After selling 90 million consoles since its 2017 release, the Nintendo Switch has gone from strength to strength.
What's more, it doesn't look to be retiring any time soon. Nintendo just released the high-end OLED model last month along with a new exclusive title, the long-awaited Metroid Dread.
While the likes of Microsoft and Sony push on with new Xbox and Playstation consoles, Nintendo are keen to perfect what they've already got.
With Black Friday deals looming, however, it's going to be a tough call to pick the right model and find the right bargains on the day.
Here's our guide to the Switch OLED, Lite, and Standard models, factoring in their price tags, features, and unique selling points.
Nintendo Switch OLED: The ultimate Switch experience comes with a hefty price tag
The brand new Switch OLED model only launched last month, but it's won rave reviews thanks to its stunning souped-up 7-inch screen which gives Nintendo's games a vibrancy and colour that you didn't even realise was missing from the other Switch consoles.
The new OLED screen is made of glass, rather than plastic, and uses snazzy new screen technology to make the console fly. It also comes with 64GB of memory, more than double the original. The kickstand and overall building material are just vastly improved on the other models.
It might not be worth shelling out an additional £300 for if you've already got one of the other Switch models, but for those looking to start playing on Nintendo's platform, it's the definitive experience.
As the latest model, the OLED Switch is bound to have lots of great deals this Black Friday. Keep an eye out for discounted Metroid Dread bundles online.
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Nintendo Switch Lite: a perfect Black Friday buy for gamers on the go
At under £200, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the perfect Christmas console for kids, and comes in a range of bright pastel colours.
Designed as a lower-cost, portable-only model, the Switch Lite lets you play all of the same games as the other models but in a more mobile package, so it's great if you want to tip your toes in the likes of Breath of the Wild or Metroid Dread this Black Friday.
Be warned, though: the low price tag comes at a cost. The Switch Lite doesn't have any 'docking' feature, which means you won't be able to hook it up to the TV and play games on the big screen as with the Standard and OLED models.
It also means you can't play local multiplayer, as the Joy-Con controllers can't be detached from the body of the console.
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The 'standard' Nintendo Switch: original couch play at bargain prices
Launched in 2017, the original Nintendo Switch remains one of the best-selling consoles in the world. This pioneering bit of kit will still let you hook up your games to the TV as well as play them on the go, albeit it with a slightly less impressive screen.
However, despite its aging hardware, it's still a great option for would-be Nintendo gamers thanks to one major factor: its price.
Following the launch of the premium OLED model, the standard Switch console was given a near-permanent retail price drop – down from £279.99 to £259.99 in the UK, and from €329.99 to €269.99 in Europe.
Expect to see some major discounts on the standard model this Black Friday as retailers look to clear their old stock.
Thanks to the introduction of the Switch Lite and the OLED version, it's now possible to find tons of bargains on secondhand models of the original Switch. You can pick up a secondhand Switch for as little as £210 on CeX.
So if you're looking for the Switch that does it all and don't want to break the bank, the standard Switch could still be the best option.
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