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The best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals for 2020

Black Friday, the shopping event of the year, has ended. There are still some last minute Black Friday sales though, so you can still purchase new video games, consoles, and accessories with discounts. One of the most popular systems this year — not to mention one that has been out of stock frequently throughout 2020 — is the popular Nintendo Switch. To help you get your hands on one, we’ve compiled a handy guide detailing the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals that remain available right now on the console itself, plus games and accessories, along with a buying guide to help you choose which of the two Switch variants to buy.

There are plenty of other great Black Friday gaming deals going on right now, and they aren’t just for the Switch. We’ve also put together similar guides for the best Xbox One sales and PS4 discounts if you’re looking for more than just Nintendo savings in 2020.

Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Headset

$61 $100
Release (or acquire) the Kraken and game in both comfort and style.
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Nintendo Switch Lite 32GB

$200
Pick up the Nintendo Switch Lite for less with this deal, which includes a 32GB Switch Lite and an AC adapter. It's available in turquoise, coral, yellow, or gray.
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Cooking Mama: Cookstar (Nintendo Switch)

$34 $64
Follow Mama's instructions to create delicious dishes. Chop, mince, slice, and dice with precision motion controls. You'll be the world's greatest cook in no time!
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Plants Vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)

$25 $40
In this shooter from the Plants Vs Zombies franchise, tackle hilarious missions and take on epic bosses to collect medals and unlock outfits. The game offers both PvP and PvE modes.
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SanDisk 400GB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card for Nintendo Switch

$100 $180
This officially licensed microSDXC card for the Nintendo Switch features incredible read and write speeds, adding 400GB of storage for your installed games.
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Orzly Ultimate Geek Pack for Nintendo Switch

$50 $70
This bundle includes everything that you need for the Nintendo Switch, including protective cases, racing wheels, a cartridge case, earphones, and charging stations.
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Nintendo Switch Lite (Refurbished)

$180 $200
This refurbished Nintendo Switch Lite is Geek Squad Certified. The console was thoroughly tested to make sure that it works perfectly as soon as you get your hands on it.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

$48 $60
Discover Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as you scavenge, make decisions, and solve puzzles as Link.
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Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro

$44 $50
Enjoy a larger grip and bigger buttons with this full-size controller that's officially licensed by Nintendo. You can assign the functions of the rear triggers, and activate Turbo functions.
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Little Nightmares - Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)

$60 $80
Find your way out of an oversized dollhouse that's inhabited by monstrous residents. Use your imagination to solve complex puzzles, then run for your life as you try to escape.
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Orzly Essentials Pack for Nintendo Switch

$29 $50
This bundle of Nintendo Switch accessories includes a travel case, a cartridge case, a comfort grip case, a USB charging cable, portable headphones, tempered glass screen protectors, and a stylus pen.
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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (Nintendo Switch)

$40 $50
Reawaken your inner demon in the remastered version of this Atlus classic. Enjoy remastered 3D models and backgrounds, select additional difficulty settings, and save your progress whenever needed.
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SanDisk 128GB microSDXC Card, Licensed for Nintendo Switch

$24 $35
Add 128GB to your Nintendo Switch storage for downloaded games, screenshots, and video captures with this microSD card, which offers incredible read and write speeds.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

$50 $60
The definitive version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers up to four-player local multiplayer. All the tracks in the game's Wii U version returns, joining new courses for the Nintendo Switch.
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Persona 5 Strikers (Nintendo Switch)

$50 $60
Join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they travel across Japan for a summer vacation while fighting against corruption that's overtaking cities.
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

$30 $60
This unique blend of XCOM-style strategy and Mario and Rabbids charm is perfect for the whole family.
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OIVO VR Headset for Nintendo Switch

$23 $27
The OIVO VR headset for the Nintendo Switch replaces the Nintendo Labo's cardboard materials with lightweight and durable EVA and Oxford materials.
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Carnival Games (Nintendo Switch)

$15 $40
Play games, win tickets, and trade them for new outfits in Carnival Games. Play anywhere on the Nintendo Switch, and with your family and friends in multiplayer mode.
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Orzly Switch Lite Accessories Bundle

$30 $45
A great value starter pack with useful accessories to help you make the most of your new Nintendo Switch Lite console
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Just Dance 2021 (Nintendo Switch)

$31 $50
Play with friends in co-op mode, dance to your personalized playlists, and access over 600 songs with the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service.
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FastSnail Grips for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

$12 $20
These grips are secure with rubber, non-slip, matte surfaces, with an ergonomic design that provides enhanced comfort. They also protect your Joy-Cons from wear and tear.
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Astral Chain

$51 $60
Protect a futuristic megacity from otherworldly invaders as part of a special police task force that can summon sentient armaments called Legions.
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Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Collector's Edition (Nintendo Switch)

