Nintendo is not renowned for dropping its prices, so if, like many fans, you want to make sure that you don’t miss the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals this year, you’ve come to the right place. For your convenience, we’ll pick out the best Nintendo deals from various retailers and list them all together here.
Nintendo has had a number of major releases lately (from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 through to Kirby and the Forgotten Land) and when you look at its back catalogue, there are so many classics (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, to name just a few). Since many of these games, even the ones that are five years old, still cost the same price as they did when they came out, Black Friday is a good opportunity for Nintendo fans to grab the ones they missed.
Of course, this could also be a good time to buy a Nintendo Switch for the first time. The console is renowned for having an enormous library of games, and whether its exclusively new releases, or historic titles receiving a rerelease, that library is expanding all the time. As with all consoles, the Switch isn’t cheap, so we’ll be listing any discounts on both the standard Switch and the Switch Lite.
Anyway, here are a few of the Black Friday deals:
Nintendo Switch bundle
Currently you can snap up a Neon Nintendo Switch bundle (red and blue) with Mario Kart 8 and three months worth of Nintendo Switch Online membership for just $299.99 at Walmart.
For our UK readers, there’s also the same bundle on Amazon, also with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Online membership, for £259.00.
The Nintendo Switch rarely goes on sale, so if you’re looking to upgrade, get in quick.
Nintendo Switch Lite
You can now pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite console for $179 and £199.
The console comes in a variety of colours and it’s a great option if you’re looking to game on the go without the bulk of the original Switch console. They’re great for kids too.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is currently available at $59.99 USD ($40 off) from Best Buy. (Unfortunately, no equivalent deal exists in the UK.)
This is the game that brings Mario Kart into the real world. It uses little remote control Mario Kart toys, which you control via your Switch. They have cameras installed on them and you follow the action on your game screen, where AR technology pits you against Koopaling opponents.
You build your own race courses around your house using equipment provided, and then, in-game, you’ll find lots of stylistic variations which modify the visuals, sound effects, and hazards that you will encounter while racing. It’s the kind of game that can be a lot of fun to play when you have the family together over the holiday season.
Nintendo Switch Sports
The hit game, Nintendo Switch Sports, is currently on sale for $39/£39 on Amazon.
If you don’t have Switch Sports yet, then what are you waiting for? A reimagining of Wii Sports – an institution for a certain generation of gamer – Switch Sports brings the best of the old game, with a few juicy extras.
These bundles also include a strap for your controller, so you don’t yeet a controller into a light fitting like this weary writer once did.
Metroid Dread amiibo two-pack
The Metroid Dread amiibo two-pack is currently available at $14.99 (50% off) from Amazon. (Unfortunately, no equivalent deal is available in the UK.)
Fans of the latest Metroid game may be interested in getting their hands on the Metroid Dread amiib0 two-pack. It comes with two beautifully crafted figures, one of Samus as she appears in the game, and one of E.M.M.I the sinister robot that hunts her down throughout the game.
As with all amiibo, these aren’t just stylish figures. As well as being great collectables, they also unlock neat in-game bonuses when scanned. These particular amiibo can unlock you a new energy tank (to increase your overall health capacity) as well as giving you a daily dose of supplies to help Samus on her adventure. Considering how some amiibo’s prices skyrocket exponentially, it could be a good idea to grab these while they’re on offer.
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Multiplatform Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Multiplatform Gaming Headset is currently $99.95 USD ($30.04 off) or £99.99 GBP on Amazon.
Sometimes you just want to drown at the stresses of world and listen to nothing but Mario’s yipees and wahoos, or the primal grunts of the bestial icon, Donkey Kong. Some people appreciate game soundtracks as well. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Multiplatform Gaming Headset is an ideal choice if you’re after a Switch headset.
This may be particularly appealing to anybody who likes to play on the bus or in other public places, where your only other options are to play in silence (rubbish) or to irritate all the other people around you. Before long, you’ll be bringing it with you everywhere you go.
More Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals
Here’s a selection of other Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals that we’ve found:
When is Black Friday 2022?
This year Black Friday will occur on November 25, which then means that Cyber Monday will be on November 28. Of course, for many retailers, Black Friday isn’t just a day, or even just a weekend, and you’ll find some online stores listing their “early Black Friday deals” from around the start of November. Our crack squad of professional deal hunting mercenaries will be tracking these deals down throughout the month and sharing them on his very page for your convenience.
How to find the best Black Friday deals
If you’re after good Nintendo deals in particular, just check back on this page and we’ll have all the highlights here for you to look over. If you have interests beyond the field of Nintendo, you might want to check out our Black Friday deals hub, where we can point you towards Xbox and PlayStation deals too.