Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals 2021: bundles, cheap games and more

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Black Friday is always a great time to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch or some discounted games and accessories, and that’s especially true this year. Nintendo’s beloved home console is finally somewhat easy to find after a year of shortages (unless you want the shiny new OLED model), and there are a number of new bundles that get you games and extras right out of the box.

Plus, some of the absolute best Switch games out there are significantly discounted, as are plenty of useful accessories for enhancing family game nights or playing on the go. Ready to play? Here are the best Switch savings we’ve seen yet.

Nintendo Switch Console and Bundle Deals

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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle ($299, originally $369; gamesstop.com, walmart.com or bestbuy.com)

Nintendo usually offers a Mario Kart 8 bundle every Black Friday, but it sweetens the pot a bit for 2021. As well as getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – an excellent kart racer that just about every Switch owner should have – This bundle also includes three months of Nintendo Switch Online. It lets you play online games right out of the box, while also giving you access to cloud storage and a sizable library of NES and SNES classics, including The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World.

You get all that for the base price of $299 of the system, which essentially means you get $70 worth of free stuff. Note that this bundle includes the standard Nintendo Switch, meaning you won’t get the bigger, more powerful screen found on the $349 Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo Switch OLED ($349; amazon.com, target.com and gamesstop.com)

While we don’t expect the Nintendo Switch OLED to be discounted for Black Friday, this week may be your best chance to find this hard-to-find console in stock. We called this model the best Nintendo Switch yet, thanks to a beautiful 7-inch OLED screen that really makes games pop and an improved stand that’s ideal for impromptu Smash Bros. tournaments.

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Nintendo Switch Joy Con

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con ($69, originally $79; walmart.com)

It’s never a bad idea to buy an extra pair of Joy-Cons, whether you want to refresh your Switch with new colors or just need extra controllers for a family game night. Nintendo’s versatile mini gamepads are available for their usual retail price of $10 off, so now’s a great time to grab a few if you’ve been putting it off.

Nintendo Switch Pro controller ($52.88, originally $69; walmart.com)

When you’re trying to win an intense Mario Kart match or finally beat that tough Metroid Dread boss, sometimes the little Joy-Cons aren’t enough. The Switch Pro Controller is anything but essential if you do a lot of big screen gaming, as it’s much more ergonomic and comfortable than the Joy-Cons, while still supporting motion controls and advanced HD rumble haptics. It’s rarely cheaper than this retail price, so grab one while you can.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller ($38.99, originally $54.99; amazon.com)

Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Pro Controller? If you can live without HD rumble and Amiibo support, PowerA’s wireless option is a good choice at this price. It has a similar look and feel to Nintendo’s first-party pad and two programmable back buttons that can give you an edge in competitive games. And if you’re looking for a serious Nintendo enthusiast, this gamepad comes in a variety of themed skins that range from Animal Crossing to Zelda.

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller ($13.99, originally $27.99; bestbuy.com)

If you don’t mind going wired, this is one of the cheapest prices we’ve seen for a reliable Nintendo Switch controller. Like its wireless counterpart, this PowerA pad has programmable buttons on the back and is available in several Nintendo flavors inspired by Mario and Pokémon.

PowerA GameCube style controller ($29.99, originally $44.88; walmart.com)

If you’re a hardcore Super Smash Bros. player or just really homesick for the Nintendo GameCube, this throwback controller will let you play games like it’s 2002.

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Orzly tote bag

Orzly carrying case ($16.59, originally $19.99; amazon.com)

One of the most popular Switch cases out there, this Orzly model has a hard water-resistant shell to keep your Switch safe on the go, and has enough room to store up to eight game cards and plenty of extra Joy-Cons and cables.

Razer Kraken X ($29.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

The Razer Kraken X is our budget gaming headset of choice, thanks to its excellent sound, comfort and mic quality for the money, and it’s a perfect companion for playing on your Switch on the go.

SanDisk 128 GB MicroSDXC card ($19.99, originally $34.99; amazon.com)

If you download most of your games digitally, your Switch’s internal storage will quickly fill up. We highly recommend any Switch owner pick up a microSD card like this discounted 128GB SanDisk model, which will allow you to store exponentially more games, screenshots, and videos at once. This popular card works with any Switch model and as a bonus it comes with some fun Nintendo branding.

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Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Adventure ($54.99, originally $79.99; amazon.com)

Nintendo’s hugely popular practice game has just hit its lowest price, so now is a great time to see what all the hype is about. Ring Fit Adventure is essentially an immersive, full-body role-playing game as you use the included Ring-Con and leg strap to defeat enemies by performing various exercises. If you’re looking for a fun way to work up a sweat, this is it.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit ($59.99, originally $99; bestbuy.com)

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an augmented reality game that essentially turns your living room into a playable Mario Kart track. You drive a real remote-controlled car through your house, which comes to life on your Switch screen as an interactive track, complete with enemies, dangers and all the fun chaos that comes with a great Mario Kart race. It’s a really fun mix of digital and physical play, and it’s available right now for the lowest price yet.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($35, originally $59.99; amazon.com)

If you haven’t played Breath of the Wild yet, you now have one less excuse. Widely regarded as the best Switch game out there, Breath of the Wild reinvents the Zelda formula by throwing Link into a beautiful, expansive open world for you to explore however you please. This popular title rarely drops in price that low, so grab it while you can.

Super Mario Odyssey ($35.23, originally $59.99; gamesstop.com)

Like Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey is essential for any Switch owner. This cheerfully inventive 3D platformer is now almost half done, so don’t miss it if you haven’t played it yet.

Just Dance 2022 ($24.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

The latest installment in Ubisoft’s popular dance game has new features designed to help you work up a sweat, as well as a family-friendly kid mode, and it’s available now for half off.

Super Mario Maker 2 ($39.99, originally $59.99; amazon.com)

Why settle for playing a Mario game when you can make your own? Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easy to create the Mario courses of your dreams and play an almost endless stream of creative, charming and heartfelt sadistic levels created by other players. There’s even a story mode for those who want a more classic Mario experience that also teaches you some building basics. It’s one of our favorite Switch games and well worth it at this price.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate ($19.99, originally $39.99; gamesstop.com)

Sonic Colors: Ultimate brings the classic Wii game to the current generation with slicker graphics, new modes and all the fast-paced action you’d expect from a Sonic game. Only a few months after the release you get a 50% discount.

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition ($39.99, originally $59.99; gamesstop.com)

Looking for a game you can seriously sink into for hours? Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition finally brings Nintendo’s beloved role-playing game to Switch with improved visuals, new music and a variety of quality of life improvements. If you want to carry around a giant sword, engage in fun real-time combat, and explore some truly beautiful environments, this is for you.

Splatoon 2 ($35; originally $59.99; gamesstop.com)

Splatoon 2 is a great introduction to the shooting genre where teams of squid-like kids compete to cover the arena (and each other) in colorful ink. But don’t be fooled: Just because Splatoon 2 is kid-friendly doesn’t mean it isn’t very competitive, because you need good reflexes and strategy to come out on top. With Splatoon 3 coming out next year, now’s a great time to get your hands on this addictive shooter and get your inkjet skills in shape.

Cruis’n Blast ($22.99, originally $34.99; gamesstop.com)

If you’re looking for pure arcade racing action, few games do it better than Cruis’n Blast. It’s loads of nostalgic fun, and well worth it for just over $20.

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