We're not sure how valid the term 'Black Friday' truly is any more, as a lot of deals seem to be starting on the US Thanksgiving Holiday; that, after all, is a Thursday. Still, it's all just a technicality in this age of online shopping and rampant consumerism.
In any case, it's worth noting that those awesome $99 New Nintendo 3DS units should be on sale from 24th November; you can see multiple links to guide you towards those on this page.
Nintendo of America has also sent out a handy summary of other deals on the way, in this case related to game discounts. They all go live on 24th November (again, a day earlier than they should be), so it'll be important to get right on it from about 9pm Pacific / midnight Eastern online, or to head out to stores early.
Below is the content of the NoA summary, which also draws from the official 'Holidays' website. We've hyperlinked to product pages, but remember the discounts won't go live until the above times (or whatever times the retailers decide), if indeed they're applied online in addition to being offered in stores.
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Target (Nov. 24-26)
Save $15 on select Nintendo 3DS games:
- Kirby Planet Robobot (Nintendo 3DS)
- Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nintendo 3DS)
- Pokémon X or Pokémon Y (Nintendo 3DS)
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo 3DS)
Save $25 on select Wii U games:
- Splatoon (Wii U)
- Super Smash Bros for Wii U (Wii U)
- Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
- Star Fox Zero (Wii U)
- Pokkén Tournament (Wii U)
Toys R Us (Nov. 24-25)
Save $10-20 on select Wii U games:
- Save $10 on Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U)
- Save $20 on Super Mario Maker (Wii U) and Splatoon (Wii U)
Walmart (Nov. 24-25)
Save $15 on select 3DS games:
Save $25 on selected Wii U game:
Save $35 on selected Wii U game:
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD with Wolf Link amiibo
Save $5 on select Nintendo Select games:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
- Super Mario All Stars (Wii)
- Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
- NES Remix (Wii U)
Let us know what's tempting you down in the comments. We'll also be adding all of these deals to our Nintendo Black Friday 2016 Guide once updated prices go live, so that'll be another handy resource for you.