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It has been a pretty good year for Nintendo gamers. The Switch OLED is finally available for purchase (if you’re quick enough) and there’s a multitude of exciting games in the works with even more releases on the horizon. Best of all, Nintendo’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2021 has finally gone live. The good news? There’s a bushel of Black Friday Nintendo deals to be had.

The Best Black Friday Deals from the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide

As if a new OLED Switch console and the onslaught of long-awaited titles wasn’t already exciting, Nintendo has cultivated an impressive selection of Nintendo Black Friday deals on fan-favorite Switch titles and console bundles. This year’s holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a stellar time to bulk up your Switch library and pick up some niche games that seldom go on sale.

Get Classic Switch Titles for $20 Off

During the week leading up to Black Friday, Nintendo is offering a $20 discount on 10 popular games from the Switch catalog. Each game retails for $59.99, so this is a pretty substantive discount given Nintendo’s track record.
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ASTRAL CHAIN is the only game that will hit its all-time lowest price during Nintendo’s Black Friday promotion (and doesn’t go on sale often), but around half of the included games will bottom out at their current historic low price. We don’t see too many major discounts on games like Paper Mario: The Origami King and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, so this is a great time to save on these titles if you’ve been waiting.

Save $70 with Nintendo’s Annual Mario Kart 8 Switch Console Bundle

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For the third year in a row, Nintendo is offering the same $299.99 Switch console bundle as part of its Black Friday Nintendo deal selection. You get a Nintendo Switch system, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month individual membership for Nintendo Switch Online. Like previous years, the Switch console is the updated V2 model with a brighter screen and longer battery life than the original version.

Even if it’s not the newest or most exciting deal, this Black Friday Switch bundle costs as much as a standalone Switch console at full price and $70 less than the sum of its parts — and it’s the best Nintendo Black Friday console bundle deal we’ve seen so far.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Ring Fit Adventure Hit an All-Time Low Price

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If you’ve been hesitant to pick up Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit due to its rare sale schedule or fear of terrorizing your pets and family, this might be the deal that pushes you over the edge. During Nintendo’s Black Friday extravaganza, you can choose between the Mario Set or Luigi set and save $40. The previous lowest price we’d seen on this clever augmented reality-powered version of a beloved classic was $74.99.

Ring Fit Adventure is one year older than Mario Kart: Home Circuit, yet it has been even harder to find on sale – until now. At long last, you can pick up your ownRing-Con driven bodybuilding fantasy for under $70 this Black Friday

Why bother paying for a monthly gym membership when you can save $25 on a one-time purchase and get your daily cardio fighting a dragon instead?

More Black Friday Nintendo Switch Deals Available Now

During the week of the promotion, most of the official Nintendo deals above can also be found online and in-store at major retailers like AmazonBest BuyGameStopWalmart and more. Some retailers have already matched Nintendo’s prices ahead of the Black Friday sale (or even undercut them slightly to stay ahead of the competition), so it’s never a bad idea to start shopping early.

Amazon Black Friday Switch Deals

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As the big day draws closer, Amazon’s extended Black Friday blowout is firing at all cylinders. While supplies last, you can purchase three Nintendo Switch games (and other consoles) for the price of two. Many games eligible for the deal are already on sale, so you can really stack some savings. To access the deal, simply add three games from the list of qualifying items — your savings will take effect once you check out. Here are a few highlighted titles from the promotion:
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Best Buy Black Friday Switch Deals

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If you aren’t feeling any of the discounted games from the official Nintendo sale, Best Buy has filled out the selection of Switch game deals with record low (but not record-breaking) prices on Mario Golf: Super Rush, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and dozens of other titles. On top of that, you can still shop Nintendo’s assorted game offers and console bundle deals.
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GameStop Black Friday Switch Deals

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Other retailers have spent the weeks leading up to Nintendo Black Friday clearing older stock at ultra-low prices, but GameStop is taking the opposite approach — it is one of few places where you can find decent savings on newer titles such as Just Dance 2022, New Pokémon Snap and Nickelodeon All Star Brawl.
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Walmart Black Friday Switch Deals

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There are some heavy hitters in the arena, but Walmart might have the most competitively priced Nintendo Black Friday deals right now. Sure, some of this success can be attributed to price-matching GameStop’s unbelievable 40% discount on Super Mario: Odyssey and shaving a few dollars off of everyone else’s Pro Wireless Controller and microSDXC card prices, but you know what they say — all is fair in love and Black Friday.
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The holiday shopping season is reaching critical mass, but it’s far from over — set a Deal Alert to make sure you don’t miss out on the next jaw-dropping Nintendo Switch deal. From there on out, you receive a notification whenever a good Switch deal is posted.

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Oliver Pretl-Drummond