Does anyone remember the Nintendo DS? Lord do I miss mine. Well, there have been rumours that the next Switch console could be similar in design to its prehistoric cousin, featuring two stacked screens.
I’m a little on the fence since I prefer a more compact console, but it would be nice to relive my childhood a little – but I digress, let’s not let our imaginations run too wild.
If like me, you’re tired of sharing custody of the Switch with your family, you’re probably looking for that special Switch deal that convinces you to bag your own console.
If you need any extra convincing, check out our list of 7 things to consider before buying a Switch to get some expert insight from our Switch specialist, Beth. (Don’t feel you need to consider too hard, I’m not judging.)
Sorry Erlingur, I’m taking the reins now. Hi everyone, Natalie here – Creative Bloq’s resident Gen Z staff writer. I’ll try my best not to make all my posts a huge wishlist of all the Switch games I want (let’s see how long that lasts).
I’ll also keep you folks in the loop if any new deals pop up. Let’s get it.
Right, my American friends. If you’re here right now, then that means you’re hunting for a Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal at around… 2-3am in the morning. And that’s the perfect time, if there ever is, to buy a Mario-themed Switch controller on a 28% Black Friday discount. Instead of forking out $59.99, you can get this beautiful, retro-licious Switch controller for only $42.99. PowerA controllers are officially licensed by Nintendo too, so full compatibility is guaranteed here.
Good [downs an entire cup of coffee in one swig] morning everyone! This is Erlingur, your friendly neighbourhood tech reviews editor, clocking on for our Black Friday coverage of the most elusive beast of them all: a big Nintendo Switch deal. More rare than a Bigfoot sighting, and only slightly less rare than a big MacBook deal, spotting a Switch deal in the wild can conjure so much excitement and wonder that we don’t know how to respond when it happens. All we can do is tell you about it and hope someone knows what to do with it.
Right, another coffee.
I’m clocking off for the night now, but I’ll update the deals above before I go to leave you with links to all of the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals that are live so far. We’ll be back shortly, and indeed we’ll be here right through the weekend to track prices.
To recap, the best deal on a console alone in the US so far is the Nintendo Switch OLED for $297.99 at Walmart.. There’s also a good official OLED bundle deal with Super Smash Bros for $349 at Nintendo and Walmart. The Nintendo online store also has some big savings on games.
Until tomorrow, good night.
After the OLED bundle below, the deal that most surprises me in the Nintendo Switch Black Friday sale is the Switch Lite Animal Crossing bundle for $199 at Walmart. I’ve been tracking Switch deals during Black Friday and other sales events for three years now, and there are never Switch Lite deals in the US. Never…
OK, you might find $5 off an imported Lite with a UK plug. But this is gets you a Timmy & Tommy’s Aloha Special Edition Animal Crossing Switch Lite console plus a game download of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the standard price of the console alone.
Nintendo is advertising this deal on its site, but it’s only available at Walmart.
Nintendo also has the classic Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle, which we’ve seen during previous sales events. This one is also available at a whole bunch of retailer. Amazon seems to have sold out, but Nintendo, Walmart still have the deal.
- Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months of Nintendo online: $299 at Nintendo
So what’s happening at the Nintendo Store over in the US? Well, it has the same Nintendo Switch OLED bundle deal that we’ve seen elsewhere stateside: That gets you the console plus Super Smash Bros + 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online membership for $349.99, saving of over $67.98. So you can take your pick of retailers with this deal – BestBuy, Target, Walmart and GameStop are all running it.
This is the first time we’ve seen official Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals on the OLED console in the US.
- Nintendo Switch OLED + Super Smash Bros + 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online membership $349.99 at Nintendo
Not a massive Switch deal, but this made me chuckle. Nintendo is so concerned about the potential for gamers to get dehydrated while working with its packing of the standard Switch with Nintendo Switch Sports that it’s throwing in a free water for Black Friday. The package, including the Joy-Con strap is priced at £259.99.
Oh, and the Nintendo Store in the UK is offering a ‘Bonus Mario Holiday Ornament’ with all purchases over £70. It seems that with Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Lite bundles, you get an Animal Crossing soft toy instead.
We should take a moment to mention the official Nintendo Switch Black Friday sale, which is now live at the Nintendo Store online in several countries. Starting in the UK, where anyone sensible is now in bed, there’s a bunch of bundle deals on the OLED model of the Switch.
Top of the pile is the Nintendo Switch OLED + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online 3-Month Membership for £309.99. That basically gets you the game and the three-month membership for free.
As we have mentioned already, a retailer called ShopTo is selling that same bundle for even less on ebay (£269.85). ShopTo has rather mixed reviews. Some gamers have complained of poor customer service, while others say it’s fine. Nintendo, meanwhile, is Nintendo.
Hi, Beth again. The more I look for Switch deals, the more it’s got me thinking about the rumoured new Switch console and what it could look like. What sort of features would it have? There’s been speculation of a 4K Switch Pro console making its debut in 2024, that would have a slightly larger screen too.
