Nintendo Switch Black Friday

Should you wait for Black Friday to buy a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite?

Updated Oct 31, 2022 - Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are here, but is this the best time to buy a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite? Here's everything you need to know about shopping for a Nintendo Switch, whether it's Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any other time of the year.

Is Black Friday the best time to buy a Nintendo Switch?

The hype around Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to deals on gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. Plenty of stores promise great deals and big discounts, but often still leave shoppers with sticker shock when it's time to check out. If you're looking for low prices on electronics, shopping for used and refurbished devices ensures you'll get the tech you want at a much lower price than new. At Back Market, we have deals on the Nintendo Switch (and plenty of other tech) on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and every single day of the year.

If you want a Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal, don't feel like you need to wait until Black Friday—start shopping and saving today, or whenever you want.

Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals: What to expect when shopping?

If you search for Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, you may realize that you're not seeing many (or any) significant discounts from big retailers on new Switches. With everyone hunting for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, it's easy to overlook the discounts on video game consoles and devices that are already out there.

On Back Market, you can shop for deals on a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite all year long. If you're looking for a handy, portable console that lets you play games both at home and on the go, a refurbished Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite is the perfect companion—and it'll cost a fraction of the price of new.


👉 More interested in Xbox deals for Black Friday? Don't worry, we've got those too.

Should I buy a Nintendo Switch now?

Have you ever waited weeks for a sale, only to have the item you wanted go out of stock as soon as the price drops? It's the worst. That's why we encourage you to shop anytime by offering discounts all year round, so you can rest assured you'll always get the best possible price on that item you've been eyeing. 

Whether you're shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any other time of they year, you'll always be able to find discounts on the Nintendo Switch if you shop for a refurbished one. At Back Market, we only work with trusted sellers who have proven track records when it comes to repairing devices and meeting high quality standards. Every device is guaranteed to be 100% functional and each purchase is supported by at least a 12-month warranty.

If you spot a good deal for a refurbished Switch, feel free to buy it when you're ready—you can skip the Black Friday sales and still get a discount.

What's the cheapest price for a Nintendo Switch?

Depending on the model you're looking for, a new Nintendo Switch will typically cost $300 or more. The Nintendo Switch OLED starts around $350 new. A new Nintendo Switch Lite will cost about $200. On Back Market, you can find an expertly refurbished Nintendo Switch starting at $232 or a Switch Lite starting at $168.

Shop worry-free; every purchase is backed by a 12-month warranty and 30 days to change your mind, so you can comfortably avoid the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Nintendo Switch vs Switch Lite: What's the difference?

The main difference between the Nintendo Switch vs Switch Lite is that the original Switch is a hybrid that works as both a traditional home console and a portable handheld gaming system. If you want to play games on a bigger TV screen, you can plug the original Switch into a dock. The Switch Lite doesn’t have this feature, so it limits your ability to have a group game night with friends.

The Switch Lite also lacks the rumble motor, IR camera, and Joy-Cons(!) that the other Switch models have. The Switch Lite also has a slightly smaller screen. However, the Switch Lite is a fun handheld gaming console if you just want something portable and don't plan to dock it to a tablet or play games on a TV with it.

The Switch Lite is less expensive than the Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite can also play the same games in the Nintendo Switch library as long as they support handheld mode.


Is a Nintendo Switch Lite worth it?

If you just want a portable console to play your favorite games on, consider buying a refurbished Switch Lite. Sure, there are fewer bells and whistles, but it's all about how you plan to use it and the games you're interested in playing with a Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch acts as both a home game console and a handheld, but maybe you only need something to take with you on the road.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a more affordable option, and it's widely recognized as one of the best handheld gaming systems to date. Again, think about what you're looking for and get the best option for you (or a friend). You really can't go wrong with either Switch.

Bottom line: Are Black Friday deals the time to shop for a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite?

Ultimately, if you're looking for a great deal on a new Nintendo Switch, you might be able to save a couple of bucks by waiting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. But you can save even more money on the Switch or Switch Lite if you shop refurbished (and you won't have to wait for seasonal sales).

👉 Why wait to get a discount? Get our best Switch and Switch Lite deals anytime.

Will there be a Nintendo Switch Black Friday Sale?

If you search for Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, you may realize that you're not seeing many (or any) significant discounts from big retailers on new Switches. And that's OK! On the refurbished market, you'll be able to find deals year round, so whenever you're ready to buy a Nintendo Switch, we'll be here waiting :) No rush!

Should I Buy a Nintendo Switch Now?

Regardless of what time of year it is, you'll always be able to find a better deal on the Nintendo Switch if you search the refurbished market. If you see a good deal on a refurbished Switch that's in mint condition, we suggest going for it, even if it isn't Black Friday!

What is the Cheapest Price on a Nintendo Switch?

If you search the refurbished market, you may be able to find a Switch deal for under $200. That's a pretty good deal, especially if the listing you find is in mint condition :)

Should I Get a Nintendo Switch Lite for this Black Friday?

If you want a Switch that can plug up to a dock to use with a TV, go for the original Switch. The Lite version doesn’t have this feature. The Lite is also missing the rumble motor, IR camera, and Joy-Cons(!) It also has a slightly smaller screen. Thankfully, though, it compensates for these shortcomings with a D-pad and $199 MSRP.

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Written by Back Market,  The leading marketplace for refurbished tech.

Our mission is to make renewed tech mainstream. Turning old into "new new", so to speak.

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