Whether you’ve been wanting to get a brand-new Nintendo Switch, need to get a few Yoshi, Pokémon, and Zelda games, or are hoping to get a head-start on your Christmas shopping, Black Friday is the best time of the year to get Nintendo Switch consoles, highly acclaimed games, and essential accessories for less. The best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals are here, so read on for excellent deals and a comprehensive buyer’s guide for all things Nintendo. It’s rare to see Nintendo’s games on sale, especially at these low prices, so snatch them up while you still can!
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- 5% back at Amazon and Whole Foods
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- 2% back with restaurants, gas stations, and local transit and commuting (such as Uber)
- 1% back on all other eligible purchases
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Best Nintendo Switch console deals
Nintendo and Walmart teamed up for an exclusive Nintendo Switch Like console edition this Black Friday that includes a special teal Aloha Nintendo Switch Lite console with pretty tropical flowers on its reverse side and a download code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Mobile gamers and Animal Crossing fans will want to grab one for $199 while they last!
Nintendo Switchâ„¢ Lite (Timmy & Tommyâ€™s Aloha Edition) Animal Crossingâ„¢: New Horizons Bundle (Full Game Download Included)
Although Nintendo Switch consoles are regularly priced at $299, this value-packed bundle includes both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Nintendo Online so you can race against players from all over the world in this ultra-popular game. Not only is it fun to play Mario Kart right out of the box, you’ll save $67 with the bundled game and online service included with this Nintendo Switch console.
Nintendo Switch™ Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe Bundle (Full Game Download + 3 Mo. Nintendo Switch Online Membership Included)
Best Nintendo Switch controller deals
Gaming can be an expensive hobby, so if you’re searching for a Black Friday deal on Nintendo Switch controllers, PowerA’s adorable Pikachu-themed controller is a must-have for just $13.99 (normally $22.99). If Pokémon isn’t your thing, this range of affordable, yet dependable controllers are also available in fun Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario themes, too.
PowerA Nano Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch - Pikachu Friends, Comfortable ergonomics, Officially licensed for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite
Between its impressive 40-hour battery life and eye-catching collection of glow-in-the-dark Power Stars, you won’t find a flashier Nintendo Switch wireless controller this Black Friday. Normally $54.99, this stylish, starry controller is a stellar deal at only $44.74, so grab one while you can!
PDP REMATCH Enhanced Wireless Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - Rechargeable Battery Powered, Mario Super Star Glow in the Dark
Best Nintendo Switch game deals
With 493 Pokémon to collect, an exciting adventure across the Sinnoh region to experience, and loads of fun activities like digging for fossils and baking up tasty treats, Pokémon Shining Pearl is overflowing with unforgettable experiences. The Shining Pearl edition is regularly priced at $59.99, so this $35.32 Black Friday price is a big deal for fans who want to meet exclusive Pokémon like Glameow, Pinsir, and Palkia for the holidays.
Pokemon Shining Pearl Nintendo Nintendo Switch
With 48 white-knuckle courses to navigate, 42 charming characters to choose from, and millions of fellow racers to challenge via Nintendo Online, it’s easy to see why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is such a popular Nintendo Switch game. Whether your favorite is Donkey Kong, Waluigi, or Mario himself, hit the gas and buy a copy for only $47.50 (normally $59.99) while you can, as it’s expected to go fast!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch - U.S. Version
Bounty hunter Samus Aran is trapped on the unforgiving world of Planet ZDR, and it’s up to you to navigate twisting corridors, blast alien monsters, and outrun relentless E.M.M.I. machines in this intense sci-fi action game. You can save $20 on Metroid Dread and get a copy for only $40 this Black Friday—it’s the perfect present for gamers who appreciate a real challenge.
Metroidâ„¢ Dread - Nintendo Switch - U.S. Version
Take to the field as one of 16 classic Super Mario characters and get goals by any means necessary–tackles, power-ups, special moves, there are no rules in this hilariously over-the-top soccer game! Mario Strikers: Battle League is usually $59.99, but you can pass, shoot, and pummel opponents for only $40 from November 22.
Mario Strikers: Battle League - Nintendo Switch
If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly Nintendo Switch game for a young gamer, the forgiving gameplay, adorable characters, and handmade stages of Yoshi’s Crafted World is the perfect gift. You can grab this cute adventure for only $39.99 (normally $59.99) this Black Friday.
Yoshi s Crafted World Nintendo Switch [Physical Edition]
If you’re a fan of Sonic’s classic speedy side-scrolling adventures, Black Friday is the perfect time to play all-new stages alongside up to three friends. Despite releasing on October 17th, you can join Knuckles, Tails, and Amy Rose for $34.99 for a limited time. (normally $59.99).
