Many of us were hoping that with the release of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC, we might see some coveted Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch deals this Black Friday.
Not only does the dock feature some very cute artwork of Tom Nook and his protégés, Timmy and Tommy Nook atop an island in a pastel blue sea, but this special edition of the Switch also comes with some aesthetically pleasing Joy-Con controllers – unless you’re a fan of the rather garish colorways Nintendo tends to release.
Well, we’re sad to report that, if you hadn’t already gathered, there seems to be a significant lack of adorableness to this year’s Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals.
However, the Animal Crossing fun is far from over for existing Switch owners – and let’s face it, we all thought it was for a while there – thanks to Nintendo’s decision to include Animal Crossing’s new DLC in its Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) Expansion pack.
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Today’s best Nintendo Switch deals (US)
Today’s best Nintendo Switch deals (UK)
Over the course of its life, NSO has seen some fair criticism for its… well, nothingness. Sure, it gave you access to online multiplayer and a few neat retro games, but it was a little underwhelming when compared to competitor offerings like PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass.
However, with the recent addition of the NSO Expansion Pack membership, investing a little more in your Switch experience makes a lot more sense.
While there have been rumblings about the emulation quality of some of the N64 and Mega Drive titles included in this expansion, the option to relive memories of older consoles along with the Happy Home Paradise DLC makes for an enticing offer – especially if you have family or friends you can split the cost of a Family Membership with you.
Bear in mind, though – if you cancel your NSO subscription, you will lose access to the DLC content, barring items you’ve already unlocked that will stay in your game.
More Black Friday deals
- Amazon: 50% off TVs, apparel, Instant Pot, and more
- Walmart: Black Friday deals on toys, Apple devices, vacuums, and TVs
- AirPods Pro: down to $169 at Amazon
- Adidas: 50% off sportswear and shoes at Amazon
- Best Buy: up to 50% off Keurig coffee makers, 4K TVs, laptops, and more
- Cheap TVs: smart TVs from $99.99 at Amazon
- Christmas: lights, trees, and ornaments from $6.99 at Amazon
- Clothing: up to 50% off coats, running shoes, and watches at Amazon
- Costco: up to $900 furniture, laptops, TVs, and jewelry
- Dell: up to $700 off the XPS 13, Inspiron, and Alienware
- DIY: 40% off power tools, leaf blowers, and more at Walmart
- DreamCloud: $200 off luxury mattresses + $399 free gifts
- Gifts under $30: books, toys, and cheap gift ideas at Amazon
- Home Depot: up to 40% off tools, grills, appliances, and Christmas decor
- HP: laptops starting from $199.99
- Hulu: get one year of Hulu for just $0.99 a month
- Instant Pot: from $84 at Amazon
- Keurig: up to 30% off Keurig coffee makers at Amazon
- Laptops: cheap laptop deals from $149 at Walmart
- Lowe’s: 50% off tools, appliances, and holiday decor
- Nectar Sleep: $499 off our top mattress + $399 in free gifts
- Nike: up to 40% off running shoes, hoodies, sweatpants, and more
- Nintendo Switch: latest stock updates on consoles and games
- Nordstrom: up to 40% off North Face, Adidas, UGG, Nike, and more
- Oculus Quest 2: get a $50 gift card at Amazon
- Saatva: save $250 on luxury mattresses – TechRadar exclusive
- Samsung: up to $3,500 off 4K and 8K QLED TV, Galaxy S21
- Shark vacuum: up to 40% off Shark vacs at Amazon
- Target: massive deals on TVs, toys, Dyson, Keurig, and more
- Toys: discounts on LEGO, hoverboards and Barbie at Walmart
- TVs: 4K smart TVs under $500 at Best Buy
- Wayfair: 80% off rugs, couches, Christmas decor and more
- XPS 13 laptop: on sale for $649.99 at Dell (was $949)
- Verizon: BOGO iPhones, free Google Pixel 6, huge trade-in savings
- VPN: use the code TECH15 to get PureVPN for only $1.13 per month