It’s not quite Black Friday 2023 yet, but you lots of Nintendo Switch games, accessories, and console bundles are already available at their Black Friday prices. Major game series like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby have already seen price drops of $30 or more — and more discounts are coming online all the time. Also, one of the Nintendo Switch Black Friday console bundles is already available to purchase.
If you’re wondering what kinds of Black Friday deals you you can get now, or will be able to find on Nintendo Switch games, accessories, and hardware once the official sales begin, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look.
New Switch OLED Black Friday Bundle
The new Black Friday Switch OLED bundle features a digital download of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Priced at $349.99 MSRP, it offers approximately $67.98 in savings. We’re predicting this new bundle to be extremely popular, and will likely sell out by Cyber Monday on November 27 — so make your purchase ASAP to avoid disappointment. .
Standard Nintendo Switch Console Bundle
Black Friday comes early for anyone in the market for a Nintendo Switch console, because one of the best Nintendo Switch deals around is available right now. Granted, it’s the same deal Nintendo offers every year around Black Friday, but it’s a good one nevertheless. It gets you a Nintendo Switch console, a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3 months of individual Nintendo Switch Online — all for $299.99. That’s the normal price of a Switch on its own, so you’re essentially getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of online service for free. That’s a better deal than you’ll find on Switch hardware any other time of the year, so grab it if you want it.
Nintendo Switch Game Black Friday Deals
Switch Game Deals at Amazon
Despite announcing Amazon’s Black Friday deals would start on November 17, the online retailer is being sluggish about putting games on sale.
Switch Game Deals at Best Buy
The official Best Buy Black Friday sale has already begun, dropping prices on all kinds of items. That includes a large swath of Switch games. Note that Nintendo has announced its sale on first-party Nintendo games will go live pretty much everywhere on Sunday, November 19.
50% Off Select Games at GameStop
If it’s Switch games you’re after, you can save 50% off select games at GameStop right now. That includes games like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Super Mario Party, and more for $29.99 or less. You can find the full list of games on sale, regardless of platform, here.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is $8.67
While this isn’t a game, it’s certainly Nintendo-related. You can grab a 4K copy of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on sale for under $10. Great deal.
Nintendo Switch Online and eShop Credit are 10% Off
Amazon is offering select digital Nintendo products for 10% off. You can stock up on Nintendo eShop credit, effectively getting a discount on any game you use it on. Or you can save 10% while subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online, getting you access to things like cloud saves and NES and SNES classics.
Super Mario Party + Joy-Con Bundle
Nintendo has released a new bundle that gets you some delightful blue and red Joy-Con, plus a digital copy of Super Mario Party for $99.99. That’s a big savings on buying the two items separately. And Mario Party is a great local multiplayer game, so it’s definitely worth picking up if you have friends/family over.
Nintendo Switch Black Friday Game Deals to Expect
Nintendo has officially announced its first selection of Black Friday video game deals that will kick off from November 19 (but we should expect to see these deals at retailers like Amazon from November 17 onwards). Nintendo will be offering up to a $20 discount on popular titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and Super Mario Odyssey.
This special offer will lower their suggested retail price to an attractive $39.99 each. We’ll also be seeing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe and Minecraft Legends: Deluxe Edition for $29.99 and Everybody 1-2-Switch! for just $19.99. We’re also expecting a few extra surprise deals on Black Friday week as well (November 20-24).
The one caveat is this: don’t expect this year’s big first-party Nintendo games to drop that low. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder may not get any discounts at all. But it will be exciting if they do.
Nintendo Switch Black Friday Accessory Deals to Expect
One of the best Switch accessories is the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Last year, it got a Black Friday sale price of $49.99, which is $20 off its usual price. If that deal returns, it’s great price that won’t likely be beaten during other times of the year.
Another must-have Switch accessory, at least if you download digital games from the eShop, is a microSD card (which also compatible with Steam Deck and ROG Ally). Pop one of these tiny storage devices into your Switch, and you can keep more digital games on the device without having to re-download them when you want to play. You’ll likely find deep discounts on microSD cards during Black Friday 2023, making it great time to add 128GB, 512GB, or even 1TB of storage to your Switch.
Nintendo has also officially announced a Super Mario Party + Red & Blue Joy-Con bundle which launches on November 10 for the Black Friday sales. This party pack features a full Super Mario Party game download and two Joy-Con controllers in red and blue, costing $99.99.
Nintendo Switch Black Friday Console Deals to Expect
Aside from the Switch bundle mentioned above, Nintendo has finally introduced a new Black Friday bundle for Switch. The new Nintendo Switch – OLED Model and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle will be available at select retailers and My Nintendo Store from November 19.
This bundle offer will include a unique Switch OLED model, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (digital download), and three months of Nintendo Switch Online. It will cost $349.99 MSRP, with around $67.98 in savings. This offer marks it as one of the hot items to consider for Switch Black Friday sales (which are officially kicking off from November 17-24 this year).
We won’t likely see much else in the way of console discounts. It’s possible a retailer will knock $50 off the price of a new Nintendo Switch, and maybe even the Switch OLED model or Switch Lite. But that doesn’t typically happen during Black Friday.
That said, in recent months we’ve seen the online retailer Woot (owned by Amazon) drop prices on the Switch OLED to $314.99, down from its usual $349.99 price. So a Black Friday discount is possible.
Where to Find Nintendo Deals on Black Friday
We’ll provide plenty of links to all the best Nintendo deals on Black Friday, but here’s where you can expect to find them. In terms of Switch games, you’ll be able to find deals on them at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and the like. If you prefer to download games, you’ll be able to find digital Switch games at most of those retailers as well, plus the Nintendo eShop, which you can access directly from your Switch.
The Best Buy Black Friday sale starts next week and the Walmart Black Friday and Amazon Black Friday sales are likely not far behind. Here’s the Nintendo Switch section at all of the following retailers:
Nintendo Switch Black Friday Shopping Tips
Many of these tips are applicable no matter what you’re shopping for on Black Friday.
- Set a Budget – It’s safe to say many of us have massive video game backlogs. Just because you see a game you want on sale doesn’t mean you should buy it immediately. Set a budget and stick to it. Only buy the games you think you’ll play soon.
- Make a Wishlist – One of the best ways to keep your Black Friday spending under control is to make a wishlist of games or other items you want to buy, and stick to it. Ignore the deals that aren’t on items you would’ve bought otherwise.
- Compare Prices – Sometimes I’ll bite on a Black Friday deal that looks great (say, Link’s Awakening for $39.99). But then I’ll see the very same item on sale for 25% less at another retailer. Before you click the buy button, check the other popular retailers to see if they match (or beat) the sale price.
- Snag Particularly Good Deals Fast – If you see a hard-to-believe great deal on a Switch game or accessory, grab it sooner rather than later. Retailers only have so much stock, so it’s likely that the best deals will sell out before Black Friday ends. Grab great deals fast.
- Don’t Fret if You Miss Out – If you click on a killer deal and find that it’s sold out, don’t despair. Often times the exact same Black Friday deal will come back in stock on Cyber Monday. And even if not, the next Prime Day will be here before you know it.