We know that the new Nintendo Switch OLED will be on a lot of people’s wish lists this Christmas.
But if you want to get your hands on the latest Nintendo console before Christmas, you’d best act fast – retailers have very limited stock available.
- Nintendo Switch OLED (White), £309.99, Amazon – buy here
- Nintendo Switch OLED (Neon Red / Neon Blue), £309.99, Amazon – buy here
And as you can read in our Game Editor Nintendo Switch OLED Review, the latest version of the console is an impressive development.
The original Nintendo Switch was an undeniably stellar console, but this new model boasts a bigger, superior display and is better set up for online gaming.
But there are many problems with online repositories, with many online stores not having any console available for purchase.
Scroll down to learn more about where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED.
And for the best deals on older versions of the console, head to our pick of Best Nintendo Switch deals this month.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED
Like we said, the Nintendo Switch OLED is currently in limited supply online – but we’re keeping a close eye on all the major retailers and updating the list below.
Read on to check out Nintendo Switch OLED availability in both the UK and US.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED in the UK
We are seeing fluctuating availability for the Nintendo Switch OLED across all major UK retailers.
Here’s where it’s currently available for purchase, starting at £309.99:
Where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED in the US
In the US, unfortunately we’re seeing big stock issues, no retailer offering the console right now.
Walmart is your best choice right now.
If you are interested in the OLED Switch, we recommend you buy it as soon as possible.
Best Nintendo Switch OLED UK Deals: Save £17.98 on Mario Kart 8 / SanDisk 256GB Card Bundle
Interestingly, the Nintendo Switch OLED is currently only available in bundle deals right here at Currys – and while we’re not seeing huge savings, if you’re also looking for new games and extra storage for the board your controller, this is a good way to go.
You will also find package deals available with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
- Nintendo Switch OLED (White), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Sandisk 256GB Memory Card Bundle, £369 (save £17.98) – buy from Currys
What is the difference between Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED?
As the name suggests, the main difference between the two Nintendo models is the OLED screen introduced.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology is something you’ll mostly find on high-end TVs and flagship smartphones.
Instead of relying on LCD backlighting, these advanced features display pixel-by-pixel characteristics of self-illuminating light. You can check ours OLED explainer for more.
In the new Switch, this will bring a much superior visual experience to the game.
When was the Nintendo Switch OLED released?
The new version of the Nintendo Switch is now available for purchase – it was released on Friday, October 8, 2021.
For gamers who have pre-ordered, it’s also the earliest shipping date.
For a closer look at what to expect from this device, head over to Nintendo Switch release date explainer.
What is Nintendo Switch OLED?
The Nintendo Switch OLED is an updated version of the original console, released in 2017.
While the internet is buzzing with rumors of a brand new console – Nintendo Switch Pro – to be released in 2021, here’s a somewhat milder proposition.
The Switch’s OLED model isn’t an evolutionary leap for Nintendo – but there are some significant differences between the old and new models.
Read on to learn more about the features and specifications of the Nintendo Switch OLED and how it differs from the original Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch OLED price
The Nintendo Switch OLED is priced at $349.99 in the US and £309.99 in the UK, though retail prices may vary.
In contrast, the old generation Switch price around £259.99 on most retailers – the question is: how much cheaper will it be when the OLED version comes out?
Nintendo Switch OLED Specifications
The new Nintendo Switch has a larger screen than its predecessor, measuring 7 inches in size and with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
There’s also a wired LAN port for much better online play, something that we think presents a big opportunity with it.
Plus, the Nintendo Switch OLED offers 64GB of storage: double that of the original Switch.
There are also brand new white Joy-Con controllers (for new ones exclusive to the new Switch), plus a new kickstand for tabletop gaming.
Nintendo Switch OLED to go on sale on Black Friday?
We know a lot of gamers out there would love to see the new Switch go into the Black Friday late-November sale – but honestly, that’s highly unlikely.
However, brand hunters can take solace that the old Switch will likely be on sale when Black Friday arrives.
And if not, we’ll almost certainly see bundle pricing on the non-OLED Switch and discounted games.
Bookmark our page Nintendo Switch Black Friday page to keep abreast of the best deals on older consoles.
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