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Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know what is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time.

Never fear - Nintendo Life is here to help you sort the wheat from the chaff! Here we choose our Top 5 cheap Switch games in the Switch eShop sales so you can be sure you're getting a great deal on a great game.

What do we mean by 'best cheap Switch games'? We're thinking anything discounted to around $10 (or under). In addition to the top 5 best cheap Switch games, we'll also highlight a ridiculously cheap eShop game (we're talking Switch games under $1) which may be worth investigating for a few cents, if only for a half hour or so.

We'll update this page with new games and deals on a weekly basis, so keep an eye on it.

So, let's have a look at this week's five best deals on the Switch eShop!

The Best Cheap Games On The Nintendo Switch eShop

Here's our pick of the top 5 best deals for cheap games on the Switch eShop right now:

What Remains of Edith Finch (Switch eShop)

What Remains of Edith Finch (Switch eShop)What Remains of Edith Finch (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Giant Sparrow
Release Date: 4th Jul 2019 (USA) / 4th Jul 2019 (UK/EU)

50% off - was $19.99, now $9.99 until 28th May 2020

What Remains of Edith Finch is a 'Walking Simulator' that doesn’t just tell an unforgettable story – it's genuinely unforgettable. As tragic as its tale is, it always manages to entertain. As one section ends and as you fight back tears, you’ll always carry on, because the next story is as engrossing as the last. If you want a strong feature-length story that doesn’t waste a minute, Edith Finch is the one you need.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch)Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 22nd Sep 2017 (USA) / 22nd Sep 2017 (UK/EU)

80% off - was $49,99, now $9,99 until 26th May 2020

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 was a massive game on other platforms and is even bigger on Switch. The visual downgrades were expected, but the removal of the gray filter present on other platforms arguably makes the Switch version look better overall. The brilliantly rendered cutscenes, deep character customisation and fine-tuned fighting mechanics make for a title that is easy to pick up but hard to put down. This is another case of a game that makes one wonder just how much developers can do with Nintendo's diminutive console. Fans of fighting games and Dragon Ball alike should definitely consider picking this one up.

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Donut County (Switch eShop)

Donut County (Switch eShop)Donut County (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Ben Esposito
Release Date: 18th Dec 2018 (USA) / 18th Dec 2018 (UK/EU)

50% off - was $12,99, now $6,49 until 28th May 2020

Donut County is perfect if you're looking for a short, relaxing, funny puzzle game. It's an enjoyable experience that has just enough charm to justify its existence, and although some might find the relatively high price tag a tough pill to swallow for three hours max of content, it's a tasty little treat of a game that you can devour in a single sitting. 50% off will do nicely.

Gorogoa (Switch eShop)

Gorogoa (Switch eShop)Gorogoa (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Buried Signal
Release Date: 14th Dec 2017 (USA) / 14th Dec 2017 (UK/EU)

50% off - was $14,99, now $7,49 until 28th May 2020

The Switch’s eShop is saturated with bucket loads of high-quality content. This is great in one way, of course, but stumbling across hidden gems within it will get tougher as time goes on. Gorogoa is one such gem; a puzzle game quite unlike any other that deserves your attention. It is a little on the short side, but the creativity that has been put into its design, and the effect it will have on you during your time exploring its gorgeous world, is something that you’ll want to experience. If you’re looking for something new to try, this would be an excellent choice.

Gone Home (Switch eShop)

Gone Home (Switch eShop)Gone Home (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Annapurna Interactive
Release Date: 6th Sep 2018 (USA) / 6th Sep 2018 (UK/EU)

50% off - was $14.99, now $7.49 until 28th May 2020

Several years on, there’s no denying the cultural and developmental impact Gone Home has had on the game industry. Both as a near-perfect exercise in interactive storytelling and an example of how to handle complex and very real ideas in a game, only Life is Strange has ever come close to matching its significance. While there still isn’t much ‘game’ to be found here, the story you unravel through exploring an empty home will stay with you long after you’ve put down your Switch. Essential.


And with the growing trend of games plummeting to mere cents, here's our sub-$1 pick for a super cheap game that's worth the memory space it takes up on your Switch...

Saturday Morning RPG (Switch eShop)

Saturday Morning RPG (Switch eShop)Saturday Morning RPG (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Limited Run Games / Developer: Mighty Rabbit Studios
Release Date: 26th Apr 2018 (USA) / 26th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)

90% off - was $9.99, now $0.99 until 1st Jun 2020

As a loving tribute to JRPGs and '80s pop culture, Saturday Morning RPG has rough edges a-plenty and even more bright ideas. It can frustrate and baffle, particularly if you're not au fait with the period, but it's always keen to invite you into its world.


Keep an eye on this page as we update it removing old deals and cycling in new bargains. If money's no object, be sure to check out our list of the Best Nintendo Switch games, period. Happy gaming!