This is now your last chance to secure a Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders ahead of the console’s release on Friday. Demand for the upcoming version of Nintendo’s popular hybrid has been extremely high – so high that it’s still unavailable in the US. For those in the UK, though, you can still find it in stock at a number of retailers. As soon as a pre-order is available at any other stores, though, we’ll be sure to also add it below.
Once the Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order period has been and gone, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for restocks at all the usual retailers after the October 8 release date. We expect it to be a popular purchase as we move towards Black Friday 2021, so you’ll need to act fast as soon as more consoles are available to get one before the end of the year.
At $349.99 / £309.99 / AU$539, the new Nintendo Switch OLED price is $50 / £40 / AU$60 more expensive than the original model, but packs a larger OLED display, a new kickstand, and a LAN supporting dock. The Nintendo Switch OLED model will release on October 8, 2021. That’s the same date as Metroid Dread.
You’ll find all the latest news on Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders just below, with a regularly updated list of retailers that are still taking orders. We’ll be sure to add any offers we come across in this year’s Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals as soon as any discounts are live.
Nintendo Switch OLED: key facts
- Nintendo Switch OLED price: $349.99 / £309.99 / AU$539
- Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders: live worldwide, but stock is short
- Release date: October 8, 2021
- Features: 7-inch OLED display, new kickstand, LAN port
Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in the US
Retailers in the US have completely sold through their initial allocation of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders. We’ll keep checking in on them and will update the list below if more become available. We did see a trail of new stock leading us through the weekend after the initial launch, which means more units might become pop up in the future.
Where to pre-order Nintendo Switch OLED in the US
Amazon | White (sold out) | Neon (sold out)
Amazon was fashionably late to offer a Nintendo Switch OLED preorder, posting its initial wave a full day after most major retailers on Friday 17th of July. As expected, all models sold out pretty quickly. We’re still currently waiting for the second batch to land, although fingers crossed it’ll be fairly substantial.
Walmart | White (sold out) | Neon (sold out)
Walmart’s Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order stock lasted all the way up until July 17. Both models have now fully sold out, unfortunately. This retailer has been one of the best this year all around for console restocks on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out and checking in regularly for updates on its store pages.
Best Buy | White (sold out) | Neon (sold out)
Best Buy’s initial wave of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders on July 15 sold out so quickly that many users were reporting the ‘add to cart’ button being greyed out within minutes. That was actually followed by a second wave on the 16th, but that also sold out in short order – particularly the White model, which is looking like the crowd favorite currently.
GameStop | White (sold out) | Neon (sold out)
GameStop was the last retailer to offer a Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders. Unfortunately, those are all gone now, although it could be fairly likely we see another stock drop at some point at this retailer since the latest batch was itself a restock.
Target | White (sold out) | Neon (sold out)
Out of all the major retailers, Target’s initial batch of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders sold out the slowest so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye its store pages. As of writing, there are currently no consoles left right now, however, so it’s a case of checking in regularly for updates as they come through.
Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in the UK
The UK has also run out of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders. Some consoles were still available at Argos over the last few weeks, but they have since sold out too. Your best option is to register your interest at the official My Nintendo Store as pre-orders should go live there shortly.
UK Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders landed a little earlier than their US counterparts with Game and Smyths Toys being the first out the gates. We saw Amazon, Currys, Argos, and Very follow suit, although all pre-orders from that initial wave have sold out now as of writing. My Nintendo Store will have consoles available pre-order at some point before launch, though a date is yet to be announced.
Where to pre-order Nintendo Switch OLED in the UK
Amazon | White (£309.99) |
Amazon wasn’t the first retailer to post Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders, but it did sell out very quickly indeed as you’d imagine. Right now, the White version of the console is back in stock again, though.
My Nintendo Store | White (£309.99) | Neon (£309.99)
Both the White and Neon versions of the new Nintendo Switch are available to pre-order directly from the official My Nintendo Store. This is the same price as all other UK retailers who are stocking the console. There are also bundles starting at £359.99 with one first-party game and a free carry case. Free delivery is included.
Argos | White (£309.99) | Neon (£309.99)
Argos has a few more Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders available with the console set to launch on Friday. Availability may be dependent on your region so be sure to enter your postcode to double-check.
GAME | White (£309.99) | Neon (£309.99)
GAME has just had an influx of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders at the start of launch week. As well as both the White and Neon console, you can also find a number of Switch OLED bundles including games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing New Horizons and Metroid Dread.
