This year’s Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals have officially finished. Black Friday 2022 doesn't start until November 25, but there are still plenty of discounts to be found now. We’ve got today’s lowest prices here, and we’re expecting more offers in the Boxing Day sales (or after Christmas sales if you’re in the US). Stay tuned for our pro predictions for the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals in 2022 - they'll be coming in the new year. In the meantime, here's a recap of what happened this year.
This Black Friday, we saw some excellent deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, bundles, games and accessories. In the US, Best Buy offered a Nintendo Switch console, packaged with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Switch Online subscription for $299.99, while GameStop discounted a range of top Switch titles, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild discounted to $39.99. There were great Switch deals in the UK too, with Amazon offering a Nintendo Switch with Just Dance 2022 bundle for £273.99 and the standalone console for just £215. We also saw some pleasing discounts on Nintendo Switch OLED bundles, which was a welcome surprise, given that the console was only released a month before the sales period.
Today's best Nintendo Switch deals (US)
Nintendo Switch: $299 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch has been tough to buy since Black Friday, but there's now stock of both the Neon and Gray consoles at Amazon. Delivery is available within 1-2 days so if you order now your new console might arrive before Christmas but it may depend on your region.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White): $349 at Amazon
It's been incredibly difficult to find the Nintendo Switch OLED in stock in the US, but the White version is currently available to buy at Amazon for the recommended price of $349. A deal at this early stage is very unlikely so this is what you should expect to pay for the upgraded console that features a new OLED screen and improved dock. A heads up: unfortunately, delivery is not expected until early January.
Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition: $299.99 at Amazon
After falling out of stock for the last couple of months, the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition is available once more at Amazon. It's not strictly a deal, sure, but as an item with limited availability, it's always one worth sharing – especially if you love that pastel color palette on the dock and Joy-Con. One important note: a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not included.
Today's best Nintendo Switch deals (UK)
Nintendo Switch (Neon) | Ring Fit Adventure:
£369.99 £309.99 at Amazon
Save £60 – This Nintendo Switch bundle was available last year and has now made its return at Amazon before the end of the year. It comes back at a reduced price of £309.99 - down £20 compared to 2020. This is in line with the permanent price cut given to the Nintendo Switch in the UK earlier this year and is an excellent value bundle if you're looking to get into Nintendo's exercise game Ring Fit Adventure.
Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing New Horizons: £299 at Very
This bundle has previously been as low as £279 at Currys but it's now available without a small discount from Very. It's still one of the better Nintendo Switch bundles available to buy this week as it comes with a copy of the joyful lifestyle sim Animal Crossing New Horizons. There may not be a gran saving but you do get one of the console's most popular games.
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £299 at Very
Another bundle that we've seen as low as £279 in previous sales. That's a much rarer sight, though, given that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is so infrequently discounted. Given it's one of the console's most popular games, Nintendo doesn't see a reason to reduce it often. Still, if you're looking for a bundle that'll get your Switch games library started off strongly and give you something to play on Christmas then it's an unbeatable pairing.
Nintendo Switch + Pikmin 3 Deluxe: £269.99 at Game
Get a Nintendo Switch neon console plus the fabulous Pikmin 3 Deluxe effectively thrown in for just a £10 with this great bundle at Game. With the Switch likely to be one of the hottest gifts this Christmas, this is a great chance to secure the console while stocks last.
Nintendo Switch | The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: £289.99 at Game
The latest price cut brings the cost of this Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD bundle down to its lowest price yet. While it's a good price now, it's not as good value for money as the Mario Kart 8 bundle above. Still, if this is the game you want instead, it's a decent bundle deal.
Nintendo Switch OLED: from £309 at My Nintendo Store
If you want the Nintendo Switch OLED in White or Neon then both are available at the My Nintendo Store for £309.99. Consoles are now in stock and ready for immediate express dispatch so a delivery before Christmas is still available. Plus, if you go for a bundle, you get a carry case as a free gift.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) | Metroid Dread:
£359.98 £349.98 at Very
Save £10 – There's a small £10 discount on this Nintendo Switch OLED bundle at Very - but it's slightly misleading. The latest version of the popular console is usually priced at £309, so you're effectively getting a copy of Metroid Dread for just £40. That said, we have seen the game for £30 at some stores, so while still a good discount, it's not as big a saving as it really makes itself out to be.
