2017 has arguably been the year of the Switch. Nintendo's new device - half portable, half home console - blew away sales expectations, and has been almost impossible to get hold of in the US for months since the launch, with Nintendo ramping up production to try and meet demand.

That does mean deals are few and far between, but you can find them if you know where to look. Here at Tech Advisor, we're constantly scouring the web for the best Nintendo Switch deals available, so if and when there are any you will find them right here on this page.

Best Nintendo Switch deals right now

As mentioned above, there is a bit of a Switch shortage across the globe. Nintendo is trying its best, but demand is so high that you can't expect deals to stick around for very long at all. If you see a good deal, we'd recommend making your decision quickly. Hesitation could mean you miss out! Over the Black Friday shopping period, we saw deals disappear within minutes.

Below is our pick of the best Switch deals you'll find today.

Cheap Nintendo Switch deals: What to look for

There's some bad news here: realistically, you probably shouldn't get your hopes up for massive savings on the Switch. Blame the console's popularity for that - people are still buying it in droves at full price, so retailers really don't have much reason to slash prices in order to move stock - in fact it's been selling out all over the place as bundles arrive.

Still, there are sure to be some discounts around if you know where to look. Not many stores have cut prices on the Switch itself - at least not by more than £10 - but keep an eye out for good bundles, which offer the console alongside a game or extra accessories. Switch games can cost £40 or more, so the saving overall if you buy a bundle can be much more than a £10 saving on the Switch on its own, for example.

There are plenty of brilliant Switch games available, but our pick of the best include The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Odyssey so deals on Switch bundles that include those are among the best. Check out our round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games for more.

For people who already own Switches, you'll find some discounts on individual games, too.

Accessories might be a better bet though - the pricing of extra controllers was one of the big gripes a lot of people had with the console at launch, so we've seen a offers trying to shift stock of controllers and other accessories including carry cases.

Also remember that the Switch uses microSD cards for expandable storage, and USB-C for power - there are loads of great offers on memory cards and portable power banks, so we'd definitely recommend looking now if you're thinking of expanding your storage or grabbing a battery pack.

Where to find Nintendo Switch deals

We're doing the hard work for you, so you can find the best Switch deals right here. Most major game retailers offer discounts from time-to-time, along with just about anywhere else that sells games.

If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check:

Best cheap Nintendo Switch deals

1. Nintendo Switch with Zelda: Breath of the Wild

From: Game

Was: £332.98

Now: £309.99  (£23 off)

This Switch comes with the mammoth adventure game that started it all: The Legend of Zelda.

2. Nintendo Switch (Neon) with Rayman Legends

From: Game

Was: £304.98

Now: £289.99  (£15 off)

This is the cheapest bundle around right now for a Switch with a great game.

3. Build Your Own Switch Bundle

From: Nintendo

Now: £329.99

Customise your own Switch bundle, including the console, a game, and a carry case.

4. Nintendo Switch (Neon) with Mario Kart 8 and Lego Worlds

From: Game

Was: £351.97

Now: £324.99  (£25 off)

This is a really good price for a Nintendo Switch with two fun family games.

5. Nintendo Switch (Grey) with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

From: Amazon

Now: £318.85

Get a Switch with one of the year's surprise hits, the Mario and Rabbids crossover strategy game.

6. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

From: Amazon

Was: £49.99

Now: £41.99  (£8 off)

Pick up Mario's next huge adventure at the best price we've seen so far.

7. Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8

From: Game

Was: £324.98

Now: £309.99  (£15 off)

Grab a Switch and get Mario Kart 8: Deluxe for just £30 extra.

8. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch)

From: Simply Games

Now: £39.85

This is the best price right now for what turned out to be one of the year's absolute best Switch games.

9. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

From: BT

Was: £59.99

Now: £53.37  (£6 off)

Get Nintendo's official Pro gamepad for the cheapest price around.