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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

This rhythm game comes with a drum and drumsticks as the controllers. Pound the drum to the beat to score points and complete courses. more
Explore as a shark in this open-world action game, where you'll feed on humans and consume nutrients to unlock and equip various evolutions so you can fight back against different types of hunters. more
Purchase this Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Cons and get a 128GB memory card from SanDisk, for more space to install your games and store your save files. more
Relive this classic game in the franchise, originally released for the Nintendo Wii. You can choose to use motion controls for realistic swordplay, or use button-only controls. more
This multi-platform racing wheel features a built-in dual vibration motor and an ergonomic design. The wheel may be firmly fixed with its strong suction cups and C-type clamp. more
Get yourself set for digital gaming with this bundle that includes the Nintendo Switch Lite and a 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Card from SanDisk for ample space for your game downloads. more
Protect your Nintendo Switch and enhance the playing experience with accessories that include a carrying case, an adjustable playstand, JoyCon grips, and a tempered glass screen protector. more
Discover Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as you scavenge, make decisions, and solve puzzles as Link. more
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. more
This bundle includes everything that you need for the Nintendo Switch, including protective cases, racing wheels, a cartridge case, earphones, and charging stations. more
Grab the hybrid console with complete accessories, including a 128GB SD card to install digital games and a carrying case that comes with Joy-Con cases, tempered glass screen protectors, and more. more
This officially licensed wireless controller, with a design inspired by Animal Crossing, features a rechargeable battery with up to 30 hours on a single charge and two mappable buttons. more
Play in style with these Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Cons for the Nintendo Switch. Each Joy-Con can function as a standalone controller, or together as one controller. more
Go on an adventure that's also a workout, as you explore a fantasy world and defeat enemies by jogging and making real-world movements with the Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories. more
Enjoy simple mechanics but deep gameplay in cultivating your farm and town, with endless possibilities and hundreds of events. The Premium Edition includes a cloth poster and a buffalo pocket plushie. more
Play as Mario or one of the other playable characters as you try to complete various levels. You can play with friends in multiplayer sessions, or try other game modes for replayability. more
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. more
Engage in full-blown tennis battles with your favorite Super Mario characters. There's a variety of missions to accomplish, and several boss battles to overcome. more
Join Mario in a new paper-crafted adventure with strategic, ring-based battles. Beat the Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged world, and rescue Princess Peach from King Olly. more
In this award-winning rogue-like dungeon crawler, battle through the forces of Hell as you try to escape. Experience thousands of story events and determine the best character build for you. more
The OIVO VR headset for the Nintendo Switch replaces the Nintendo Labo's cardboard materials with lightweight and durable EVA and Oxford materials. more
Explore incredible places far from the Mushroom Kingdom as you join Mario and his ally Cappy on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure. more
Release (or acquire) the Kraken and game in both comfort and style. more
Join the hunt for monsters in solo and multiplayer missions, using the new wirebug mechanic for wire-based grappling and with new hunting partners called palamutes that you can ride across terrain. more
Experience the Olympics with all-new events such as skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing. Choose from a colorful cast of characters, which includes Mario, Luigi, Sonic, and Tails. more
Play with friends in co-op mode, dance to your personalized playlists, and access over 600 songs with the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service. more
These Joy-Cons for the Nintendo Switch feature Fortnite imagery, including Peely. Each purchase also comes with 500 V-bucks and a download code for in-game cosmetics. more

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Protect a futuristic megacity from otherworldly invaders as part of a special police task force that can summon sentient armaments called Legions. more
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. more
Join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they travel across Japan for a summer vacation while fighting against corruption that's overtaking cities. more

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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