Nintendo Switch OLED | Pokémon: Shining Pearl & Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond: £399.97 at Very
This bundle includes both new Pokémon games that only just launched on November 19. If you're the biggest fan of catching 'em all or are buying for someone who is, it's an unbeatable bundle.
Last year's best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals (US)
Nintendo Switch (Neon) | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3-months NSO: $299.99 at Best Buy
Save $70 – If this isn't your first Black Friday, you'll no doubt recognize this Nintendo Switch bundle from the previous sales. In it, you get a Switch (Neon) console, a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3-months of Nintendo Switch Online membership. It's good value, too, as all of these items would cost around $370 at full price.
Ring Fit Adventure:
$79.99 $54.99 at Best Buy
Save $25 – You can pick up Ring Fit Adventure for its cheapest price for Black Friday. The exercise-RPG hybrid is very clever at making your workout more enjoyable by wrapping a fun game around it. Sure, it won't replace the gym, but it'll add a new spin to your next set of reps.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe:
$59.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $20 - This is just $5 more than the cheapest price we've ever seen. For those who love a traditional Mario experience, this is chock-full of levels in the classic style. Plus, there's multiplayer support for up to four players so you can tackle the toughest challenges together.
$59.99 $39.99 at GameStop
Save $24.99 – A fast, frantic, and incredibly fun multiplayer shooter, there's nothing quite like Splatoon 2 on the market, and that's a good thing. Compete to cover stages in your team's ink, and enjoy countless customization options and a surprisingly deep single-player campaign.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses:
$59.99 $35 at GameStop
Save $24.99 – If you're looking for a masterclass in turn-based strategy games, Fire Emblem: Three Houses won't disappoint. Develop deep and meaningful relationships with the game's case of characters, and use their strengths and abilities to conquer the battlefield.
Kirby Star Allies:
$59.99 $39.99 at GameStop
Save $20 -–Kirby's first big Switch outing is a simple game with a ton of heart. In classic Kirby fashion, inhale your enemies and turn them into "copy abilities" for Kirby to make use of. With charming, colorful visuals and simple gameplay it's a great gift for kids this holiday season.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening:
$59.99 $39 at GameStop
Save $20 - This remake of the classic Game Boy title breathes new life into a series favorite. While there's not much in the way of brand new content, the aesthetic overhaul is gorgeous enough to warrant a revisit for veteran players and is a fine Zelda adventure for newcomers, too.
Astral Chain [digital download]:
$59.99 $39.99 at GameStop
Save $20 – It's rare to see any discounts on Astral Chain, so seeing the game drop to $39.99 will certainly mean more people pick up this hidden gem. Developed by PlatinumGames, this third-person action game oozes style and is a genuine looker on Switch.
Monster Hunter Rise:
$39.99 $24.99 at GameStop
Save $15 -–The Monster Hunter series took a while to take off in the west, but now it's become just as big a phenomenon as it was in Japan. Monster Hunter Rise takes everything that was great about Monster Hunter World and turns it up a notch, so it's a must-buy at this price.
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe by HORI | Red:
$99.99 $69.99 at Best Buy
Save $30 – Walmart has slashed a chunk of change off this Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel from Hori, so you can pick it up for just under $70 right now. It's an excellent Switch accessory for those who want to up their Mario Kart game.
Super Mario Maker 2:
$59.99 $39 at GameStop
Save $20 - If you've ever wanted to create and try out your own Mario levels, Super Mario Maker 2 lets you bring your course designing dreams to life. You can also try out the courses of thousands of other players if you subscribe to Nintendo Swtich Online.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:
$59.99 $35 at Amazon
Save $24.99 – Sadly, this offer doesn't beat the cheapest price of $29.99 that we saw almost two years ago, but this is still a good deal for a game that's rarely discounted. If you own a Switch this is a must-play title with a wonderful, inventive and absorbing adventure.
PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Waluigi:
$54.99 $36.99 at Amazon
Save $18 - You get a wireless variant of PowerA's controllers, but with one of Nintendo's most divisive characters emblazed on it. Fans love him, Nintendo abandons him. Matching colors with Waluigi's clothes, it's a perfect accompaniment for local multiplayer matches.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch - Pikachu 025:
$54.99 $36.99 at Amazon
Save $18 - Themed around Pikachu's Pokédex entry (which is #025, for the unaware), the recording system in which all Pokémon are logged, this pad features two customizable buttons at the back which can help for quick shortcuts or for accessibility uses.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch - Mario Silhouette:
$54.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $15 - This wireless controller by PowerA features a stark color scheme that evokes memories of Mario Sunshine's antagonist with its dark silhouette. With up to 30 hours of gameplay in Mario Sunshine, you'll be able to get a lot of use out of this controller - and at a 27% discount!
