Nintendo Switch really cheap – Black Friday offers still valid

Is Black Friday over? No! There are still fantastic deals on Sunday that are worthwhile. For example, MediaMarkt and Saturn are offering the Nintendo Switch in a bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at a top price – cheaper than buying it individually! And with a little trick you can save even more.

Update am 28.11.2021: So far, one of the best deals of Black Friday 2021: that Bundle of Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (download code) and 3 months of Switch Online. at Saturn and Media market you only pay 288 euros for it, free shipping. If you use the MediaMarkt newsletter voucher, the offer is even 10 euros cheaper. Attention only until Sunday at 8:00 p.m. valid

To the offer at MediaMarkt

The switch bundle is also available as a Addition in a very good mobile phone tariff:

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Handytarif (38 GB LTE data + Allnet in the T-Netz) for 24.99 euros per month, one-time fee of 13.99 euros (additional payment + shipping, no connection fee), 100 euros bonus for number portability, 24 months minimum contract period – Total costs over 24 months for tariff and console: 513.75 euros

Switch games are also reduced on Black Friday. Here are the best offers:

Historical review of the price development of the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been on the market in Germany since March 2017. In 2019, a version that was visually identical to the original switch was launched, but had a longer runtime due to a more energy-efficient chip and had a slightly improved display. The 2019 version has now completely replaced the older version in production and sales, if you buy a new console today, it is practically always the 2019 version. In a separate article we explain the differences between Nintendo Switch 2017 and 2019 in detail, and explain how you can distinguish them based on the serial number and packaging.

There was no official RRP for the Switch, at the market launch in 2017 the console cost around 330 euros. The console is amazingly stable in price to this day. Aside from price promotions, you still have to pay around 300 euros for a new console three and a half years after the release.

Price development of the Nintendo Switch between September 2020 and September 2021: Slight relaxation after an expensive first half of 2021.
Price development of the Nintendo Switch between September 2020 and September 2021: Slight relaxation after an expensive first half of 2021 (diagram:

A closer look at the price development according to At the end of November 2019, shortly before Black Friday, the previous best price for the Switch was reached at just under 252 euros – but throughout November 2019 the console was often available for 260 to 280 euros Euro. After that, you could occasionally get the console for less than 300 euros, but a production and delivery shortage in spring and summer 2020 thwarted all buyers who were hoping for a lower price. The reason was the corona pandemic and the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizon, which is certainly also related to it, which catapulted the demand for new consoles to a level well above supply from April 2020. Sometimes you couldn’t get the Switch online or in stores without a delivery time of several weeks – or abnormal prices were charged.

Do you already have a switch? The best games for the Switch at a glance:

The situation only relaxed in late summer 2020 and the Switch was available again in stores. In autumn 2020 you could get the console with luck in the price range 280 to 290 euros, on Black Friday 2020 the best price on eBay with a coupon code was 269 euros – but at this price it was only available for around 90 minutes. After that, there was little more price front. In the first half of 2021, the best price for the Switch was almost consistently over 300 euros.

Only since the summer of 2021, probably also driven by the announcement of the OLED switch for autumn 2021, have there been selectively better offers again, at around 290 euros. In September 2021, Nintendo surprisingly lowered the official price recommendation for the 2019 version of the Switch to 300 euros. Suddenly the console was again widely available in stores – and at reasonable prices. Among other things, Amazon sold the console for around 285 euros. Not a historical best price – but quite cheap in comparison. For Black Friday at the end of November 2021 there was a console bundle from the Switch v2 with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for 288 euros – a good price because the great fun racing game is almost part of the basic equipment of the Switch anyway.

A new switch also needs accessories:

You don’t want to miss any news about technology, games and pop culture? No current tests and guides? Then follow us on Facebook (GIGA Tech,
GIGA Games) or Twitter (GIGA Tech,
GIGA Games).