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Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2019 Deals: Discounts On Consoles And Accessories
Discounts on the Switch itself may be few and far between this Black Friday.
Hot off some strong first-party releases and a new hardware iteration, Black Friday 2019 looks to be another major sales time for the Nintendo Switch. The portable/console hybrid has seen some pretty great games this year, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Luigi's Mansion 3, and Pokemon Sword and Shield, and the new Switch Lite has re-ignited sales of the console (tempting even current owners to pick up a second one). Whether you're looking for a deal on a Switch console or just hunting around for some Switch accessory deals, we've got you covered. We've rounded out the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, with more info to come as stores announce all of their deals for the season.
Let's break the disappointing news right out of the gate. Judging by the Black Friday ads we've seen so far, the Nintendo Switch won't be getting a nice discount or even a particularly amazing bundle this holiday season. Instead, Nintendo has provided retailers with the same Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle from last Black Friday. And yes, it still includes the launch model Switch, not the updated Switch with better battery life that hit stores a few months back. While the Switch Lite is prominently featured in ads, so far it's just that: an ad for the $200 handheld-only Switch, with no discount to speak of.
That doesn't mean there won't be great deals on Switch accessories, though. In fact, we've already seen countless accessories featured in the various Black Friday ads that Best Buy, Target, and Walmart have dropped, you can expect even more accessory deals as retailers like Amazon and GameStop release their Black Friday ads.
Black Friday 2019 Deals & News
Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch console deals
Nintendo Switch with free digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and screen protector | $300
This Switch bundle was offered in 2018, and on the surface, it's a pretty good deal. You get the Switch and an awesome game that regularly goes for around $50 these days. However, please note this isn't the updated Switch with better battery life; it's the launch model. If you love Mario Kart and aren't concerned about the longer battery life, this is a solid offer; otherwise, you may be better off just buying the newer model for the same price and waiting for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to go on sale. We're highlighting Best Buy's bundle here because the retailer is throwing in a screen protector, but expect this bundle to be available at most major retailers as it's an official Nintendo offer. Perhaps one smart retailer will throw in more than just a screen protector.
Nintendo Switch (new model) with carrying case and charging dock with $90 Kohl's Cash | $320 (
If you're not eager to grab Nintendo's official bundle, we know Kohl's will have its own bundle that does, in fact, feature the updated Switch with better battery life. For $320, you'll get the Switch, a carrying case ($20 value), and the popular PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock ($25 value). The real draw here is that you'll get $90 Kohl's Cash to spend in the weeks following Black Friday.
Nintendo Switch (new model) with Crash Team Racing and 12-month Nintendo Switch Online family membership | $305 (
This might be the best Switch bundle this Black Friday. Google Shopping will bundle Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online family membership with the updated Switch with better battery life for $305. You're saving roughly $70 overall with this bundle. Google hasn't revealed when its Black Friday sale will begin, but we'll update this when more information is announced.
Nintendo Switch Lite | $175 (
Nintendo Switch Lite deals will be rare this Black Friday. In fact, the only one we've seen is from Google Shopping. But it will be a good one. We don't know when the deal will be available, but Google Shopping will have the gray Nintendo Switch Lite discounted from $200 to $175.
Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch accessory deals
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con (L/R) Neon Red/Blue or Gray | $53.60 (
An extra pair of Joy-Con controllers normally sets you back $80, and even though you get "two" controllers, that's still pricey. Thankfully, Switch Joy-Cons will be on sale for $53.60 at Amazon, besting Best Buy and Target's $60 price during Black Friday. It seems you'll be able to choose between neon red/blue or gray.
PowerA wired controllers | $15 (
Like Joy-Cons, Switch Pro controllers are expensive, but there are some reasonable third-party options like PowerA's lineup of wired controllers. Using the same layout as the Pro controller but with a slightly smaller form factor, PowerA's wired controllers are pretty darn good and come in three awesome designs: Zelda, Mario, and a Pikachu-yellow Pokemon theme. All three will be discounted to $15 during Best Buy's Black Friday sale.
PowerA Enhanced Wireless Nintendo Switch controllers | $29 (
These PowerA Enhanced wireless Nintendo Switch controllers are good alternatives to Nintendo's official Pro Controller. They don't support features like HD Rumble or NFC Amiibo scanning, but they do have two buttons on the back that can be mapped to a face button. This lets you keep your thumbs on the sticks while you're in the middle of the action.
Poke Ball Plus | $20 (
While the Poke Ball Plus initially launched as an alternative controller for Pokemon: Let's Go, it will also be compatible with Pokemon Sword and Shield, allowing you to "hold" one of your Pokemon and take it with you on the go (presumably to rack up experience points or earn extra items). However, it won't function as a controller for Pokemon Sword and Shield the same way it did for Pokemon: Let's Go. The Poke Ball Plus also comes with Mew, a mythical Pokemon that can be transferred into Pokemon: Let's Go. The accessory is normally $50, but most major retailers will have it for $20 during Black Friday.
Nintendo Switch Elite Edition Starter Kit | $15 (
If you're buying a Nintendo Switch this holiday season, you should be in the market for a case, too. This starter kit comes with a carrying case, USB-C cable, silicone Joy-Con covers, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. It'll be discounted to $15 at Best Buy.
Insignia Power Pack for Switch/Switch Lite | $12.50 (
For those who like traveling with their Switch (and who doesn't?), a car charger is a great accessory to have. This Insignia pack comes with a car charger, a USB-C cable, and an extra AC adapter. Having a second AC adapter is handy, as you won't have to unplug your AC adapter from your dock every time you want to take your Switch on a trip.
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