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch - Pikachu Electric:
$27.99 $19.99 at Amazon
Save 29% - Similar to Nintendo's Pro Controller for the Switch, but instead, this is wired Pikachu yellow pad comes in at a lower price. The D-Pad has a premium feel, while the layout is perfect for sitting on the couch while playing the Pokemon Diamond remake.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch - Mario Pop:
$54.99 $36.99 at Amazon
Save 33% - If you want Mario across your controller when playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Galaxy, this is the pad for you. Featuring the same button layout as Nintendo's Pro Controller, the D-Pad in this PowerA controller equals Nintendo's offering, but at a much lower price.
Samsung EVO Select 256GB MicroSDXC:
$39.99 $34.49 at Amazon
Save $5.15 -–If you're after more room to store all your favorite Switch games and want some headroom for the future, this 256GB micro SD card deal should be on your radar. With a saving of $5, this is a great option for those who require more space than the average user.
Last year's best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals (UK)
£239.99 £215.99 at eBay with code MORESAVINGS
Save £44 – The Nintendo Switch will once again be one of the most popular gifts this Christmas. So if you're after the popular hybrid console, there's never been a better time to buy. Stock is likely to be hard to come by as December approaches, so don't miss this great Black Friday Switch deal.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) + Super Mario 3D World + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:
£389.97 £379.97 at Very
Save £10 – An unmissable deal for fans of the portly plumber, this Nintendo Switch OLED bundle comes with two of the best Switch games around. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, are the perfect games to showcase the Switch's OLED gorgeous new screen as well.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + three months NSO:
£316.97 £259.99 at My Nintendo Store
Save £56.98 – Easily the best Nintendo Switch bundle available to buy this Black Friday. When a console by itself would usually set you back £259.99, the addition of both Mario Kart 8 and a three-month Switch Online membership shows just good value this bundle is at the official Nintendo Store.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Minecraft + 256GB micro SD card + three months NSO:
£359.98 £299 at Currys
Save £60.98 – This bundle from Currys is fantastic value and comes with two games, an SD card, and three months of Nintendo Switch Online. That's a saving of £60.98 compared to when bought separately, and one of the best bundles we've seen so far.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Just Dance 2022 + three Months NSO:
£379.99 £284.99 at Amazon
Save £94 – Want even more in your Nintendo Switch bundle? Here's one for you. As well as everything in the above deal – that's a Switch console, Mario Kart 8 and a three-month Switch Online membership – you'll also get a copy of Just Dance 2022. Altogether, this is a saving of almost £100, and shows just good value this bundle is from Amazon.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 256GB micro SD card:
£386.98 £369.00 at Currys
Save £22.98 – This bundle includes the newly released Switch OLED (in white), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a Switch memory card, all for £369. It may not be a massive discount overall, but it's certainly not to be sniffed at.
Nintendo Switch OLED (Neon) + Mario Party Superstars + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:
£389.97 £379.97 at Very
Save £10 – This super Nintendo Switch OLED bundle includes two of the best games to play with friends and family. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling Switch game of all-time, and Mario Party Superstars is one of the best entries in the series to date. Both games can also be played online, so you're guaranteed hours of fun here.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) + Metroid Dread:
£359.98 £339.98 at Very
Save £20 – This isn't the best discount we've seen on the Nintendo Switch OLED since launch, but the latest version of the popular console is usually priced at £309, so you're effectively getting a copy of Metroid Dread for a couple of quid cheaper. We weren't betting on many (if any) Switch OLED deals over Black Friday, so definitely snap this one up while you can – especially with the scarcity of Nintendo Switch OLED stock.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) + Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
£349.98 £339.98 at Very
Save £10 – This isn't the best discount we've seen on the Nintendo Switch OLED since launch, but the latest version of the popular console is usually priced at £309, so you're saving on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, one of the best Switch games.
Just Dance 2022:
£42 £29.99 at Amazon
Save £12 – This year's entry in the Just Dance game series is almost a third off at Amazon in its Black Friday Week promotion. If you're a big fan of the franchise and need the most up-to-date version, or just fancy busting some moves in the comfort of your own home, this is the game for you.
