If you see it in stock you’ll need to grab it fast. They sell out quickly.
We heard the rumors for months that a new Switch version was in production and now we finally know that Nintendo has indeed been working on an upgraded Switch console: The Nintendo Switch OLED model. This device features an OLED display with a larger screen than the original Switch. This allows it to provide more vivid and crisp imagery than the Switch had previously been able to. It still manages to be the same size as the original console since the black frame or bevel around the display is just smaller now.
Pre-order #NintendoSwitch (OLED model) starting today, 7/15 at 12pm PT.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 15, 2021
Nintendo Switch OLED model preorders are going live today, July 15 at 12 PM PT / 3PM ET. It’s likely they will sell out fast. Here’s where you can snag one.
Nintendo Switch OLED model preorders
Check these stores to see if the new Nintendo Switch is in stock. The Nintendo Switch is a very hot item right now, so you’ll need to grab yours fast if you see that it’s available.
Nintendo Switch OLED model (White) – Best Buy
With it’s larger 7-inch OLED display, wide kickstand, 64GB of internal memory, and updated dock with a LAN port, the OLED model is the Switch console to get. Check Best Buy to see if it’s in stock.
Nintendo Switch OLED model (Neon Red/Neon Blue) – Best Buy
If you’d prefer a console with more color, you should definitely go for the Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Cons with the black dock. See if it’s in stock at Best Buy.
Nintendo Switch OLED model (White) – GameStop
With an upgraded OLED screen that’s larger than the original, you’ll be able to get more detail and color from your favorite Switch games. See if the white version is currently in stock.
Nintendo Switch OLED model (Neon Red/Neon Blue) – GameStop
That fancy new kickstand will definitely feel more sturdy than the flimsy kickstand on the original Switch while the OLED screen shows your games off to a better advantage.
How is the Switch OLED model different from previous models?
There are several differences between the OLED model and previous Switch versions. For starters, you need to know that this is the fourth Nintendo Switch version to release thus far. There was the original Switch, the Switch V2, the Switch Lite, and now the Switch OLED model. For thorough details explaining the differences, check out our Nintendo Switch versions guide
The short of it is that the newer OLED model Switch also has an updated dock complete with a LAN port and a more rounded design. It looks like the Joy-Cons are the same as they were in previous models but the console itself now has double the internal memory at 64GB so you don’t need a microSD card quite as fast and a wider kickstand that goes along the back of the Switch.
You can get it in either white Joy-Cons with a white dock or you can get it with neon red and neon blue Joy-Cons with a black dock for $350.
Make sure you buy the right one
If I’ve learned anything the past two years it’s that there are a lot of scammers out there, which makes it harder to purchase a valid console. So how do you know if you’re purchasing the new Nintendo Switch OLED model?
Unlike when the Switch V2 released, the new Switch OLED model has very different packaging from the original to make it easier to spot. To make sure you purchase the OLED model, look for a box that displays the console vertically and shows a hand pulling the Switch display from the dock. There should also be large letters under the image of the console that read “OLED”.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED model comes in either white Joy-Cons with a white dock or neon red and neon blue Joy-Cons with a black dock. Nintendo has never released a white Switch before, so if you see one, it’s a good bet it’s the new version.
The dock itself has rounded corners on top whereas the original dock’s are pointed. These new Switch devices will also have a new model number on the back, but we don’t know what it is yet. We’ll update when we learn more.
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