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Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders have started in Australia - here's where so far

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders are underway right now in some countries despite the console only being announced today ahead of the October 8, 2021 release date. So it's always a great idea to steal a march on getting a hold of one for yourself. 

The Australian Switch OLED price has been confirmed at AU$539.95 and a handful of local retailers including Amazon, EB Games and JB Hi-Fi are taking pre-orders right now.

On the off chance those retailer sell out, we'll be keeping this page updated with the info on which retailers you should be keeping an eye on in the coming days to help you snag an OLED Switch. 

For now though, here's a list of Aussie stores that are taking Switch OLED pre-orders. 

What are the chances of the Switch OLED selling out? Given that the major new component is the display, we'd say less-so than Sony and Microsoft's new consoles. That said, ask anyone trying to find PS5 stock or Xbox Series X stock this year and they'll tell you what a nightmare it's been. 

Even finding a regular Nintendo Switch deal has sometimes been hard over the last year and a half, though the mid-2020 stock issues seem to have cleared and the recent Amazon Prime Day had some decent deals. 

Be warned then, that Switch OLED pre-orders may dry up as we get closer to that October 8 release date, so if you're dead-set on bagging one, we'd suggest getting in early.

Switch OLED pre-orders at launch will include two options. One with white Joy-Cons and a white dock and the other with the traditional neon blue/red controllers and black dock.

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in Australia

Amazon AU [Currently taking pre-orders]
Amazon Australia hasn't opened pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch OLED model just yet, but if history is any judge, if anyone shaves a couple of bucks off the RRP in Australia, it'll be Amazon. Keep checking back for pre-order information for Amazon.

JB Hi-Fi [Currently taking pre-orders]
JB Hi-Fi was among the first Australian retailers to start offering Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders. Only one unit is available per customer, and as of announcement day the asking price is AU$539, though if you pay that amount and the price lowers, you'll be refunded the difference.

EB Games [Currently taking pre-orders]
Along with JB Hi-Fi, EB Games started offering Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders ahead of most others. You'll need to pay a AU$50 deposit for this pre-order, and pre-orders are limited to one unit per customer. The retailer is also offering a deal where, if you trade an existing Switch model, the new one can be had for AU$299.

Nintendo Switch OLED - why should you pre-order it?

The Nintendo Switch OLED is an upgraded version of the mega-popular console that now includes an OLED display for when playing in handheld mode. The screen is larger too at seven inches (up from 6.2 inches on the original model). If your home Wi-Fi is a little weak or you want to cut down on lag for online gaming when playing on the TV, then the new ethernet port on the improved dock will be another upgrade you'll like.

Thankfully, it doesn't look like Nintendo is making any Switch games exclusive to the upgraded console, so we won't have a repeat of the situation that happened a few years back with the New 3DS release. Your old Joy-Cons will attach to the new Switch OLED as well, so there's no need to re-buy any of them when the new console launches.

If you're looking for a few extras to go with your new Nintendo Switch OLED, be sure to take a look at our Nintendo Switch headsets guide and also the best Nintendo Switch memory cards. Our Nintendo Switch Pro Controller review might help you decide to pick up the excellent traditional controller for those longer gaming sessions too.

And picking up a new console is always a good excuse to upgrade your TV, right? Head on over to our best gaming TV or best OLED TV guides for some of our favorite TVs along with today's lowest prices.

Looking much further ahead, there is of course a chance of even sweeter bundles on the consoles or accessories in the upcoming Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in November. Keep an eye out.