I can picture it kind of looking like the Playstation Portal with the white controller design, but maybe with a display that can be raised, tilted, or flipped out of the device as some DSLR cameras have. Do you think it will have AI features? So many possibilities. I need answers. Or another coffee. ☕
Are you buying a Nintendo Switch for someone else this Black Friday? If you need some ideas on a stocking filler to go with it then take a look at our guide to festive gift ideas for creatives. We really rate the Lego Piranha Plant for anyone wanting a unique desk accessory, and there’s options to suit every budget.
The best deal we’ve got is still the $296 at Walmart. That’s for the white OLED version, in case you missed it. And it is a good deal. A very good one indeed.
I have the TV on whilst blogging (I know, how unprofessional) but it’s lonely this late at night. Anyway, a Switch Black Friday offer just flashed up on the screen and it got me all excited for what’s to come.
One way of getting a cheaper Switch is to buy a refurbished console. They are so much more than secondhand devices, they’re always wiped clean and spruced up – and often come with a warranty, depending on where you get it from. This might be a full year, or a 90 day money back guarantee. It’s worth investigating if this could be an option for you.
Best Buy has three options on sale right now, but it’s not necessarily cheaper to get these during Black Friday (even the cheapest option here matches Black Friday offers we’re seeing). However, you could always do it for the green credentials rather than cost.
Hi there, it’s CB Editor Georgia Coggan here taking over for a while. It’s super late here but we are fully committed to making sure we don’t miss the start of Black Friday Proper in the UK. Though most retailers seem to have played their hands early, you never know what might happen as those hands tick over into midnight of Black Friday. Only an hour to go…
Love Pokémon? Me too! Snorlax is my fave and I feel like some of you would appreciate my Nintendo Switch case because it’s the best (see above). The temptation to play something is strong right now, but I won’t.
Because I’m more dedicated to staying focused and finding you the very best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals until 1 am here in the UK (over 2 hours to go) when I can finally shut my eyes.
Anyway, if you want to get your own Snorlax Switch case, it’s
$16.99 $13.59 on Amazon right now with a Black Friday discount.
You might be wondering how to tell if a deal is actually a good one when shopping for a Nintendo Switch this Black Friday, and we can help you out. Let’s talk prices.
Firstly, you should know that all Nintendo tech holds its value extremely well, which is why the original Nintendo Switch console (2017) has barely drifted from its original retail price of $299/£259 which has now lasted for six years!
The Nintendo Switch OLED model retails for $349.99/£309.99, and the Nintendo Switch Lite model also rarely gets a price cut from its original $199/£199 price tag.
This means that when you’re looking for Black Friday Switch deals, anything below these prices is a win. You’ll often find bundle deals at these retail prices, which means you’re getting a game or accessory for free, which is still great.
Ready for another Black Friday flagship switch deal? This one is a bundle on the Nintendo Switch OLED model and it’s $349.99 at Walmart for the console, plus Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, plus a 3-month subscription to Nintendo Online which offers online play and cloud saving.
In total, this deal will save you approximately $70, when you consider that the Nintendo Switch OLED usually retails for $349.99 on its own. So with Smash Bros thrown in (which costs $59.99 individually) and 3 months of Nintendo Online (which has a $12 value) this deal is a winner if you’ve been waiting to buy an OLED.
I’ve solved the mystery of why Amazon removed prices (it didn’t take loads of detective work, just clicking on ‘why’ after the message telling me about it). Apparently it’s because the price is lower than the lowest price manufacturers recommend a product sells for… so the rules say Amazon has to hide the price.
I had no idea.
I have so many favourite games it’s hard to reccommend just one. That’s why I’ve put six together in my list of the Switch games I”m looking out for this Black Friday. And then there are three top picks of Switch game deals live now – with up to 75% off.
I think you should take a look. Now, preferably.
I often see people asking if they should choose a Nintendo Switch or a Switch Lite. Well, both consoles have their uses – if you don’t want to connect to a TV and play as a group then the Lite is probably enough for you. But if you want the full experience I would always recommend the older sibling. If you’ve got children and can only get one, then the Switch will enable them to play together – which means less fighting.
Check out the Nintendo Switch vs Switch Lite post we’ve got on the site.
If you’re dead set on buying a Nintendo Switch this Black Friday (great choice!) there are a few things you should probably know first. I’ve put together a handy guide of the 7 things you should be aware of before you buy a Switch, especially if you’re buying it as a festive gift for someone else.
To summarise: it won’t stream Netflix, you REALLY need an SD card and Joy-Con drift is a pain in the a$$. You’re welcome.
I promised you some epic switch deals, and here’s the best one! If you want a regular Nintendo Switch console then our favourite Black Friday bundle is back again this year. For just $299 at Amazon, you can get the Nintendo Switch Neon Red and Blue console with a digital download of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month subscription to Switch Online all in one package!
