The Nintendo Switch is a great, different kind of games console, considering it is as good when played both at home and as a portable.

That's why we expect many to snap one up and what better than time than during the massive Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

So check out the best Switch offers below.

You should also look out for some amazing bargains on the games themselves.

Black Friday quick links

Below are quick links straight to the deals pages for the top retailers, just in case you're looking for something that we haven't covered.

Please note that some of Amazon's deals during Cyber Monday will only be available to Prime Members, so if you didn't have Prime you might lose out - so now might be a good time to sign-up.

Nintendo Switch consoles

Whether you want a Nintendo Switch on its own or with a game or two, there are some amazing bargains to be had around the 'net.

•  Nintendo Switch Neon: Save £30, now £249 (was £279): Get the Nintendo Switch console with neon red and blue Joy-cons for the lowest price yet. View the Nintendo Switch Neon deal on Amazon

•  Nintendo Switch Grey: Save £30, now £249.99 (was £279.99): The Nintendo Switch with grey Joy-Cons is available here for a super low price. View the Grey Nintendo Switch deal on Currys PC World

•  Nintendo Switch Neon with Just Dance 2019: Save £9, now £269.99: If you want to boogie on down using the motion controllers on your new Switch, this is the deal for you. View the Just Dance Switch deal on Amazon

•  Nintendo Switch Neon with Sports Party: Save £34.99, now £279.99: If your mum always told you to go outside and play, then this might be the perfect solution. Sports Party includes classic sports games Frisbee, jet ski, basketball, golf and even beach tennis for you to enjoy on your new Switch console. Click to see this Nintendo Switch deal at Game

•  Nintendo Switch Grey with Sports Party: Just £279.99: The Grey edition of the Nintendo Switch with a fun, motion, multiplayer game for all the family. See this Sports Party Nintendo Switch deal on Game

•  Nintendo Switch Neon with The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Just £299.99: An amazing deal that includes two of the very best games you can get with the Switch, full stop. View this Nintendo Switch plus Zelda and Mario Kart deal on eBay

•  Nintendo Switch Grey with Sports Party and Lego Worlds: Just £299.99: You get two great games with the Grey edition of the Nintendo Switch here, Sports Party for multiplayer fun and the creation title Lego Worlds. View this Grey Switch deal on Game

•  Nintendo Switch Neon with Lego DC Super Villains: Save £23.99, now £299.99: Lego fans will love this offer. The console plus Lego DC Super Villains for a super price. View the Nintendo Switch Neon deal at Game

•  Nintendo Switch Neon with official Nintendo Pro Controller: Just £299.99: Get the Switch with an additional Pro Controller for playing games more comfortably in docked mode. See this deal on Amazon

•  Nintendo Switch Neon with Sports Party and Lego DC Super Villains: Just £309.99: As well as the great motion sports game, you also get the latest Lego platformer with this Switch bundle. View this Switch Lego and Sports deal on Game

•  Nintendo Switch Pokemon Let's Go limited edition with Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokeball Plus controller: Just £329.99: This limited edition Nintendo Switch has Pokemon designs on the dock and console, plus special edition Joy-Cons and comes with the Pokeball motion controller. You also get the Pikachu edition of Pokemon Let's Go. View this Nintendo Switch Pokemon deal on Currys PC World

Nintendo Switch accessories

If you've already got a Nintendo Switch, there are still some great Cyber Monday bargains to be had on accessories.

•  Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case: Save £10.50, now £4.49 (was £14.99): A protective case for your Nintendo Switch that also holds up to 14 game cards. View the Premium Console Case deal on Argos

•  Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch Messenger Bag: Now £14.99: Not only do you get a protective case for your console, you get an official Zelda messenger bag to carry it in, with dedicated pockets. View the Zelda Messenger Bag deal on Argos

•  PowerA Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock: Save £15, now £14.99 (was £29.99): Charge both the Joy-Con controllers at once, when detached from the Nintendo Switch itself. View the PowerA Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock deal on Argos

•  Bowser Shadow Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch: Save £10, now £14.99 (was £24.99): An officially licensed game controller for your Switch that gives you more conventional control when at home. See the Bowser Controller deal on Argos

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What is the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of console to its peers. Launched in spring 2017, it is both a home games console and a portable one, with a tablet-like screen and attachable Joy-Con controllers for play when out and about. It has a dock to plug it into your home TV when not.

The same games can either be played on the 6.2-inch built-in display or any HDMI-enabled TV, with graphics switching from 720p to up to 1080p respectively.

The clip-on Joy-Con controllers can also be attached to the sides of a Grip accessory to make a gamepad or you can buy a Pro controller separately.

Why buy a Nintendo Switch?

What makes the Nintendo Switch attractive is that it is completely different to all the other games consoles out there. It is equally at home at, er, home as it is when in travel mode. And because the same games work no matter which form of play you adopt, you can carry on where you left off wherever you go.

In addition, the Joy-Con controllers have motion capabilities, so you can use them for motion games, much like the Wii Remotes on Wii and Wii U. That adds an element to play that other games machines don't offer. And finally, each Joy-Con even doubles as a mini controller in its own right, so you can play two-player games without having to buy any additional accessories.

Like Nintendo consoles in general, the best games are usually exclusive to the platform. Super Mario Odyssey has wowed us here at Pocket-lint recently, for example, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also considered by many to be one of the games of the year. Both are only available for Switch.

What Nintendo Switch accessories are available?

There are plenty of third-party accessories for the Nintendo Switch that are great to expand the experience.

There are plenty of carry cases available for the Switch, for example. Amazon offers the Orzly Carry Case, with room for spare Joy-Cons, games, leads and the console itself, for just £15. You might find even bigger bargains if you shop around.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, when played on Joy-Cons, also lends itself well to steering wheel controls, which work even better when housed in an official wheel accessory. You can get a two-pack of wheels for around £6 on Amazon.

It's worth checking retailers for any price drops on the Pro Controller. Considering Nintendo's own wireless version costs £55, any bargain in this area is well worth seeking out.

Amiibo deals can be found if you shop around too.

Nintendo Switch microSD cards

Considering the Nintendo Switch requires the use of a microSD card if you want to store several games on your console, you should look out for any great deals on cards.

MicroSD cards are often included in sales, including Cyber Monday, especially on Amazon.

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The Switch is compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards up to UHS-I in spec. That covers many of the cards already available and if you aren't too worried about the maximum speeds, you can get a real bargain.