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Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals 2021

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The Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are more impressive than ever, meaning you can now spot attractive discounts on the versatile console, its games and its accessories. And even better, there haven't been too many instances of these items going out of stock.

The demand for the Nintendo Switch has been so strong throughout 2021 that it’s not always been easy to find where to buy a Nintendo Switch online. Stock levels have thankfully gotten a little better in recent months, which has already led to some can't-miss Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. 

The best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal so far has been a $299 Black Friday Bundle (opens in new tab) which includes the Nintendo Switch console, a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3-months of Nintendo Switch Online. As expected, this package has sold out. But this deal may come back in stock, and there are plenty more deals to be had. 

Whether you're looking for a new Switch console or to kit out your machine with the best Black Friday Switch game deals and accessories, here are all the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals available right now. 

Bear in mind, the best Black Friday Nintendo deals will be ending soon, so head over to our best Cyber Monday deals for more bargains.

Top Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals today

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals — best sales now 

Nintendo Switch console

Nintendo Switch w/ Mario Kart 8: check stock @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Free Switch Online membership: Switch deals are very rare, so we're big fans of this bundle. It includes the Editor's Choice Switch console, a free download of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a free 3-month Switch Online membership. As expected this bundle has been extremely popular, so stock levels may vary based on your location. If Best Buy is sold out, you can also check Walmart (opens in new tab)(but warry of third-party sellers offering the bundle at an inflated).

Nintendo Switch OLED: check stock @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nintendo Switch OLED is a refreshed version of the popular handheld/home console. It offers a gorgeous 7-inch OLED display, a wide adjustable stand, a wired LAN port in the dock, and a larger 64GB of internal storage. 

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing New Horizons Edition: $299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab) [check for local stores]
The rare Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition is currently in stock at Best Buy or its normal retail price. It may not stay in stock for long, so buy it before it's gone. Do note, it bizarrely doesn't actually come with a copy of the Animal Crossing New Horizons game, so you'll need to buy that separately. 

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab) [check stock]
Meet the new Nintendo Switch Lite. Hardware-wise, the handheld is the same as the regular Nintendo Switch. However, this model can only be used in handheld mode and doesn't connect to the television. Even the Nintendo Switch Lite is currently experiencing stock issues. Don't expect a significant Black Friday saving on the Switch Lite this year. 

Nintendo Switch games

Carnival Games: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Bring all the fun of the fair to your Nintendo Switch in the latest entry in the Carnival Games series. Offering 20 different games to play, as well as the chance to dress up your avatar with items unlocked using prize items, this mini game collection is a complete hoot. 

Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Bundle [Digital Download]: was $79 now $47 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Splatoon 2 is one of the best shooters on Nintendo Switch. It's fun, engaging, silly and non-violent. But the action is frenetic and fast-paced. The Octo Expansion adds to the Splatoon lore by giving fans extra levels to push their skills in. Remember, this is for a digital download, so there's no physical copy of this game that will be shipped. But considering this is the type of game players will constantly be going back to, having it permanently on your Switch is not a bad idea. 

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Breath of the Wild is one of the best and most popular games on Switch, so good sales don't come around too often. Luckily right now, Amazon has the game for just $35. It's dropped to $26 earlier this week, but this is still a fantastic price for a game offering dozens of hours of content. 

Just Dance 2022: was $49 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Just Dance is back for another year to get the party started in style. Work up a sweat dancing along to 40 hit tracks including tunes from Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and The Weekend. 

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set: was $59 now $43 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Play as Goku in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, an adventure that takes you through the life of anime's most prolific martial artist. You'll play though some iconic set pieces throughout Goku's life. The game is also on sale for Xbox One for $ (opens in new tab)17 and PS4 for $29 (opens in new tab).

Monster Hunter Rise: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Monster Hunter Rise takes the standard monster hunting formula and supercharges it. Players must gather materials to build weapons and learn to strategically take down monsters. Seriously, each monster is like a puzzle into itself. 

Monster Hunter Rise [Digital Download]: was $59 now $25 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
If the above physical deal for Monster Hunter Rise isn't to your liking, then this digital one should be much better. Right now, a digital download of Monster Hunter Rise is $25 at Walmart. That's a $35 savings. 

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: was $45 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Released to celebrate 30 years of the iconic fighting series, this anniversary collection packages together 12 classic Street Fighter titles. Games included span from the very first game through to Street Fighter III. It's the ideal collection for fans of the franchise both new and old. 