Side note: Amazon has started doing this irritating thing where you need to add the deal to your basket and sign in to actually see the price. At the time of writing this bundle is still $299 but I’ll keep checking.
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Speaking of Animal Crossing, I’ve just discovered this bundle on MyNintendo UK where you can get a Nintendo Switch Lite console for £206.99 (usually retails for £199) but with either a Tom Nook plush or an Isabelle one!!
These teddies could give Build-A-Bear a run for its money, they’re so cute and would make an amazing Christmas gift for an Animal Crossing fan. Although saying that, they do look a little on the small side if the images are to scale with the size of a typical Switch Lite box, and the website doesn’t offer any dimensions.
Either way, take a look for yourself but personally, I think this is one of the cutest Switch bundles I’ve seen for a while. I need the Isabelle.
I’ve owned my Nintendo Switch for about five years now, and it’s by far my favourite console to relax and unwind with. As a Pokemon fan, one of the top games that I play regularly is Pokemon Legends: Arceus, but lately, I’ve gotten addicted to Disney Dreamlight Valley which is essentially Animal Crossing but with Disney Characters.
If this has piqued your interest then you can get the Disney Dreamlight Valley Cozy edition which is on sale right now for just $34.99 at Amazon down from $49.99. I highly recommend it if you like laidback games for harvesting crops and fishing your troubles away. It also has Pixar characters too.
Heya Switch fans 👋 It’s Beth here taking over from Dan for the next few hours. I’ve only just started the night shift for Black Friday deals hunting and still have plenty of energy left in me (but we’ll see how long that lasts).
If you’re looking to bag a bargain on a Nintendo Switch console this Black Friday then you’re definitely in the right place. But if you already own a Nintendo Switch and somehow made it here then don’t worry – as we have some epic deals and discounts to report for current Switch owners too!
If you haven’t already, take a look at these Black Friday switch game deals I picked out earlier with up to 75% off, and stay tuned for more amazing Nintendo Switch deals coming your way.
Let’s be honest: if you’re getting a Switch, you’re going to want Mario Kart. Because nothing’s more fun than racing around Rainbow Road from the comfort of the sofa. Amazon is still offering the classic Switch with Mario Kart 8 for $295, down from $370.
That feeling of waiting for more Switch deals to drop…
We haven’t seen a ton of Switch deals yet, but we have seen one bundle that’s already persuaded our resident non-gamer Natalie that it might be time to give it a try. Walmart is currently selling the OLED Switch along with the wildly popular Super Smash Bros Ultimate for $349.
While we’re waiting for more Nintendo Switch deals to drop, it’s worth taking a look at all the Nintendo Switch 2 (or is that Nintendo Switch Pro? [or Super Nintendo Switch?]) rumours we’ve heard so far. With the elusive console allegedly finally arriving in 2024, we have a feeling more deals on the current models will be coming this Black Friday.
If you’re looking for the most wholesome Nintendo Switch console, it’s got to be the special Animal Crossing edition, which features pastel blue and green Joy Cons. Right now at Amazon in the US, it’s $20 off at $325.
When the blue Nintendo Switch Lite came out, people couldn’t decide what colour it actually was. Is it really blue, or is it actually purple? If you want to decide for yourself, it’s £10 off at Amazon in the UK, down to £189. Not a huge saving, but we’re holding out for better deals to come.
It’s getting dark in the UK, but we are only just starting up this Switch blog – and we’re in it for the long haul. Some of us are even staying in hotels tonight so we can be closer to our desks. True story.
Anyway, it’s important to note that there are usually very measly discounts on Switch. However, with the rumour of a new console on the horizon, things are faring much, much better this year already. We’ll be using our knowledge, as well as all the price history tools at our disposal to make sure we provide accurate information for you – so you don’t get buyer’s remorse.
Let’s presume that you’ve got your ideal Switch, at your ideal price… now what? Well, playing lots of games, obvs. But there’s actually lots more to do with a Nintendo Switch…. and we’ve written an in-depth article all about it.
Check out the 12 Switch tips that you need to know.
Honesty Bomb: I’ve never used a Nintendo Switch. Haven’t even seen one in real life. In fact, excluding a Christmas Wii session, the last Nintendo console I played on was my trusty Snes, back in the ’90s… aaah, those were the days. I remember getting a plastic bazooka for it. Only used it for a duck-shooting game. Imagine. Shooting ducks with a bazooka. Those were different times… However I do have years of experience looking for the deals themselves, so you couldn’t be in better hands with the price side of things.
And anyway… This Black Friday may change all that, as there are many people on the CB team that have a Switch, and think it’s amazing. If I see a really great UK deal, I may just buy it. Long story short: rest assured, I will only be posting deals here that I myself would get.
And we’re off! This is Creative Bloq’s live hub, dedicated to all the Nintendo Switch deals worth checking out – as and when they go live.
Right now, the best deals are at the top of this page… but I’ll be updating this as regularly as I can.