Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals include up to 42% off Zelda, Mario, and Fire Emblem games

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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

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 has been coming and going.
Originally $359.99 | Save 17%
Originally $359.99 | Save 17%

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.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%

“New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” reimagines Mario’s classic 2D platforming in a new adventure that allows up to four players to run courses together.
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a modern remake of a classic Legend of Zelda title that reimagines Link’s top-down adventure with updated visuals, an enhanced soundtrack, and a refined controller layout for a more intuitive experience.
Originally $59.99 | Save 35%

“Splatoon” is Nintendo’s family-friendly online shooter, where players can customize their characters and team-up online in extreme paintball battles. This New Year discount is close to the lowest price we’ve seen.
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%

“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.
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $59.99 | Save 34%

The first main-series game in the Paper Mario series since 2016, Paper Mario: The Origami King is a wildly colorful and hilarious open world puzzle RPG.
Originally $40.39 | Save 13%

A digital copy of Kirby Star Allies is discounted on Amazon, matching the price offered during Nintendo’s New Year Sale.
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%

The 2020 remaster of the wildly beloved and award-winning open-world RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%

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.

The Pro Controller provides a classic alternative to the Switch’s Joy-Con motion controllers, with more than 30 hours of battery life and a USB-C charging port.
Originally $69.98 | Save 16%

“Ring Fit Adventure” for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive “Ring-Con” attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it’s selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this game.
Originally $79.98 | Save 31%
Originally $80.00 | Save 13%
Originally $79.98 | Save 31%
Originally $79.98 | Save 31%

“You can use a Nintendo Switch to control this real-life Mario Kart toy, and watch Mario or Luigi’s perspective as they zoom around your home.”
Originally $99.99 | Save 40%

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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