The 5 Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games and Their Black Friday Deals: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons,’ ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,’ and More

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games

‘Tis the season to snag Nintendo Switch deals. Nintendo has always been notoriously stingy with sales on many of its most popular titles, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exceptions. Back in September, the gaming giant updated its list of the 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games; now that the holidays have rolled around, it’s the perfect time to take the plunge and purchase these titles. Here are the top 5 Nintendo Switch games and their early Black Friday 2021 discounts — some might go even lower on actual Black Friday, Nov. 26.

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ | Nintendo‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ — 38.74 million copies sold 

The most recent installment in the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has shown no signs of slowing down since its 2017 release. It has become not only the best-selling Nintendo Switch game but also the best-selling game in the entire Mario Kart line.

Players compete with each other, computers, or even themselves in a series of kart races based on Super Mario worlds and characters. The game has also crossed over with many other Nintendo franchises, like The Legend of Zelda and Splatoon.

As usual, Nintendo is offering a Switch bundle with a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online for $299. Additionally, fans can get about $10 off the game itself at GameStop.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ — 34.85 million copies sold 

Hi, friends! If you’re new to the island life, we have a fun new app that can help you get up to speed. It’s called Island Life 101, and Mr. Nook will offer it to you when you get set up. If you’re already a resident, you can get the app through Nook Stop.

— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) November 8, 2021

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm in 2020 as millions of people played the game during coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns. Although its popularity died down for a while, Nintendo’s recent New Horizons Update 2.0 breathed new life into the game. The cozy life simulator takes players to a deserted island that they can build into whatever they desire. Along the way, they can invite anthropomorphic animals to live with them on the island.

Those interested in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can save about $10 at Walmart and GameStop.

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ — 25.71 million copies sold 

Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 2018, but it continued to update the game with DLC until October 2021. Each DLC added a new fighter to the brawling game, bringing the number of playable characters to a whopping 89. The characters come from all across Nintendo’s franchises, as well as from other studios like Square Enix. The final fighter was Sora from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Black Friday deals include about …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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