Nintendo Announces Some Interesting Black Friday Deals For Switch, Zelda, 2DS And 3DS – Forbes

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A Zelda-themed Nintendo 2DS.

With Halloween firmly behind us, we can now turn our full attention towards scheming for video game deals on Black Friday. One supposes there is also another major holiday in November, but it eludes me at the moment. Today, we’re hearing from Nintendo, which has some solid deals on Zelda and the 2DS, with a switch Bundle thrown in for good measure. Nintendo is also really emphasizing the word “legendary” in their press releae for slightly unclear reasons.

I don’t expect much from the brand-new Nintendo Switch this holiday season, and Nintendo’s deal isn’t much to write home about, price-wise. It’s a Mario-themed Switch with two Red Joy-Cons, a download code for Super Mario Odyssey and a “special carrying case” for $379.99. If that carrying case costs somewhere in the vicinity of $20 it means that this is essentially an MSRP bundle, though it’s possible the special carrying case will be a collectible in some form.

A bit more intriguing is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition, which features the game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a 2-sided map at an MSRP of $59.99. Considering the fact that Breath of the Wild is a must-buy for most people with a Switch, grabbing some extras for that price is pretty much a no-brainer.

The best product here, however, is a “Link Green” 2DS loaded with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for $79.99, an excellent introductory price for gifting to a young gamer that you want to experience one of the finest games of all time. There’s also a currently-available Red Mario version that comes with New Super Mario Bros. 2. Both ask you to deal with the strange cake-slice stylings of the original 2DS, but it’s both not so bad and not quite as easy for young hands to destroy.

Nintendo is also pushing some currently available 2DS and 3DS bundles, including a Pokeball new 2DS XL for $149.99, as well as a white and orange version for the same price. There’s also a special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles with a steel case and an art book for $99.99, and a special Xenoblade Switch Pro Controller for $99.99.

I’d expect the Breath of the Wild bundles and Ocarina 2DS to go quick: everything else is pretty par for the course, but sure to sell well as Nintendo’s star continues to rise.

 

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