Nintendo Switch
Nintendo's new game console Switch's logo is pictured after its presentation ceremony in Tokyo, Japan January 13, 2017. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Nintendo Switch is apparently on sale around the world. This doesn’t exclude Australia as multiple Nintendo Switch Bundles are swarming stores like Harvey Norman and EB Games. There are some gamers who have preordered they Switch. However, some missed the cutoff and are now in search of cheaper deals. Here are the cheapest deals around Australia.

JB Hi-Fi, Costco, Target, Big W, Harvey Norman, EB Games, Gamesmen, Kogan, Cubox, Dick Smith and Belfield Music are the places to be when trying to find the cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles in Australia. Nintendo Switch in grey or neon red/blue are available in JB Hi-Fi for $469. However, there is nothing extra beyond the basic console and accessories.

Costco, on the other hand, will offer the Nintendo Switch for $450. However, those who are planning to purchase this console in Costco will need a membership. Target offered a $50 deposit for their preorder run. However, this has already ended as of Feb. 28.

Some stores do not offer preorders or have already ended, but Big W will offer the Switch at $499 with the “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” for only $519. This means that game will only cost $20. Harvey Norman offers a grey coloured Switch online. However, it may be sold out.

EB Games and Gamesmen both offer the game console for $469.95. The former still offers preorders for the grey Switch bundle before its official launch. Kogan, on the other hand, sells theirs for $469, but it won’t be shipped until the 6th of March. Furthermore, since Kogan is part of the official stock, buyers would have the local warranty in place when they order.

Cubox, in Queensland, will offer the bundle for only $259.95. Meanwhile, Dick Smith will offer both grey and neon for $469 and also receive a local warranty. Last, but not the least, is Belfield Music. They offer both colours for $469.99 with a basic set of accessories They are based in Bass Hill, New South Wales.

Kotaku also mentioned that although the Nintendo Switch console will be released some time this week. The games available for it will not be. Only a few games have been released so far and this includes “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Super Bomberman R,” amongst others.

Head of games research at IHS Markit Piers Harding-Rolls said that Nintendo is “convincing a wider audience to commit to the platform.” However, this will take some time to work. On the other hand, the “...mixture of compelling content and features, price point, word of mouth and effective marketing” are all that is needed to engage with a broader audience, Bloomberg shared.