Sonic Superstars - Nintendo Switch
When Mario and his pals go missing in a haunted hotel, it’s up to Luigi to step up and save everyone in this comical otherworldly adventure. You and a friend can explore a skyscraper overflowing with goofy ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion 3 for just $39.99 this Black Friday. (normally $59.99)
Luigi s Mansion 3 - Nintendo Switch
Dive into stunning mangrove marshes, sprawling savannahs, and a newly frozen-over DK Island as Donkey Kong, Diddy, Cranky, and Dixie team up to retake their home. If you enjoy a real white-knuckle challenge, you’ll love Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on sale for only $40 throughout Black Friday.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch [Physical] 045496592660
With its sizable adventure and collection of frantic mini-games all designed for up to four players, grabbing a copy of Kirby's Return to Dreamland: Deluxe Edition for just $30 is a steal. New gamers, kids, and friends who game together will appreciate this 50% off Black Friday sale.
Kirby s Return to Dreamland: Deluxe Edition- Nintendo Switch
What you need to know for Black Friday
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving, which means the biggest shopping day of 2023 falls on November 24th. While it officially starts at midnight, expect to find early black friday deals in the days and weeks leading up to the 24th.
Although most Black Friday sales will end on November 25th, some may last throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday as supplies last.
What Nintendo Switch deals should I expect?
Nintendo Switch console bundles
Black Friday tech deals are always worth checking out, so if you need a discount on a Nintendo Switch, now is an outstanding time to get one bundled with a bonus game, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Because when it comes with a game, you can start having fun right out of the box!
Nintendo Switch games
There will be plenty of deep discounts across the board for Nintendo Switch games featuring fan-favorite characters such as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and Kirby, making Black Friday the best time of the year to stock up on a few new Switch games that you’ve had your eye on.
Nintendo Switch accessories
Black Friday is also the best time of the year to pick up Nintendo Switch controllers, charging stations, protective cases, and fun Nintendo character-themed merchandise at a significant discount, too.
What kind of Nintendo Switch deals did they have last year?
Some of the best Nintendo Switch deals of 2022 included $30 off the recently-released Nintendo Switch OLED console, deep discounts on memory cards for extra game data storage, and impressive deals on popular Nintendo Switch games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Splatoon 3, and Kirby Star Allies.
How to get good Nintendo Switch deals on Black Friday
Again, this is a solid time of year for gaming discounts—check out our rundown of PS5 Black Friday deals or gaming PC Black Friday discounts for proof—so Nintendo fans should take this seriously. Make a list of your personal must-have Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories, search the internet’s biggest video game retailers for sales, and compare their sale prices to find the best deals.
Although heavily discounted physical editions will be widely available, Nintendo is likely to run a companion digital sale that people who prefer downloading their games will appreciate.
Actively browse your social media platform of choice, too, and search for the specific Nintendo products you’d like to buy–there are many Nintendo fans out there scouring the internet to highlight obscure and brand-new Black Friday sales.
Finally, act quickly if something catches your eye at a low price, as it may sell out faster than you expect!
How to choose the best Nintendo Switch console for you
The original Nintendo Switch console can be played in TV, handheld, and tabletop modes, and it includes both a docking station and pair of Joy-Con controllers. It’s just as fun to play in all modes, and the first Nintendo Switch to hit the market is often bundled with a free game and a trial for Nintendo Online.
Nintendo Switch OLED
This edition is very similar to the classic Nintendo Switch, but with one major difference: Its gorgeous OLED display. If you want to play the Switch’s handheld mode at its best, its crisp, colorful, and high-contrast OLED screen is worth the investment.
Nintendo Switch Lite
While this iteration of the Nintendo Switch is only playable in handheld mode and cannot connect to a TV, it is by far the most affordable Switch console. If you don’t care about playing games on the big screen and prefer a mobile gaming experience, save some money and consider picking up a travel-friendly Nintendo Switch Lite.
Where to find Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals
The internet’s biggest online store will feature a large collection of Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories on sale for Black Friday, and Amazon Prime members should look for additional Prime exclusive discounts, too.
Expect to find a wide variety of Nintendo Switch games, consoles, and other merchandise on sale for Black Friday. If you’re also looking to upgrade your game room, they’re also offering gaming chair Black Friday deals and gaming monitor Black Friday deals.
Be sure to check out Walmart’s sizable collection of Nintendo Switch-related Black Friday discounts while they last. Looking to stock up on all things gaming? Walmart is set to offer Xbox Black Friday deals and ps5 Black Friday deals.
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