Nintendo’s Black Friday Deals: Switch OLED bundle, game discounts and more
Nintendo has revealed its Black Friday deals and offerings for 2023, which include the launch of a new Switch OLED bundle. The bundle includes a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a three-month individual Nintendo Switch Online subscription, all for the same price as the standalone console. The deal is available at various retailers, including Walmart, Target, GameStop, Best Buy and Nintendo’s online store.
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game typically retails between $50 and $60, and the Switch Online membership costs $8, so the bundled savings amount to around the same. Although the Switch OLED has been available for less on its own, the bundle offers a cost-effective option for those interested in trying out Smash Bros.
Additionally, Nintendo has discounted several of its own Switch titles, with the digital eShop starting its “Cyber deals” on November 20. Retailers already have discounts on games such as Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
There are also discounts on other Nintendo games, including Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Mario Strikers: Battle League, and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Non-Nintendo titles like Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, and Shin Megami Tensei V are also part of the sale.
However, newer Nintendo hits such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Pikmin 4, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder are not included in the sale. Nonetheless, the company has put together a bundle that includes a red and blue set of Joy-Cons along with a digital copy of Super Mario Party for a discounted price.
For those not looking to purchase the Switch OLED, Nintendo offers holiday bundles for the standard Switch and Switch Lite as well. These bundles include games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons at various retailers.
As we approach the end of the Switch’s life cycle, with the original console now nearly seven years old, we may see a new iteration in 2024. Despite this, the Switch’s impressive library and the current Black Friday deals offer excellent value for anyone looking to hop on the bandwagon.