BLACK Friday is just a week away, and there are already plenty of Nintendo Switch deals available all across the web.
With the all-new OLED version released in October, we are now sure to see big changes in deals and offers' prices during the Black Friday big event.
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- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Blue), £259, Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Blue), £199, Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch OLED (Neon Red/Blue), £399, Amazon – buy here
Nintendo is certainly keen to promote the newest edition of the console, having just released a commercial featuring Christina Aguilera – in it, the music superstar plays on the OLED (of course) along with her family.
But being honest, it's not the OLED Switch that we expect to figure in the Black Friday sales.
In fact, stock is pretty scarce right now, and we suggest you head to our where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED page to see where it's available to purchase online.
Instead, we're almost certain it's the older version of the Nintendo Switch that will see the best discounts this Black Friday, where that's the console itself or any related bundles.
It might not feature the high-spec screen and new design of the OLED, but it's still an absolutely fantastic piece of tech – as is the Lite version too.
To see how each model compares to one another, head to our Nintendo Switch OLED vs Switch vs Switch Lite explainer.
Read on for our pick of the best early Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, plus more on what to expect from the sales.
Nintendo Switch – Grey
- Nintendo Switch Grey, £259 at Currys – buy here
Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Blue
- Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Blue – buy here
Best live Amazon Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals
Amazon is currently leading the charge of early Nintendo Switch deals – on Monday, November 8, the online retailer rolled out a series of price drops on a number of console-and-game bundles.
Discounts are around £35 to £50.
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, £298.99 (save £30.99) – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Just Dance 2022, £293.99 (save £35.99) – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Grey) + PDP Headset LVL40 Stereo, £268.99 (save £40.99) – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Grey) + Afterglow Wired Deluxe+ Ctrl, £266.99 (save £37.99) – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + FG, EF RECON 500, £288.99 (save £50.23) – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Grey) + PDP Deluxe Case Elite, £263.99 (save £35.99) – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + PDP Nintendo Switch Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller, Red Camo, £262.99 (save £41.99) – buy here
Nintendo Switch console Black Friday deals
Here are the best Black Friday deals on the Nintendo Switch console by itself, meaning without games or accessories, across various UK retailers.
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Blue), £255, Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Blue), £259, Currys – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Blue), £259.99, Argos – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Blue), £259.99, Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Blue), £259.99, Very – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Grey), £259.99, GAME – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Grey), £259, John Lewis – buy here
Nintendo Switch OLED Black Friday deals
Since it's just been released, there are not too many Black Friday deals yet on the Switch OLED by itself. Still, we have selected the best ones here and will update this list regularly ahead of Black Friday.
- Nintendo Switch OLED, £309.99, Argos – buy here
- Nintendo Switch OLED, £309.99, Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch OLED, £404.75, Amazon – buy here
Nintendo Switch Lite Black Friday deals
Nintendo is currently offering discounts on the Switch Lite, particularly after the release of the OLED version of the Switch.
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey), £194.98, Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow), £199, Currys – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Pokémon Dialga & Palkia Edition), £199, Argos – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral), £199.99, Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral), £199.99, GAME – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Blue), £199.99, John Lewis – buy here
Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundles
Bundles are where you can save the most when it comes to Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. We have selected the best bundles here for you, which includes the original Switch, as well as the Lite and the new OLED Model, plus one or more games.
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, £298.99 (save £30.99), Amazon – buy here
Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Just Dance 2022, £293.99 (save £35.99), Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Just Dance 2022 + Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, £289.99, Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Animal Crossing New Horizon + Minecraft, £359.99 (save £20), Very – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, £339.99 (save £17.98), GAME – buy here
- Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon Blue) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Pokemon Shield, £329.99 (save £19.18), GAME – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, £239.98 (save £10), Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise or Coral) + Animal Crossing (digital) + 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online, £229.99, Argos – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise) + The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (or other selected game), £229.99, Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral) + Miitopia, £231.98 (save £8), Very – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, £229.99 (save £14.99), GAME – buy here
- Nintendo Switch OLED + Pokemon: Shining Pearl + Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond, £399.97, Very – pre-order
Nintendo Switch Black Friday game deals
Generally speaking, it's easier to save if you purchase your games with a brand-new Switch console. However, if you already have one and are not thinking of upgrading, there are still some good Nintendo Switch game deals you can get on Black Friday. We have selected the best ones for you here.
- LEGO Harry Potter Collection, £23.99 (save £11), Amazon – buy here
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, £38.49 (save £11.50), Amazon – buy here
- Monster Hunter Rise (Nintendo Switch) + Deluxe Kit (Download Code), £41.90 (save £21.58) – buy here
- FIFA 22 Legacy Edition, £31.99 (save £3), Smyths – buy here
- Metroid Dread, £39.99 (save £10), Smyths – buy here
- Mario Party Superstars, £39.99 (save £10), Very – buy here
- Miitopia, £31.99 (save £8), Very – buy here
Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals on accessories
The Nintendo Switch is known for being compatible with a series of accessories designed to improve the capabilities of many games, or simply make the playing experience more enjoyable. We have selected here all the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals on accessories to help you navigate the best offers.
- SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I card for Nintendo Switch 128GB, £16.99 (save £24), Amazon – buy here
- Orzly Accessories Bundle compatible with Nintendo Switch (NOT OLED model), £39.81 (save £30.18), Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Accessory Pair, £11.99 (save £1.37), Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controller Pair – Neon Green & Pink, £59.99 (save £5), Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controller Pair – Neon Blue & Yellow, £59.99 (save £5), Smyths – buy here
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controller Pair – Neon Purple & Orange, £59.99 (save £5), Smyths – buy here
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, £79.99 (save £10), Very – buy here
Where to buy the Nintendo Switch in the UK
You can head to our where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED page to pick up this new-generation console, which boasts a larger and more advanced screen and more capabilities for online gaming.
But if you're a dedicated deal-hunter, we're going to steer you away from the Nintendo Switch OLED, and towards the older version of the Switch (plus its little brother, the Switch Lite), when at the end of November there should be plenty of red-hot deals on these consoles and their games.
Take note though: this is a time of year when you'll see lots of bad deals masquerading as good ones, as retailers inflate RRPs in order to exaggerate discounts.
That's why we've put together this page, where we'll be only listing the very best offers on Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite and OLED Switch Black Friday deals.
There's also our pick of the best gaming deals on Black Friday, plus our selection of the best PS5 Black Friday deals.
Which UK retailers stock the Nintendo Switch?
You'll find both versions of the Nintendo Switch available at a wide range of online stores in the UK.
- Amazon – shop here
- Argos – shop here
- Currys PC World – shop here
- GAME – shop here
- John Lewis – shop here
- Smyths Toys – shop here
- Very – shop here
Which US retailers stock the Nintendo Switch?
In the States, the Switch is also available at an extensive number of online retailers – but keep in mind, that availability for the new OLED model is very touch and go at the moment.
What's good is that Nintendo has already confirmed what Black Friday deals are in the pipeline in the US: you can expect games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening all on sale for $39.99 each. That's a $20 discount.
- Amazon – shop here
- B&H – shop here
- BestBuy – shop here
- GameStop – shop here
- Target – shop here
- Walmart – shop here
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Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals: what to expect
With the October release of the all-new OLED model, we're anticipating a price drop on the older generation of the Nintendo Switch.
While it's currently on sale across retail sites for around the £259 mark, that's a sum that may well drop in the weeks or months to come.
However, we doubt it will be a huge drop in price, as the Nintendo Switch OLED has been positioned as a pricier device, with an RRP of £309.99.
We're confident, however, that there will be substantial discounts on bundle deals on the older Nintendo Switch – we'll be listing the best console-and-game combos that we find on this page.
Black Friday Nintendo Switch OLED deals: what to expect
Here's where we suggest you be measured in your expectations.
It's pretty unlikely that the brand-new version of the console will see any price drop this Black Friday – at the most, you might some freebies or slightly reduced bundles.
Something else to bear in mind is that, in a marketplace fraught with supply issues, the Nintendo Switch OLED might see stock shortages – so if we have any advice regarding this console, it's that you don't wait until Black Friday to buy it.
Head to our Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders page to get your hands on this console.
Black Friday Nintendo Switch Lite deals: what to expect
The smaller sibling of the main Switch is likely to take centre stage among all the Nintendo console deals you'll see this Black Friday.
Handheld only, but still a very fine device in its own right, the Switch Lite hasn't been dogged by as many of the supply problems as its big brother – and at £199 at Amazon, it's not a stocking-filler per se, but more of an affordable potential Christmas present for somebody.
As with the Switch, we're confident that there will be plenty of excellent price drops on bundles to scoop up when Black Friday comes around.
Nintendo Switch Game deals: What to expect
There is always a good chance that any top games from the year will be on sale, either separately or as part of bundles.
We'd definitely expect Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild to feature.
Mario Kart 8 and Paper Mario: the Origami King are also both likely to be popular and see discounts.
What Nintendo Switch accessories will be on sale?
Our money is on the Skyward Sword Edition Joy-Con Pair – released in July of this year – getting a reduction in the Black Friday sales.
And while they might not be the most exciting of purchases, there's a strong likelihood that Nintendo Switch SD cards will figure highly in the sales too – so earmark this period as a wise moment to up your console's storage capacity.
When will Black Friday Nintendo Switch sales start?
Don't take Black Friday at its name: it's much more than just a day-long sale.
