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Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals 2021

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Find a bargain on the versatile Nintendo Switch with the top Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals we've gathered below. There are some excellent Black Friday deals on the console and its accessories and games already, and more are likely to appear as the day progresses.

Despite the Switch being around for more than four years now, it’s still one of the hottest items on many people’s lists this holiday season — so Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are going to be among some of the most highly sought after. 

The arrival of the Nintendo Switch OLED has further ramped up demand, partly because lots of gamers want the new console and partly because prices have now dropped on the original Switch, in Europe at least.

If you’re looking for the best deals on consoles this Black Friday, Nintendo surely has the competition beaten — not least because you've got (slightly) more chance of finding a Switch than of bagging a PS5 or Xbox Series X. We’ll keep you updated on the best places to get the various Nintendo Switch models, plus Switch accessories and games, this Black Friday.

Top 5 Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals right now

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals — best sales right now

Nintendo Switch console

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Nintendo Switch OLED w/ Animal Crossing: New Horizons + 256GB Sandisk SD card bundle: was £386, now £369 @ Curry's (opens in new tab)
There's a modest discount on this bundle consisting of the newest Nintendo Switch OLED model, the delightful life sim Animal Crossing and a 256GB memory card to make sure you won't run out of space on your Switch for a long time to come.

If you don't want Animal Crossing, you can also get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the same bundle (opens in new tab).

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Nintendo Switch w/ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months Nintendo Switch Online: now £259 @ Argos (opens in new tab)
Don't miss out on this deal! For the same price as a normal Switch, you'll get the console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 3-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Plus, for an extra £20, you can add Minecraft, two racing wheels, and a Stealth Nintendo Switch case to your bundle. If this is the deal you want, check the special offers tab to add it to your cart. We expect this deal to sell out quickly, so if it does, check the Nintendo UK Online store (opens in new tab), as they're offering the same bundle for the same price.

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Nintendo Switch w/ 2 games, 256GB SD card + 3 months NSO: was £359 now £299 @ Curry's (opens in new tab)
Like the deal above, in this bundle you'll get a Nintendo Switch console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 3 month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. The difference is that the extra £40 spend gets you Minecraft and a 256GB Micro-SD card to give your Switch more storage.

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Nintendo Switch w/ 2 games + 3 months NSO: was £349 now £269 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another deal like the ones above, this bundle gets you a Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 3 month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. The extra £10 spend gets you Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, one of our top picks for the best platformers on Switch. Or, for £284 you can get this bundle (opens in new tab) from Amazon with a Switch, 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online, Mario Kart 8, and Just Dance 2022.

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Nintendo Switch: £259 @ Curry's (opens in new tab)
You might get better value with bundles, but if you’re looking for the cheapest Switch around right now, Curry's is the place to go. Make sure to check the bundle deals above, as you can get a Switch with some great additional extras for 99p more right now at Argos (opens in new tab). Additionally, Very (opens in new tab) also have the Switch in stock for £259.99.

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Nintendo Switch with Animal Crossing New Horizons: was £299 now £289 @ Smyth's (opens in new tab)
This bundle gets you £10 off Animal Crossing: New Horizons alongside a Nintendo Switch console. It's one of the best games on Switch, so this is a great deal. You can also get Mario Party Superstars instead of Animal Crossing with your console if you prefer. Plus, check out this Nintendo Switch console bundle (opens in new tab) that comes with Just Dance 2022 and Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the same price.

Nintendo Switch games

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Metroid Dread: was £41 now £36 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Fans have been waiting a long time for Samus to return to the space-exploring scene with a new Metroid title, and this game was totally worth the wait. You'll be hunting down aliens and fighting for your life against deadly robotic assassins. Whether you're new to the series or an old pro, we highly recommend Metroid Dread.

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Dragon Ball Z Kakarot: was £54 now £29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is one of the most exciting and best-looking DBZ games to date. You'll experience the origins of Goku's story right from the beginning, and re-enact major fights from the show with the satisfying RPG combat system.

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Ni No Kuni II: was £54 now £34 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This beautiful game combines classic JRPG combat with Studio Ghibli style visuals. The Prince's Edition on Switch includes the game, plus bonus DLC content that was previously available when the game released on PS4.

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Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu: was £49 now £39 @ Argos (opens in new tab)
Put simply, the Pokémon Let’s Go games are some of the most charming and fun in the franchise. Designed to help players transition from the Pokémon Go mobile app to the main series, the game does away with the series’ usual catching and battling mechanic. Pokémon roam the map freely, allowing you to encounter them at your own pace. Whether you’re a new player or an old Pokémon fan looking for something a little different, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu is a great buy.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy: was £34 now £22 @ Sports Direct (opens in new tab)
Spyro makes a triumphant return on Switch with three of his best games from the PlayStation era. They were considered some of the best platformers around at the time for good reason — and that hasn't changed today, as this reimagining makes them better than ever.

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Immortals Fenyx Rising: was £57 now £17 @ Argos (opens in new tab)
If, like us, you've played and loved Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and want something to tide you over during the wait for a sequel, Immortals Fenyx Rising should scratch that itch. The boss battles are exhilarating, the lush environments look great on Switch, and the ability to customise your hero's look is a fun addition.