128GB Kingston Canvas Select Plus microSD card:
£13.99 £10.98 at Amazon
You save £3.01 – This is a great price for a spacious microSD card that will quadruple the available storage in your Nintendo Switch, even if the saving is minimal. That's room for dozens of more games for a little over £10, and no more time spent deciding which old titles to uninstall in order to make room for your new ones.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Just Dance 2022:
£301 £273.99 at Amazon
Save £27 – Given the bundle above is such better value for money, we suggest paying the extra £10 and getting the extra copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a Switch Online membership. If you really don't want either of those, though, you can save a little money here.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) + Animal Crossing: New Horizons + 256GB micro SD card:
£386.98 £369.00 at Currys
Save £17.98 – Still one of the hottest games of the year, Animal Crossing: New Horizon's popularity has shot up again, thanks to a new content update and some new DLC. This is a fantastic bundle if you've been wanting the game with the white Switch OLED.
Nintendo Switch OLED (Neon) + Animal Crossing: New Horizons + 256GB micro SD card:
£386.98 £369.00 at Currys
Save £17.98 - Still one of the hottest games of the year, Animal Crossing: New Horizon's popularity has shot up again, thanks to a new content update and some new DLC. This is a fantastic bundle if you've been wanting the game with the Switch OLED.
Nintendo Switch OLED (White) + Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl:
£399.97 £389.97 at Very
Save £10 – If you've had your eye on the beautiful Nintendo Switch OLED, you can grab this perfect Pokémon bundle and save £10. While you're technically getting the same game twice here, this is a great purchase for fans of the beloved 2006 Nintendo DS games. You can always gift one copy to a family member or your partner, if you so wish.
Nintendo Switch | Animal Crossing New Horizons:
£299 £279 at Currys
Save £20 – One of the best Nintendo Switch bundles available to buy early in November in the early Black Friday sales. With this, you get a copy of the lovely lifestyle sim Animal Crossing New Horizons for half price. Want to safely get a console before the rush? This is the bundle to buy.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Super Mario 3D World + Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
£339.97 £289.97 at Very
Save £50 – With £50 off this deal at Very right now, you'll get two of the best Switch games around, two Joy-con controllers, a Switch stand and the base handheld unit. And they're pretty great games, so this isn't too shabby, if you ask us.
Nintendo Switch (Neon) and Mario Party Superstars Bundle: £289.99 at Game
This bundle at Game packs in the standard Switch and the newly released Mario Party Superstars for £289.99. It's roughly a £10 saving on buying the two products separately but, given there's little in the way of original Nintendo Switch bundle deals right now, it's worth considering – especially over the standard model on its own.
Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral):
£209.99 £198.36 at Amazon
Save £10 – There's almost £10 off the Nintendo Switch Lite at Amazon right now. It's not a huge discount, and we'd expected to see some better deals and discounts on the Switch Lite. But it's worth considering if you're in the market for one right now.
Shovel Knight Treasure Trove:
£35.99 £19.79 at Nintendo
Save £16 – This gorgeously retro pixel art platformer gives you a shovel, a moving story, and some incredibly satisfying levels to traverse. This Treasure Trove collection packages in different adventures featuring Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight too – making for a bucketload of games for this bargain price.
Dragon Quest XI S – Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition:
£49.99 £24.99 at Nintendo
Save £25 – The digital edition of Dragon Quest XI is now half price for this Black Friday sale. If you're a fan of JRPGs, larger-than-life characters, and Dragon Quest's battle system, this is the offer for you.
£22.49 £15.74 at Nintendo
Save £7 – Hades is one of the best Switch games out there: a rollicking roguelike dungeon-crawler that sees you try to escape from the Ancient Greek underworld, with procedurally generated enemies and heady mix of boons and weapons to make every run feel fresh. Truly one that's hard to stop playing.
£15.99 £7.99 at Nintendo
Save £8 – Never played Okami? Correct your mistake with this HD remaster of the classic DS game, in which you play as the Japanese sun goddess – in the form of white wolf – using a Celestial Brush to fight the forces of darkness and bring beauty back into the world.
Nintendo Switch Online: £34.99 for one year at Nintendo
If you're interested in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Designer DLC, it's free as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion. Alternatively, you can get some friends or family members on board and opt for the £59.99 Family Membership, which is cheaper even if it's only split between you and one other.
