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Nintendo Switch Lite is £30 off with this rare Black Friday deal

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Today’s the day Amazon UK kicks off its Black Friday deals for real, bringing with it a host of discounts that should save you some money at a time where every penny counts.

One of the best deals we’ve seen so far gets you a Nintendo Switch Lite for just £169 at Amazon. That’s £20 off the normal price, and while not a huge discount it’s still more money off than we’ve seen recently.

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Nintendo Switch Lite: was £199 now £169 @ Amazon
If you don't care about playing on your TV, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the Switch for you. It's a dedicated handheld, rather than a hybrid console, but still does all the things you need from a Switch — especially the games. Plus it's lighter and a lot nicer to look at than the boring black original. There's one caveat: to get this deal, you'll need to sign up to the Amazon Platinum Mastercard. 

The Nintendo Switch Lite is limited to handheld mode, unlike the original console which could “switch” between TV and handheld mode on the fly. It also doesn’t come with detachable Joy-Con controllers, though a separate pair can be connected if you want to enjoy features like motion controls.

But because you’re always looking at it and using it on the go, the Switch Lite is designed to be a lightweight and colourful device  Unlike the standard console which is basically just a boring black square. It’s got a 5.5-inch display and a 3-7 hour battery life which means it should keep you (or your kids) occupied for a significant amount of time.

There are also a number of Switch games getting discounts in Amazon’s Black Friday sale, so make sure to check those out as well. In the meantime if there’s anything else you’re looking for, make sure to check out our Amazon U.K. Black Friday deals hub to see what else is on offer.

Tom Pritchard

Tom is the Tom's Guide's Automotive Editor, which means he can usually be found knee deep in stats the latest and best electric cars, or checking out some sort of driving gadget. It's long way from his days as editor of Gizmodo UK, when pretty much everything was on the table. He’s usually found trying to squeeze another giant Lego set onto the shelf, draining very large cups of coffee, or complaining that Ikea won’t let him buy the stuff he really needs online.