30 November 2019 08:34
We've been tracking Black Friday deals for quite some time now, and now that the day is coming to an end, we've realized that this year's Black Friday deals were really not all that great. Last year was a great year for anyone looking to buy an Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, or just about any other Amazon product. The reason behind this was that Amazon had just released the new devices about a month and a half before Black Friday, so it was the first time we saw price drops on these items. A great example of this was the Echo Dot. Black Friday 2018 dropped it from $50 down to $24, and now in 2019 Amazon is selling it for $22. Nintendo bundled its old consoles with new games Several of the Black Friday bundles that came with additional games included the first-generation hardware, instead of the second.
That's pretty unfortunate because the revised Nintendo Switch offers better battery life and more. While the Nintendo Switch wasn't a big star this year, the newly-released Nintendo Switch Lite ended up dropping by 25%, which made it an even better buy. Let's Play Nintendo Switch Lite This is the first major discount to reach the new Lite edition of the Nintendo Switch console. For the past few years, DNA Testing Kits were a huge part of Amazon's Prime Day and Black Friday plans. There was a discount from AncestryDNA of about $10 on its kit, which did bring a new all-time low, but outside of that many of the others sat closer to full price than they did to being on sale.
Black Fridaysales are still going strong at major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon and there are major deals to be had on laptops, consoles, tablets and more. We've spent weeks prepping for the madness, and you can see the result of our work below: a hub of dozens of stories with the best Black Friday deals out there. All retailers have started sales: The best Black Friday 2019 deals right now (all stores) Target: Sales started Wednesday, Nov. 27, but timing is complicated According to Target: "On Nov. 27, early access deals begin at approximately 2:01 a.m. CT (12:01 a.m. PT, 3 a.m. ET) for credit and debit RedCard holders and 6 p.m. CT (4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. ET) for Target Circle members. Target Circle and RedCard Black Friday early access offers are not the same, and all deals will be revealed on Nov. 27." Now playing: Watch this: How to get great deals on Black Friday Best Black Friday 2019 deals by retailer Best Black Friday 2019 deals by products The best Black Friday deals by price The best Black Friday kitchen deals by retailer The best Black Friday kitchen deals by products It's not the latest and greatest, but for many the original Nintendo Switch is still a great option to consider. This model will be the main one we see go on sale at retailers such as Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. You'll see it packaged with Gray or Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con controllers along with a digital download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $299.99. That matches the console's regular price while scoring you the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe download (valued at $60) for free! The holidays are always a big time for console purchases, and if you have someone on your list who's looking for a Nintendo Switch, you're going to want to make sure you're getting the best price or bundle possible. Black Friday provides a few deals, which we've included here. This model of the console features built-in Joy-Con controllers rather than detachable ones, as well as a slightly smaller screen and is regularly $100 lower in price than the standard Nintendo Switch. This is the first major discount to reach the new Lite edition of the Nintendo Switch console. With improved battery life and more, the new Nintendo Switch brings enough changes to the table to justify you picking it over last year's model. While it looks like the first model of the Nintendo Switch will be the one to be bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at various retailers for $299.99 this year, there's still several unique bundles which include this new and improved version of the console. This bundle at Google Shopping includes the new version of the Nintendo Switch console, along with the nostalgia-inducing game Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled and a year-long membership to Nintendo Switch Online! If you're not interested in Crash Team Racing, and being able to play online multiplayer modes with a free year of Nintendo Switch Online, the next best deal on the latest model of the Nintendo Switch includes a few helpful accessories and $90 Kohl's Cash at Kohl's. This Kohl's bundle includes the enhanced console along with a carrying case, a charging dock for your Joy-Con controllers, and $90 Kohl's Cash all for just $320! Nintendo recently refreshed the Switch console with some key improvements, and also released a Switch Lite with a few omissions. Anyone looking to play Nintendo Switch games on-the-go and on the big screen at home will want to go with the standard Nintendo Switch, as the new Nintendo Switch Lite is solely built for handheld mode and can't be mirrored to your TV with a Nintendo Switch Dock. The Switch Lite is also a tad bit smaller at 5.5 inches as opposed to the full-size console's 6.2-inch display. The Switch Lite also sells at $100 less than the Nintendo Switch on a regular basis, though since it's the newest model, it's much more rare to find a deal on it. The standard Nintendo Switch was recently enhanced with improvements to its battery life, display, and improved Joy-Con controllers. If you're on the hunt for the standard Nintendo Switch console this holiday season, it helps to know which console is the new and improved model and which is the original. You can learn more about the new Nintendo Switch in our recent review. We've seen some early images floating around, and unfortunately it appears as though Nintendo is bundling the original Nintendo Switch instead of the updated one. The main deal most stores will be offering includes the first model of the Nintendo Switch with Gray or Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con controllers and a digital download of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. While it's a fantastic game, this bundle will be sold at the console's regular price of $299.99. That means you'd save $60 on the game but end up with an outdated version of the console. Other bundles include the new Nintendo Switch though. Here's a better way to buy the Nintendo Switch this holiday season; bundle it yourself! We're seeing some of the best Nintendo Switch games hit $29.99 on Black Friday at various retailers. Though Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't one of them, you could end up with picks like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or Splatoon 2 along with the new Nintendo Switch for only $329.99 total, which is 100% worth the extra $30. Black Friday is the perfect time to pick up games on sale. The best Nintendo Switch games have a habit of staying full-price for longer than most other video games, making Black Friday one of the rare times you can actually grab them at half price. While both the new and old version of the Nintendo Switch come with a dock so you can switch between playing on-the-go and on the TV at home, one of the features that was left out of the Switch Lite was the ability to dock it. If your household has multiple Nintendo Switch consoles, two consoles won't be able to play the same game at the same time unless you purchase two copies. This goes for both physical and digital Nintendo Switch games. Why should you buy the Nintendo Switch instead of the Switch Lite? Though the Nintendo Switch might be priced $100 higher than the Nintendo Switch Lite on any given day, it's easily the better model of the two. The Switch Lite might be great for younger kids or households which already own the full-size console, though it can't do what the Nintendo Switch does best. The Nintendo Switch console was named after being able to switch between handheld and docked mode, and the Switch Lite can't switch! Plus, its removeable Joy-Con controllers are a joy themselves to play with, and the built-in Joy Con controllers of the Switch Lite remove the uniqueness. The Switch Lite has a smaller display too that makes it harder to see your game while you play. What else should I buy for my Switch on Black Friday We'll also see various models of the Joy-Con controllers drop to $59.99 at various retailers. It will be available for just $19.99 at all major retailers including Amazon. How to get the best Nintendo Switch deals?