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As we close on Black Friday, this is the third time that the Nintendo Switch has been a straw for the holidays.
We are excited about the possibility of great deals. Nintendo released an updated switch back in August that increased the battery life by about 50% (from a possible maximum of 6.5 hours to about nine hours). And there is something new Switch to Lite as well – a smaller, manual version with a 7-hour battery life.
All Good Reasons to Get an Overlay During Sales.
The best Nintendo Switch deals for Black Friday
Currently there is only one console / game package, but if we see more, we will add them here. Also, be sure to check out the best deals for the Nintendo Switch at GameSpot.
Nintendo enters the download code for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the first-generation switch for $ 300, and also throws a screen saver. It's a solid deal, but keep in mind that you get the OG Switch, not the new one. Since this means your battery life will be somewhere between 2.5 and 6.5 hours, you probably want to use this deal only if you mostly plan to keep it nailed. For very distant missions, you may want to port it and get the Switch v2. Check out this CNET article that tells you how to tell the difference between two Switch consoles by looking at the art in the box. This agreement starts on November 28.
Read the Nintendo Switch review.
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Switch Lite is barely a month away, and for that reason alone, don't hold your breath when looking at any deals for Black Friday 2019. That's $ 200 right now (no wait until Black Friday), and that's where you'd go expected to see the price stay until the end of the year. It's not a bad price, and if you're a stickler for hardware sales, well, you might be waiting until Black Friday 2020. That said, if you're sitting on the fence, now is the time to get a switch, which CNET's Scott Stein called "probably the best $ 200 portable gamer I've ever used".
Read the Nintendo Switch Lite review.
The best Nintendo Switch game deals for Black Friday
What if you already have a Switcher and are hanging out with some games? We've got you covered – here are some great deals we've rounded up. Read the details carefully as some of these deals begin before Black Friday. Wait too long and you may miss out.
It's hard not to like Breath of Wild, which is perhaps Zelda's best installment of all time (sorry, Ocarina of Time). This game should sell for $ 40 pretty much everywhere, but Walmart will sell it for only $ 30 for a limited time starting Wednesday, November 27 at 7pm. PT
Read GameSpot's review of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
Is this a game where you have to play against your favorite characters in the futures panties? Yes. Is this the only tennis game for the switch? Yes. Can you play singles or doubles with up to four local or online players? Yes. Sounds like you should have this title, which is also available for less than $ 40 which will cost anywhere else starting Wednesday, November 27 at 7pm. PT
Read GameSpot's review of Mario Tennis Aces.
If you're a fan of fighting – or the real kind that no one tells you can give you shelter, or a virtual video-game type – then Splaton probably has a special place in your heart. Splatoon 2 is starting to get a little long in the tooth (released in 2017), but it's still an explosion, and the Technicolor color-based fight is still exciting and charming. As of Wednesday, November 27 at 7 pm. PT, you can get this at Walmart for about $ 10 less than anywhere else.
Read the GameSpot Splatoon 2 review.
This game is also about block, but it is so well loved that I couldn't help but include it in this list. Like most of the other games I have already listed here, you will be able to reduce it for about half the time for a limited time starting Wednesday, November 27 at 7pm. PT
Read GameSpot's Super Mario Odyssey review.
You don't have to wait for Black Friday to get a deal. The highly anticipated RPG titles for the switch – Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield – both debuted on Saturday, November 16th for $ 60 each. But you can get or play for just $ 38 on the Facebook Marketplace starting at 10pm PT on Saturday, November 16th while supplies last.
Read the GameSpot Pokémon / Shield sword preview.
This article was originally published earlier and was updated with new information.
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