Target Black Friday Video Game Deals Include Free Mario Kart 8 Deluxe With Switch
‘Tis the season and here we are on November 1 and the first Black Friday ad is out! Target has graciously posted its Black Friday ad ahead of the leaks so we can all take a nice long look at it.
While last year’s holiday season passed us by with no real discounts on the Nintendo Switch hardware and bundles that raised the price to $379.99 versus packing in actual free items, this year is going to be different! Target has the Nintendo Switch right on the front page of the ad for $299.99 with a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (a $60 savings). This should be a fantastic gift for gamers of all ages.
As far as actual sale prices on Switch games, there’s not much in the ad. We spotted Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, Just Dance 2019, Nickelodeon Kart Racers, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle all on sale for $25 each. For $35 you’ll be able to snag a copy of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. Not exactly a vast selection! We’re digging the special Super Mario Maker 2DS system though. It’s only $79.99 and comes packed with the game. Plus it’s not a bad color.
If you also have a PS4 or an Xbox One, there’s some really great sales on games like God of War ($25) and Forza Horizon 4 ($35).
Speaking of PS4, Target (and we assume all retailers) will have a special Spider-Man PS4 bundle for Black Friday. It includes a 1TB PS4 Slim with one of the hottest games on the market for only $199.99. Keep in mind this system normally retails for $299.99 without any games, so you’re in effect saving $160. On the Switch side of things there are 20% off discounts on wired controllers and carrying cases.
One of our favorite games of the year for the Switch, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, is going to be on sale for $39.99 ($35 off). It includes the game, the Arwing ship, 2 pilots, and 2 weapons. This is a really great gift idea for anyone liking exploration games set in a sci-fi universe. Also noteworthy for PS4 owners is that all PlayStation VR bundles will be $100 off!
Finally, on the last page of the ad is Lego DC Super Villains for the Switch at half price ($30). Also, if you’re in the market for a new white Xbox One S 1TB system with Minecraft, Target will knock off $100 and throw in a $20 Target gift card. If you want a different Xbox One, Target will shave off $70 (we assume this would work with the Xbox One X).
For the full Target Black Friday Ad, click the link below. We weren’t too blown away by this year’s video game deals, so here’s hoping there are some more enticing ones elsewhere.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.