NINTENDO’S new Switch OLED was launch in October – but sadly, it didn’t turn up much during the Black Friday sales.
However, it’s not impossible to get your hands on right now: in this article, we’ve listed the retailers who are stocking the Nintendo Switch OLED this Cyber Monday.
- Nintendo Switch OLED (White), £309.99, Argos – buy here
And as you can read in our Gaming Editor’s Nintendo Switch OLED review , the latest version of the console is an impressive development.
The original Nintendo Switch is an indisputably brilliant console, but this new model boasts a bigger, superior screen and is better set up for online gameplay.
But there are huge stock issues online – which is why all the Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals we’ve seen have been on the first-generation (though still fantastic) Switch.
Scroll down to find out more about where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED.
And for the best offers on the older version of the console, head to our pick of the best Nintendo Switch deals this month.
Where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED
Like we say, the Nintendo Switch OLED is in seriously scant supply online right now – but we’re keep a close eye on all the major retailers, and keeping the list below updated.
Read on to check Nintendo Switch OLED availability in both the UK and US.
Where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED in the UK
We’re seeing wavering levels of availability for the Nintendo Switch OLED across all the major UK retailers.
Here’s where it’s currently available to buy, starting at £309.99:
- Amazon – buy here (out of stock)
- Argos – buy here (out of stock)
- Currys PC World – buy here (out of stock)
- GAME – buy here (out of stock)
- Smyths Toys – buy here (out of stock)
- Very – buy here (available to pre-order 16/12/21)
Where to buy the Nintendo Switch OLED in the US
In the U.S. you can buy the new model of the Nintendo Switch from a number of different stores for $349.99.
- Amazon US – buy here (out of stock)
- B&H – buy here (out of stock)
- BestBuy – buy here (out of stock)
- GameStop – buy here (out of stock)
- Target – buy here (limited stock, dependent on area)
- Walmart – buy here (available for $504.80)
If you’re interested in the OLED Switch, we'd recommend buying as soon as possible.
It's possible that people who can't get a Sony or Microsoft console will default to buying the Nintendo Switch OLED this Christmas.
And that's not even counting the vast number of Nintendo fans who will likely be lining up to place their orders.
Nintendo Switch OLED release date
The new version of the Nintendo Switch is now available to buy, with an official release date of Friday October 8.
For those gamers out there who pre-ordered, that was also the earliest dispatch date.
For an in-depth look at what to expect from this device, head to our Nintendo Switch release date explainer.
What is the Nintendo Switch OLED?
The Nintendo Switch OLED is an updated version of the original console, which was released back in 2017.
While the internet has been buzzing with rumours of a whole new console – the Nintendo Switch Pro – getting released in 2021, this is a somewhat softer proposition.
The OLED model of the Switch isn’t a huge evolutionary leap for Nintendo – but there are some significant differences between the old and new models.
Read on to find out more about the Nintendo Switch OLED’s features and specs, and how it differs to the original Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch OLED price
The Nintendo Switch OLED costs $349.99 in the US and £309.99 in the UK, although retailer prices may vary.
The older-generation Switch, by contrast, costs around £259.99 across most retailers – the question is: how much cheaper will it get when the OLED version comes out?
What’s the difference between the Nintendo Switch and the Switch OLED?
As the name suggests, the chief difference between the two Nintendo models is the OLED screen that’s being introduced.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology is something you’ll mostly find in high-end televisions and flagship smartphones.
Rather than rely on an LCD backlight, these cutting-edge displays each feature pixels of light that are self-illuminating. You can check out our OLED explainer for more.
In the new Switch, this will offer a far superior visual experience for gameplay.
Nintendo Switch OLED specs
The new Nintendo Switch has screen that’s larger than its predecessor, measuring 7 inches inches across and with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
There’s also a wired LAN port for much better online play, something that we think is going to bring a huge chance with it.
Plus, the Nintendo Switch OLED offers 64GB of storage: that’s double that of the original Switch.
There are all-new white Joy-Con controllers on the way too (for new exclusively available with the new Switch), plus a new kickstand for tabletop gaming.
Will the Nintendo Switch OLED be on sale for Black Friday?
We know plenty of gamers out there would love to see the new Switch include in the late-November sales madness of Black Friday – but being honest, that’s unlikely.
However, bargain-hunters can take consolation in the fact that the old Switch will likely see its price reduced when Black Friday comes around.
And if not, we’ll almost definitely see bundle prices on the non-OLED Switch and games brought down in cost.
Bookmark our Nintendo Switch Black Friday page to keep abreast of the best offers on the older console.
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