The Nintendo World Report Black Friday 2017 Survival Guide

by Donald Theriault - November 22, 2017, 12:19 pm PST
Total comments: 8

Round one - FIGHT.

The quietest day of the year in the United States (family political disagreements and alleged football games notwithstanding) is immediately followed up by one of the rowdiest: Black Friday.

Thanks to a fluke in the calendar, this is one of the earliest possible dates for Nintendo to get all of their retail ducks in a row. Switches seem attainable, there's plenty of recent games to choose from, and you can fill in the back catalogue that you might've missed earlier in the year. Although Nintendo's own focus is on new ways to get MSRP out of you Friday with the Breath of the Wild Explorer's Edition and the Zelda 2DS, deals aplenty await.

And for some inexplicable reason, the rest of the continent is getting in on this action too, so we've combed the flyers and feeds to bring you the best of what awaits for Switchmas II.

Standard disclaimers apply: Amazon will have its own calendar and will be matching a lot of these deals. Best Buy's Gamer's Club Unlocked does NOT apply to anything listed, but Target Red Card (5% off) does. Recommended social media follows for the weekend: @Wario64 (we agree with Suda 51 on this, he might be a bot) and @videogamedeals for the US, @GameDealsCanada and @lbabinz for Canada.

Talkback

ShyGuyNovember 22, 2017

That Canadian BIAS... and for our sacred holiday Black Friday!  :(

Link LinkNovember 22, 2017

Oh, we have this Black Friday discussion again? I can dig up my posts from last year. Nothing like free posts by reposting what I've posted before. Ian Sane knows what I'm talking about! MEGA ZINGER!! Poor guy getting a driveby zinging like that despite having done nothing in this thread.

ShyGuyNovember 22, 2017

Canadian Black Friday makes no sense. Do kids get it off from school?

Link LinkNovember 22, 2017

No. Not unless they skip class.

Plus, we already had our Thanksgiving last month. Lazy Americans. Finally getting around to your Thanksgiving a month later and a dollar short (which is why you have to discount everything after your Thanskgiving). Plus, we get our Thanksgiving done in a day. You need two days off for yours? C'mon. If we can stuff down our turkey, gravy, high fat mash potatoes, pumpkin pies and booze in one evening and be back to work and school early the next day then there's no reason the U.S.A.'ns can't be doing the same thing. This three extra days to digest and recover seems like a real scam.

ShyGuyNovember 22, 2017

Thursday is Thanksgiving, Friday is Black Friday. Two Holidays.

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LINCOLN SAYS YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID

Link LinkNovember 22, 2017

Black Friday isn't an official holiday in the States. Some states recognize "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday but Black Friday itself isn't a holiday which makes sense. Why do you want to celebrate racism? What's next, White Wednesday?

Link LinkNovember 22, 2017

•Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice: 50% ($14.99/$19.99)

Boo-yah! Been waiting for this game to drop down in price. Learned my lesson after Dual Destinies at full cost. Plus, it help made for a bit of gap between this and DD so I'm ready for another Wright adventure.

•Rhythm Heaven Megamix: 50% ($14.99/$21.14)

Hmmmm. I've debated picking this up. My problem is that it isn't all new content. Half of it comes from the GBA rhythm heaven that was never release in NA but the rest of the content was released here before. Anyone have some thoughts on this?


Too bad. I was hoping for Virtual Console deals for the Wii U or a discount on Pushmo World. I've been wanting to buy it for a few months but I keep waiting because I fear that if I buy it now then it will end up being on sale a week or two after I do it.


The Superstore deal is a real surprise as I haven't heard of any store still having electronics in stock. I miss their electronics section. I'd fill up my car all the time at Superstore's gas station and get superbuck coupons for doing that. After a couple months, I'd cash them all in on a game and could usually knock it down in price by 40% - 50%. Even better savings if the game was already on sale. Wish they'd stock video games again so I could take advantage of them some more.

ShyGuyNovember 22, 2017

Quote from: Link

Black Friday isn't an official holiday in the States. Some states recognize "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday but Black Friday itself isn't a holiday which makes sense. Why do you want to celebrate racism? What's next, White Wednesday?

Next thing you'll be telling me Super Bowl Sunday isn't a real holiday...

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