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Black Friday is always a great time to snag a Nintendo Switch or some discounted games and accessories, and that’s especially true this year. Nintendo’s beloved home console is finally somewhat easy to find again after a year of shortages (unless you want the shiny new OLED model), and there are some new bundles out there that will get you games and extras right out of the box.
On top of that, some of the absolute best Switch games out there are significantly discounted, as are plenty of useful accessories for enhancing family game nights or playing on the go. Ready to play? Here are the best Switch savings we’ve spotted so far.
Nintendo Switch console and bundle deals
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’s sweetened the pot a bit for 2021. On top of getting you Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — an excellent kart racer that just about every Switch owner should have anyway — this bundle also includes three months of Nintendo Switch Online. That will allow you to play games online right out of the box, while also getting you access to cloud saves and a sizable library of NES and SNES classics including The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World.
You’re getting all of that for the system’s base $299 price, which essentially means you’re getting $70 of free stuff. Just note that this bundle includes the standard Nintendo Switch, meaning you won’t get the bigger, bolder display found on the $349 Nintendo Switch OLED.
While we don’t expect the Nintendo Switch OLED to be discounted for Black Friday, this week might be your best chance to find this hard-to-find console in stock. We called this model the best Nintendo Switch yet, thanks to a gorgeous 7-inch OLED screen that really makes games pop and an improved kickstand that’s ideal for impromptu Smash Bros tournaments.
Best Nintendo Switch controller deals
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 family game night. Nintendo’s versatile mini-gamepads are available for their usual sale price of $10 off, making now a good time to grab some if you’ve been holding off.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ($59, originally $69; walmart.com)
When you’re trying to win an intense Mario Kart match or finally vanquish that difficult Metroid Dread boss, sometimes the tiny Joy-Cons don’t cut it. The Switch Pro Controller is all but essential if you do lots of big-screen gaming, as it’s 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 snag one while you can.
PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller ($38.99, originally $54.99; amazon.com)
Looking for a cheaper alternative to the 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 as Nintendo’s first-party pad, as well as two programmable back buttons that can help give you an edge in competitive games. And if you’re shopping for a serious Nintendo lover, this gamepad comes in a variety of themed skins that run the gamut from Animal Crossing to Zelda.
Best Nintendo Switch accessory deals
Orzly Carry Case ($14.61, originally $19.99; amazon.com)
One of the most popular Switch cases out there, this Orzly model features a hard water-resistant shell for keeping your Switch safe on the go, and has enough room to store up to 8 game cards and plenty of extra Joy-Cons and cables.
SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card ($20.95, originally $34.99; amazon.com)
If you download most of your games digitally, your Switch’s internal storage is going to fill up fast. We highly recommend that any Switch owner picks up a microSD card like this discounted 128GB SanDisk model, which will let you store exponentially more games, screenshots and videos at once. This popular card works with every Switch model, and as a bonus, comes with some fun Nintendo branding.
Best Nintendo Switch game deals
Ring Fit Adventure ($54.99, originally $79.99; amazon.com)
Nintendo’s hugely popular exercise game just hit its lowest price yet, making now a great time to see what all the hype is about. Ring Fit Adventure is essentially an immersive role-playing game that you play with your entire body, as you’ll use the included Ring-Con and Leg Strap to vanquish foes by performing various exercises. If you’re looking for a fun way to work up a sweat, 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 turns your living room into a playable Mario Kart course. You’ll drive an actual remote-controlled car around your home, which comes to life on your Switch screen as an interactive track complete with enemies, hazards and all the fun chaos that comes with a great Mario Kart race. It’s a really fun blend of digital and physical play, and it’s available at its lowest price yet right now.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($39.99, originally $59.99; amazon.com)
If you somehow haven’t played Breath of the Wild yet, you’ve got one less excuse now. Largely considered to be the best Switch game out there, Breath of the Wild reinvents the Zelda formula by throwing Link into a gorgeous, expansive open world that you can explore however you see fit. It’s a no-brainer at this price.
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 craft the Mario courses of your dreams, as well as play a near-endless stream of creative, charming and straight-up sadistic levels created by other players. There’s even a story mode for those who want a more classic Mario experience that also teaches you some building basics. It’s one of our favorite Switch games, and well worth it at this price.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition ($39.99, originally $59.99; amazon.com)
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 visuals, new music and a variety of quality-of-life improvements. If you want to carry a giant sword around, engage in fun real-time combat and explore some truly beautiful environments, this one’s for you.
Splatoon 2 ($39.99; originally $59.99; amazon.com)
Splatoon 2 is a great introduction to the shooter genre that has teams of squid-like children battle to cover the arena (and one another) in colorful ink. But don’t be fooled — just because Splatoon 2 is kid-friendly doesn’t mean that it isn’t highly competitive, as you’ll need good reflexes and strategy to come out on top. With Splatoon 3 set to hit next year, now’s a great time to snag this addictive shooter and get your ink-blasting skills in shape.