Good Nintendo Switch deals are rare, even at the peak of the Black Friday madness. Fortunately for you, we’ve come across a gem of a discount at Argos: right now, you can snag a Nintendo Switch console and get a free game plus three months of Nintendo Switch Online for free.
The Nintendo Switch console itself costs £260, while the game in question (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) usually retails for £40. The Nintendo Switch Online subscription, meanwhile, ordinarily costs £7 for three months, which means that in total, this bundle ought to set you back £307. A £47 saving on a Nintendo Switch bundle is not something to be sniffed at – especially with Christmas just around the corner.
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The Switch has long been one of our favourite games consoles. Nintendo’s portable console received a semi-flawless five-star review from us: obviously, the handheld/docked hybridisation is a massive draw, but so too is the ease with which you can play couch co-op games (like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) just about anywhere. Simply slide the Joy-Con controllers off the console itself, open the kickstand and you can game with a mate on a flight.
We’re also fond of the games library itself. Even four years after launch, Nintendo’s staples – Mario, Link, Kirby and the entire Pokemon franchise – are proving immensely popular. There’s also a growing number of blockbuster titles usually associated with PlayStation or Xbox; Chart-toppers such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim and The Witcher 3 have been ported to largely impressive effect to the Switch.
Our only complaint? Battery life. This is something Nintendo attempted to remedy by releasing a new model of the Switch in 2019 – that’s the model you’re getting in this deal. It offers at least an hour or so of extra play, which is valuable time when you aren’t in close proximity to a wall socket or portable charger.
All in all, then, the Switch is an absolute must-have console for just about anyone with a desire to relax in front of a videogame. And as we’ve already mentioned, it’s not often that you find a good discount on one of these machines, so we urge you to act fast.
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