Here’s where you’ll find our selection of the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals on hardware bundles and games in 2018.
It’s that most wonderful time of year again for bargain hunters, where retailers from all over the world slash their prices and offer enormous deals and discounts in the name of Black Friday. It’s a great time to be a thrifty shopper, as plenty of online and brick and mortar outlets go all out to grab the attention of your wallet.
Of course, with all this discounting action it can be hard to keep track of the best bargains, and that’s where we come in. We’ve got our highly trained Black Friday bargain noses out sniffing down as many retailers as we can to try and find you the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals as well as much more Nintendo goodness. We’re bringing it, to quote the late Satoru Iwata, directly to you.
This page is where we’ll be looking at the best Black Friday deals for Nintendo Switch consoles, Nintendo 3DS consoles and games for both. Currently, the best price for a pure Nintendo Switch so far is the console with Grey JoyCons going for £259.99 at Zavvi, or this bundle that lets you have the console with your choice of game from Super Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces or Splatoon 2 for £289.99 from Smyths Toys.
In the US, your best price at this stage is either this Nintendo Switch Fortnite Double Helix bundle for $299.99 from Best Buy or this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Nintendo Switch bundle for $359.99 from Amazon US.
Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday console bundles
- Nintendo Switch with a game from selection of Super Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Splatoon 2 – £289.99
- Nintendo Switch (Grey) console – £259.99
- Nintendo Switch with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu – £309.99
- Nintendo Switch with Lego DC Super Villains – £299.99
- Nintendo Switch with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Gold Edition and one other game from a selection £299.99
- Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle – £314.86
- Nintendo Switch Fortnite Double Helix bundle – $299.99
- Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros Ultimate Limited Edition Console with Super Smash Bros Ultimate – $359.99
Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday game deals
- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – £24.85
- Dead Cells – £20.85
- LA Noire – £12.99
- Dark Souls: Remastered – £27.85
- Super Mario Odyssey – £39.99
- FIFA 19 – £36.85
- Super Mario Party – £39.85
- Rime – £19.85
- Sushi Striker: The Way of the Sushido – £14.86
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas – £39.99
- Sports Party – £22.99
- FIFA 19 – £29.00
- Hasbro Game Night – £31.99
- Nintendo Labo: Robot Kit – $59.99
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $54.83
- Minecraft for Nintendo Switch – $29.37
- Bayonetta 2 (Game Card) & Bayonetta (Digital Download) bundle – $50.79
Best Black Friday Nintendo 3DS bundles
- New Nintendo 2DS XL Black and Lime Green with Mario Kart 7 – £134.99
- Nintendo 2DS with New Super Mario Bros 2 – £79.99
- New Nintendo 3DS XL – Super NES Edition + Super Mario Kart for SNES – $149.99
- New Nintendo 2DS XL Black and Turquoise with Mario Kart 7 – $149.99
Best Black Friday Nintendo 3DS game deals
If none of the above deals takes your fancy, it’s definitely worth holding out for another day or two to make the most of the bundle deals we’ll almost certainly see during the sales.
Last year, there was a bit of a mad rush for Nintendo Switch consoles and bundles considering the hybrid device had only been out for a few months when Black Friday rolled around. We saw many retailers holding their best deals until the day itself, with the likes of Amazon offering bundles with Super Mario Odyssey or Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for around the £330 mark. We expect there won’t be a too significant drop in price this year as the console enters its second year, though we may see a few bundles with older games drop to around or below the region of £300.
Meanwhile, premium games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Party are likely to stick close to the £50 mark once again. We might get lucky with a few smaller discounts, though don’t hold out for anything too drastic. The hotly-anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will both have been released just two weeks prior to Black Friday. It might be wise to think about holding out for Black Friday to see if a decent bundle deal featuring either game becomes available, but it’s far from guaranteed and would still probably be near the standard £330 price point.
When does Black Friday start?
Black Friday falls on November 23rd this year, with Cyber Monday deals kicking in a few days later on November 26. Cyber Monday is the sales event that traditionally was the online-focused sister event to the previously brick-and-mortar focused Black Friday, but as times and shopping habits have changed and online shopping has skyrocketed, the lines have blurred massively. What you can expect out of Cyber Monday is another week filled with savings, most of which were kept out of Black Friday events, meaning it’ll be a set of fresh offers.
Even so, more and more retailers have also started sneaking deals out of the door from the Friday a week before Black Friday itself, so we may see some great offers that kick off from Friday 16 November so keep returning here and checking as we approach the big day to get the best Nintendo-related savings for your buck.
Last year, the Nintendo Switch was one of the most popular products across most retailers’ Black Friday sales, and that was only the very first Black Friday event of the console’s lifespan. The console has proven very successful for Ninty, recently surpassing the lifetime sales of the GameCube. With this month’s release of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, Super Smash Bros Ultimate imminently on the horizon, and a new Animal Crossing next year, the console’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down and we suspect we’ll see plenty more deals on Nintendo Switch during this year’s event.
Sure to be incredibly popular this November is the limited edition Pokemon-adorned Switch for the release of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee available in a bundle with the game and the Pokeball Plus Controller, which you can get from Amazon UK in both Pikachu and Eevee flavours for £339.99.