With a host of new Nintendo Switch games on the horizon, we’re ready to get stuck into deals season and save on the best titles that Cyber Monday has to offer in exactly a week.
The online continuation of Black Friday, Cyber Monday always sees hefty discounts on everyone’s favourite hybrid games console, as well as Switch accessories and games from all the top retailers, including Amazon, Currys, Very, Argos and more. Independent games retailers like ShopTo and Box are also expected to take part.
With a new Nintendo Switch 2 console rumoured to launch in 2024, retailers are already offering up their best deals possible to entice customers before the next console lands – though this follow-up isn’t yet confirmed.
As always, your deal experts here at IndyBest are rifling through the reductions to pick out the crème de la crème. Whether it’s tech from Apple, TVs or laptops, or home appliances like dehumidifiers and air fryers, we’ll be here right through the sale, finding the best deals worth your dosh this Cyber Monday.
When is Cyber Monday 2023?
This year, Cyber Monday will fall on 27 November 2023, the weekend after Black Friday on 24 November. But while those are the official dates, it’s all slightly irrelevant when you consider the fact that most retailers start their Cyber Monday deals on the first day of November. Really, we should rename Cyber Monday as Cyber November.
When will the best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals start in 2023?
While Cyber Monday doesn’t officially kick off until 27 November, the deals start a whole month before that date. Last year, we saw retailers drop Nintendo Switch bundle deals and games on 4 November.
We expect the Nintendo Switch deals to start landing on Monday 6 November 2023 this year, but the best deals will always be found on the week leading up to Black Friday – so that’s 20 November and beyond. The deals are likely to end on Cyber Monday, however, so your last chance to pick up a Switch discount will be 27 November.
What Nintendo Switch deals can we expect in the Cyber Monday sales?
To predict the best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals, it’s worth turning back the clock and looking at last year’s Switch Cyber Monday savings.
Almost every retailer had the same deal on the Nintendo Switch console. You could get the original machine with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for £259.99. That means you paid full price for the console, but then got the game and membership for free.
And while we didn’t spot too many Nintendo Switch OLED deals, we saw the console plummet to an all-time low of £384 during Prime Day in July. We wouldn’t be surprised if the OLED model falls below £380 this Cyber Monday.
In terms of games, new titles such as Splatoon 3 and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, as well as classics such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe were heavily discounted. We’re expecting to see 2023 titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom receive price cuts, as well as everyone’s favourite football game – EA Sports FC 24.
The best Nintendo Switch deals available now
Nintendo Switch OLED with a free copy of ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ and a three-month Switch Online membership: Was £346.97, now £299.99, Argos.co.uk
This Switch OLED bundle has been reduced by nearly £50 in the Argos Black Friday sale. It’s the best console that Nintendo has ever made, our review praised its “colourful display, better build quality and bigger storage makes it the best version yet”. With this deal, you’re essentially just paying for the console and getting Mario Kart and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for free. Pick it up now and you’ll be racing around Rainbow Road (online) in no time.
If you spend £10 more and purchase this bundle at House of Fraser, the retailer will throw in a £50 House of Fraser gift card to sweeten the deal (£309, Houseoffraser.co.uk).
Nintendo Switch with a free copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’: Was £299.99, now £259, Very.co.uk
Very has a bundle deal on the original Nintendo Switch console this Black Friday. You essentially pay full price for the console, but then get the all-new Super Mario Bros. Wonder game, which usually costs £49.99, absolutely free. The game, which was released a few weeks ago, made it onto our round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games. The first 2D Mario game in years, our reviewer said it was “heaps of fun, very inventive and gorgeous to look at.”
Nintendo Switch Lite Aloha Edition with a free copy of ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ and an extra free game: Was £269.97, now £194.99, Argos.co.uk
Another bundle deal in the Black Friday sales gets you the new Aloha Animal Crossing edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite alongside a copy of the Animal Crossing game. It’s Nintendo’s cheaper, handheld-only machine that is essentially the spiritual successor to the Nintendo DS. If you buy it from Argos, the retailer will throw in an extra game of your choice. The most expensive title on the list of free games is Fire Emblem, which costs £34.99, but you can also opt for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime and more.
Nintendo Switch with a free copy of ‘Nintendo Switch Sports’ and a three-month Switch Online membership: Was £296.98, now £259, Amazon.co.uk
Nintendo has just dropped a new bundle deal on the Nintendo Switch console, and you can now get a free copy of Nintendo Switch Sports and a free three months of Nintendo Switch Online. Together, these two items cost £37.98, but you get them free when you buy the console. “Nintendo Switch Sports is a strong continuation of a tried and tested formula that will find near-universal appeal with anybody who remembers the glory days of the Nintendo Wii, or even younger audiences who will wonder what all the fuss was about 15 years ago,” our writer said in their review of the game. “Volleyball and badminton also make for a grand entrance that are suitable additions to a bag filled with varied game modes.”
Nintendo Switch OLED and select game: Was £349.98, now £334.99, Smythstoys.com
Smyths Toys currently has a bundle deal on the Nintendo Switch OLED, which bags you the console and a discounted game. You can choose from either Pikmin 4, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The first two titles are new games for 2023 and the last two are staples that every Switch gamer needs in their arsenal. You’ll pay just £25 for the game instead of £40.
‘EA Sports FC 24’, Nintendo Switch: Was £54.99, now £27.49, Nintendo.co.uk
For the first time ever, Switch gamers aren’t forced to play a legacy version of Fifa. With EA Sports FC 24, Switch fans can play the full-fat game, including ultimate team, just without cross-play and HyperMotion V. Even better, thanks to Nintendo’s Black Friday sale, you can save 50 per cent on the football game right now.
‘Super Mario RPG’, Nintendo Switch: Was £49.99, now £39.85, Shopto.net
Nintendo’s Super Mario RPG has just launched, and independent games retailer ShopTo has a tasty deal in the pre-Cyber Monday sales. When you buy the game, you can save more than £10 on the price of the physical copy, plus you’ll get an A4 poster thrown in for free. In this colourful RPG, you’ll team up with Mario, Bowser, Peach, Mallow and Geno, to save the Star Road and stop the Smithy Gang, who are busy causing trouble.
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