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With Black Friday 2021 winding down, you can still find bundle deals on the standard Nintendo Switch, sales for more than a dozen Switch games, and discounts on accessories and services like Nintendo Switch Online.
The Nintendo Switch continues to be wildly popular more than four years after release, especially with a new model, Switch OLED, now available in stores. There are now three versions of the Switch competing with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S — the $350 Switch OLED, the $200 Switch Lite handheld, and the original $300 Switch.
Below, we rounded up the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals we’ve found so far. If you’re looking for more savings, you can check out our Black Friday deals hub for highlights throughout the weekend. You can also find all the best Black Friday tech deals here.
The best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals
Black Friday deals on Nintendo Switch games
Hit Nintendo franchises like Super Mario, Pokemon, and the Legend of Zelda are exclusive to the Switch. Switch games typically retail for $60, but during Black Friday you can find most of Nintendo’s own Switch titles for $40, except for the very latest releases like Metroid Dread and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
You can choose between buying a physical or digital copy from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. Digital codes can be redeemed in Nintendo’s eShop for immediate download.
Other great Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals and gift ideas
As a portable console, the Nintendo Switch has a wide variety of accessories that make it easier to take on the go. A large selection of cases and screen protectors are widely available, and players can invest in a MicroSD card to expand the storage on the Switch to more than 500GB, enough space for dozens of games.
The Switch comes with two removable Joy-Con wireless controllers, but you can also buy a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller if you prefer something closer to the standard Xbox or PlayStation gamepad. Third-party companies like 8BitDo and Hori also make excellent controllers for Switch.
Nintendo Switch Black Friday FAQs
How to shop for a Nintendo Switch and Switch games
There are three different versions of the Switch that you can buy. If you can find it in stock, we recommend choosing the $350 Switch OLED, the latest version of the console with an upgraded screen and other design improvements.
You can buy the $300 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle during Black Friday to save about $70 on the price of the game and three months of Nintendo Switch online, so long as you’re happy with the older model. It has nearly identical battery life and performance to Switch OLED so you won’t be missing out on too much.
The $200 Switch Lite is handheld only so it’s best for households that already have another Switch or primary gaming device. Unlike the standard Switch, Switch Lite doesn’t come with wireless Joy-Con controllers and can’t connect to your TV.
Games for Nintendo can be purchased digitally or physically from multiple retailers. Physical games come on cartridges that are inserted directly into the Switch, while digital purchases provide a download code for the Nintendo eShop. Physical copies occasionally go on sale for less than the digital, and often require less storage space.
However, the Switch can store dozens of digital games with its internal memory and MicroSD card slot, eliminating the need to carry and swap physical cartridges when changing games.
More Black Friday gaming deals
Black Friday gaming sales aren’t just limited to the Switch; you can find lots of PlayStation, Xbox, and PC products on sale too.
The flagship PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles continue to sell out at retailers so don’t expect to see any special deals on them during Black Friday. Retailers like Walmart have promised to have them in stock during the holiday but quantities will remain limited through the end of the year.
We’ve rounded up the best PlayStation and Xbox deals in separate posts, and you can check out our general coverage of the best gaming and best tech deals throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021.
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