The Nintendo Switch is always a tricky console to get hold of around Black Friday. Deals go up, and Switches come flying off the shelves like they’ve been hurled by an angry poltergeist.
To capture this elusive blue-and-red box, you’re going to have to be a savvy customer. Or just quick on the draw. With that said, I’ll waste no more time in telling you that a tasty-looking Nintendo Switch bundle is available today at Best Buy and Walmart.
Available to purchase from either retailer as of 7pm ET, you can pick up the console, along with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for $300. You’ll also get a three month Switch Online membership free of charge, as a nice little bonus.
This is pretty much Nintendo’s modus operandi, selling the Switch at base price, while throwing in a free game to make the offer more appealing. In fact you may remember a very similar-looking bundle going around last year. This time though, it’s the newer Switch model with upgraded battery life that’s for sale.
And really, who could complain about picking up Mario Kart for free? The classic racer is probably the ideal first Switch game: brightly-coloured, joyous, and great to play solo or with company. Since it’ll likely be a while before you can gather your friends round the TV, you’ll be able to make good use of the Switch Online membership to challenge them online.
If you factor in the cost of the game and membership, you’re saving about $68 in all with this bundle. For the seldom-discounted Nintendo Switch, that’s about as good as deals get. No doubt they’ll be snapped up like colourful, inedible hotcakes, so don’t hang about!
Keen for something else to play on your new console? Plenty of excellent Switch games are on sale right now. You can also find our full list of Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals right here. For other assorted Black Friday goodies, the Jelly Deals Twitter has you covered.