New Nintendo Switch console bundles for Black Friday essentially come with a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and online subscription.
We’ve already covered Nintendo’s huge Nintendo Switch eShop Black Friday sale, which has over 1,000 games at discounts of upwards of 75%.
At the time, there weren’t any Black Friday deals on hardware but that has now changed to include a number of Switch bundles.
Headlining Nintendo’s hardware discounts is an especially tantalising offer for a Switch that comes bundled with a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three month subscription to Nintendo’s online service for £259.99.
For comparison’s sake, the same neon red/blue console on its own still costs £259.99, so the game and online subscription are effectively free.
There doesn’t seem to be any leeway with what game is included but, if you’re willing to dish out an extra £50, Nintendo is also selling bundles that come with a second game for £309.99.
That’s normally what you have to pay for the usual Switch + one game bundles, so you’re still getting one game and the subscription for no extra cost.
At the time of writing, these bundles are scheduled to release tomorrow on Tuesday, November 22, but you can already purchase them now. You can find links to their respective listings on Nintendo’s website below:
- Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Blue + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months) – £259.99
- Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Blue + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Animal Crossing: New Horizons + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months) – £309.99
- Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Blue + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Mario Party Superstars + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months) – £309.99
- Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Blue + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months) – £309.99
One downside is that the online subscription doesn’t include the Expansion Pack, which provides access to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s new DLC racetracks. A little bit of a missed opportunity considering the third wave is releasing in December.
These aren’t the only hardware discounts, though. Select wireless controllers, such as this black Legend Of Zelda one, are down from £44.99 to £29.24, while wired controllers like this Pikachu themed one are £16.24 instead of £24.99.
You can see the full list here but, obviously, only the ones with the Black Friday label are discounted.
Nintendo has also launched brand new themed earphones at £20.99 instead of £34.99 and is selling wired gaming headphones at £17.99 instead of £29.99.
You can the full list of 20 products here.
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