It's that time of the year again: the air is buzzing with giddy panic buyers ready to throw cash at the next sale they chance upon. Yup — it's Black Friday, a time when most American rush to the nearest brick and mortar and tussle with their fellow customers over deals that are simply unmissable.
Nintendo fans are in for a disappointment, though. While the company is on a roll thanks to the riotous demand for the Switch, there won't be any significant deals this time of the year, especially for the Switch. In fact, going into a store and finding one is a good deal in itself, because they're in short supply. Same goes for the SNES Classic Edition.
But there are still a couple of deals to choose from, especially third-party software. Below is a list of the best Black Friday deals for all Nintendo fans out there.
Black Friday: Nintendo Deals On Consoles
Nintendo Switch: As mentioned, there are no deals for the Switch. Frankly, finding one in stock is a blessing in itself. The console costs $299.
Nintendo 3DS And 2DS: Nintendo is releasing a special edition 2DS system in time for Black Friday. It's called The Link Edition and — surprise, surprise — it comes preloaded with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for $79.99. Get it at Best Buy, Target, GameStop, or Walmart starting Nov. 23.
As for the SNES Classic Edition, good luck finding one.
Black Friday: Nintendo Deals On Games
Nintendo Switch: Nintendo is releasing a special "Explorer's Edition" of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which includes the game, a 100-page guidebook, and a printed map for $59.99. Walmart, however, will have it for $10 less than that. Switch owners who haven't played this award-winning title yet should definitely look into this deal right now.
Below are other discounted Switch games:
• LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 — regular price $59.99, now only $39.99 at Toys R Us.
• Disney Pixar Cars 3: Driven to Win — regular price $59.99, now only $49.99 at Toys R Us
Polygon has actually published a laundry list of Switch and 3DS Black Friday deals, but it seems some of the discounts have already been disabled. Bummer.
It's not much of a surprise, though, considering Nintendo hasn't been exactly too generous on deals in the past. In fact, some of its first-party games on older consoles, such as Pokémon and Zelda, still retail for their full price.
Have you seen any good deals on Nintendo stuff? Feel free to share in the comments section below! Also, check out our article to find Playstation Store Black Friday deals, GameStop Black Friday deals, and Sony Black Friday deals.