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame:
£34.99 £21.49 at Amazon
Save £13.50 – Lego games have built a reputation over the years of being fun and silly romps through various touchstones of pop culture. This one, based on the sequel to the hit movie, is no different. It's a blast when played solo or with friends and well-suited for youngsters too. With over 100 unlockable characters and plenty of replayability, it's worth investing in.
Samsung Evo plus 128GB Micro SD SDXC: £13.99 at Amazon
It might not be on offer, but this is still a fantastic price on this micro SD card, and lets you quadruple your Nintendo Switch storage. For less than the price of most games, this is a Black Friday deal that's well worth snapping up while stocks last.
When will the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals be available?
The most likely scenario is that the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are made available during the Thanksgiving weekend itself. It's a popular item, leading retailers to hold their flash sales for the moment of peak interest, looking to gain the edge over competitors with impressive bundle deals and other incentives. Of course, when those Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals are live, you'll find them all on this very page.
Who has the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals?
All the usual tech retailers regularly have some excellent Nintendo Switch deals during Black Friday. In the US, there's usually a headline bundle set out by Nintendo that's offered across the board and first-party games are given big reductions, too. You should be able to find more variety in terms of bundles in the UK, while the game deals are more limited. Some of the best console prices, meanwhile, are sometimes found in major grocery stores such as Tesco and Aldi.
Top US retailers
Amazon: regular flash deals on Switch bundles and top games
Best Buy: a range of discounts on Switch games and accessories
Walmart: often has at least one excellent standout Switch bundle
GameStop: multiple offers on consoles, games, accessories and more
Top UK retailers
Amazon: best prices for Switch bundles with many different games
Argos: limited stock but regularly has significantly reduced games
Currys: usually offers a wide range of different console bundles
Nintendo Store: regularly includes freebies with its Switch bundles
Very: offers a wide variety of Switch bundles with multiple top games
Tips for buying a Nintendo Switch over Black Friday
The best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals will sell out fast. These are incredibly popular consoles and that demand has shown no sign of slowing. There's nothing to suggest that will change in 2022, especially if the offers are as good as this year. That means these are going to be some of the most sought-after offers come November. You'll need to be armed with a plan to finding the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals before anyone else does.
Come November, we turn our full attention to tracking all the best Black Friday deals so we'll be bringing you all the latest offers right here. Bookmark this page, then, to be the first to hear about them when those sales do begin.
If you're flying solo, however, there are a few tricks to nailing down that perfect Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal.
How to find the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals
The first step is to know what you're looking for, but to also remain both realistic and flexible.
Need to dive straight into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from day one? We rarely see bundles offering such flagship titles with the full console at any sort of a discount. However, you could save some significant cash on the game by itself when Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals do roll around.
If you have a backup list of ideal Switch bundles, you'll likely have more luck in the shopping frenzy. Missing out on excellent bundle deals, because you are holding out for a more expensive game, could lead to lower savings overall. So make sure you get a bundle of some description, whatever happens. You can always buy the game you really wanted separately, or ask for it for Christmas.
Finally, look for first-party titles, extra accessories and the console itself. There are plenty of these deals doing the rounds online at the moment, so we'd recommend grabbing any offer like this as they don't come around too often. Plus, Nintendo Switch game deals are far more frequent over the sales period, so you'll likely be able to save on the title of your choice once the race to checkout is over.
But how do you actually find those standout offers? Having a good knowledge of the retailers you'll be scouring is a must. Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and Amazon are the places to be in the US – even if stock can sometimes move fast.
If you're in the UK, Currys, Very and Amazon are the best online retailers to browse. They all offer excellent bundles on Switch, Switch OLED and Switch Lite consoles, as you'll have seen above.
Is Black Friday the best time to buy a Nintendo Switch?
Going by past evidence, the Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are certainly strong. Like anything, though, we've found offers running throughout the year that can match them. In general, prices may be slightly lower in November, but only on a few standout deals – and they can fly off the shelves particularly quickly.
We see a handful of deals that include games and accessories for the regular price of just the console in November. This is more of a rarity over the course of the year. However, year-round bundle prices might only be $10 to $30 / £10 to £30 more. So, if you spot a deal you like there's little reason to wait around – as long as you're staying close to that usual retail price of £259/$299.