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The best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals don’t really exist, good luck

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Black Friday is the day that everything goes on sale, and people jump online or elbow their way through retail stores to try to find the best deals on electronics, toys and all sorts of other consumer goods. We’ve been tracking some of the best deals of the year to try to make a rather miserable holiday at least a little bit more tolerable, and now it’s time to get to the Nintendo Switch.

There are no Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. The best deal would be being able to find one to buy at full price. The best Nintendo games? They are full price, because Nintendo doesn’t need to lower the price of anything to sell it. If you can find an SNES Classic Edition? It won’t be on sale, and you should consider yourself lucky to even have one in your hand. Nintendo isn’t dropping the price on anything, because it doesn’t have to.

There a few good game deals here and there, such as Rayman Legends Definitive Edition for $20 at Best Buy and Walmart instead of $39.99. Or Minecraft Story Mode for $14.99 instead of instead of $39.99 at Best Buy as well. But that’s pretty much it. There are no great Switch deals to be had.

Nintendo has the most dominating hardware of the holiday season, and the company knows it. Your challenge will be finding one, not finding the best deal. Good luck.