The Nintendo Switch OLED model was finally announced back in July, and if the console’s bigger screen and additional features appeal to you, the good news is you can preorder it from a bunch of outlets in Australia. At $539.95 it is a significant investment (and currently costs about $160 more than the regular Switch) but anyone looking for a better handheld experience will find it here.
There’s plenty of time between now and October 8 to make a decision but given the phenomenal popularity of the Nintendo Switch (particularly in the coronavirus era) you should consider just how desperately you want it now.
For a quick rundown, the major differences between the OLED model and the original are:
- New 7-inch OLED screen
- White Joy-Cons and Switch Dock
- 64GB of internal storage
- Enhanced audio
- Wider adjustable stand
- LAN port
If all that sounds like a juicy improvement, here’s all the Switch OLED preorders available in Australia. Note: This post has been updated with more links since its original publication.
Amazon Australia is now taking pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch OLED, with both versions of the console going for $539.
EB Games is currently offering Nintendo Switch OLED model preorders for $539. You’ll need to put a $50 deposit down, and you can pay the rest off between now and October.
If you’d prefer to trade in your current Switch, you can also do that at EB. It’s offering the OLED model for $299 when you trade in your original Switch model plus two Switch games. A similar offer is also available when you trade in a Switch Lite and two Switch games, which will knock the OLED’s price down to $369.
JB Hi-Fi has also gone live with their Switch OLED preorders, and you can also grab it for $539 there. It doesn’t appear JB Hi-Fi offers a deposit, so you will have to pay the full amount to secure your Switch console.
It also doesn’t appear to have a trade-in offer like EB Games — but you might like to head in-store and ask how much a trade-in for your console would be (provided you aren’t currently in lockdown).
Kogan’s offering the same prices too, unsurprisingly. The Neon and White models are available on the same page for $539 — simply change the colour setting on the box to flip between the two.