Nintendo and Black Friday are always an interesting duo. Throughout the year, Nintendo Switch games–at least those published by Nintendo–don’t go on sale as often, or as steeply, as PS4 and Xbox One games, nor do they see permanent price drops as quickly. That makes any discount on Switch games notable.
Black Friday usually sees huge discounts on just about every kind of consumer good, even including games released in the weeks just prior to the event, giving it huge potential for those who’ve patiently waited for sales on their favorite Nintendo games. Based on the Black Friday ads we’ve seen so far, Black Friday 2019 will have a number of great deals on Switch games, including some of the company’s strong first-party offerings from this year. The same may not be true if you’re looking to buy a Switch or Switch Lite, but if you already own one or plan to pick one up, you’ll be able to round out your catalog for cheaper than usual.
Where to find the best Nintendo Switch game deals
Nintendo has announced its own official Switch deals, which will be available at a variety of stores, though things can vary from one to another. This year, retailers like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart will have some of the most popular Switch games for 33% off, dropping the price on games like Mario Tennis Aces, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey from $60 to $40. The exception here is Walmart and Target, which will have those three games for $30 each.
Those five major retailers will likely account for the vast majority of deals on Switch games. That said, if you prefer to buy digitally, the Nintendo Eshop usually has its own sale on games, so you’ll want to check those out during Black Friday weekend too; so far, only Europe’s Eshop sale has been detailed, but we’re expecting North America to follow soon. At this time, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Costco, and Office Depot are among the stores to have released their Black Friday ads. We’ll continue updating our list of the best Switch game deals below as more retailers drop their Black Friday ads.
Nintendo will also have game deals on the Eshop. So far, only UK Eshop deals have been revealed, but we will add notable games from the US sale to the list below when the North American Black Friday sale is unveiled.
For more Black Friday Switch deals, check out our guide to the best Switch console and accessory deals, which includes a familiar Switch bundle and discounts on multiple Switch controllers.
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