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Black Friday is always a good time to grab a Nintendo Switch or some discounted games and accessories, and this is especially true this year. Nintendo’s beloved home console is finally something easy to find again after a year of lack (unless you want the shiny new OLED model), and there’s a new bundle this year that gives you plenty of useful extras right out of the box.
On top of that, some of the absolute best Switch games out there are significantly discounted, as well as plenty of useful accessories to enhance family evenings or play on the go. Ready to play? Here are the best Switch savings we’ve seen so far.
Nintendo Switch console and package offer
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Pack
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle ($ 299, originally $ 369; bestbuy.com)
Nintendo usually offers a Mario Kart 8 bundle every Black Friday, but it has sweetened a bit for 2021. In addition to getting you Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – an excellent kart racer that almost every Switch owner should have anyway – this bundle also includes three months with Nintendo Switch Online. It will allow you to play games online right out of the box, while giving you access to cloud storage and a substantial library of NES and SNES classics, including The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World.
You get all that for the system’s base price of $ 299, which basically means you get $ 70 free stuff. Just note that this package includes the standard Nintendo Switch, which means you will not get the larger, bolder screen available on the $ 349 Nintendo Switch OLED.
Nintendo Switch OLED ($ 349; amazon.com, target.com and gamestop.com)
While we do not expect the Nintendo Switch OLED to be dropped for Black Friday, this week may be your best chance to find this hard-to-find console in stock. We called this model the best Nintendo Switch to date, thanks to a beautiful 7-inch OLED screen that really makes games jump out, and an enhanced outrigger that is ideal for impromptu Smash Bros. tournaments.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con ($ 69, originally $ 79; walmart.com)
It’s never a bad idea to pick up an extra pair of Joy-Cons, whether you want to refresh your Switch with some new colors or just need extra controllers for the family game night. Nintendo’s versatile mini-gamepads are available at their usual $ 10 off sale price, making it a great time to grab some if you’ve been waiting.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ($ 59, originally $ 69; walmart.com)
When trying to win an intense Mario Kart battle or finally defeating the tough Metroid Dread boss, the little Joy-Cons sometimes do not break it. The Switch Pro controller is anything but important if you play lots of big-screen gaming, as it is much more ergonomic and comfortable than the Joy-Cons, while still supporting motion controls and advanced HD rumble haptics. It’s rarely cheaper than this sale price, so grab one while you can.
PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller ($ 38.99, originally $ 54.99; amazon.com)
Are you looking for a cheaper alternative to Pro Controller? If you can live without HD rumble and Amiibo support, PowerA’s wireless option is a great choice at this price. It has a similar look and feel to Nintendo’s first-pad paddle as well as two programmable back buttons that can help give you a head start in competing games. And if you’re looking for a serious Nintendo lover, this gamepad comes in a range of themed skins that run from Animal Crossing to Zelda.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller ($ 13.99, originally $ 27.99; bestbuy.com)
If you do not mind going with the cable, this is one of the cheapest prices we have seen on a reliable Nintendo Switch controller. Like its wireless counterpart, this PowerA pad has programmable buttons on the back and comes in several Nintendo variants inspired by Mario and Pokémon.
PowerA GameCube Style Controller ($ 29.99, originally $ 44.88; walmart.com)
If you’re a hardcore Super Smash Bros. player or just have a lot of nostalgia for the Nintendo GameCube, this throwback controller will let you play games like it was 2002.
Orzly carrying case
Orzly carrying case ($ 16.59, originally $ 19.99; amazon.com)
One of the most popular Switch covers out there, this Orzly model has a hard water-repellent shell to keep your Switch safe on the go, and has enough space to store up to eight playing cards and plenty of extra Joy-Cons and cables.
Sisma 80 game holder ($ 13.58, originally $ 16.99; amazon.com)
For people who own a wealth of physical Switch games, this Sisma cover will make it super easy to take your entire collection with you. This case can store up to 80 playing cards and will also fit your SD cards if you want to take some extra storage with you. Just note that this lightning deal expires tonight and may soon be sold out.
