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Nintendo Outlines Black Friday Deals

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If you still need a Switch, there’s a familiar bundle returning.

Nintendo is notoriously cagey when it comes to sales, at least as far as their first-party software goes. They almost never do permanent markdowns on their own games, and substantial sales on those games are usually saved for the major shopping holidays. But guess what? It’s November! And what’s in November? By gum, I think it’s a major shopping holiday. Looks like it’s sale o’ clock.

Yesterday, Nintendo unveiled their plans for their Black Friday Switch sales. If you were hoping for 50% off all of their major games, keep dreaming, but there are definitely a few deals to look forward to. Firstly, Nintendo is bringing back their Switch console bundle, the same one they offered in 2020. This bundle includes a Switch console with two Joy-Cons, a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and three months of Switch online. That’s about a $369.99 value, all for a $299.99 price tag. If you don’t have a Switch yet, this is probably going to be the best way to get your hands on one.

For software, Nintendo will be offering a $20 discount on eight select Nintendo Switch games, bringing all of their prices down to $39.99. These games are:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Astral Chain

There will also be discounts on games that require peripherals, including Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Ring Fit Adventure, which will be on sale for $59.99 and $54.99, respectively.

All of these discounts will be available at most major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart. The games will also be on sale on the Switch eShop, alongside deals on smaller, indie games, though Nintendo hasn’t divulged any exact pricing on that front as of writing.