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Switch OLED Restocks: Check Stock At GameStop, Walmart, Amazon, And More

The new Nintendo Switch OLED model has arrived, and it's hard to find in stock.

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The Nintendo Switch OLED released last month, but you would've had to be extremely lucky to find one on store shelves. It turns out that the preorder situation (limited quantities) hinted at what we should've expected at launch: stock woes, to say the least. We're lucky to see more than one restock per week, and they tend to sell out even faster than PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks. The updated model features a gorgeous new screen and other welcome improvement. If you're wondering if it's worth the upgrade, make sure to check out our Nintendo Switch OLED review.

We've rounded up Switch OLED retailer links below so you can check for current availability. Finding the Switch OLED at retail price is tough right now--whether you want the Red & Blue or White & Black Joy-Con model--but if you're in a pinch, you can pick up the OLED for above MSRP at eBay or other sites like StockX. StockX currently has both models for roughly $400. GameStop has also occasionally sold bundles featuring games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Metroid Dread as well as extra accessories. The bundles tend to sell out quickly, though.

Check stock: Nintendo Switch OLED (White & Black version)

Check stock: Nintendo Switch OLED (Red & Blue version)

Two editions of the Nintendo Switch OLED are available. 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.

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.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model sells for $350, $50 more than the standard Switch.
The Nintendo Switch OLED model sells for $350, $50 more than the standard Switch.

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 still works with the launch model dock. All existing Joy-Con controllers are compatible with the OLED model, too.

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If I didn't have a Switch Lite, I would get the OLED but seeing as it's sold out, probably wait till next year.

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Why hasn’t Nintendo release a home console Switch? We have no dock Switch Lite so why not a no display Switch? It could be a as small as an Apple TV….

I would trade in my Switch for a new no display Switch, to keep cost down it doesn’t even have to come with a controller.

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Nobody is interested. The PS5 is what's hot. Stock on the ps5 is what matters.

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@hardwenzen: I know about 15 people personally looking for an OLED.

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@what101 said:

@hardwenzen: I know about 15 people personally looking for an OLED.

Are you in the kindergarten?

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@hardwenzen: Funny, considering 8 of them are parents wanting one for their kids.

But no buddy, I'm probably old enough to be your dad. My youngest child graduates highschool next year.

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Eh... Went through all this BS to find a PS5 earlier this year. Not going through it again for a console that doesn't need replacing.

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@chisoxrule: It is frustrating today to get any of the new generation console and if you really want one you have to pay through the nose for one. I already have an 2nd generation Switch and that is what I will stick with and plus it cost $50 more. Whether you have an 1st, 2nd or the new version they play all the same games.

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"Out of stock" or "unavailable" from the retailers listed on this article. I had been deciding for the last few days whether to cancel my pre-order for the Switch OLED model and wait until April 2022 as I wanted to quickly repay my debts, but with the availability issues, I may decide to buy it anyways. With the huge demand for the OLED model and with the worldwide chip shortages, I expect it will be difficult to buy one six months latter in April 2022 when my debts has shrunken greatly to where they are currently. After the OLED purchase, it will be my last video game-related purchase until April 2022 as I need to repay my debts.

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Every so often, Nintendo makes a rather expensive mistake. R.O.B the robot, Virtual Boy, the Power Glove, the selling of RARE to Microsoft, N64 DD drive, Nintendo L.A.B.O among a few of them. This is why their stock never seems to raise exponentially. They just can't make decisions based off the wants of the customers. They just don't listen to their customers. This new "OLED" Switch is another mistake. With no option for current Switch customers to trade in their older Switch display for the newer "OLED" one or at least a discount, a seeming slap in the face. I used to support Nintendo but after this latest cacophony, I'm Nintendone.

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@soulfulDAGGER: Do you even know what you’re talking about?

Nintendo didn’t make the PowerGlove (that was Mattel)

R.O.B. the robot was a (toy) back door to get retailers to stock the NES, after the video game crash in the early 80s.

In 2015 Nintendo’s stock more than doubled from its low of about $12, it continue to steadily increase for the next 5 years, ultimately peeking around $80 (US) it’s not GameStop but you can’t manipulate a Japanese stock like a US equity (stock).

Yes they’ve made some big mistakes in the past but what company hasn’t? How is making a new OLED Switch model, that seems like it’s selling well enough a bad decision? One moment you’re talking about “costly mistakes” and a stagnant stock, next you’re complaining about Nintendo’s not giving current Switch owners a discount, which would affect their profit margins.

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After Valve's impressive handheld I really would like to know who is going to preorder the OLED Switch.....

I expect to see all sorts of excuses from "my original Switch broke"... to... "I'm getting a second Switch for my kid"

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@johnny0779: "I really would like to know who is going to preorder the OLED Switch....."

Apparently a lot as its sold out everywhere!!!

:)

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@johnny0779: impressive? That remains to be seen. Why would I want to play PC games on a handheld on pretty much lowest settings? No idea, many apparently like the idea.

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@phili878: You may not want to but as you said some do and how low these settings look will be determined on release. But the Steam Deck on paper looks more impressive than the Switch, But then again in time we will find out.

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@johnny0779: The Valve Gabe Boy!

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@johnny0779: A genuine question here, not a poke at you....

Can you buy cartridges for valves new system or some other form of physical media or is it what it states a "steam digital based system?"

The point : you never own the games and are stuck paying the price dictated.

But non the less i would like to know, i own a switch already and yes i was going to buy my 2 kids the new oled model, but i will buy the valve system if its wayy better, but the above question may sway it.

thanks

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@itchyflop: I have my Steam Deck on preorder and read the specs and if Valve does this right it looks like the Steam Deck is more powerful than the Switch except in price or weight even though their are three tiers for the Deck. I own an switch as well for the Nintendo Franchises which the deck can't compete but if I did not have an Switch that would be very minor. However, I will wait until I have mine in hand and see how this works out

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@johnny0779: How about: I don't have one yet, and it has ethernet on the back so I'm not stuck having to buy a separate adapter that would make this price cheaper than an older Switch + adapter and I don't lose a USB port as a result. Good enough for you?

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@squishytia: good answer bro.

It could be seen as "remaster" syndrome, yes its poor for the ones who have already played it/own it but for newcomers its great.

I own a switch and its not worth me upgrading.

I use ps5 at home so mines a mobile platform primarily anyway so i rarely go online.

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@squishytia: I guess Wifi is pretty bad at your house...right?....what would you do if Nintendo wouldn't have come out with an Ethernet port on a whole different Switch for an additional $350.00 dollars....

Not telling you what to do with your money... but Nintendo sure it is.

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@johnny0779: I prefer not having to deal with additional latency and/or failure points. My router is literally five feet away yet due to the crowded wi-fi situation caused by neighbors even my modern cell phones have lower speed and higher latency than they should otherwise. And again, while the price is definitely higher than it should be (as are the rest of Nintendo's offerings, as they still price fix just like they did 30 years ago when the FTC hit them for it), it's still cheaper than getting the adapter separately for wired and I don't lose a USB port. You seem to keep missing those rather salient points.

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@squishytia: actually. you do lose one usb port.. there's 2 on the front of the old dock, and one in the back where the hdmi and power go in, they took away the back usb, and put a ethernet port in there!! But I think quite a few people just used that port for a usb internet port anyways. This is coming from someone who bought the OLED switch and is selling his old one.. Stupid side-grade on my part, but meh..

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@squishytia: Good gaming logic there.

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