Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders, reserve your console now to avoid disappointment

Now's the time to secure your Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED
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Since the Nintendo Switch OLED was  revealed things have naturally gone a bit quiet while the gap between announcement and availability is quite big. But with the Switch OLED coming on October 8, we're now only a month or so away fom the big day. That means, if you want one you need to order early - let's learn some lessons from the scarcity of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

For many OG Switch owners, the decision to upgrade is a little more tricky. The advantages aren't so big that it's a no-brainer. But if you've held off buying the orginal console, the Switch OLED is absolutely the machine for you. 

The new console forgoes the 6.2-inch LCD screen of the Switch and instead sports a larger, 7-inch OLED display. It also bumps up the internal storage from 32GB to 64GB, while still supporting expanded storage with microSD cards up to 2TB. The internal storage space on the Switch is deeply irksome, and 64GB still doesn't feel like enough. 

One important difference is the kickstand, which has gone from a flimsy strip that feels like it's going to snap off at a moment's notice, to a more robust stand that runs the length of the console and can be adjusted for the ideal viewing angle. The latter feature has lead to Nintendo introducing a third 'tabletop' mode, which just means your console won't tip over in a light breeze and playing with it balanced on the kickstand is now a realistic proposition. And of course, there's the new dock with wired LAN port. 

In the UK Smyths and Very both seem to have allocation of consoles for pre-order as of early September. Game will let you register your interest and everywhere else seems to be out of stock at the moment.

At $349.99 (approx. £250/ AU$465), the Nintendo Switch OLED will be available from October 8 2021. We've been scouring the internet for retailers where you can place pre-orders, and have listed the best options online. Of course you may opt to try and get a device in store, but bear in mind that stock will likely be quite limited and shops may not have much, or any, stock. 

The good news is that accessories and peripherals are backwards compatible according to Nintendo's FAQ, so you can use a Nintendo Switch dock with your new Nintendo Switch OLED and vice versa, as well as swapping out Joy-Cons etc.  

So scroll down for a list of retailers offering Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in the US

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in the UK

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in Australia