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How to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED

The Nintendo Switch OLED model is the latest hardware iteration in the handheld hybrid family of systems. As its name suggests, it boasts an OLED screen with a number of additional features. Coming off the success of the Nintendo Switch — a system that still frequently sells out at various retailers — this OLED model will likely be in high demand, even if its specs and features aren’t what consumers were hoping for.

If you’ve tried to purchase a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S, you’re probably familiar with how much of a hassle it can be to get your hands on the latest gaming hardware. This comes down to the fact that more people than ever are playing games, along with chip shortages that make it hard for manufacturers to keep up with demand.

Having said all that, you’re likely considering grabbing one of the new Nintendo Switch OLED systems. The new device will probably be tough to come by on launch day, especially if you plan on just walking into a store to pick one up. In this guide, we’ll go over the best methods of pre-ordering a new Nintendo Switch OLED system, along with the retailers that will carry the new console.

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Where to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED

A Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo Switch OLED will launch on October 8, 2021, for $350.

It’s available to pre-order in the United States and other territories now, though the item has gone in and out of stock frequently. Pre-orders went live on July 15 and sold out almost immediately, and it’s unclear if and when stock will be replenished before launch. Below are the U.S. retailers that will carry the device.

Get the Nintendo Switch OLED at Best Buy


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Get the Nintendo Switch OLED at Gamestop


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Get the Nintendo Switch OLED at Target


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Get the Nintendo Switch OLED at Walmart


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Amazon still doesn’t have it available to pre-order quite yet, so stay tuned for future updates from the retailer.

Advice for securing a pre-order

Some retailers like Best Buy will notify you when the item becomes available to pre-order. You can choose to opt-in to email notifications on the system’s pre-order page. We highly suggest taking advantage of this, as it’ll increase the likelihood of getting your hands on one.

The other piece of advice is to follow @Wario64 on Twitter. This user tweets out links to the newest games and systems, many of which are on sale. In this case, you won’t get the new Nintendo Switch OLED for less than $350, but following this user is a great backup plan if one of your favorite retailers sells out.

(preorders not live yet) Nintendo Switch OLED listing up on GameStop ($349.99)
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— Wario64 (@Wario64) July 6, 2021

We recommend turning notifications on for Wario64’s tweets so you don’t miss out on the Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders. If history is any indication, these will be hard to find, at least at launch, so you’ll want all your bases covered.

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