Black Friday is upon us once again, and there are quite a few Nintendo Switch sales and deals to be had. Some deals are live now, while other sales will go live starting on November 21. Some may arrive even later in the month (ya’ know, when Black Friday is supposed to start). There are plenty of games on offer, though, as any Nintendo fan may expect, there aren’t too many hardware deals available.
A number of the biggest retailers, from Amazon to Gamestop to Target, are getting in on the action, of course. Here are the best deals we know of so far. Use the links below to jump to each retailer’s section.
Nintendo Black Friday Games and Bundles
The Big N itself will be offering sales and deals starting on November 21. Those include discounts on a wide range of first-party titles, as well as a Nintendo Switch bundle.
A recent sneak peek at those deals confirm that Nintendo will be offering a Switch bundle for $299, which includes a base Nintendo Switch (not the OLED variety), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online.
This console bundle sale isn’t exactly new; a 2020 GameStop Black Friday ad features it front and center. Right now, it’s unclear if it will appear at other retailers or be exclusive to Nintendo. Either way, it’s not something to pass up for those in the market for a Switch at a steal.
Aside from that bundle, a number of high-profile games will also be on sale from Nintendo itself for $39.99, including:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Splatoon 2
- Astral Chain
- Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Mario Kart Live will fall to $59.99, and Ring Fit Adventure will go for $54.99. It doesn’t appear that some games, such as Metroid Dread and Mario Party Superstars will receive any discounts. These sales will be available until November 27, according to Nintendo, and when they do appear, they can be found over here.
Amazon Buy 2 Get 1 Free Switch Games
Ok, so this is technically a Buy 2 Get 1 on a wide range of video games over at Amazon, including PlayStation 4 and PS5, as well as Xbox One and Series X. But perhaps the biggest piece of news is that some Nintendo Switch games are included as well.
Head over to Amazon, and sift through the qualified games. To take advantage of the deal and redeem the offer, Amazon says that you’ll need to add three items to your shopping cart and the savings “will automatically be applied at checkout, if eligible.” It seems not every game is up for grabs, but a good few are.
The best part is that this is a mix-and-match deal; it applies to not only games for other systems but also movies, music, books, and more.
A few highlights for Switch include:
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Hot Wheels Unleashed
- Monster Hunter Stories 2
- Doki Doki Literature Club
- Dying Light Platinum Edition
- Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD
- Rune Factory 4
- Kitaria Fables
Nintendo Switch Black Friday at Target
While it doesn’t specifically mention Black Friday, Target also has a Buy 2 Get 1 free deal for video games. And since it’s in November, we’re including it here. An ad scan mentions that these deals are valid through November 13, so act fast.
Also, just like Amazon, this is a Buy 2 Get 1 mix-and-match sale, including all gaming platforms, movies, books, and more. Here are some highlights:
- Mario + Rabbid: Kingdom Battle
- Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Evee!
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
It should be noted that Target’s selection is far smaller than Amazon’s currently. Either way, you can check out what’s on offer by heading over to Target’s BOGO Switch page. We’ll update this page with more Target deals as they pop up through the month.
GameStop Nintendo Switch Deals
It doesn’t appear that GameStop has released its Black Friday ad just yet, so we don’t exactly know what’s up for grabs or at what prices just yet (if you’ve seen it and it exists, drop a comment below, and we’ll update this article).
Regardless, there are currently some Nintendo Switch games on sale at the retailer, including:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Mario Golf: Super Rush
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
- Nickelodeon All Star Brawl
- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Yoshi’s Crafted World
- Pikmin 3 Deluxe
All told, there are roughly 12 full pages of sales, though some games that return for the query don’t seem to be on sale, so you’ll have to do a bit of minimal sifting. Head over here to check it out.
Best Buy Nintendo Switch Sale
Best Buy has been offering Black Friday deals since mid-October, but it doesn’t appear that the retailer is in full-fledged holiday sale mode just yet. There are only a handful of video game deals available through their website as of this writing, and their Black Friday ad hasn’t appeared just yet.
There aren’t any Switch-specific deals and frankly, not much of note.
Walmart Nintendo Switch Deals
Walmart is another retailer that hasn’t shared all of its plans for Black Friday 2021 video games, which is slightly odd considering the retailer’s ad is already out. Regardless, Wal-Mart will be having an Early Access Black Friday sale for Walmart+ members starting on November 10 at 3 p.m. EST. Early Access is not available to Walmart+ trial members.
There’s really no idea what to expect, though it’s safe to assume some Switch games will be on sale.
Those are the Black Friday and before Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals and sales available right now. Bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating it throughout the month. Stay tuned.