It’s past midnight in the UK, and we all know what that means. It’s actually Black Friday. Or at least what used to be called Black Friday since it has become the only day of the year that now lasts an entire month.
So have we seen a sudden burst of Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals now that it’s actually Friday? Uh… no… No, we didn’t. Unless you count this stonkingly generous £1 savings at Very. Yes, you read that right. Very has an amazing €1 off Pokémon Scarlet (opens in a new tab)and in fact, €1 off Pokemon Purple (opens in a new tab) also – the latest Pokémon games, which were released just a week ago.
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We are back. And there is good news and bad news. We’ll start with the latter, Switch console deals in the US are scarce to say the least. However, the good news is that there are some great deals on popular games that make great Christmas gifts.
A hot deal is over on Amazon, where you can get Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for $37.90 (opens in a new tab) – that’s over $22 off the retail price.
Suitable for ages seven and up, it’s a fabulous choice not just for Star Wars fans, but for the whole family.
It’s just past 10pm in the UK in the evening and we’ve been scouring the web for great Switch deals all day. And there have been a few crackers so far, but a lot of stock is now sold out and deals have already ended, so we’re back on the hunt for the best Switch prices on consoles, accessories and games this Black-Friday.
Stay tuned. We’ll have coffee and be back soon with more Switchy goodness.
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Evening everyone, if you are joining us from the UK you are in for a treat. Amazon currently has the original Nintendo Switch, complete with Mario Kart and three months online subscription for £259 (opens in a new tab).
So what is the economy, we hear you ask? A Nintendo Switch on its own sells for £259, so you get the game and online subscription for free here. It’s no surprise that this is a best seller on Amazon right now – grab one before they’re all gone.
OK, let’s be frank, the current crop of Nintendo Switch deals leaves a bit to be desired. The truth is, there are deals on everything around the Switch – like games and controllers – but the console remains stubbornly spared discounts.
That is unless you look at the bundles. And the king of Nintendo Switch bundles remains this one Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (GameDownload) + 3 Month Nintendo Switch Individual Online Membership for $299 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab).
This is by far the best deal we’re seeing on the console in the US right now…
UK buyers can get the white OLED switch included with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a 256 GB Micro SD card for
£379 £359 at Currys (opens in a new tab) at present. Despite being released alongside the Switch’s first launch five years ago, Breath of the Wild is still considered one of the best games available on the Nintendo console.
Best Buy is making big savings on popular titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in a new tab), Mario Party Superstars (opens in a new tab), sound borders (opens in a new tab) and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in a new tab). Each of these titles is currently at a decent $20 off, and if you browse there’s plenty more where that came from.
These are pretty hardcore gamer headphones that can be used with any modern console and PC, so they’re a great choice for gamers who want to get the most out of Nintendo Switch games. Get the Razer Blackshark V2 gaming headset from Amazon now for
$99.99 $69.99 (opens in a new tab)saving you $30.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for all the deals on the Nintendo Pro Controller, but no retailer has dropped the price yet… So the second best brand to choose is PowerA. PowerA makes fantastic Nintendo-licensed pads that are both stylish and fun to use: I use one instead of the Pro pad and love it. Amazon has currently discounted a few of their models, including this one Legend of Zelda carpet (opens in a new tab) and Mario rug (opens in a new tab)saving up to $15 on each.
Similar to the deal we first talked about in this blog in the UK, you can currently get the Switch console comes with Mario Kart 8 and 3 months Nintendo Online membership for $299 at Best Buy. (opens in a new tab)
We’re now traveling across the pond to review some US-based offerings. If you head to Dell, you can currently pick up the White OLED Switch bundled with Splatoon 3 and a controller plate for $399 (opens in a new tab). Originally retailing for $439.99, this set will save you $40.
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have the most amount of internal storage. The modest 32GB is quickly eaten up if you play a lot of games, so to give you more leeway an internal MicroSD is the way to go. Right now you can get the official Nintendo licensed SanDisk 256GB MicroSD for
£77.99 £39.49 on Amazon (opens in a new tab)making it almost half the price!
If you’re an avid Pokemon fan looking for a shiny new Switch, then this is the deal for you! Currently Very has the white OLED Switch that comes with brand new Pokemon Violet and Scarlet for
£389 £329 (opens in a new tab). Considering an OLED console usually sells for £309 on its own, paying an extra £20 for two new game releases worth usually £41.99 each is a bargain.
There are some great discounts on the best Nintendo Switch games right now, especially when it comes to the LEGO series. Below are our top picks of the best savings available on Amazon right now.
This deal is one we’ve seen quite frequently over the past few days, but it’s still worth picking up if you haven’t already. You can now retrieve the White OLED Switch that comes with 3 games (Minecraft, Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing) and a Nintendo-licensed 256GB Micro SD card for £399 (opens in a new tab). It’s only a £30 saving over RRP, but it’s a great starter pack if you’re planning on getting a Switch!
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The launch of our live blog is a great deal from ao.com, which has the original Nintendo Switch console, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Online for £259 (opens in a new tab).
The console itself sells for £259 on its own, so you get one game and one online subscription for free. Throw in super-fast delivery and it’s hands down one of the best Switch deals going in the UK right now.