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It is likely to be a huge peak season for the Nintendo Switch, namely because of the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Chances are you have someone on your holiday shopping list who wants a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite (or maybe that person is you). We are here to help you fulfill your holiday wishes by rounding up all the best Nintendo Switch console and accessories for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And as more retailers release their Black Friday ads, we include the best discounts here.
Let's break the disappointing news right outside the gate. Judging by the early Black Friday ads we've seen, the Nintendo Switch will not receive a good discount or even a particularly fantastic package this peak season. Instead, Nintendo has provided retailers with the same Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch package 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 Switch Lite is prominent in ads, so far it's just that: an $ 200 handheld switch ad with no discount to speak of.
That doesn't mean there won't be good deals on Switch accessories, though. In fact, we've already seen countless accessories in the various Black Friday ads that have dropped, and you can expect even more accessory deals as retailers like Walmart, Amazon and GameStop release their Black Friday ads. And if the Best Buy ad is any indication, there will also be some seriously amazing Switch deals.
Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch Console Offers
Nintendo Switch with Free Digital Copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Screen Protector | $ 300
This Switch package was offered in 2018 and on the surface it is a pretty good deal. You get Switch and a great game that regularly goes for about $ 50 these days. Note, however, that this is not the updated switch with better battery life; it is the launch model. If you love Mario Kart and are not worried about the longer battery life, this is a great deal; otherwise, you might be better off just buying the newer model at the same price and waiting for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to be sold. We select Best Buys packages here as the retailer throws in a screen protector, but expect this package to be available at most major retailers as it is an official Nintendo offering. Maybe a smart retailer will throw in more than just a screen protector.
Nintendo Switch (new model) with case and charging dock with $ 90 Kohl's Cash | $ 320 (
$ 345 )
If you are not keen on taking Nintendo's official bundle, we know that Kohls will have its own package that actually has the updated switch with better battery life. For $ 320 you 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 get $ 90 Kohl's cash to spend in the weeks following Black Friday.
Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch Accessories Deal
Nintendo Switch Joy -Con (L / R) Neon Red / Blue or Gray | $ 60 (
$ 80 )
An extra pair of Joy-Con checks will usually give you back $ 80, and even if you get "two" checks, it's still expensive. Thankfully, Switch Joy-Cons will be sold for $ 60 on Amazon, Best Buy and Target this Black Friday. You can choose between neon red / blue or gray.
PowerA wired controllers | $ 15 (
$ 25 )
Just like Joy-Cons, Switch Pro controllers are expensive, but there are some reasonable third-party options like PowerA's range of wired controls. With the same layout as the Pro controller, but with a slightly smaller form factor, PowerA's wired controllers are quite stylish and have three fantastic designs: Zelda, Super Mario and a Pikachu-yellow Pokémon theme. All three will be discounted to $ 15 during Best Buy's Black Friday sale.
Poke Ball Plus | $ 20 (
$ 50 )
While Poke Ball Plus was initially launched as an alternate controller for Pokemon: Let's Go, it will also be compatible with Pokemon Sword and Shield, allowing you can "hold" one of your Pokémon and take it with you when you're on the go (probably to raise experience points or earn extra items). But it won't work as a controller for Pokemon Sword and Shield the same way it did for Pokemon: Let's Go. Poke Ball Plus also comes with Mew, a mythical Pokémon that can be transferred to Pokémon: Let's Go. The accessory is normally $ 50, but all major retailers will have it for $ 20 during Black Friday.
Nintendo Switch Elite Edition Starter Kit | $ 15 (
$ 25 )
If you buy a Nintendo Switch this holiday season, you should also be in the market for a case. This starter kit has a carrying case, USB-C cable, silicone Joy-Con lid and a microfiber cleaning cloth. It will be discounted to $ 15 at Best Buy.
Insignia Power Pack for switch / switch Lite | $ 12.50 (
$ 25 )
For those who like to travel with their switch (and who doesn't?) A car charger is a good accessory to have. This Insignia package comes with a car charger, a USB-C cable and an additional AC adapter. Having a second AC adapter is handy as you do not need to unplug the AC adapter from your dock every time you want to take your switch on a trip.