The OLED switch has now been on the market for more than a month – and slowly the new handheld console seems to have similar problems as the PS5 and Xbox Series X: It is nowhere in stock. If you want to hold the OLED switch in your hands for Christmas, you have to hurry.
Update from November 12, 2021:
The new OLED switch appeared on October 8, 2021 – at least on paper. Because on the day of its release, the new handheld console was almost nowhere to be found, it was sold out everywhere.
But what does it look like now, around 4 weeks after the start of sales? A look at the well-known sales portals shows: the delivery situation has not improved. The opposite is the case.
At MediaMarkt and Saturn you can still get the neon-blue-neon-red and white console versions at a price of 359.99 euros order, you have to expect long waiting times. After all, both electronics stores are currently assuming that your order is with you in time for Christmas – but that can change quickly in the coming days.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for a console bundle with a game, you can take a look at what Otto has to offer. The OLED Switch + Metroid Dread is currently available in the online shop for 399.99 euros. In comparison to buying them individually, you save 10 euros in this way. Otto also assumes that the bundle can be delivered before Christmas.
The rumor mill has been bubbling for months, and now it’s finally official: Nintendo’s Switch family has offspring. The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will go on sale on October 8, 2021 – the official MSRP in the USA is $ 349. Nintendo has not yet revealed an official euro price, at MediaMarkt & Saturn, however, the OLED console is already listed – for 359.99 euros. That is 40 euros cheaper than before, because initially the two markets listed the OLED switch for 399.99 euros. The new console is available in white and neon red / neon blue.
The only problem: neither Saturn nor MediaMarkt currently offer their customers the option of continuing to pre-order the console. Seems like scalpers struck again. The only message on the website is “This article is currently unavailable”. It’s even worse on Amazon. There the new console can no longer even be found by searching for the term “OLED Switch”.
Pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED model (white) now
Nintendo Switch OLED model (white) included Saturn for 359.99 euros (sold out)
Nintendo Switch OLED model (white) included MediaMarkt for 359.99 euros (sold out)
Nintendo Switch OLED model (white) included Amazon (sold out)
Pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED model (neon red / neon blue) now
Nintendo Switch OLED model (neon red / neon blue) included Saturn for 359.99 euros (sold out)
Nintendo Switch OLED model (neon red / neon blue) included MediaMarkt for 359.99 euros (sold out)
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (neon red / neon blue) at Amazon (sold out)
What has Nintendo changed with the OLED model compared to the original? Our video summarizes the innovations for you:
Nintendo Switch OLED model: better display, same performance
Many had hoped that Nintendo would not only give the Switch an OLED screen, but also equip the handheld console with more powerful hardware. However, this wish remains a dream. The same processor and the same amount of RAM continue to work in the new OLED switch.
Nintendo has made improvements in other areas. For example, the dock of the new switch will offer a LAN port, the console display will grow from 6.2 to an impressive 7 inches compared to the original – and the kickstand is now significantly wider and therefore more stable than the “plastic snippet” “The original console. In addition, the speakers are said to have been improved.
What do you think about the leaked price of the new Nintendo Switch? Would you have expected the OLED model to be sold much cheaper? Or do you find the price for the improved Switch console more than reasonable? Feel free to write us your opinion in the Facebook comments!