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The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling video game console in the world for nearly two years in a row, and social distance has made the portable gaming system even more popular in 2020.
While the recently launched PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | X, the Switch is more likely to be in stock online and in stores.
weekends and the rest of the holidays. Major retailers, such as GameStop, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and even Kohl’s, stock $ 300 Switch bundles for Black Friday, and many of Nintendo’s popular games are on sale at 50% off or more.
Below we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games and accessories we’ve found so far:
The Switch hasn’t seen any significant discounts below its $ 300 price tag since its release in March 2017, and this year’s Black Friday sales are no different. Shoppers can find a $ 300 Switch bundle that includes a digital copy of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” (normally $ 50 to $ 60) and a code for a three-month membership to the Nintendo Switch Online service (usually $ 8) , but stock is limited. We have seen additional inventory appear in some stores throughout the day, but it is not clear if more units will be available.
Unlike last year, this “Mario Kart 8” bundle includes the updated version of the Switch with improved battery life. GameStop also offers a second Switch bundle that comes with four collectible “Super Mario” glasses, but the “Mario Kart 8” bundle offers more value if you don’t already own the game or have a Switch Online membership.
The $ 200 Switch Lite is a cheaper alternative to the standard Switch, but it doesn’t plug into TVs. While there are no special Black Friday deals, it can still be a great choice for young children or as a secondary Switch used for travel.
This bundle includes Nintendo’s portable console with a digital copy of the most popular Switch game, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”. Several retailers have the bundle for $ 60 off during Black Friday, but stock comes and goes.
This is the more portable version of the popular game console, the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo’s exclusive franchises such as ‘Super Mario’, ‘Pokémon’ and ‘The Legend of Zelda’ are the main attraction of the Switch, and games from those series can be found at most major retailers during Black Friday weekends. .
GameStop, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy are all offering $ 20 to $ 30 off games like “Super Mario Maker 2,” “Pokémon Let’s! Go Pikachu,” “Yoshi’s Crafted World,” and “Fire Emblem: Three Houses.” Prices vary from game to game but must be consistent between stores. Digital copies of the Nintendo eShop are available from Best Buy, Amazon and GameStop, but typically cost $ 10 more than the physical copy.
The Black Friday discounts match the lowest prices we’ve seen for these games at $ 60 so far, and GameStop has now cut the price of some games even further, with a few titles on sale for just $ 27.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe ‘reinterprets Mario’s classic 2D platforming action in a new adventure where up to four players can run courses together. This $ 27 price on the physical copy is the lowest we’ve ever seen. The digital copy costs $ 13 more.
“Link’s Awakening” recreates a classic Game Boy adventure with a new art style and cartoon-like charm that will please fans old and new alike. This “Legend of Zelda” remake is one of several Nintendo games that get $ 20 off during Black Friday sales at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Target.
In “Super Mario Maker 2”, players can create and share their own outrageous courses for unlimited replay options with up to four players. GameStop will be offering the game for sale on Black Friday for a $ 20 discount.
“Fire Emblem: Three Houses” is a turn-based war strategy game that encourages you to build relationships with your soldiers and master your tactics on the battlefield. The $ 30 price tag at GameStop is the lowest we’ve seen for the game so far.
When Mario and Princess Peach are kidnapped at a haunted hotel, it’s up to Luigi to face his fears and save the day in this spooky adventure. These and a few other Nintendo exclusive offers are $ 20 to $ 30 off during Black Friday sales at Amazon, GameStop, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart.
Splatoon “is Nintendo’s family-friendly online shooter, where players can customize their characters and team up online in extreme paintball battles. Best Buy has reduced the game to $ 35, which is the lowest price we’ve ever paid for” Splatoon 2 “to date. have seen .
The first Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch and a remake of the original Game Boy games, this entry is perfect for newbies and those who haven’t played Pokemon since 1998. “Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu” will go on sale for $ 30 at GameStop on Black Friday.
Other great Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals and gift ideas
If you can’t find the right game for the Switch player in your life, you can still buy a discounted digital gift card to add money to their Nintendo Switch eShop account. You can also purchase a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, which is required to play most games online and offers dozens of classic games from the Nintendo and Super Nintendo consoles.
MicroSD cards are also on sale all Black Friday weekend, so now’s a great time to upgrade your storage from the Switch’s internal 32GB. Make sure to get an SDXC card as the transfer speeds of the MicroSD will affect the loading times on the Switch.
While the Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, it’s never a bad idea to buy an extra one for shared gaming sessions. Both Switch Pro controllers and GameCube-style controllers used for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” will receive small discounts for Black Friday. Online gamers can use a wired headset on the Switch, which can be purchased for up to 50% off at GameStop, Amazon and other retailers.
The Pro Controller makes playing on the Switch feel more like console gaming. Best Buy and Amazon have the controller on sale for $ 10 off the full retail price.
A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to play most Switch games online, and it gives you access to dozens of classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games on the Switch.
This SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card is a great option to expand the Nintendo Switch’s limited 32 GB internal storage, and it hit its lowest price in 30 days during Amazon’s Black Friday sale.
The PowerA GameCube-style wireless controller looks and feels like the original and doesn’t require an adapter to work with the Nintendo Switch. This sale price is usually available on Amazon, but it’s still a good deal compared to what you’ll find on Black Friday.
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