch OLED model there are multiple options when it comes to buying your refurbished Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite is entirely portable with no dock that you'd see with the base Nintendo Switch or the OLED model so is perfect for people who do not wish to play on a TV. The OLED has only recently released so we are yet to see many refurbished deals available but we imagine this will change in the future and will be a great way to save some money on the latest Nintendo Switch model.
A refurbished Nintendo Switch refers to a console that has likely been used and sold back to the retailer by a customer. This doesn’t necessarily make them lesser-than a new Nintendo Switch, though, all thanks to retailers performing their own bespoke safety checks and refurbishment processes before relisting it for sale. This refurbishment process if relatively easier with Switch thanks to the console itself being a single handheld unit.
As mentioned, it’s always recommended that you look for the grade your refurbished Nintendo Switch has been given when picking one up. All would have had their ports checked, software updates and screen cleaned after being traded in, but this doesn’t discount the likelihood that a “Fair” refurbished Nintendo Switch could show some cosmetic damage. The general rule for any console refurb – not just for Nintendo Switch – is that the bigger the discount, the more worse for wear it might be.
If you’ve determined that a refurbished Nintendo Switch is your best route onto the platform there’s a fair few online retailers you can investigate. Most of which you’ll recognise, but what’s really worth paying attention to is how the refurbished Nintendo Switches they sell are graded. We at Console Deals make it easier for potential purchasers to find what they need by pulling in a great deal of Nintendo Switch consoles, all of which will be rated between a scale of “Fair” to “Very Good”.
As the UK’s biggest physical games retailer, Game offers an exhaustive selection of refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles alongside its sealed units. This makes it easy for players to go to the store and check out a model at a price best for them, but then we at Console Deals can save you trouble by making you aware of what’s available where and at what quality grade. The good news is that every refurbished Nintendo Switch comes with a 12-month warranty from the date of sale.
eBay is likely many people’s first go-to retailer when the idea of pre-owned goods and getting a good deal comes to mind. Its selection of refurbished Nintendo Switches is so vast, however, that it can sometimes feel like you can’t see the consoles for the gamepads. Luckily, various recognisable high-street retailers like Argos, Tesco and Asda each have their own eBay shopfront, meaning that you’re guaranteed a working refurbished Nintendo Switch and a 12-month warranty.
The Nintendo Switch is still a relatively new console, and a good one at that, so picking one up at a cheap 2nd hand price is rare. The amount of money you save between a refurbished Nintendo Switch and a new Nintendo Switch console, isn't actually that much, so check out the best deals on a new Nintendo Switch console before you make your decision.
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