Nintendo Switch OLED model pre-orders go live today


Nintendo’s new model of the Nintendo Switch, which comes with a larger OLED screen and a revised dock, will be available for pre-order starting Thursday, July 15. Pre-orders go live for the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT at select retailers, Nintendo announced Thursday.

So far, the list of retailers includes (or will likely include) online stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model costs $349.99 and comes in two colors: one featuring white Joy-Cons and a white dock, the other featuring the Switch’s traditional red and blue Joy-Cons and a black dock. Other than the larger screen — it’s 7 inches, slightly bigger than the original Switch’s 6.2-inch screen — and boosted internal storage (now 64 GB), the new Switch is nearly identical to its predecessor, featuring the same processor, output resolution, and battery life.

For a full rundown of features and technical specs, check out Nintendo’s original announcement for the Nintendo Switch OLED model.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model will launch Oct. 8, the same day that Nintendo plans to release Metroid Dread for Switch.