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Every once in a while, a gaming console will capture the moment, providing a vehicle back to childhood for nostalgic millennials and respite for many in lockdown this year.
There’s little to no chance you don’t know somebody, child or adult, who has the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite stashed away in their home or bag for easily-accessible entertainment through the day.
With the Black Friday sales now in full swing, here are all the Nintendo Switch deals to look out for: from consoles to games and accessories.
BEST NINTENDO SWITCH CONSOLE DEALS
Although the Nintendo Switch console retails for $469.95, you can get it cheaper at these retailers:
Score $100 off the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Console in Neon Blue-Red, now $369 (down from $469) at catch.com.au until December 3.
eBay plus members can snag a Nintendo Switch bundle for $349
Bargain hunters eager to score a Switch will want to keep an eye on eBay’s Cyber Monday offering available exclusively for eBay Plus members (you can sign up here). The online marketplace is dropping a bundle that contains a Nintendo Switch Console, Mario Kart Game and three month free online subscription for $349, which is 26 per cent off the current price of $469.95. Just make sure you get in quick because there are only 500 units available.
Get the Nintendo Switch Console in Neon on Amazon Australia for $399. It’s available in Grey as well.
Get the Nintendo Switch Console in Neon at Dick Smith for $447
Get the Nintendo Switch Console in Neon on Catch Australia for $447
Get the Nintendo Switch Console in Grey at Harvey Norman for $448
BEST NINTENDO SWITCH LITE DEALS
For people on the go, the Nintendo Switch Lite Console is for the gamer who values complete portability and whever you go access. While it retails for $329.95 you can get it for less thanks to these Black Friday deals.
Get the Nintendo Switch Lite in Turquoise on Catch Australia for $298. It’s also available in other colours like Yellow ($298), Coral ($319) and Grey ($319).
Get the Nintendo Switch Lite in Grey, Yellow or Turquoise at Dick Smith for $289.
Get the Nintendo Switch Lite in Coral or Grey at Amazon for $289. The Turquoise and Yellow consoles are also available but will cost you $295.99.
BEST NINTENDO SWITCH GAMES
Amazon Australiais also offering a slew of Nintendo Switch games at up to 59 per cent off. Take a look at the entire range of savings to be had here.
Bioshock The Collection at $38 (down from $89.95)
FIFA 21 at $38 (down from $69.95)
PGA Tour 2K21, $38 (down from $89.95)
Just Dance 2021, $55.27
Animal Crossing New Horizons, $64 (down from 79.95)
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure, $98 (down from $124.95)
SHOP ALL HERE
Save up to $32 on selected Nintendo Switch games at Dick Smith.
WHAT NINTENDO SWITCH DEALS SHOULD YOU LOOK OUT FOR?
While we don’t yet know exactly what all the gaming retailers have planned for Black Friday, last year major retailers - including Amazon Australia and JB Hi-Fi - offered discounted prices on packages consisting of both the gaming console and an accompanying game.
Originally $469.95 for a Nintendo Switch alone, in 2019 the console was sold with the popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game at Amazon Australia for $349.
WHEN IS BLACK FRIDAY?
Black Friday is on November 27 in 2020 — the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is always held on the fourth Thursday of November. Perfectly positioned before the holidays, this annual shopping event has spread worldwide, allowing for bargain hunters to save on their Christmas gifts.
WHAT IS THE NINTENDO SWITCH LITE?
Newcomers to the Nintendo Switch may wonder about the difference between the console and its alternative, the Nintendo Switch Lite. Unlike its predecessor - intended for play anywhere, including home - the Nintendo Switch Lite is best for gaming on the go, with integrated controls and its lightweight construction.
It doesn’t support output to a television, but users can still play online or with up to seven other Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite consoles nearby.
WHAT IS THE NINTENDO 2DS XL?
The newest of the Nintendo DS family systems, this handheld console is a welcome throwback for the original generation of gamers. Designed to support faster downloading times than its predecessor, and larger, brighter screens, bargain hunters will be keeping an eye out for savings come late November.
IS IT WORTH INVESTING IN A NINTENDO SWITCH?
Whether you choose to invest your money in a Nintendo Switch depends largely on how you like to play games. If you solely play games online and by yourself in front of the television, it’s unlikely you’ll find this handheld console a necessary addition to your home set-up.
However, for those that are looking for versatility of playing options and portability, the Nintendo Switch is hard to pass on.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SYNC WITH THE NINTENDO SWITCH?
If you play games as a way of socialising with friends and family, you’re probably wondering just how many people can join in on the fun at any one time. Each Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers for multi-player games, and up to 8 consoles (Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite) can be synced at a time.
WHAT GAMES CAN YOU PLAY WITH THE NINTENDO SWITCH?
Enjoying a surge in popularity during the outbreak of the coronavirus - and ensuing lockdowns worldwide - is Animal Crossing, the latest addition to the series being Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath In The Wind, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, are other popular titles that can be played on the console.
Looking for great tech deals now? Check out news.com.au coupons for tech deals and promos on big brands like Harvey Norman, Amazon and The Good Guys.
Want to know more about Black Friday sales? Find our explainer here. And you can get your hands on even more deals on Cyber Monday — about which you can learn more about here.
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