Black Friday Nintendo Switch live blog: The best deals on consoles, games and more


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It’s after midnight in the UK and we all know what that means. It’s actually Black Friday. Or at least what used to be called Black Friday as it has become the only day of the year that now lasts a full month.

So have we seen a sudden explosion of Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals now that it’s actually Friday? Er… no… no, we didn’t. Unless you consider this incredibly generous £1 savings at Very. Yes, you read that correctly. Very has an amazing £1 off Pokémon Scarlet (opens in a new tab)and, indeed, £1 off Pokémon Violet (opens in a new tab) also – the latest Pokémon games, which were released just a week ago.

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We’re back. And there is good news and bad news. We’ll start with the latter, Switch console deals in the US are slim to say the least. However, the good news is that there are some great deals on popular games, which make for a great Christmas present.

An amazing offer has ended on Amazon, where you can get Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for $37.90 (opens in a new tab) – that’s over $22 off the retail price.

Suitable for ages seven and up, this is a fabulous choice not only for Star Wars fans, but for all the family to enjoy.

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Good evening, It’s just after 10pm in the UK and we’ve been scouring the web for excellent Switch deals all day. And there’s been a few cracks so far, but a lot of stock is out and the deals have already ended, so we’re back on the hunt to get the best Switch prices on consoles, accessories, and games this Black Friday.

Stay tuned. Let’s go for coffee and will be back soon with more Switchy goodness.

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Good evening, If you are joining us from the UK you are in for a treat. Amazon currently has the original Nintendo Switch, complete with Mario Kart and a three-month online subscription for £259 (opens in a new tab).

So what’s the savings, we hear you ask? A Nintendo Switch retails for £259 on its own, so you’re actually getting the game and subscription online for free here. It’s no surprise to see that this is a bestseller on Amazon right now — grab one before they’re all gone.

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OK, let’s be honest, the current crop of Nintendo Switch deals leave a little to be desired. The truth is, there are deals on all things Switch, like games and controllers, but the console remains stubbornly untouched by the discounts.

That is unless you look at packages. And the king of Nintendo Switch bundle deals remains this Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (GameDownload) + 3 Months Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership for $299 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab).

It’s by far the best deal we’re seeing on console in the US right now…

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UK buyers can get the White OLED Switch bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a 256GB Micro SD card for £379 £359 Curry (opens in a new tab) right now. Despite coming out alongside the Switch’s first launch five years ago, Breath of the Wild is still considered one of the best games available on the Nintendo console.

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Best Buy is taking big savings on popular titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in a new tab)Mario Party Superstars (opens in a new tab)Sonic Frontiers (opens in a new tab) and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in a new tab). Each of these titles is currently a decent $20 off, and if you browse there are plenty more where they came from.

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These are headphones for pretty hardcore gamers that can be used with any modern console and PC, so they’re a great choice for gamers who want to get the most out of Nintendo Switch games. Get the Razer Blackshark V2 Gaming Headset from Amazon now for $99.99 $69.99 (opens in a new tab)saving $30.

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I’ve been keeping an eye out for offers on the Nintendo Pro Controller, but no retailer has dropped the price yet… So the second best brand to pick is PowerA. PowerA makes great Nintendo licensed pads that are both stylish and a pleasure to use – I use one instead of the Pro pad and love it. Amazon has currently discounted a couple of their designs, including this Legend of Zelda pad (opens in a new tab) and Mario pad (opens in a new tab)saving up to $15 on each.

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Similar to the deal we first covered in this blog in the UK, you can currently get the Switch console bundled with Mario Kart 8 and 3 months of Nintendo Online membership for $299 at Best Buy. (opens in a new tab)

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We’re now traveling across the pond to look into some US-based offerings. If you go to Dell, you can currently pick up the white OLED Switch bundled with Splatoon 3 and a controller plate for $399 (opens in a new tab). Originally retailing at $439.99, this bundle will save you a whopping $40.

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The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have the largest amount of internal memory. The modest 32GB gets eaten up quickly if you’re playing a lot of games, so to give you more leeway an internal MicroSD is the way to go. Right now you can get the officially licensed Nintendo SanDisk 256GB MicroSD for £77.99 £39.49 on Amazon (opens in a new tab)making it nearly half the price!

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If you’re an avid Pokemon fan in the market for a shiny new Switch, then this is the deal for you! Currently Very has the white OLED Switch bundled with the brand new Pokemon Violet and Scarlet for £389 £329 (opens in a new tab). Considering an OLED console usually retails at £309 on its own, paying £20 extra for two new game releases which are usually worth £41.99 each is a steal.

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There are some great discounts on the best Nintendo Switch games right now, especially when it comes to the LEGO series. Below are our top picks of the best savings available right now from Amazon.

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This deal is one we’ve seen quite often over the last few days, but it’s still worth grabbing if you haven’t yet. Right now you can pick up the white OLED Switch bundled with 3 games (Minecraft, Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing) and a Nintendo-licensed 256GB Micro SD for £399 (opens in a new tab). It’s only a £30 saving off the RRP, but it’s a great starter pack if you’re looking to get a Switch!

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Kicking off our live blog is a great deal from, who have the original Nintendo Switch console, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Online for £259 (opens in a new tab).

The console itself retails for £259 on its own, so you basically get a game and an online subscription for free. Add in super fast delivery and it’s by far one of the best Switch deals going on in the UK right now.

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