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Black Friday is always a great time to turn off a Nintendo Switch or some discounted games and accessories, and that’s especially true this year. It’s fairly easy to find Nintendo’s beloved flagship console again after a year of shortages (unless you want a shiny new OLED model), and there are some new bundles that will give you games and extras right out of the box.
On top of that, some of the absolute best Switch games are heavily discounted, as are plenty of useful accessories to enhance family gaming nights or play on the go. Ready to play? Here are the best Switch savings we’ve discovered so far.
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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle ($299, original $369; gamestop.comAnd walmart.com or bestbuy.com)
Nintendo usually offers the Mario Kart 8 bundle every Black Friday, but the bowl is sweetened a bit for 2021. On top of you getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – an excellent kart racer every Switch owner should have anyway – this bundle also includes three months. From Nintendo Switch Online. This will allow you to play games online just out of the box while also giving you access to cloud saves and a large library of NES and SNES classics, including The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World.
You’ll get it all for the platform price of $299, which means you get $70 of free stuff. Just note that this bundle includes the standard Nintendo Switch, which means you don’t get the bigger, bolder screen found on the $349 Nintendo Switch OLED.
Nintendo Switch OLED ($349); amazon.comAnd target.com And gamestop.com)
While we don’t expect a Nintendo Switch OLED discount on Black Friday, this week might be your best chance to find the hard-to-find console in stock. We’ve called this model the best Nintendo Switch yet, thanks to its gorgeous 7-inch OLED display that brings games to life and an enhanced kickstand perfect for impromptu Smash Bros. tournaments.
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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con ($69, original $79; walmart.com)
It’s never a good idea to pick up an extra pair of Joy-Cons, whether you want to refresh your Switch with some new colors or just need extra controllers for family game night. Nintendo’s versatile mini-game consoles are available at their usual $10 selling price, so now is a good time to grab some if you’re running late.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ($52.88, original $69; walmart.com)
When you’re trying to win a tough Mario Kart game or finally beat a tough Metroid Dread boss, sometimes the little Joy-Cons just don’t cut it. An absolutely essential if you play a lot of games on the big screen, the Switch Pro controller is more comfortable and convenient than Joy-Cons while still supporting advanced HD motion controls and touch modes. It’s rarely cheaper than this sale price, so intercept it as often as you can.
Enhanced PowerA Wireless Controller ($38.99, original $54.99; amazon.com)
Are you looking for a cheaper alternative to the Pro Controller? If you can live without the HD Rumble and Amiibo support, the Wireless PowerA is a great option at this price. It has a similar look and feel to a Nintendo first-party console plus two programmable back buttons that can help give you an edge in competitive gaming. And if you’re shopping for serious Nintendo fans, this gamepad comes in a variety of themed shapes that run the gamut from Animal Crossing to Zelda.
Enhanced PowerA Wired Controller ($13.99, original $27.99; bestbuy.com)
If you don’t mind the wired transition, this is one of the cheapest prices we’ve seen on a reliable Nintendo Switch console. Like its wireless counterpart, this PowerA pad has programmable back buttons and comes in several Nintendo flavors inspired by Mario and Pokémon.
PowerA GameCube Style Controller ($29.99, original $44.88; walmart.com)
If you are a hardcore Super Smash Bros. player. Or you have a lot of nostalgia for the Nintendo GameCube, this console will let you play games like 2002.
Orsley tote bag
Orzly Carry Case ($16.59, original $19.99; amazon.com)
One of the most popular switch cases, this Orzly model features a hard waterproof housing to keep your switch safe on the go, and has enough room to store up to eight game cards and plenty of controllers and extra cables.
Razer Kraken X ($29.99, original $49.99; amazon.com)
The Razer Kraken X is our favorite budget gaming headset and, thanks to its excellent sound, comfort, and mic quality for the money, it’s a perfect companion for playing your Switch on the go.
SanDisk MicroSDXC 128GB Card ($19.99, originally $34.99; amazon.com)
If you download most of your games digitally, your Switch’s internal storage will quickly fill up. We highly recommend any Switch owner to opt for a microSD card like SanDisk’s discounted 128GB model, which will let you store significantly more games, screenshots, and videos at one time. This popular card works with every Switch model and, as a bonus, comes with some fun Nintendo branding.
A ring fit for adventure
Ring Fit Adventure ($54.99, original $79.99; amazon.com)
Nintendo’s hugely popular exercise game has hit its lowest price yet, which now makes for a great time to find out what all the hype is about. Ring Fit Adventure is basically an immersive role-playing game that you play with your whole body, where you will use your Ring-Con and Leg Strap to defeat enemies by performing different exercises. If you are looking for a fun way to work up a sweat, this is it.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit ($59.99, original $99; bestbuy.com)
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an augmented reality game that basically turns your living room into a playable Mario Kart circuit. You’ll drive an actual remote-controlled car around your house, which appears on your Switch screen as an interactive path complete with enemies, dangers and all the fun mayhem that comes with the awesome Mario Kart racing. It’s a really fun blend of digital and physical gameplay, and it’s available at the lowest price yet.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($35, original $59.99; amazon.com)
If you haven’t played Breath of the Wild yet, you have one less excuse now. Pretty much the best Switch game out there, Breath of the Wild reinvents the Zelda formula by throwing Link into a gorgeous, vast open world that you can explore however you see fit. This popular title rarely drops this low, so intercept it as often as possible.
Super Mario Odyssey ($35.23, original $59.99; gamestop.com)
Like Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey is a must for any Switch owner. This innovative 3D platformer game is almost half off at the moment, so don’t miss out if you haven’t played it yet.
Just Dance 2022 ($24.99, original $49.99); amazon.com)
The latest version of Ubisoft’s popular dance game has new features designed to help you work out as well as a family-friendly kids mode, and is now available with half a vacation.
Super Mario Maker 2 ($39.99, original $59.99; amazon.com)
Why settle for just playing a Mario game when you can make your own? Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easy to craft the Mario courses of your dreams as well as play an endless stream of creative, charming, and straightforward sadistic levels created by other players. There’s even a story mode for those who want a more classic Mario experience that also teaches you some building basics. It’s one of our favorite Switch games, and well worth the price.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate ($19.98, original $39.99); gamestop.com)
Sonic Colors: Ultimate brings the classic Wii game to the current generation with slicker graphics, new modes, and all the high-speed action you’ve come to expect from a Sonic game. It’s 50% off a few months after its launch.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition ($39.99, original $59.99; gamestop.com)
Are you looking for a game that you can immerse yourself in for hours? Finally, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition brings Nintendo’s beloved role-playing game to the Switch with improved visuals, new music, and a variety of quality of life improvements. If you like to carry a giant sword with you, engage in fun real-time combat and explore some really beautiful environments, then this is for you.
Splatoon 2 ($35; originally $59.99; gamestop.com)
Splatoon 2 is a great introduction to the shooter genre that features teams of squid-like kids fighting to cover the arena (and each other) in colored ink. But don’t be fooled – just because Splatoon 2 is kid-friendly doesn’t mean it’s not very competitive, as you’ll need good reflexes and strategies to top the list. With Splatoon 3 kicking off next year, now is the time to take on this addictive shooter and get your inkblowing skills in shape.
Cruis’n Blast ($22.99, original $34.99; gamestop.com)
If you’re looking for pure arcade racing action, few games do it better than Cruis’n Blast. It’s full of nostalgic fun, and well worth it for just over $20.