Black Friday is just around the corner, and Nintendo has revealed the deals you’ll be able to grab at most retailers, including Amazon and brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart and GameStop. Perhaps the most notable thing is that, five Black Fridays in, the cost of Nintendo’s holiday Switch bundle somehow still hasn’t dropped below $300.
Sure, you do get some extra value, as Nintendo is offering a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online with this year’s bundle, but still, maintaining the $300 MRSP for this long is an impressive feat. That said, some individual retailers may offer their own bundles with more goodies, so keep an eye out for those. Of course, you can also grab the Switch OLED model this holiday season (if you’re lucky), but don’t expect a discount on that – you’ll be paying $350, with no extras included, to get your hands on the shiny new model.
There will be some actual discounts on some Switch back-catalog games. The following titles will be $40 instead of the usual $60:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Splatoon 2
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Paper Mario: The Origami King
- Kirby Star Allies
A couple of the Switch’s more unique (and expensive) experiences are also receiving a discount – Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be $60 ($40 off) and the sleeper hit Ring Fit Adventure will be $55 ($25 off). In addition to the above deals, Nintendo is promising a variety of digital discounts on the Switch eShop.
The Nintendo Black Friday savings officially kick off on November 21. What do you think? Planning to pick up some Nintendo goodies this year? Or are you waiting for the Switch discount that may never come?