Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals fared a lot better last year than we had hoped for. We often see the biggest bundles and discounts run off the shelves even before Friday's offerings have come to a close, which means Cyber Monday has traditionally been the playground of older games and cheaper third party accessories. However, last year's holiday sales saw plenty of high-end bundles (including the Mario Kart 8 package and Nintendo Switch OLED discounts) running through to the second sale, and we don't expect to see anything different in 2023.
That's because this year is going to be a tricky one for Nintendo. New hardware may well be on the way, and with a limited release catalog on the table (at least at the time of writing), things seem like they're winding down for the ole' Switch. That means both Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals and Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals could be better than ever in 2023.
If you're keen to find out what you can expect when this year's sale lands all those months in the future, we're getting you prepped with everything we've learned from previous sales and the biggest offers to watch out for. We've been tracking Nintendo Switch deals for years now, so we know what a good bundle looks like and just how much you should be paying for each game. That means we have a pretty strong idea of how each year's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals should play out. We're rounding up all our tips and tricks right here.
When will Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals start?
Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals will officially kick off on November 27 in 2023. However, we often see retailers keeping their Black Friday sale live over the weekend, and blending the two events by the time Sunday rolls around.
Where are the best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals?
Amazon: bundles often include memory cards and games (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: regular discounts on games and accessories (opens in new tab)
Newegg: great for cheap peripherals and third party controllers (opens in new tab)
Walmart: often has some of the lowest game prices around (opens in new tab)
Gamestop: bundles often available and plenty of merch discounts (opens in new tab)
Amazon: record low £249 price available now (opens in new tab)
Argos: excellent for accessory bundles (opens in new tab)
Currys: regularly has the best bundle prices around (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: great warranty guarantees but fewer discounts (opens in new tab)
Very: best for higher value bundles with pricey peripherals (opens in new tab)
What to expect from Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals 2023
Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals may look a little different to their Black Friday counterparts. If you're on the hunt for a console, we would absolutely recommend getting in earlier than the weekend. After all, while some bundles do last until the second event, the best ones are usually stripped from the shelves before Thanksgiving is even over. These are highly competitive offers, so if you're truly looking for the best value possible you'll need to get in ahead of time.
We do expect some bundles to be leftover once the madness dies down. Larger packages including multiple games and accessories are often the last to leave the shelves. Just make sure that you're not over-paying for anything included in the bundle. This year, we also expect to see some more Nintendo Switch OLED bundles hitting those sale lines as well. The latest console has already seen some excellent price cuts over the course of the year, dropping as low as $330 / £289 (usually $349.99 / $309.99). While straight price cuts like this will likely be reserved for Friday, bundle between the prices of $349 - $369 / £299 - £329 may still be up for grabs.
If you're looking to stock up on games and accessories there's some better news for you. We often see Friday's offers rolling through the weekend on these lower priced options. Cheaper or older games are a surefire bet - last year we saw $20 off the likes of Breath of the Wild, Paper Mario, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all of which made it through to Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals.
Will Nintendo Switch bundles still be available on Cyber Monday?
Nintendo Switch bundles are among the first to go on the big day itself, which means we're not expecting stock to stick around for Cyber Monday. We would recommend jumping in as soon as you see these bundles, and they may well appear during Thanksgiving week. That said, we may see some retailers bringing bundle options back for the second round - but we certainly wouldn't rest on it.
Should you wait for Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals?
Absolutely not. The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular items around in November, and any discounts or bundles will be snatched off the shelves exceedingly quickly. In fact, last year we even saw certain games and accessories running back up to full price before Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals had the chance to kick off. While we are expecting plenty of offers to roll through the weekend, this is a sale for anyone who missed out the first time round, rather than a new wave of discounts.
Last year's best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals in the US
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | $299 at Walmart
This Black Friday mega bundle was back on the shelves for last year's Cyber Monday sale, and Walmart had the $299 sales price we'd all been looking for. Packing a standard edition console, a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and three months of Switch Online, this remains the best bundle we ever see on the shelves. It only comes out for the holiday sales, and it rarely lasts long.
Nintendo Switch | $35 gift card | $299.99 at Dell
If you were planning on shopping for more Cyber Monday deals at Dell, and you weren't fussed about Mario Kart 8 or a Switch Online membership, this was the deal for you. You were getting a free $35 gift card with the standard console $299.99 MSRP here.
Mario Party Superstars |
$59.99 $29 at Walmart
Save $20 - If you were prepping for some multiplayer mayhem over the holiday period, we recommended getting this $29 sale price on Mario Party Superstars in front of your friends. You were saving $30 on this rarely discounted title here.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening |
$59.99 $29 at Walmart
Save $30 - If Breath of the Wild feels a little too modern, $30 discount on Link's Awakening was certainly doing some heavy lifting. The remaster brings the classic into the modern age while retaining its classic retro charm - and you were grabbing it for a record low price at Walmart.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild |
$59.99 $29 Walmart
Save $30 - This was an excellent price on arguably the best Nintendo Switch game. Since launch we've barely seen that $59.99 MSRP shift, but in the last year those numbers have started to fall. But you had to move quick, as it had already sold out at other retailers at this price point.
Sonic Frontiers |
$59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy
Save $20 – Sonic Frontiers came out a couple of weeks before Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals, and it had proven to be divisive. But if you were game for a new 3D Sonic game, one set in a massive open world, then this $20 saving was well worth grabbing.
Last year's best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals in the UK
Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | £259.99 at Very
We only ever see this Nintendo Switch bundle over Black Friday, which means you had a rare chance at securing one of the best deals of the year here. Considering the £49.99 price of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the £6.99 three month Online subscription, you were saving plenty of cash.
Nintendo Switch OLED | Switch Sports |
£341.99 £299 at Very
This was the best Nintendo Switch OLED deal we'd seen in all last year's Cyber Monday deals. You could find the OLED device available with a copy of Nintendo Switch Sports for less than the price of the console by itself. That's astonishing savings.
Nintendo Switch OLED | Pokemon Scarlet and Violet |
£389 £329 at Very
Save £60 - Considering you were spending just £20 more than the standard price of the console and picking up both of the latest Pokemon releases, this was a stunning offer. Overall, you were saving £60 here – perfect if you were going all out with an OLED display.
Nintendo Switch Sports |
£39.99 £29.99 at Amazon
Save £10 - This was the lowest price we'd seen on Nintendo Switch Sports yet, with Amazon offering a £10 price cut in last year's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals. That was perfect if you've been holding out for a discount before diving back into this world of sports.
Splatoon 3 |
£49.99 £36.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £13 - Splatoon 3 may have been a recent release, but it still dropped to a record low price in Amazon's Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals. That meant you could pick up the latest instalment for just £36.99 - £13 off the £49.99 RRP.
Be sure to check out this year's Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals and Cyber Monday PS5 deals if you're after more console action.