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Where to buy Nintendo Switch on Black Friday 2023

Where to buy Nintendo Switch on Black Friday 2023

The Nintendo Black Friday deals are now in full swing, and with the big day finally upon us, there’s never been a better opportunity to score some of the best discounts of the year. Black Friday is a great time to buy a Nintendo Switch for yourself or as a gift. Even in its seventh year on the market, the Switch has continued to see impressive first-party support with titles like Super Mario Bros. Wonder and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. With three models to choose from, you can simplify your experience depending on how you play. We’ve detailed all of the Nintendo Switch deals for Black Friday below.

Where can you buy a Nintendo Switch OLED console on Black Friday?

Nintendo Switch OLED is the premium model of the Nintendo Switch family. This console offers a larger OLED display that makes your favorite games come to life in handheld mode with pops of color. The Black Friday bundle includes a copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo Switch OLED with Joy-Con, and a three-month code for Nintendo Switch Online.

Where can you buy a Nintendo Switch on Black Friday?

If you’re interested in purchasing the standard Nintendo Switch model, check out the links below for deals at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart. This special edition includes the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition and a three-month voucher for Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Pack

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bouquet

Includes Switch console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (digital), and 3 individual months of Nintendo Switch Online.

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Where can you buy a Nintendo Switch Lite on Black Friday?

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a great option if you plan to play handheld only. You can buy the Switch Lite for just $199. The Black Friday deal is a bundle that includes a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Both Walmart and Target have an exclusive version of the Switch Lite.

Nintendo Switch Lite (Timmy & Tommy Aloha Edition)
Nintendo Switch Lite (Isabelle Aloha Edition)

What to look for in a Nintendo Switch

Will you be playing in handheld mode or docked mode?

The thing you should consider before purchasing is whether or not you will be playing in a portable or docked device or both. Depending on your answer, you may gravitate towards a particular Switch model. If you plan to use both modes, the best Switch device for you is the standard Nintendo Switch. On the other hand, if you think you won’t play the Switch on your TV, you should buy a Nintendo Switch Lite.

The Nintendo Switch OLED is where things get interesting since it’s a premium model. Overall, this is the option for you if you’re looking to get the most out of your Switch and its games. If you’re more inclined to play in handheld mode than Docked mode, the Switch OLED is a worthwhile option.

Do you want to play with friends?

If you want to play games locally with your friends, the Switch Lite is something you want to avoid. Its portable nature just doesn’t allow it to connect to a TV and dock. Additionally, the lack of a kickstand or Joy-Cons means it’s difficult to experience tabletop play for local multiplayer. Both the Switch and Switch OLED have the missing features mentioned above, so we recommend choosing one of these models if you want to play a local multiplayer game.

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For more Nintendo Switch deals, check out our roundup of Nintendo Black Friday 2023. Dozens of games, accessories, and consoles are available this year in various sales.

Robert Anderson is IGN’s trades expert and trade editor. You can follow it @robertliam21 On Twitter.