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Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch Deals and Bundles

We've rounded up the best Nintendo Switch deals this Black Friday. Save on bundles, consoles, accessories and more for all Switch models.

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The Nintendo Switch remains a popular system for all sorts of gamers, especially for families. For Black Friday shopping, it's even more so. Whether you're a seasoned player or a casual first-timer, this handheld console has pretty universal appeal, and comes in a variety of styles and prices. Even though the Switch platform is now over five years old, it still boasts an impressive library of games and a wide array of peripherals and accessories. 

Although Switch availability is better now than it was, it's not that easy to get a Nintendo Switch deal. That's why we've scoured the internet for the best bundles, bargains and discounts on the Nintendo Switch and everything you need to go with it. Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals below.

Keep in mind that it's easier to find deals on Nintendo Switch games than consoles, but every now and then there will be a Nintendo Switch console sale. We also expect to see even more Nintendo Switch deals as the holiday shopping season gets underway, so keep checking back for any new offers that come up. 

Nintendo's Black Friday sales: A bundle and games getting price cuts

Nintendo's offering a seasonal Mario Kart 8 bundle, which includes a digital version of the classic game and a three-month Switch Online individual membership, for the same $300 that the Switch normally goes for with no game at all (see below). Nintendo is also discounting a bunch of its games, in both physical and digital formats.

Here are the sales that are already available.

Special offers and bundles

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Nintendo rarely offers discounts on the Switch, so this seasonal bundle with Mario Kart 8 is about as good as it gets. At $300, this Nintendo Switch deal the same price as the console normally costs, but also includes a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (an all-time great game) and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Online.

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This Nintendo Switch bundle includes a Nintendo Switch with matching red and blue PDP LVL40 Colorblock gaming headset, along with a Mario-themed red and white PowerA controller and protection case. Both the headset and controller are wired, and the controller includes a 10-foot USB cable. The zippered case features a durable outer shell with handle, a built-in screen-protector flap and storage for up to six game cards.

Switch games on sale

There are a bunch of great Switch games on sale right now, some digital, some physical. Here are the best Nintendo Switch game deals on Nintendo's site, but there are also plenty of other notable Switch game deals at other retailers, sometimes for even less.

Nintendo Switch physical game deals via Nintendo:

Nintendo Switch digital game deals via Nintendo:

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This Switch-controlled RC car is also a real-life racing game that works using a built-in camera in the car to show a first-person view along with augmented reality overlays. It's a lot of fun, but it requires a lot of room to set up. The game also supports two-car racing on one Switch if you buy a second one. This Switch deal puts the price at almost half off for Black Friday.

Read our Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit review.

 

Other Switch models

If you're looking for a discount on a console without grabbing a bundle, here are the discounts we've found on the various Switch models available. We expect many of these will sell out fast, so we will continue to update this section to keep you informed of the latest Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals as they appear. 

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The Nintendo Switch OLED model features a 7-inch OLED screen that offers vivid colors and sharp contrast. It also includes a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port for TV mode, 64GB of internal storage and enhanced audio from the system's onboard speakers when playing in handheld and tabletop modes. 

Read our Nintendo Switch OLED review.

 

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The regular version of the Nintendo Switch, which is now essentially the mid-size model between the larger OLED and the smaller, handheld-only, Lite versions, is at an all-time low right now. Like the OLED, this model is a hybrid that can be used as a handheld on the go or in Tabletop mode for multiplayer gaming, as well as in conjunction with a TV while at home for a more traditional console experience. At this all-time low price, it's a pretty appealing option for the average player. 

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Optimized for personal, handheld play, this system is small and light, with a unibody design including fully integrated controls. It's compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode, but you can't dock it with your TV like the bigger system.

Read our Nintendo Switch Lite review.

 

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This popular special-edition Nintendo Switch is finally back in stock for fans of Animal Crossing. Note that this is only the special edition console and that the game is not included. 

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The dock for this Japanese special edition model features Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon side by side, while the specially designed Joy-Con controllers have the main colors of both Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, along with the crests from the schools featured in the games, the Naranja Academy and the Uva Academy. It has the same specs as the regular OLED model and makes a great gift for any fan of Pokemon.

Deals on accessories

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This portable game card holder is lightweight and features a durable exterior made of water-resistant material, making it an ideal option for travel. It also has a gentle inner lining that cushions each card individually. And it has a snap lock that is easy to open and close, and holds up to eight game cards or microSD cards, keeping them safe from damage. Plus, the secure snap-on locking system keeps the holder closed in transit, preventing games from falling out in your pockets, bag or wherever you put it. Note that this is only the holder and no games are included.

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This controller offers both wired and wireless modes so you can play whether it's charged or not, up to 8 meters away from the console. It also boasts four additional programmable buttons and five-level adjustable vibration with a six-axis gyro sensor. A fully charged battery can provide up to 10 hours of playtime.

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This wired headset features a swivel-to-mute noise-canceling mic, an adjustable headband, rotating ear cups and 50mm directional drivers that provide gaming-grade sound quality. While the 4-foot cord makes it ideal for use with the Switch, it's also compatible with the Xbox One, and Series X and S, PlayStation 4 and 5 and PC.

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What should you look for in a Nintendo Switch deal?

As well as looking for direct price drops on the Nintendo Switch console itself, it's worth broadening your search for Nintendo Switch bundles. Since the actual hardware rarely falls far from its retail price, these are some of the best ways to save on related accessories that you would have bought anyway. When it comes to Nintendo Switch bundles that include a choice of games, it's a good idea to check the price of the game available separately to ensure you're getting the best value. 

When are the best Nintendo Switch deals available?

Great Nintendo Switch deals come around very rarely, but the best times to try and find a discount would be during major sales like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday. Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals in particular tend to offer some of the best prices of the year as it takes place just before the holiday season, and the Nintendo Switch makes for a great gift. 

Which retailers usually offer the best Nintendo Switch deals?

For most people, the search for a great Nintendo Switch deal should start at Amazon or a big box retailer like Best Buy, Target or Walmart. These major retailers are most likely to offer direct discounts and bundles and often match each other's deals during major sales. Gaming-specific retailers like GameStop in the US and Game in the UK are also worth keeping tabs on.