In reality, sales tend to kick off a week – or even a fortnight – ahead of the big day, with retailers eager to beat each other out of the gate.
Our advice is to bookmark this page, and to see what's we're listing around the mid-November period.
That said, the arrival of the Nintendo Switch OLED might have an immediate knock-on effect, and there may well be great Nintendo Switch deals appearing throughout October.
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When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday lands on November 26 this year.
It always happens the day after Thanksgiving in the US, which is on the fourth Thursday of November.
Will the Nintendo Switch be on sale on Black Friday?
It's a good bet to expect the Nintendo Switch to be on sale come November 26.
In previous years there have been small discounts on the console during the sale bonanza, although the real value may be found with a bundle that includes a game or two that you've got your eye on.
Will the Nintendo Switch be on sale on Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday follows the week after Black Friday and these days, most retailers roll a version of their Black Friday sale over the weekend to the online-focused event.
We'd expect that if there are good deals to be found on the Nintendo Switch, they will still be available on Cyber Monday.
What is the Nintendo Switch?
First released back in 2017, the Nintendo Switch is the latest console from Nintendo.
It functions both as a handheld console that you can take with you on your travels, and as a console, you can plug into a dock and play on your TV.
It boasts a host of exclusive Nintendo titles, including Mario, Pokemon and Animal Crossing.
Since its release it's been immensely popular, sometimes leading to stock shortages around key buying times, such as Christmas.
When is the Nintendo Switch OLED UK release date?
The Nintendo Switch OLED is scheduled for release on October 8 2021. It's set to improve the gaming quality for those who play the Switch as a handheld console, as the display will be able to offer better contrasts and darker blacks with the removal of the backlight.
How much is the Nintendo Switch OLED?
The Nintendo Switch OLED is set to cost £309.99, a slight increase on the regular Switch console.
It might not be worth the upgrade if you primarily play your console through your TV though, as the OLED console isn't set to improve performance in that area.
Will the Nintendo Switch OLED be on sale this Black Friday?
Given the proximity of its release date to Black Friday, we'd be surprised to see a dramatic price drop of the Nintendo Switch OLED this year.
However, it's worth keeping your eyes peeled in case one of the major retailers does something unexpected.
We'll be keeping our eyes open here to pick out the best deals.
What's the difference between the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite?
Whereas the standard Nintendo Switch can be used both at home with your TV or on the go as a portable console, the Nintendo Switch Lite is solely a handheld console.
Funnily enough, the Lite is… a bit lighter, and it also has a slightly smaller screen and smaller battery capacity.
In terms of games, the Lite will play any regular Switch game just as long as it supports Handheld Mode.
Where can I buy a Nintendo Switch?
It's worth shopping around for a Nintendo Switch as a lot of retailers will have a range of bundles available.
We've rounded up a few stores we've seen deals at in the past below.
- Amazon – here
- AO.com – here
- Argos – here
- Currys PC World – here
- Game – here
- John Lewis – here
- Selfridges – here
- Very – here
Is the Nintendo Switch worth buying?
That depends on the sort of gaming you are planning on doing.
The Switch is aimed at children, families and commuters as well as traditional gamers.
The console is great for group fun if you're playing Mario Kart or one of the many other popular titles, plus it's the only console you'll be able to play the likes of Pokemon and Super Smash Bros on.
'Serious' gamers who play fast-twitch shooters and racing simulators will want to stick to the Xbox One, Series X, PS4, PS5 or PC.
How much does a Nintendo Switch cost?
Despite being released almost two years ago, the new(er) version of the Nintendo Switch has rarely moved far from its RRP of £279.99.
If you see an opportunity to beat this deal or get a couple of games thrown in for free at the same price, it's probably a good deal.
How to charge a Nintendo Switch controller
There are two ways to charge Switch controllers.
You can attach them to the Joy-Con charging grip, itself attached to the Switch dock via USB cable, which will charge the controllers.
Alternatively, you can attach the controllers to the Switch itself and charge the controllers that way.
Does the Nintendo Switch have Bluetooth?
The Switch doesn't come with built-in Bluetooth support, so Bluetooth headphones can't connect directly to the console straight from the box.
To get around the issue, you could pick up a set of headphones that comes with a USB-C Bluetooth adaptor.
Or you could pick up a Bluetooth adaptor designed to work with the Nintendo Switch.
Can you watch movies on the Nintendo Switch?
The video streaming options on Nintendo Switch are a bit limited compared to other consoles, but you can sync your Google Play and iTunes accounts to your Switch to watch your purchased movies.
Can the Nintendo Switch Lite play Nintendo Switch games?
Any portable-compatible games you can play on the standard Switch, you can also play on the Switch Lite.
Check out GAME's library of Switch Lite games if you want some inspiration.
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