Razer Kraken X ($ 29.99, originally $ 49.99; amazon.com)
Razer Kraken X is our favorite budget gaming headset, thanks to its excellent sound, comfort and microphone quality for the money, and it is a perfect companion to play your Switch on the go.
SanDisk 128 GB MicroSDXC Card ($ 19.99, originally $ 34.99; amazon.com)
If you download most of your games digitally, your Switch’s internal storage will fill up quickly. We strongly recommend that any Switch owner download a microSD card like this discounted 128GB SanDisk model, which allows you to store exponentially more games, screenshots and videos at once. This popular card works with all Switch models, and as a bonus it comes with some fun Nintendo branding.
Ring Fit Adventure
Ring Fit Adventure ($ 54.99, originally $ 79.99; amazon.com)
Nintendo’s hugely popular training game has just reached the lowest price yet, making it a good time to see what all the hype is all about. Ring Fit Adventure is basically an immersive role-playing game that you play with your whole body as you will use the included Ring-Con and Leg Strap to defeat enemies by performing various exercises. If you’re looking for a fun way to get sweaty, this is it.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit ($ 59.99, originally $ 99; bestbuy.com)
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an augmented reality game that essentially transforms your living room into a playable Mario Kart course. You will drive a truly remote controlled car around your home, which comes alive on your Switch screen as an interactive track complete with enemies, dangers and all the fun chaos that comes with a great Mario Kart race. It’s a really fun mix of digital and physical play, and it’s available at the lowest price right now.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($ 35, originally $ 59.99; amazon.com)
If you have somehow not played Breath of the Wild yet, you have one excuse fewer now. Breath of the Wild, widely regarded as the best Switch game out there, reinvents the Zelda formula by throwing Link into a beautiful, expansive open world that you can explore just as you see fit. This popular title rarely drops that low in price, so grab it while you can.
Super Mario Odyssey ($ 35.23, originally $ 59.99; gamestop.com)
Like Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey is essential for any Switch owner. This delightfully inventive 3D platformer is almost halved right now, so do not miss it if you have not played it yet.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes ($ 15, originally $ 39.99; amazon.com)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a delightfully block-based adventure that lets you play as more than 100 beloved Marvel characters, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Spider-Man. It’s a great time for both adults and kids, and an excellent pickup for only $ 15.
Just Dance 2022 ($ 24.99, originally $ 49.99; amazon.com)
The latest installment of Ubisoft’s popular dance game features new features designed to help you sweat as well as a family-friendly child mode, and it’s available at half price right now.
Super Mario Maker 2 ($ 39.99, originally $ 59.99; amazon.com)
Why settle for just playing a Mario game when you can make your own? Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easy to create the Mario tracks of your dreams as well as play an almost endless stream of creative, charming and downright sadistic tracks created by other players. There is even a story mode for those who want a more classic Mario experience that also teaches you some basic building principles. It’s one of our favorite Switch games, and it’s worth it for this price.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate ($ 19.98, originally $ 39.99; gamestop.com)
Sonic Colors: Ultimate brings the classic Wii game to the current generation with sleeker graphics, new modes and all the high-speed action you can expect from a Sonic game. It is 50% off only months after release.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition ($ 26.99, originally $ 59.99; gamestop.com)
Are you looking for a game you can sink serious hours into? Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition finally brings Nintendo’s beloved role-playing game to the Switch with improved graphics, new music, and a host of improvements in quality of life. If you want to carry a giant sword around, take part in fun battles in real time and explore some really beautiful environments, this is something for you.
Splatoon 2 ($ 26.99; originally $ 59.99; gamestop.com)
Splatoon 2 is a great introduction to the shooting genre, where teams of squid-like kids fight to cover the arena (and each other) with colorful ink. But do not be fooled – just because Splatoon 2 is child – friendly does not mean that it is not very competitive, as you need good reflexes and strategy to get to the top. With Splatoon 3 ready for next year, now’s a good time to grab this addictive shooter and get your ink-blowing abilities in shape.
Cruis’n Blast ($ 22.99, originally $ 34.99; gamestop.com)
If you’re looking for pure arcade action, there are few games that do it better than Cruis’n Blast. It’s a whole lot of nostalgic fun, and it’s worth it for just over $ 20.