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Mario Kart Live Home Circuit: was £89 now £73 @ Very (opens in new tab)
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit can be a little hard to find in stock nowadays, but luckily Very has it available for £16 off right now. There's nothing more fun than driving your own mini kart around your living room, and now you can with Mario Kart Live.

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Untitled Goose Game: was £27 now £17 @ Very (opens in new tab)
Untitled Goose Game was a huge indie success when it released in 2019. If you’ve somehow missed out on it, it’s a puzzle game where you play as a mischievous goose out to cause as much trouble as possible. It’s charming, colourful, and great fun.

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Ring Fit Adventure: was £69 now £54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Ring Fit Adventure has always been notoriously hard to find, but fortunately, several places have it in stock right now. The best place to buy it is on Amazon, where it’s available for £13 off. If you’re looking for a way to have fun while exercising indoors this winter, this is perfect.

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No More Heroes 3: was £49 now £34 @ Smyth's (opens in new tab)
No More Heroes 3 is a hack-and-slash brawler oozing with game designer Suda51’s signature style. While the minigames can sometimes be repetitive, they’re definitely worth going through to experience the amazing boss fights. If you’re already a fan of Suda51, there’s no doubt you need to play No More Heroes 3 — and if not, we think it will appeal to you if you like Hideo Kojima games or Tarantino movies.

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2 games for £20 on select titles @ Game (opens in new tab)
Right now, Game is offering 2 games for £20 on a select range of Nintendo Switch titles — which is great if you’re looking to grab some early Christmas gifts. Our picks of the bunch are Child of Light, Rayman Legends, and Overcooked! Special Edition.

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Mario Party Superstars: was £49 now £39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Mario Party is back on Nintendo Switch, with brand new games alongside some old N64 classics. Now that we can actually hang out with other people in person, this is the perfect option for gamers of all skill levels. And it's £10 off at Amazon

Nintendo Switch accessories

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SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was £40 now £16 @ 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. 

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was £59 now £49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is the best way to play games on Nintendo's popular console. With its premium design and spacious button layout, it'll take your Switch gaming up a gear. It's currently £10 off it's usual price on Amazon, and at Curry's (opens in new tab) and Very (opens in new tab) as well.

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Joy-Cons (Purple/Orange): was £69 now £57 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for some new Joy-Cons in fun colours, the cheapest place to get them right now is on Amazon, where they have the purple and orange set for £57. You can also get Joy-Cons in purple and orange (opens in new tab) and blue and yellow (opens in new tab) at Curry’s for the same price, so check there if these sell out. 

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Orzly Gaming Headset for Nintendo Switch: was £49 now £24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This gaming headset is perfect to use with your Nintendo Switch — especially if you have the neon red and blue joy-cons that inspired this headset’s colour scheme. With an adjustable noise-cancelling microphone, you’ll be able to chat with your friends while you play Splatoon 2 or Animal Crossing.

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Metroid Dread slim case: was £14 now £12 @ Sports Direct (opens in new tab)
This is one of the coolest-looking cases available for Nintendo Switch, and coming from Sports Direct no less. It's big enough to fit the Switch OLED, and comes with a foam insert to adapt it for the regular Switch and the Switch Lite.

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PowerA Nintendo Switch Messenger Bag: was £29 now £14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This stylish messenger bag is designed to fit the Switch console and its dock, with enough space for extra Joy-Cons, a Pro controller, an AC adaptor, and six game cartridges. It comes with a carry handle and a detachable shoulder strap, and even has an extra storage pouch on the back for small items. With this messenger bag, you’ll be able to take your Switch with you and be ready to game anywhere.

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PowerA Wired GameCube Style Controller: was £20, now £15 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you wish you could play Switch games with the controller you got used to in your youth, or want to play GameCube games with the controller it was designed for, here's a nice 25% off deal for you.

Nintendo Switch Deals — what to expect 

As the Nintendo Switch recently got a price cut in Europe, it’s unclear whether or not there will be big discounts to be seen this Black Friday — but it’s certain that there will be some great bundles available.

Similar to the base Switch console, it’s unlikely that any huge discounts on the Nintendo Switch OLED will appear this Black Friday, as it’s not long been available and stock is hard to come by. It’s possible that it may be slightly discounted in bundles, though, so keep an eye on our coverage to see what pops up.

Last year, the Nintendo Store UK site was offering create-your-own bundles with Nintendo Switch consoles that had 64GB Memory cards included free. Don’t forget to check the eShop, too — Nintendo’s biggest games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition were on sale for more than 30% off, with third-party titles going on sale for even bigger discounts. But the best thing about shopping on Nintendo eShop? The games don’t go out of stock.

It turns out that deals can appear in unlikely places, too — Aldi was offering Nintendo Switch consoles for an absolute steal at just £229 last year. Unsurprisingly, these sold out extremely fast, but still keep your eyes open just in case something like this happens again.

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.