Pre-order Nintendo’s new OLED Switch model starting today, July 15, at 3:00 PM ET / 12PM PT, the company announced today. The console is scheduled for release on October 8 at $ 350, which is a $ 50 price increase over the standard Switch model. Nintendo doesn’t provide any exact details, and it encourages customers to check directly from stores for how they handle pre-orders.
Limit will soon be a complete guide to pre-ordering an OLED switch, so check back later today to find out how Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart and others handle pre-orders for the popular new console.
The OLED switch, as the name suggests, is largely focused updating the screen original switch, by replacing the 6.2-inch LCD screen with a brighter, richer 7-inch OLED panel. However, the resolution, RAM, CPU, and even the physical dimensions of the console are the same as in the original model. Despite the rumors, the OLED switch does not offer any “Switch Pro” -type upgrades for a more powerful console.
Also the new one has a redesigned stand (which extends to the entire device and appears to be a significant improvement over the original weak stand), “enhanced sound” for built-in speakers, and a new dock that adds an integrated Ethernet port.
Grabbing a new console these days is tricky, as anyone who has tried to buy a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X in recent months can witness bots, scalpers, and thousands of customers all trying to click on a limited number of consoles. And if the demand for an OLED switch is close to equal, you’ll probably need a healthy dose of luck to grab when pre-orders open later today.