The Nintendo Switch officially goes on sale in Australia tomorrow. Most units have been earmarked for pre-orders but it’s still possible to buy the console in-store with a little luck and legwork. Here are the cheapest bundles we’re seen online so far. Prices start at just $450.
Kotaku has a comprehensive list of Nintendo Switch deals in Australia which you can read here. We’ve included the highlights below.
Remember: some but not all stores will price match with competitors, so it’s worth haggling if the best deal isn’t available in your area. If nothing else, they might shave a few bucks off a game or accessory.
This is the cheapest deal we’ve been able to find in Australia. It’s for the base console only and there’s a significant catch – you will need a Costco membership card which cost between $50 and $60. (That’s your cue to ask friends and family if they’re Costco members!)
Cubox is a Queensland-based electronic retailer based in Bowen Hills in Brisbane. They’re reportedly selling Nintendo Switch consoles for $10 off the RRP. Best of all, they will sell it to you online: handy if you live interstate.
JB Hi-Fi: Nintendo Switch (Grey/Neon) for $469
Again, this is for the base version of the console, in grey or neon red/blue. JB Hi-Fi are pretty good at price matching, so make this your first port or call if you spot a cheaper deal locally.
Kogan won’t ship the Switch until March 6. Not ideal, but at least you won’t have to go hunting on foot. As an added bonus, Qantas frequent flyer members also get points with their purchase.
This is a reasonable option if you’re keen to grab a 1-2 Switch accessory. There’s also a Zelda: Breath of the Wild bundle for $519.