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Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals — best early sales

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Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are always among the most popular savings of the annual sales event. The Nintendo Switch itself may be more than four years old, but the hybrid console remains a hugely sought-after piece of technology.

In fact, 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 should lead to some can’t-miss Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. 

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals — best early sales

Nintendo Switch console


Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
Despite its age, the Nintendo Switch is still a highly sought after console. While most of 2020 was plagued by Switch shortages, it's gotten easier to find a Switch console in stock these days. Just keep in mind that because of its popularity, Switch deals (on the console itself) are extremely rare. 


Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Edition: $369 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Deluxe Edition features art inspired by the action-RPG game Monster Hunter Rise. The deluxe edition also includes a digital code for Monster Hunter Rise and a Deluxe Kit DLC that includes the game and additional in-game content. The console is now available at Amazon, but sells out rapidly. 


Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ Best Buy
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. There are no Nintendo Switch deals on this handheld, since it just came out, but we might see a small discount or bundle deal come Black Friday. 

Nintendo Switch games

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $19 @ Target
This delightful and surprisingly deep strategy game is one every Switch owner should play. Kingdom Battle stays true to both franchises and mashes together Mario's colorful worlds and the Rabbids' potty humor.


Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
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.


Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze: was $59 now $43 @ Amazon
Run, swing, swim, and jump your way through a variety of colorful levels as the entire Kong clan. Donkey Kong County Tropical Freeze is an award-winning platformer that mixes together well-crafted levels bursting with collectibles and a vibrant art style.

Mario Tennis Aces: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
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.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $50 @ Best Buy
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular Switch games available. This means any form of discount is rare, but courtesy of Best Buy you can currently save $9 on this must-have family-friendly hit. 


Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: was $59 now $52 @ Amazon
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 $52 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch accessories


Oivo TPU Grip Case for Switch Lite: was $16 now $6 @ Amazon
This Switch Lite case is lightweight, grippy, and ergonomic for comfortable gameplay. It's available in an black, grey, turquoise and yellow to match your Switch Lite. At less than $7, it's an easy purchase to ensure your console is protected when on the go. 


Hestia Goods Nintendo Switch Carrying Case: was $26 now $11 @ Amazon
This hard shell protective case will keep your Switch and accessories organized and safe. It's must have Switch accessory. 


SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $21 @ Amazon
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 $54 @ Best Buy
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

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $59 @ Amazon
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. 

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals: What to expect in 2021 

A man playing Nintendo Switch

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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. 

Black Friday 2021 will probably come too early for any sort of discount, 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.  

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.