You blink and suddenly we're back at it again gathering up all the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals in 2019. It's amazing how time flies like that. Amongst the chaos of the sales, though, is the genuine excitement of getting loads of money off a brand new Switch console. Maybe, if we're lucky, the Switch Lite could also receive a solid Black Friday discount.
With a little over a month to go, we've already started to gather up some of the early Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. Sure, it's relatively quiet out there, but that hasn't stopped us from finding what's already available and bringing it your way. There could actually be a good bargain or two!
We dive a bit further into speculation further on, where we'll be having a good old think about what Switch offers we expect to come across during Black Friday. There's also a look back at some of the offers for the Nintendo Switch that were up for grabs in last year's Black Friday. Another year on from release, we're expecting something pretty special this time around!
The best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals so far
It's rare to see the Nintendo Switch on sale, so looking around prior to Black Friday and finding things to be extremely quiet isn't a great surprise. Interestingly, though, if you head over to Currys PC World you can find a handful of decent Switch Lite bundles right now. It's not far off what we expect to see during Black Friday! There's also 20% off at The Game Collection for some saving on Switch games and consoles.
In the UK:
- Nintendo Switch Lite - Turquoise with Minecraft from Currys PC World for £199.99
- Nintendo Switch Lite - Yellow with Minecraft from Currys PC World for £199.99
- Nintendo Switch Lite - Grey with Minecraft from Currys PC World for £199.99
- SanDisk Ultra 256GB microSD Memory Card from Amazon UK for £37.49
- SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD Memory Card from Amazon UK for £51.99
In the US:
- Nintendo Switch Neon/Grey Console from Amazon US for $299.99
- Collection of Mana from Amazon US for $29.99
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe from Amazon US for $49.94
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate from Amazon US for $49.94
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from Amazon US for $49.46
- HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) from Amazon US for $46.50
Black Friday 2019: when is it?
Black Friday 2019 will be on 29th November. It's not just a single day event now, though. You can fully expect retailers to be gearing up for the sales weeks in advance. They may tease some offers early and put little tasters live in the days prior before going all out on Friday.
However, things usually don't end there. You can expect to see more bargains across the weekend and then another spike of sales from Cyber Monday onwards. Don't worry if it sounds like a nightmare to keep track of, though. Just keep your eyes on our hub pages and we'll bring you all the latest offers.
What Black Friday Switch deals will there be this year?
As one of the most popular items last year, you know competition is going to be fierce for the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. Many retailers will be fighting for your attention as it's expected to be an extremely popular gift once again - especially with Pokémon Sword and Shield set to be available too!
Keep an eye out for a Switch bundle with either version of the new Pokémon RPG, then. We might be getting a bit hopeful if we expect to see them thrown together at the £250 mark, but something similar has happened in the past. It was Amazon that surprised us with this price for a Switch and Mario Odyssey in a Lightning Deal. Our fingers are crossed for a repeat!
You should absolutely expect Switch bundles with some of the console's older first-party titles, though. Many of these titles could also see discounts that excite us more than the usual tepid Switch sales! You'll also want to have a close eye on which version of the Switch is included in the sales. The new release with extended battery life is the one to go for, but places clearing stock of the older edition may offer bigger discounts.
It'll definitely be worth keeping an eye on the Nintendo eShop, too. Even though the digital store is usually very pricey - even after some discounts - you should be able to find a bargain on a few indies or classic ports. Oh, and we can't forget about accessories such as Joy-Con controllers and Switch microSD cards!
Ultimately, though, what we're most interested to see is just how much the Switch Lite is involved in Black Friday this year.
Will the Switch Lite be on sale for Black Friday?
The Switch Lite will only have been on sale for a little over two months by the time Black Friday rolls around. With that in mind, you probably shouldn't expect a huge price drop on the £200 console. That said, we wouldn't be surprised if there's a solid bundle with a premium Switch game such as Link's Awakening for around £180. That seems a reasonable prediction.
What about the NES Mini and SNES Mini, too?
Good question! Given the scarcity of stock now seems less of a limiter compared to last year we could see a small discount on Nintendo's pair of retro consoles. As they are perfect gift items they should see a jump in popularity so we'll absolutely track down any NES Mini or SNES Mini deals during Black Friday. Still, don't hold out hope for anything significant.
What were last year's best Switch Black Friday deals?
Last Black Friday in the UK, we saw a Switch console drop to £250. Any bundles that included a single game bumped the price up to around £290. That's slightly over the recommended price of the console by itself. Many of the console's first-party titles were also reduced to £40 or below. Again, not a massive reduction but definitely significant for a Switch release.
It was basically the same deal in the US. A Switch console with a single game would set you back around $300. There was a solid GameStop Black Friday deal that gave you a console and a $50 gift card for that price, which you could use to get a small selection of cheaper games. Sadly, offers on individual games were a little underwhelming if you were looking for first-party titles.
That'll do for now. Make sure you keep this page bookmarked and check in regularly over the coming weeks as we steadily add more of the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals to the page. At Jelly Deals, you'll also find our picks for the best Nintendo Switch SD cards and the best price for Switch Online. You can also take a glance at our hubs for all of the PS4 Black Friday offers and Xbox Black Friday bargains, too.