The star in the sky of Cyber Monday 2017 is gradually fading but never fear, the day may pass but the deals certainly aren't going anywhere. Not until later this week, at least. The long-running annual event with a slightly dubious name (given that it's no longer the late 90s) is the follow-up event to the even longer running Black Friday shopping bonanza. Previously, this was the online side of the late-November savings spree, though in recent years the lines between the two have blurred significantly. What you need to know, though, is that Cyber Monday brings a brand new set of discounts, bundles, special offers and deals on a whole array of products.
Nintendo's Switch console was far and above the most searched for an item this Cyber Monday and absolutely the one item that was most hoped to get a discount. So far this year, that hope has proven in vain. There haven't been significant discounts on the console, but what we have seen is some incredible bundles, offering savings of up to £60. For this year's Black Friday, Amazon offered up a Nintendo Switch console with Super Mario Odyssey for £279 and sold out of that same deal within minutes. For Black Friday, the site is offering up a very similar bundle with an extra game for £299. In order to get one of those, you'll need to be quick, however.
If you're currently on the lookout for more of this year's seasonal bargains, we'll be rounding up the very best of this year's PS4 Cyber Monday deals, Xbox One Cyber Monday offers, PC gaming Cyber Monday discounts and even discounted 4K TV Cyber Monday bargains. You can find the best of the best on our main Cyber Monday 2017 deals hub, too.
Best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday console deals
As previously mentioned, one of, if not the very biggest thing on everybody's wishlists this year was a Nintendo Switch console. While we've not seen any massive price cuts, there have been a few fantastic value bundle offers out there, most notably from the likes of Amazon and GAME. Here, we've rounded up all the best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday bundles and deals we've found.
If you're looking for the absolute best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday bundle, you'll need to get your clicking fingers ready for 10 am, when Amazon will be going live with a Nintendo Switch (Neon) console with Super Mario Odyssey and Mario + Rabbids for £299.
In the UK:
- Nintendo Switch Neon console with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 1-2 Switch for £299.99
- Nintendo Switch (Neon) with Super Mario Odyssey and Mario = Rabbids for £299 from Amazon UK
- Nintendo Switch - Grey for £269.99
- Nintendo Switch Mario Mega Bundle for £379.99
- Nintendo Switch Neon with Binding of Issac Afterbirth and Accessories Bundle for £309.99
In the US:
Best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday games deals
One thing that failed to set the world on fire this year was the range of Nintendo Switch game deals available for Black Friday and subsequently Cyber Monday. Discounts on these titles are few and far between, unfortunately, though there have been some eyebrow-raisers out there. Here are the best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals we've found so far.
In the UK:
- The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for £29.99
- Rayman Legends Definitive Edition for £20.00
- FIFA 18 for £39.99
In the US:
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap for $39.99
- Super Mario Odyssey for $57.99
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $58.99
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $56.99
- Splatoon 2 for $56.99
- Batman: The Telltale Series for $19.99
Best Nintendo 3DS Black Friday deals
In the UK:
- Super Mario Odyssey and Mario + Rabbids bundle for £73.98 from Argos
- New Nintendo 2DS XL for £129.99 from Amazon UK
- New Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Limited Edition for £179.99 from Nintendo UK
- New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Returns Edition with game and T-shirt for £219.98 from Nintendo UK
- Animal Crossing Edition 3DS with Happy Home Designer for £169 from Tesco Direct
In the US:
Nintendo Switch accessories to look out for
For carrying cases, we recommend the Hori Switch Tough Case in terms of overall sturdiness and safety, although the official Splatoon 2 accessory kit comes with a case that offers a lot more style if you're a fan of the game and comes packaged with a set of screen protectors. In terms of expanded memory, getting a card with at least 128GB space is your best bet and should last you a long while. You'll also want to pick up a screen protector - our favourite is the Orzly tempered glass pack.
We've rounded up the best offers we can find right now, although it's pretty slim pickings:
In the UK:
- 128GB MicroSDXC Sandisk Ultra for £31.99
- Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Green/Pink Joy-Cons for £63.85
- Nintendo Switch Official Joy-Con Charging Dock for £19.99
- SanDisk MicroSDXC 128GB memory card for £29.99
In the US:
For a more detailed look at our recommendations, you can check out Jelly Deals for our Nintendo Switch Accessories top picks and our opinions on the best Nintendo Switch Micro SD cards you can buy right now.
For the uninitiated, Cyber Monday 2017 takes place on Monday, November 27th while Black Friday 2017 took place on November 24th and will continue the trend of the last decade or so of retailers from around the globe offering up a huge discounts on highly desirable products like video games, consoles, tech, electronics, TVs and more, all in the name of pre-Christmas savings. Directly following Black Friday, as always, is Cyber Monday, the rather unfortunately named baby brother to Black Friday itself.
With the Nintendo Switch as the company's primary focus and more games being released for the system each week, it's easy to assume that the brunt of the deals will be focused on that side of Nintendo's plans. However, given the multiple new editions of the 3DS and 2DS XL respectively that have been announced and released in the past year, Nintendo is making it perfectly clear that it hasn't forgotten about its dedicated handheld system. With this in mind, we're likely to see a litany of 3DS discounts, particularly on the 2DS XL side of things. That version of the system launched at £130 so we will likely see the price fall down nearer £100 come Cyber Monday.
As for the Switch itself, we most likely won't be seeing a massive discount on the console itself given that Nintendo is only recently managing to meet demand and keep the console in stock for longer than a few days at a time. With sales being consistently steady with no sign of slowing down, there would seem to be no real reason for Nintendo to offer a discount this year. There have, however, been some notable temporary discounts over the past few months - Tesco Direct has offered £20-£25 off selected tech and games consoles via a voucher on multiple occasions, which has brought the Switch down to its cheapest UK prices so far - the lowest being £255 in September.
Hunting for Nintendo Switch bundles on Cyber Monday
Rather than discounting the Switch, we are much more likely to see retailers offering Nintendo Switch consoles bundled up with multiple games and accessories and this is where the real money saving will be found this Cyber Monday. Prices will likely not drift below the console's £279 asking price but keep your eyes peeled for bundles including cases, skins and games like Splatoon 2, Mario and Rabbids, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition and Lego City Undercover - with the latter two games there has already appeared in multiple bundles since last month.
If we do see some Nintendo Switch discounts this Cyber Monday, you can expect them to be very limited in both time and stock, so be prepared to pull the trigger on one of these consoles at a minute's notice. Indeed, Amazon's Black Friday bundle on a Switch sold out in just under three minutes. You'd also be well advised to have a set of games or accessories that you want to pick up alongside your console in mind too, just in case retailers are only offering Switch consoles with extras. When thinking about accessories for your shiny new Switch, your best bets are to pick out your favourite case ahead of time since you'll definitely need one if you're planning on taking the console with you outside the comfort of your home. Better still, figure out what size Micro SD card you want to get in order to expand your Switch's storage capacity. The console's onboard 32GB will be fine for a handful of games but you're likely to find out sooner or later that more storage is a necessity.
If you're already a Nintendo Switch owner, you're going to be looking for discounts on the games themselves. Historically, Nintendo doesn't tend to offer discounts on its first-party titles, so expect Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey to hold on to their current prices. What's more likely is that we'll see price cuts to games like Super Bomberman R, Ultra Street Fighter 2, and very possibly even Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, as Ubisoft has control over the pricing there and may just want to get the game into as many homes as possible in time for Christmas.