Nintendo Switch Boxing Day Deals 2021

Boxing Day has arrived here in Canada. Much like Black Friday, it is a day where stores, retailers, and malls put up sales and discounts on lots of products. A long time ago, Boxing Day used to be a humble holiday in which charitable people would give gifts to the poor. Nowadays, it is a “shopper’s holiday” where people seek out the last few deals that tend to remain after the Christmas shopping season.

Now, I don’t know about you, but seeing as we are in the middle of a pandemic, I don’t like the idea of going out into a public mall on a shopping day, especially with the rising cases where I live. Besides, it is a lot easier to just go online and shop from home. It saves time, gas money, and in most cases, may cost a lot less in general.

As with any online shopping I do, I always seek out Amazon for the best deals, and so for this post, I’m going to cover some Nintendo Switch Boxing Day Deals that I’ve found. Just a head’s up that the prices were accurate as of writing, so make sure to check out Amazon directly.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $54.95 (31% off)

No kingdom. No memories. After a 100-year slumber, Link wakes up alone in a world he no longer remembers. Now the legendary hero must explore a vast and dangerous land and regain his memories before Hyrule is lost forever. Armed only with what he can scavenge, Link sets out to find answers and the resources needed to survive.

This was the first Nintendo Switch game I ever played, and I wholeheartedly recommend you try this if you haven’t already. Unlike past Zelda games, this one puts you into a massive open-world filled with things to discover.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $75.49 (6% off)

Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!

Originally released on the Wii U back in 2014, Nintendo has re-released their racing classic on the Switch, chock full of enhancements and new features. At about 47 million copies sold, this game is one of the Switch’s best-selling games. Just a head’s up that if you wish to play online with others, you will need an internet connection and a subscription to ​Nintendo Switch Online.


Super Mario Maker 2

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $54.95 (31% off)

Mario fans of the world, unite! Now you can play, create, and share the side-scrolling courses of your dreams in Super Mario Maker 2! Dive into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle, and make and play your own courses, alone or together. Power-up the fun even further with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, which gives you access to Course World and its wealth of online content and functionality. Track your rankings, share your creations, and leave comments after you’ve played courses. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can also tackle the Endless Challenge, save online courses locally for later offline play, enjoy online multiplayer with players both near and far, and customize how you appear to others by dressing your Mii character with fun accessories!

This game is an excellent way to scratch that creative itch. For decades, we have been playing Mario levels that Nintendo has made, and with the Mario Maker series, they have given us the tools to make our own levels and courses to run and jump through. You can share your creations online with others, and try to beat other player-made levels. As with anything that needs an internet connection, you will need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to get full access to the game’s features.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more!

This game could not have been released at a better time. While The Covid-19 pandemic may have forced us to stay home and put a hold on our vacations, this game lets us live a dream vacation on an island resort. This is also the first Animal Crossing game to receive continuous free content updates that add new features and events, such as holidays.


Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $54.95 (31% off)

Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet. Command a capable crop of 5 different types of Pikmin to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective. Return to your ship before time runs out, or you could be in big trouble. If you prefer a more casual approach, a variety of difficulty settings, lock-on targeting and hints have been newly added.

Another “Deluxe” game that originally came out on the Wii U, Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes with all of the DLC included, along with extra side missions starring Olimar and Louie, two reoccurring characters in the Pikmin series. Pikmin is a Real Time Strategy game that is based around an alien astronaut that commands an army of plant people on a mysterious planet.


Super Mario Odyssey

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

Join Mario and his new ally Cappy on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure. Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach (again!) and this unlikely pair of heroes must work together to stop his fiendish plans! This sandbox-style 3D Mario adventure—the first since 1996’s beloved Super Mario 64 and 2002’s Nintendo GameCube classic Super Mario Sunshine—is packed with secrets and surprises, plus exciting new kingdoms to explore. Thanks to heroic, hat-shaped Cappy, Mario’s got new moves that’ll make you rethink his traditional run-and-jump gameplay—like cap jump, cap throw, and capture. Use captured cohorts such as enemies, objects, and animals to progress through the game and uncover loads of hidden collectibles. And if you feel like playing with a friend, just pass them a Joy-Con controller! Player 1 controls Mario while Player 2 controls Cappy.

