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Nintendo Switch OLED Preorders: Check Stock At GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, And More
The new Nintendo Switch OLED model releases October 8, and preorders are live now.
The Nintendo Switch OLED went up for preorder a couple weeks back, but it's been hard to find in stock ever since. Sporadic Switch OLED restocks have popped up at major retailers, including GameStop, Best Buy, and Walmart. Generally, the White/Black edition has been more difficult to secure than the Blue/Red model, but both editions are currently sold out at all major retailers. It's a safe bet that we'll continue to see random restocks between now and October, when the Switch OLED releases. If you're wanting to get your hands on Nintendo's newest iteration of the Switch, persistence will be key (Wario64 is a great account to follow on Twitter for immediate notifications on restocks). We've rounded up Switch OLED preorder links below so you can check for current availability.
Preorder Nintendo Switch OLED (White & Black version)
Preorder Nintendo Switch OLED (Red & Blue version)
Two editions of the Nintendo Switch OLED are available to preorder. There's a white and black model with a white dock and Joy-Cons as well as a neon red and blue set that mirrors the original Switch color scheme. Unsurprisingly, the white model seems to be the most popular option since it's a new color scheme for the Switch, so if you're interested in the neon red and blue version, you may have an easier time buying it. We've seen it stick around for much longer than the white model.
It also wouldn't hurt to check with your local retailers to see if they are taking in-store preorders, though we imagine the vast majority of retailers are sold out of in-store preorders, too.
The updated Switch has several new features, most notably a 7-inch OLED screen. In addition to the upgraded and larger screen, the OLED Switch has 64GB of internal storage, twice the space of the standard Switch and Switch Lite. It also has a wider and adjustable stand as well as improved audio and a LAN port on the dock.
While the aforementioned features are improvements on the original, the console doesn't have any performance upgrades. It will still run in 1080p resolution while docked, the same visual fidelity of the standard Switch. It also has the same CPU and RAM as well as battery life. Though the console is slightly larger than the original overall, it will still work with the launch model dock. All existing Joy-Con controllers are compatible with the OLED model, too.
Nintendo has already unveiled a new official carrying case and screen protector combo for the OLED Switch. While it seems likely that current carrying cases will fit the new Switch model, cases with very specific form factors may not fit the OLED Switch perfectly. We'd expect a slew of new third-party Switch carrying cases to be released later this year, too. The Nintendo Switch OLED releases the same day as the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive Metroid Dread.
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