Well before Black Friday, there were tons of gaming deals swirling around the internet, like dust kicked up by the release of two new consoles: the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Now that the newest iterations are out, previous-gen games are seeing discounts all over the place.
It’s good timing with the holiday season upon us, but Covid-19 is still raging around the country, and most of us can’t see family. Video games provide a great way to connect with loved ones at a safe distance. We hope our favorite Black Friday video game and accessory deals will help in these trying times.
We strike through items that sell out or are no longer at their deal price as of publishing. Discounts sometimes return, so check for yourself. We will update this guide throughout the weekend.
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Nintendo Switch Deals
Nintendo’s at-home and on-the-go console has been a popular little guy ever since it first came out in 2017, and it’s only gotten better over time. With a robust library of AAA and indie games to choose from, the Switch is my favorite couchside companion for these dark winter months. See our Best Switch Accessories and Best Switch Games guides for more picks.
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle for $300 ($68 off) at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop: The Nintendo Switch is a killer console, and even though this isn’t a price reduction, you’re getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Switch Online included for free for a savings of $68. It’s a great way to test the waters and see if you want to bother with a subscription to play online. It’s going out of stock frequently, so check back to see if it’s available.
Hades for $20 ($5 off): Explore a dark (and let’s be real, pretty sexy) take on the Greek underworld in this lavishly detailed roguelike for Switch. WIRED gear writer Louryn Strampe sang praises in her review, which you can read here.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Digital Edition for $40 ($20 off): Even if you’re not a Fire Emblem die-hard, this game of wartime strategy and teenage interpersonal drama is a potent concoction.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 for $40 ($20 off): The season for scares has passed, but Luigi’s Mansion 3 is still a great buy for anyone looking for low-key spooky vibes this winter season. Or anyone really into slime people.
Cuphead for $15 ($5 off): You may get frustrated with this game because it’s hard. But it’s hand-drawn and looks absolutely gorgeous, making it well worth the time and effort. Play it co-op with your quarantine bubble.
Hollow Knight for $8 ($8 off): This game casts you as a bug-person with a nail for a sword. Explore Hallownest, a fallen civilization filled with monstrous enemies and friendly faces that need your help. This deal is also available at GameStop.
RavPower 26,800-mAh 30W PD Power Bank for $45 ($15 off): Click the coupon button to see the deal at checkout. Is your Switch often running out of juice when it’s out of the dock? This power bank is powerful enough to recharge it while you play, so you don’t have to take a break.