The Super Mario series gets the open-world treatment, more or less! Super Mario Odyssey takes us back to the days when we had to explore massive worlds while collecting coins and special items that would let you progress further. If you remember the days of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, then you will definitely enjoy this one.


Luigi’s Mansion 3

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

Luigi embarks on a dream vacation with Mario and friends upon receiving an invitation to a luxurious hotel. However, his dream quickly becomes a nightmare when King Boo reveals everything had been a ploy to capture Mario and friends. With the assistance of Professor E. Gadd once again, the reluctant and cowardly hero Luigi traverses up and down treacherous floors of the now-ominous hotel on a quest to save them. Wield the upgraded Poltergust G-00 to slam and blow away the ghosts’ defenses, or summon Gooigi, an all-green doppelganger that can help Luigi overcome obstacles he can’t get past alone. Interchange between Luigi and Gooigi as one player, or grab a friend and control one each. For more frenetic multiplayer action, race the timer to clear various objectives on a series of floors in ScareScraper mode.

If there’s something strange haunting your house, who’re you gonna call? Not the Ghostbusters! Once again, Luigi has to go into a haunted place, bust some ghosts, and save his friends. Only this time around, he has a helper in the form of a blobby pile of goo shaped like himself.


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version. Gently swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link’s in-game movements will correspond to the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.

Skyward Sword was a game that I missed out on the Wii, so it is really nice to have the chance to play this game. The Switch version does a good job of making the motion controls work nicely with the Joy-Cons, but also introduces a more traditional control scheme so that players can play the game in handheld mode (or on the Switch Lite). This game also comes with many quality-of-life changes to improve the gameplay when compared to the original Wii version.


Mario Golf: Super Rush

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

Golf with a Mushroom Kingdom twist! Tee off with family and friends in this content-packed Mario Golf game. Hit the green with up to four players locally or online and golf with friends from the Super Mario series like Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and more! Modes range from Standard Golf to the energetic Speed Golf and an exciting Golf Adventure. Simple motion or button controls make it easy for both new players and seasoned pros to drive and putt. Swing simultaneously and make a break for the ball in Speed Golf! Tee off at the same time with up to three other players and race through the course to get your ball in first.

I like the way that Mario games take a sport like golf and make it 100 times more fun than the original game.


New Pokémon Snap

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

See a different side of Pokémon in a new photo-snapping adventure! Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Hop in your trusty travel pod and journey through a variety of environments such as beaches, jungles, and deserts to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. You can even play a melody or toss Pokémon a delicious fluffruit to catch their attention. Photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!

If you were a big fan of the original game from the N64, then you might enjoy the long awaited sequel. Although it is the same game in theory, there are a lot of new features and Pokémon to keep things fresh. Plus, it also has free content updates!


Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Regular Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $73.49 (8% off)

See Hyrule 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and experience the events of the great Calamity. Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more, as they try to save the kingdom from calamity. 

This game is pretty much recommended if you are a big fan of hack-and-slash games. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is also the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago. You battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes, from barbaric bokoblins to towering lynels. You can play as Link, as well as Zelda and the four Champions, learning about their individual fighting styles and abilities.


Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack

Regular Price: $86.98
Sale Price: $79.99 (8% off)

If you are a fan of Hello Kitty, and haven’t jumped on the Animal Crossing bandwagon, then you might like this bundle. This bundle comes with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, along with 6 amiibos that you can scan to invite new characters to your island, along with exclusive Sanrio-themed items. 


Anyways, that’s about all I could find for today. Just a head’s up that the above links are all affiliate links, which means if you click on a link that takes you to Amazon, and make a purchase, I may receive an affiliate commission for the sale.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy gaming and have fun, as always!

~Ken

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