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Nintendo deals are rare, but fortunately Black Friday is bringing out some noteworthy sales. Check out our roundup of the best Black Friday Nintendo ads in 2018.
Best Black Friday Nintendo Ads 2018
Select video games for $25 at Walmart
Why Buy It: Rare discounts on Nintendo
Grab a variety of titles at a significant discount with this deal. Even better, select Nintendo Switch games are included, and Nintendo games are rarely discounted.
Video games from $15 at Target
Why Buy It: Cheaper price makes it easy to stock up
This sale makes it easy to grab select AAA video games for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch at a fraction of their usual price. Older titles like Star Wars: Battlefront II, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Wolfenstein II will see the deepest price cuts. However, newer titles will also be on sale for just a few dollars more.
Video Games for Nintendo Switch for $20 off at Best Buy
Why Buy It: Nintendo discounts are rare
We see Nintendo discounts almost as rarely as we see Apple discounts, so knowing that select Switch titles will be $20 off makes this deal extra appealing.
Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition Console + $15 Kohl's Cash for $79.99 at Kohl's
Why Buy It: Kohl's Cash makes this a great deal
The nostalgia factor of this console makes it very appealing. But factor in the Kohl's Cash, which essentially drops it to $64.99, and it becomes a deal that's definitely worth your time.
Nintendo Switch Bundle + $90 Kohl's Cash for $329.99 at Kohl's
Why Buy It: It's an extensive bundle that drops below list with Kohl's Cash
Switch bundles are often regular price but might include a game as well. This one doesn't have a game, but it does come with a Turtle Beach headset and carrying case. Even better, it also comes with $90 Kohl's Cash, which basically makes this deal $239.99.
NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
Black Friday Nintendo Deal Predictions
- Nintendo will take up to 50% off in the eShop
- Nintendo Switch bundles could be as cheap as $330
- The Switch console could fall to $240 on its own
Nintendo isn't known for cutting prices, and the discounts we do see aren't always notable. However, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the rest of the holiday season are good times to keep an eye on Nintendo's offerings.
For the past two years, Nintendo has released mini versions of its NES and SNES consoles to great success. If you're shopping for these nostalgic consoles this year, expect to pay list price at best; these popular gifts often go for much higher prices on the resale market.
Although there's been no official announcement yet this year, there's still a chance that Nintendo could release a new mini console in 2018, such as an N64 mini. If they do, we strongly suspect it'll cost at least $100, and we don't anticipate any discounts for the holidays.
Other Nintendo products will be more attainable, though. We expect to see hefty Switch bundles for as cheap as $330.
We've already seen one bundle for that price this year, and it included a Switch console, a game, a memory card, a Super Mario Odyssey skin and screen protector kit, and an Insignia dock kit. Considering that the Switch retails for $300, that's one of the better deals we've seen. If you're hoping to get a Switch bundled with just a game or gift card, we've seen several of those offers this year for around $300. And if you're shopping for the console alone, we fully expect to see that price drop to at least $249 at a variety of stores.
Nintendo will also have its own Black Friday sale, where the brand will take up to 50% off select game downloads for a variety of consoles. Stores like Target could discount certain titles to $15, but don't expect those deals to include any new, highly anticipated games.
Shopping for Nintendo video game accessories? We expect to see the Switch Pro Controller go for as little as $55, and Joy-Con controllers could fall to $60 to $65, though we have seen a pair for as low as $56 this year on Newegg.
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