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  • Writer's pictureGreg Ezell

Nintendo Switch Holiday Gift Guide

Sales a plenty! Mama Mia!

santa mario
Santa Mario

Nintendo is heading into the holiday season with some incredible bundles that make this the best time to buy a Nintendo Switch. As an owner of both a launch day Nintendo Switch, a Switch Lite for my daughter and an OLED Switch, I can tell you that the Nintendo Switch offers such versatility in gaming! Let's look at the bundles Nintendo is offering:

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Bundle

smash bros switch bundle
Smash Bros Switch Bundle

Available starting November 19th, Nintendo is packaging one of its most popular games: Super Smash Bros Ultimate with an OLED Switch system AND a 3-month membership for Nintendo Switch Online (Individual).

As previously mentioned, the Nintendo Switch is an OLED model which gives you a bigger, brighter screen than the original Switch, a LAN port on the dock, a much better kickstand and better audio in handheld mode. This Switch also comes with the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joy-Cons

The complete bundle is $349.99 USD/$449.99 CDN which, for my money, is the best bundle of the group.

If you already have a Switch, but are looking to get some things for the kids this holiday season, Nintendo has released the Super Mario Party + Red & Blue Joy-Con Bundle. Super Mario Party for the Switch hasn't been everyone's cup of tea, but I can tell you that my daughter and her friends have had a blast playing it in my living room.

mario party + joy con bundle

If you're new to the Switch system, joy-cons can be used on both the Switch and OLED Switch, which is a nice feature.

This bundle is going to cost you $99.99 USD/$129.99 CDN.

Nintendo also has a slew of games on sale this holiday season.

For US gamers:

$30 off Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Fire Emblem Warriors, Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe and Mario Strikers Battle League

$20 off Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Luigi's Mansion 3. For Canadian gamers:

$30 off Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, Metroid Dread and Mario Strikers Battle League

$25 off Luigi's Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Pez's Game Recommendations: For the adults in the room, grab yourself Super Mario Odyssey, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. All three of those games offer different experiences from one another.

Super Mario Odyssey is the best 3D Mario game created. With wonderful nods to older games, this feels like Nintendo went all in to make a fun - and different - 3D Mario from its counterparts.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, much like Super Mario Odyssey, is completely different from the original Zelda formula. You're now in an open-world Hyrule with a ton of enemies, items and new characters to meet.

Lastly, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze remains one of Nintendo's best platformers in the current generation of gaming. If you haven't played it on the Wii U, I highly recommend you test your skills in this pretty challenging game.


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