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The best Black Friday Nintendo deals 2017

Save on Nintendo Switch and 3DS games

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Nintendo is selling hardware like hotcakes this year, thanks to three very popular platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super NES Classic Edition. Finding deals on Nintendo hardware is therefore going to be a little tough, considering how well those platforms continue to sell.

But there are deals on games for Black Friday 2017. Nintendo’s first-party games tend to hold their value and sell for their full, original price for years. But Nintendo Switch and 3DS owners will find some savings on games this year, especially on third-party software and some older first-party Nintendo classics.

Below, we’ve listed the best Black Friday discounts for everything Nintendo. We’ll update this list as more deals come in.


Nintendo Switch

The best deal on Nintendo Switch this Black Friday is, frankly, finding one in stock. Retailers aren’t offering much in the way of deals on the $299.99 console itself — at least not on par with Black Friday discounts available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware — but some stores are at least listing the Switch in their Black Friday ads. Ideally that means that retailers like Target, Walmart and Toys R Us will actually have the system in stock during Black Friday weekend (but probably not for long).

Nintendo 3DS and 2DS

Nintendo is releasing a special edition of its 2DS hardware for Black Friday. The Link Edition Nintendo 2DS comes in “Link green” and includes a preinstalled digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The system costs $79.99 and will be available at the following retailers starting Nov. 23.

And if you’re looking for Nintendo’s other console, the Super NES Classic Edition, well, if you can find one of those in stock at retail, consider that a pretty good deal too.


Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has a special release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hitting on Black Friday, giving Switch owners a bit more bang for their buck. The “Explorer’s Edition” of Breath of the Wild includes the Switch version of the game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map for $59.99. Walmart will have the Explorer’s Edition for $49, according to its Black Friday ad.

Here are some of the other Black Friday deals on Switch software:

Nintendo 3DS/2DS

Looking for something cheap on the go? There are a smattering of deals on 3DS games.

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf - $14.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $19.99)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes - $29.99 @ Best Buy, $24.99 @ Amazon (reg. $39.99)
  • Kirby Planet Robobot - $24.99 @ Target (reg. $39.99)
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon - $14.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $19.99)
  • Mario Kart 7 - $19.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $29.99)
  • Mario Party Star Rush - $24.99 @ Toys R Us (reg. $39.99)
  • Mario Sports Superstars - $29 @ Walmart (reg. $39.99)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 - $19.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $29.99)
  • Pokémon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby - $19.99 @ Best Buy, $24.99 @ Target (reg. $39.99)
  • Pokémon Sun/Moon - $29 @ Walmart (reg. $39.99)
  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World - $24.99 @ Target, $29.99 @ Toys R Us (reg. $39.99)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris - $29.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $39.99)
  • Super Mario Maker 3DS - $24.99 @ Target, $29 @ Walmart (reg. $39.99)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - $24.99 @ Target, $29 @ Walmart (reg. $39.99)


The Wii came out in 2006, but this year saw the release of Just Dance 2018 for Nintendo’s old, but bestselling console. Just Dance 2018 will be just $19 at Walmart (and $25 at Target) this Black Friday.

[Update: This post was originally published on Nov. 21 and updated on Nov. 23 at 7PM EST to include Amazon and GameStop links on a few game deals.]

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