White (£309.99) | Neon (£309.99)
Very was one of the last retailers offering Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders alongside Argos and now they have a new wave of stock available. You can buy either the White or Neon version. There’s even a bundle with Metroid Dread, which launches the same day as the new console.
White (£309.99) | Neon (£309.99)
Currys again, like Amazon, was one of the first retailers to sell out of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders, although as one of the bigger stores it’s definitely one to watch for restocks. With other recent console releases Currys actually removed the product pages when they had no chances of a recent restock, so more pre-orders are looking fairly likely.
Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in Australia
Visiting from Aus? Here are the best retailers to pick up your Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order from, alongside a current live update of stock levels at each one.
- JB Hi-Fi: pre-orders live now in Neon and White
- The Gamesmen: pre-orders live now in Neon and White
- EB Games: pre-orders live now in Neon and White
- Amazon AU: pre-orders now sold out in both Neon and White
With the exception of Amazon AU, Australian retailers still have plenty of Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders to grab – excellent news if you haven’t put your order in yet.
EB Games and JB Hi-Fi have the new Nintendo console listed for AU$539, with both retailers offering it in the two available colour options – White and Neon.
Additionally, EB Games is also offering the new Nintendo Switch OLED at the reduced price of AU$299 when you trade-in your current Nintendo Switch console (excludes Nintendo Switch Lite).
It’s worth noting that pre-orders of the Nintendo Switch OLED are “strictly one per customer” at each of the retailers listed above.
The Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order is crucial – here’s why
There’s a very good reason to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED today (or whenever you can find stock), and that’s because it’s likely to be in high demand well after release. We’ve seen the ongoing chip shortage affect other consoles in 2021, which is why we constantly have to run PS5 restock news stories – it’s still in demand several months later.
And if you think the Switch OLED model is a minor Nintendo Switch upgrade (you’re not alone) and it won’t be sold out (that’s wrong), then you have to realize that before all of these shortages came to a head and when the original Nintendo Switch seemed long in the tooth, the four-year-old Nintendo console was still selling out every Christmas. That’s four Christmases in a row.
In other words, if you want to buy a Nintendo Switch OLED, do it now. There’s going to be unprecedented demand for it in 2021 and yet a finite supply of consoles. Plus, the Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349, hardly a barrier to entry for a gift in 2021.
The people who aren’t going to be able to buy this console on October 8 through December 31 are the people who hesitate on the pre-order, according to our expert opinion. Cue the Nintendo Switch OLED restock chaos that will soon ensue.
How long until stores have more pre-orders?
Presuming your visiting from the US or UK, then it’s pretty hard to narrow it right down to exact dates. For example, we didn’t even have a solid time or date for the initial wave of orders, so things are quite up in the air. So far, most retailers haven’t taken down their product listings, which is actually a good sign that they might be trying to secure more stock for pre-order.
Fair warning, if demand stays high, even if we get multiple restocks it’s likely retailers will resort to various anti-scalping and anti-botting techniques to make sure actual customers get their consoles. While these steps are necessary, you could see things like email queues, raffle draws, or even local pick-up only sales – which is a favorite over at GameStop and Target in particular.
What is the Nintendo Switch OLED price?
The Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349.99 / £309.99 / AU$539, $50 more than the MSRP of the original Nintendo Switch model. Previously rumored 4K docked upscaling, Nvidia graphics, and an enhanced CPU were putting estimates at $399 / £379 – a tidy $100 / £100 price increase on the previous model that made a lot of sense.
Without these additional features, a $50 / £50 / AU$60 increase is still good going for an OLED display (provided the battery has also been enhanced to keep up and extend over the original launch model), even if we were expecting to see a little more under the hood for our cash here. The original Nintendo Switch launched at $299 / £279 / AU$469 and just managed to undercut the PS4 and Xbox One’s prices at the time.
Will Nintendo Switch game prices rise?
Nintendo had reportedly asked its developers to make upcoming games 4K-ready, adding to rumors that a new console would offer UHD resolution. The announcement itself didn’t make any note of this 4K upscaling, but besides that, if this information does prove to be correct, it’s worth noting that we’re unlikely to see a major price split in the catalog.
As with the New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has in the past restricted the list of compatible titles on its new generations. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like this will be the case here. Not only would Nintendo be facing pressure from a backward-compatible market in Microsoft and Sony, but developers are (if the rumors prove correct) already working to make sure their current games will run on the new console.
However, there are more costs associated with a game running at higher specs, and while backward compatible titles may not rise in price, we could see a slight inflation on later releases.
After a new console right now? You’ll find all the latest Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite prices just below.