The flawless starter pack for the Black Friday Sale is The Nintendo Switch

News Summary:

  • Good news! If you want to get in, Nintendo’s annual Black Friday Switch bundle is back and it’s the perfect starting point to experience everything the console has to offer.

  • Sure, Steam Deck may be making all the headlines these days, but if you want a no-nonsense, pick-up-and-play portable gaming experience, the vaunted Nintendo Switch still reigns supreme – especially if you want to play Nintendo exclusives like Kirby and Bayonetta.

Nintendo’s Black Friday Switch deal is not technically a discount – the system costs the same $299 as usual and is only available with the red and blue Joycon controllers. But you do get some nice extras with it: A free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a code for three months of free access to Nintendo Switch Online, which you’ll need for online gaming.

You can find the Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal at the usual retailers:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the game to buy on the Switch and normally costs $50 to $60 on its own. I’ve been playing it weekly for years, both on the go and connected to my TV!

While you’re shopping, you can also buy an SD card to expand the Switch’s paltry 32GB of storage. SanDisk’s handy 128GB Nintendo-themed SD card is also on sale for Black Friday, for just $19 instead of the usual $35.

There are no discounts on the upgraded Switch with a beautiful screen. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch OLED currently still costs $349.