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The Nintendo World Report Black Friday 2017 Survival Guide

Black Friday International

by Donald Theriault - November 22, 2017, 12:20 pm PST

In Canada, Black Friday is the day Gary Bettman was named NHL Commissioner.

The march of progress continues as Black Friday becomes a bigger deal for Canada as well. Although we don't get the day off, and we celebrated Thanksgiving at the proper time in October, so you decide why it's a thing.

There's one Canadian retailer on here that might surprise those who know it, so please check your local Real (blank) Superstore to see if they still carry electronics before bumrushing the store for a $375 no-tax Switch on Friday. The rest of the Canadian retail offers are below.

  • Walmart: $40 1-2-Switch and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, $49.99 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • The Source: "Select gaming software" will be $49.99 online Friday; no Switch software shown in the ad, though.
  • Real Canadian Superstore: No tax on electronics (including games) Friday: Switch $399.99 with $25 GC, Super Mario Odyssey $69.97, FIFA 18 $49.97
  • EB Games: $49.97 FIFA 18, $44.99 Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ or Sonic Forces, $39.99 Just Dance 2018 (Switch), $32.99 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, $89.99 2DS bundle (New Super Mario Bros 2), $10 off all Nintendo Selects, $39.99 Cars 3 (Switch), $54.99 Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Best Buy: FIFA 18 $49.99, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia / Mario Kart 7 $24.99, 2DS New Super Mario 2 bundle $89.99, Skylanders Imaginators Starter Kit $39.99, 128GB Samsung microSD card $59.99
  • Toys 'R Us: $89.97 2DS w/Mario Kart 7, $10 off Nintendo Selects, $49.97 Just Dance 2018/FIFA 18/NBA 2k18
  • London Drugs: Free controller skin with Splatoon 2 purchase, $29.99 Just Dance 2018/Lego City Undercover/Troll and I, $34.99 Puyo Puyo Tetris/Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+/Sonic Forces, $39.99 Super Bomberman R/Dragonball Xenoverse 2/Cars 3: Driven to Win, $49.99 Disgaea 5 Complete, Lego Ninjago Movie The Video Game, FIFA 18


ShyGuyNovember 22, 2017

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

KhushrenadaNovember 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?

KhushrenadaNovember 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.



KhushrenadaNovember 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?

KhushrenadaNovember 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

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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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