Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2020 Deals: Are They Worth It?

In 2019, Walmart bundled the Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $299.99.

Lauren SchwahnOctober 22, 2020
Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2020 Deals: Are They Worth It?

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The versatile Nintendo Switch and its smaller, handheld-only counterpart, the Switch Lite, don’t go on sale often. In fact, it can be difficult to buy the high-in-demand console at all, sale or no sale.

But much to video game enthusiasts’ delight, Black Friday brings out the offers. Retailers traditionally restock and sell the Switch with a bonus game or accessory during the holiday shopping season. We expect the same this year. Let’s unpack the deals.

What are the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals in 2020?

Still waiting for the best 2020 Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals? So are we. Keep checking back, because we'll post them here as soon as we get the details. In the meantime, take a look at what happened in 2019 for an idea of what you can expect this year.

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What were the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals in 2019?

Last year, we spotted several enticing Switch deals. These included:

  • Kohl’s offered $90 in Kohl’s Cash with purchase of the Nintendo Switch console bundled with carrying case and controller charging dock for $319.99.

  • Target sold the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199.99.

  • Walmart bundled the Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $299.99.

How to decide if it’s worth it

You’ll probably see more bundle deals than pure discounts on the Nintendo Switch console. Still, you’ll get more for your money by purchasing a Switch during Black Friday sales than you will most other times of the year.

As is the case with other popular gaming devices, shoppers will likely scoop up the Switch fast. If you see a deal you like, don’t wait too long to pull the trigger.

How to budget for a Nintendo Switch

Prepare to spend roughly $200 to $300 on a new Switch. You can use a budget worksheet to see if your monthly income will cover this cost and leave enough money for your other expenses.

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