The Best Deals For Amazon Prime Day 2018 (so Far)

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are one of our most eagerly-anticipated items of the November sales bonanza and you're in the perfect place to see the all the best bundles as we're constantly updating this page with the newest offers. 

Let's face it, 2018 hasn't been the year of cheap Nintendo Switches so far, with stock selling out on a regular basis and high demand, there hasn't exactly been much incentive to drop those prices. But things have slowed down recently, and the few discounts really dried up, which as veterans in the deals game, we can tell you means the good times are almost here. Nintendo knows the competition for cash is super high at this time of year, and with the original PS4 and Xbox One consoles now being considerably cheaper, or other gamers looking towards the 4K versions for an upgrade, the portable Switch might have to shed a few bucks to get their attention. We're confident Black Friday and Cyber Monday will deliver.

Here at TechRadar, we've got our eye on the latest Nintendo Switch prices all year around with our regularly updated guide to the hottest bundles, discount codes and cheapest prices on extras like spare Joy-Cons and Pro controllers. So we know what the prices are like and don't get overly excited about shady deals where you 'technically' save a few bucks by going for a bundle packed with cases and steering wheel attachments that you don't actually want - Amazon Prime Day was garbage this year for instance for Nintendo Switch bundles.

So when we do ring the deals alert bell and highlight a special offer on Black Friday, right here on this page, then you know it's something we're personally excited about and would consider buying for ourselves or loved ones. Don't worry, you're in good company, we're well aware of the whole buying a Nintendo Switch 'for the kids' scheme to get the console into your den for your own enjoyment too.  

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Nintendo's first-party published lineup of exclusives is seriously strong and most of them keep their prices around $60 long after release. Super Mario Odyssey is still a massive $59.99 at the time of writing. Other popular picks to look out for from Nintendo are Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. 

There will be two new Pokemon games released just before Black Friday too, in the shape of Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee. If either of those are two are on your Christmas list, we wouldn't hang about as we expect them to sell out by the Holidays. If you've not bought one by Cyber Monday, we'd at least be sure to pick one up by the end of November in-case there's a case of last-minute panic buying in December - if you've not had a discount by Cyber Monday we don't see one coming for the rest of the year. 

Here's just some of the games we hope to see on offer this Black friday:

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Mario Tennis Aces

Mario Tennis Aces is exactly what it says on the tin - with everyone's favorite plumber and friends trying their hand at tennis. Making use of the Switch's Joy-Con motion controllers, Mario Tennis Aces will take you back to the days of Wii Tennis. 

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild was released last year, but it's still considered the best Nintendo Switch title to date. We didn't see much of a discount on the title last year, so if you've been holding out to give one of the best games of 2017 then your chance to get it at discount could be coming. 

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FIFA 19

The latest addition to the FIFA franchise offers minor improvement on its predecessors - with the welcome introduction of the Europa and Champions League - however still manages to keep its title as most-loved football simulator on the planet.

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Dark Souls: Remastered

Dark Souls (the second instalment in the legendary Souls series) has a reputation for being one of the most challenging games to date. Originally released in 2012, the title has now been remastered for the Nintendo Switch in stunning high definition at 60fps. 

Keep an eye on the indies

Arguably one of the best things about the Nintendo Switch is that it's the perfect platform for third-party indie titles. The benefit of indie titles is that they often take little time to complete (making them great for passing time on your commute) and provide a unique gaming experience you don't tend to get with AAA games. 

Although they're not usually as expensive as their AAA cousins, we would love to see a discount this Black Friday on Nintendo Switch indie titles such as turn-based RPG Octopath Traveler, pixelated platformer Celeste and charming farming simulator Stardew Valley. 

More deals and Switch bundles are listed below.

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Can I get any of these games in bundles?

Yes! These games will be in high demand and it'll always be worth checking out any bundles that include these first party titles. Because if they offer the games at a discounted rate, then it's a great chance to save money as we rarely see them come down in price when sold on their own. As a rule, just try to remember the base price of the console on its own is $299 (at best we've seen it drop to around $280) and the games mentioned above generally cost $45-$60. 

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Who usually has the best bundles?

Well, we'll be bringing the best bundles right to you on this page to save you having twenty tabs open on all the usual outlets. Here in the US, we're used to only seeing a small number of retailers genuinely compete with the best Nintendo Switch bundles. And to be honest, they've been a bit of a letdown in 2018 o far, with actual discount over buying a game and console on their own being few and far between. Fingers crossed things shape up soon!

Amazon is of course a huge player here and the Lightning Deals will arguably be the best of the lot. You'll need to have your fingers on the buzzers for these deals though as last year on Black Friday their Nintendo Switch lightning deals sold out in less than a minute

Walmart has done a decent job this year, arguably the best out of everyone for keeping the Switch in stock and with some of the game bundle editions of the console too. Discounts haven't been particularly frequent, but when other big stores haven't had stock at all, why would they? 

Newegg and Jet could be ones to watch too as both stores seem to be capable of mustering stock around the Holidays. GameStop has struggled for discounted stock and seems to be getting muscled out of the action more and more with each passing year - we'll surely be checking in though as Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the best chance the biggest remaining gaming specialist retailer in the US will get to boost sales. Whatever happens though, we'll be keeping our eyes on all these retailers, along with plenty of others to bring you the final answer in Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals.

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Black Friday Nintendo Switch bundle predictions

Ok, let's do this. What prices do we expect, or really hope, to see Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals go for? Well, let's be optimistic and say we'll get something better than last year's best which essentially saw the Switch bundled with a single Triple A game for no extra charge on the $299 RRP.

We've got our hearts set on something closer to $250 this year, ideally with two Triple A games - so any from that list we mentioned earlier. We've got a few members on the team who'd bite if a deal came along with a Neon red/blue Switch with Zelda and Splatoon 2 for $250 for example. 

There will probably be lots of other deals with third-party games (titles not published by Nintendo itself) that could go a touch cheaper, or maybe include more games at once or a mix of third-party and Nintendo titles. NBA 2K18, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Minecraft, Fortnite and more are prime for discounts and bundles.

You're probably thinking $250 and a couple of games? Isn't that a bit expensive for a console that's been out since March 2017? We completely agree to be honest, but here's the thing; Nintendo hates discounting it's own hardware (just like it's own games) so it's not exactly known for going out of its way to knock money off the RRP or sell large amounts of stock on the cheap to its suppliers.

And the Nintendo Switch has sold really well since launch. It's a natural at retail, it's got the TV ads running all year keeping it in the public's mind for Christmas presents and the portable nature of the console makes it popular over the summer too for taking on holidays or keeping kids quiet in the back of the car. With demand as strong as it is, Nintendo and its retail partners know too well it's going to sell well regardless of whether the bundles really offer any massive discounts.

But we know there will be some treasure, hidden amongst all the bloated bundles and we'll be right there to highlight them for you.

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-gb/finance/technology/black-friday-and-cyber-monday-nintendo-switch-deals-the-best-bundles-so-far/ar-BBNZrw5

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