Neo: The World Ends with You: was $59 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Neo: The World Ends with You is a sequel to the beloved Nintendo DS original. It's a charming, if imperfect, RPG with interesting characters and a killer soundtrack. Check out our full review (opens in new tab) to get the lowdown. 

Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Play three of the most action-packed games from the Resident Evil universe with this Resident Evil Triple Pack. It includes Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6, complete with all DLC modes, costumes and expansions.

Mario Tennis Aces: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Mario and friends once again take to the court in Mario Tennis Aces. Compete online with players from around the world, or play through the complete single-player mode to become the ultimate tennis champion.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury packages together the original Wii U platformer with a brand new Mario experience. It's a collection with dozens of hours of platforming fun, and it's just $50 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch accessories

Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Carrying Case: was $26 now $16 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This hardshell protective case will keep your Switch and accessories organized and safe. It's a must-have Switch accessory.

PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller: was $99 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If Joy-Cons are a little too small for your hands, this PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller is a suitable alternative pad. It can connect to a Switch in either television or handheld mode, and offers four mappable back paddles for next-level gaming. This is sort of like an Xbox Elite controller but for your Switch. 

SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Add up to 128GB of additional space to your switch. High speed transfer rates up to 100MB/s ensures fast game loads. 

SanDisk 256GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $99 now $39 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This officially license SanDisk microsD card for Nintendo Switch delivers incredible read and write speeds of 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, and can store a truckload of the best Nintendo Switch games. 

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $69 now $52 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Switch Pro Controller matches the Joy-Cons with motion controls, HD rumble, and Amiibo support, but its more ergonomic design gives you better grips that help you stay comfy during extended gameplay. Add it to your cart to see the $59 price, which is one of the best Switch deals around. 

PDP Rock Candy Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch: was $14 now $7 @ GameStop (opens in new tab)
PDP's Rock Candy line of Wired controllers for Nintendo Switch are at a steep discount. Each controller can be had for $7, which is 50% off. Now, these controllers might look cheap but are far from it. The plastic is durably and feels solid in the hand. It doesn't creek and buttons have a satisfying press. Honestly, PDP could charge more for these controllers. Also, the small size makes it great for kids. And if any kids do manage to break these, they're cheap enough to buy again. It's available in stormin cherry, cosmo berry and pineapple pop.

What Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals should you expect in 2021?

Despite releasing more than four years ago the Nintendo Switch has kept a very stable price. However, it did receive its first price drop earlier this month in Europe. This price cut hasn’t been mirrored in the US yet, but it could be a sign that Nintendo is going to be willing to offer more substantial savings on the Nintendo Switch this year. 

Typically Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals tend to revolve around bundles rather than a straight price cut of the system itself. On Black Friday you can normally grab a Nintendo Switch with a game or accessory pack throw-in for no additional cost, but this year might finally see the price of the console standalone tumble. 

The cheaper Nintendo Switch Lite has a long track record of being discounted even outside of major sales events, though the best deals are normally reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Expect the handheld gaming device to be dropped in price and potentially bundled with a couple of Nintendo Switch games as well. 

It won’t just be Nintendo Switch hardware that is discounted for Black Friday. Nintendo Switch games are notorious for holding their price long after launch, but dozens of the best Nintendo Switch games will be slashed throughout the sales period. Plus, accessories like carrying cases, extra controllers, and screen protectors will also receive discounts. 

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals: Nintendo Switch OLED 

Nintendo Switch OLED

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The Nintendo Switch OLED is a bit of a wildcard this year. It's a suped-up version of the regular Nintendo Switch that features a larger OLED display and a redesign docking station. It’s set to launch on October 8 for $349, and the demand is expected to be high. 

Reviews have now dropped for the console and it's receiving plenty of praise for its gorgeous display. We said in our own take on the machine: "The Nintendo Switch OLED is an amazingly easy product to recommend," praising its beautiful OLED screen, slick color scheme and small, but useful, additional upgrades. 

We're unlikely to see any sort of discount for Black Friday 2021, but some retailers may restock the console to mark the occasion. Plus, the release of the Nintendo Switch OLED should help push down the price of the standard Switch and Switch Lite.  

Will there be a Nintendo Switch OLED restock on Black Friday?

Due to the nature of Nintendo Switch OLED restocks it's hard to give a definitive answer to the above question. In recent weeks the likes of GameStop, Walmart and Best Buy have all taken fresh orders of the console, which could be a positive sign that more stock is being allocated by suppliers. Hopefully, this restock trend continues as we move fully even deeper Black Friday deals season. 

Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.