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The Nintendo Switch has been quietly crushing the casual gamer space for more than three years now, so the fact that there’s no new Nintendo console to compete with the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S releases this year shouldn’t really surprise anyone.
That said, we’ll still be getting some good Nintendo Switch deals this holiday season, including sales on games, peripherals, and bundles for consoles themselves. Whether you’re in the market for a new electronic addiction or you’re looking to expand your existing setup, check out the best deals below.
Nintendo Switch console deals
The main Nintendo Switch deal this holiday season is a bundle from Nintendo itself, packaging the Switch console, a digital copy of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” and three months of Nintendo Switch Online membership for $299, which is what you’d typically pay for the console on its own. It’s the deal you’ll find at most major retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Kohl’s, and GameStop, and it goes live Nov. 22.
Walmart’s Switch bundle won’t be available until Nov. 25, so if you miss out on one of the Nov. 22 sales, you’ll have a second chance to grab the console; note, however, that at the time of publish it only seems to include “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and not the three months of Nintendo Switch Online.
Nintendo Switch – Neon Blue/Neon Red Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Download) + 3month Nintendo Switch Online membership – bestbuy.com
There’s also a restocked special edition Nintendo Switch that’s branded for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” — which, if you weren’t aware, is kind of a big deal game these days. The console costs $299 and comes with pastel green/blue Joy-Cons and cute designs on the dock, but it doesn’t come with the actual Animal Crossing game; you’re paying for the aesthetic alone on this one.
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition – gamestop.com
Lastly, if you’re looking for the least expensive Switch experience, the Nintendo Switch Lite has been marked down to $199 in Turquoise, Yellow, Coral, and Grey.
Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise – gamestop.com
Black Friday deals on Nintendo Switch games
There are several tiers of discounted games for the Switch, and each retailer has slight variations on which games they’re offering for what price. Most have first-party Nintendo titles like “Super Mario Maker 2,” “Luigi’s Mansion 3,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” for $39.99, but Walmart’s beating that deal by bringing the price down further to an even $30 for its Nov. 25 sales event, which goes live at 7 p.m. EST.
Check out even more deals on Nintendo Switch games below:
“Fire Emblem: Three Houses” for $34.99 at Best Buy (starting Nov. 22)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses – bestbuy.com
“Splatoon 2” for $34.99 at Best Buy (starting Nov. 22)
Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch) – bestbuy.com
“Borderlands Legendary Collection” for $29.99 at Gamestop (starting Nov. 25)
Borderlands Legendary Collection – gamestop.com
“Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection” for $19.99 at Gamestop (starting Nov. 25)
Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection – gamestop.com
“XCOM 2 Collection” for $19.99 at Gamestop (starting Nov. 25)
XCOM 2 Collection – gamestop.com
“Bioshock: The Collection” for $19.99 at Gamestop (starting Nov. 25)
BioShock: The Collection Standard Edition – Nintendo Switch – bestbuy.com
“Spyro Reignited Trilogy” for $19.99 at Best Buy (starting Nov. 22)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Nintendo Switch – bestbuy.com
“Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered” for $19.99 at Best Buy (starting Nov. 22) and Gamestop (starting Nov. 25)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Standard Edition – Nintendo Switch – bestbuy.com
“Disney Classics: Aladdin and The Lion King” for $14.99 at Best Buy (starting Nov. 22)
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King – Nintendo Switch – bestbuy.com
“Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Standard Edition” for $9.99 at Best Buy (starting Nov. 22)
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Standard Edition – Nintendo Switch – bestbuy.com
It’s also worth noting that Best Buy is offering a 10% discount on Nintendo eShop gift cards; if you’re more inclined to buy your games digitally, you can potentially save a little extra scratch by purchasing a gift card first.
Nintendo Switch controller deals
At Walmart, you can get the Power A Enhanced Wireless Controller in black for $29.99 (as well as a “Super Mario Bros. 3” edition controller for the same price). At Best Buy, you can pick up wired Nintendo Switch controllers for just $12.49.
We expect more deals to be released as Black Friday proper approaches, and we’ll be updating this page as they become official.
Check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage to score great discounted gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.