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How to get the best Black Friday deal for the Nintendo Switch



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Since its launch in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch has
been one of the company’s fastest selling consoles


  • Nintendo wont be offering any major deals on the
    Nintendo Switch, even though the video game console being one
    of the most searched for items this holiday season,
  • The company’s best Black Friday deal is a new bundle,
    which includes the console and a copy of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”
    bundle for $300. 

    A new Switch console is
    usually $300 alone, so the deal is essentially for a free copy
    of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” which normally sells for
  • Some stores, like GameStop and Kohl’s, are offering
    additional cash back with the purchase of a new Switch — but
    those are limited to Black Friday doorbuster deals, so be
  • Nintendo also sells refurbished Switch consoles
    year-round for $275, a slight discount.

For the second year in a row. the Nintendo Switch will be one of
the most sought after tech gifts of the holiday season — but
Nintendo still isn’t ready to start offering deep discounts on
its newest video game console.

For Black Friday 2018, Nintendo is offering a new Switch bundle
with the console and a copy of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” for $300.
The deal essentially offers the Switch at its regular price of
$300, and adds in a free game. For most Switch shoppers, this
will be your best bet.

That’s not a bad deal on its own. But the main competitors to the
Switch, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, will both be on sale
for $200 with a free game during the holidays. For $200, you can
get a PlayStation 4 console with the sensational “Marvel’s
Spider-Man,” or an Xbox One S console bundled with “Minecraft”
and some extras. Those bundles are available now. 

Nintendo is known for its reluctance to drop prices. But after a
relatively slow year for the Switch, which didn’t see many
big-ticket exclusive releases, a juicier Black Friday sale
could’ve brought more attention back to the young console. 

Of note: Nintendo is also offering a $360 bundle that gives you
the Switch console and copies of “Mario Tennis Aces” and the
party game oddity “1-2-Switch.” Given that the console is $300,
“Mario Tennis Aces” is $60, and “1-2-Switch” is $40 or so, it’s a
decent deal — but by
most reports
, “1-2-Switch” isn’t necessarily worth your

Nintendo doesn’t appear to be offering sale prices for any of its
first-party Switch games either, including best-selling titles
from last year like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and
“Super Mario Odyssey.” That said, Nintendo is known to introduce
last-second sales on digital download games on Black Friday
itself, so stay tuned. 

Read more: 
The Nintendo Switch is having a
surprisingly weak second year

For those still interested in buying a Switch, GameStop and
Kohl’s are offering some additional cash-back sweetneers on new
Switch bundles purchased only on the day of Black Friday itself —
so get ready to brave the crowds if you want these offers.

GameStop is offering a $50 gift card with a purchase of the
“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” bundle, which is almost enough for a second
game. Kohl’s is selling the Nintendo Switch on its own with a
Turtle Beach headset and carrying case for $329, with $90 in
Kohl’s Cash as a bonus. The Kohl’s Cash functions as a gift card,
but cannot be used on the same day of the purchase, making it a
good deal for the frequent Kohl’s shopper.

If you’re willing to buy a used system, Nintendo offers refurbished Switch consoles
for $275, plus shipping. Refurbished Switch consoles come with a
guarantee from Nintendo and carry a one-year manufacturer’s
warranty. Business Insider reporter Antonio Villas-Boas ordered a
refurbished Switch in September and was thoroughly satisfied with
his experience.

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