The second day of Amazon’s huge Prime event is in full swing, with a huge array of slashed prices across tech, home appliances, Amazon devices, kids’ toys and more.
After being postponed because of the pandemic, Amazon launched its Prime Day 2020 sale yesterday on 13 October. The 48 hour event ends tonight at midnight.
The shopping event kicked off with a bang, with impressive discounts on big-ticket items and top brands, including Apple AirPods, Amazon’s Echo Dot and the Xbox One.
The hottest product of the first day of the event, however, was the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch + Ring Fit Adventure bundle was reduced from £348.99 to £314.99, but it sold out fast.
Luckily, we’ve found an alternative deal on the second day of the event, but you’ll have to add it to your basket quickly to make sure you secure the offer.
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Nintendo Switch Lite + Minecraft: Was £218.99, now £199 – buy now
The Lite version of the hugely popular Nintendo Switch console is on sale this Prime Day. The bundle comes with Minecraft, a game that’s all about crafting weapons and armour to fend off your enemies, and the device is in the shade coral.
While the original Switch console is designed to connect to your TV, despite its portability, the lite version is designed for hand-held use only.
The Independent’s technology editor and avid gamer, Andrew Griffin, describes the Nintendo Switch Lite as “a cheaper and lighter version [of the original] that can be carried around. It will suit anyone on a budget, with limited space or who never wants to play it on their TV anyway.”
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the different types of consoles on sale this Prime Day, Griffin explains what makes the Switch such a great choice, whether you’re in the market for a Christmas gift or simply looking to expand your own gaming arsenal.
“To get this out the way: the Switch is an entirely different proposition, but one that’s not worth ruling out,” he says.
“The games are incredible, the console is packed with fun, and Nintendo have pulled out a stroke of genius all around. It has its downsides – the graphics and performance are nowhere near as futuristic and powerful as the other bigger consoles – but that’s what you get for it all fitting in a box you can throw in your bag and play on the move.”
“Ultimately, you’re probably not deciding between a Switch and other consoles; but if you’re deciding whether to buy a Switch, then you should.”
For more deals, visit our round-up of the best TV offers this Amazon Prime Day
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