Black Friday kicks off on Friday, though most of its deals will actually go live on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Among the many offers are those on the Nintendo Switch system itself, and in this article we’re tracking the best places to buy the console. They primarily involve the Mario Kart 8 bundle Nintendo officially announced, though as of this writing, you have a brief window to get the base console for $255.
Nintendo’s handheld-console hybrid has been a hit with great games like Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and an ever-growing library of smaller titles, so now would be a good time to check out jump in save a few bucks. Also, be sure to check out all the sales on Nintendo Switch games.
Kohl’s will be offering a Switch bundle that includes the console, a Turtle Beach headset, an RDS carrying case, and $90 in Kohl’s Cash all for $330. Kohl’s starts its sales on Monday, November 19 at 12:01 AM CT online and Thursday, November 22 at 5:00 PM in stores.
GameStop will be selling a Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a $50 GameStop gift card for $300. That deal is only available in-store, and goes live Thursday, November 22 at 3 PM local time.
Best Buy will also be offering a Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $300. Best Buy’s deals are trickling in online as soon as November 18 but start off in-store on Thursday, November 22 at 5:00 PM. Those who are My Best Buy members can hop on “early access” sales which start Sunday, November 18 for Elite Plus members, Monday, November 19 for Elite members, and Tuesday November 20 for all other members.
Walmart is set to have a Switch bundle that includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $300. Sales begin Wednesday, November 21 at 10:00 PM ET online and store doors open Thursday, November 22 at 6:00 PM.
Target is also on board with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe console bundle; it’ll also go for $300. (Additionally, wired controllers and carrying cases will be 20% off.) Deals at Target will be going live online at unspecified times, but Target’s doors open Thursday, November 22 at 5:00 PM.
We’ve got less than two weeks to go until Black Friday, and we’re tracking sales as they come out and continually updating our lists. Be aware that retailers may sell out of products at any point during sales. Certain deals may also be offered in-store only; be sure to check the conditions for sales you’re looking at. Lastly, stores opening times may vary by location, so check with your local retailer.