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.
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.