$17 $30
The fighting game's Collector's Edition includes the full game, the Season One DLC, Lauren Shiba, the Lord Drakkon Evo II Skin, and the Kimberly Hart Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger Skin.
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Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

$59 $63
The classic Game & Watch system returns for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and also includes Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and a Mario-themed version of Ball.
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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Retro Edition (Nintendo Switch)

$33 $50
Enjoy a pair of classic platformer games from Disney! Explore Africa as Simba in The Lion King, or save Princess Jasmine from the evil Jafar in Aladdin.
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ProCase Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover with 2 Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

$19 $30
Protect your Nintendo Switch Lite with this flip case that's slim and lightweight. It features a magnetically detachable front cover, and comes with two tempered glass screen protectors.
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Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory (Nintendo Switch)

$30 $50
Experience the music of the Kingdom Hearts series with rhythm-action gameplay featuring the franchise's most memorable tunes and more than 20 characters.
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ClouDream Adapter for Gamecube Controller

$12 $19
Compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, and PC, this adapter will allow you to play with up to four Nintendo GameCube controllers.
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Just Dance 2021 (Nintendo Switch)

$31 $50
Dance to songs from a wide range of genres in Just Dance 2021, either by yourself or with friends in co-op mode. Up to 6 players can join the dance party.
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Persona 5 Strikers (Nintendo Switch)

$33 $60
Join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they travel across Japan to fight against distorted realities, all during an epic road trip for their summer vacation.

How to choose a Nintendo Switch during Black Friday

There are two variants of the Nintendo Switch on the market: the standard system, which you can play on both your TV in docked mode or in handheld mode using only the console itself, and the Nintendo Switch Lite, which is the cheaper, handheld-only model. Unless the price is your only consideration, the choice between the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite should be an easy one that comes down to whether you want to play your Switch games on your television. Note that there is no way to hook your Switch Lite up to a TV — there are no cables or third-party adapters that let you do so. The Switch Lite’s internal hardware isn’t even capable of transmitting video and audio to an external source — it runs only in handheld mode.

There are some smaller differences to note as well. Unlike the standard Nintendo Switch console, the Switch Lite does not feature removable Joy-Con controllers (it’s assembled as a single unit). That said, there are no gaps between the two when it comes to internal specs. Both systems run on the same hardware and can play the same games except for a few titles that aren’t compatible with handheld mode — like Ring Fit Adventure or Super Mario Party — as this is how the Switch Lite works (there is no docked mode at all). That said, if you have spare Joy-Cons, you can still connect them to the Switch Lite for playing games that require separate controllers.

Nintendo is notoriously stingy when it comes to discounting the Nintendo Switch, even during these big seasonal sales. The company tends not to offer direct savings on the Switch console itself but instead rolls out Switch systems bundled with free games and accessories that are a great way to save. Watch out for these bundle offers, as they may be the easiest way for you to score a great Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal this holiday shopping season.

Should you buy a Nintendo Switch during Black Friday?

Black Friday is the last major sales event of the year. This means that now is the best time to buy a new Nintendo Switch before the year ends. It’s also the only time you’ll get the best Nintendo games, accessories, and bundles at the lowest possible prices. Keep in mind though, that this wasn’t your typical Black Friday. To keep up with the heavy demand, many retailers launched their Black Friday sales early this year, so don’t waste any more time — take advantage of these Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals before they’re gone for another year.

Are any Nintendo Switch deals too good to be true?

Since the Nintendo Switch has been so difficult to get your hands on since its release, the simple answer here is no. If you find a deal on anything Switch-related today, you should grab it. Typically, retailers use major sales events like Black Friday to get rid of stock of older products, but when it comes to the Switch, any deal is usually a good deal. Be sure to check for newer versions of games just to be sure you’re not buying an outdated version, but even a lot of the older Switch games are a ton of fun and have high replayability.

Where to find the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals

  • Amazon Black Friday: Amazon has been one of the few places you could actually find a Switch this year, so keep a close watch on these Holiday Dash deals that will be running daily through November 19. Amazon is also among the best online outlets to shop for Black Friday Nintendo switch deals on games and accessories.
  • Best Buy Black Friday: The Best Buy Black Friday Sale is well underway and you’ll find plenty of video game bargains. These include some Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals on MicroSD cards and games like Katamari Damacy Reroll and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.
  • Walmart Black Friday: Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals have been more scarce at Walmart so far, but the good news is that even if it’s not on sale, the console (both the standard Switch and the handheld-only Switch Lite) has been in stock lately at its usual price. Keep your eyes on the Walmart Black Friday Sale today, however, as there are sure to be some bargains to be had.
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