The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders are now live, with Best Buy jumping in early in the US and ShopTo offering early orders in the UK. These are the first listings we've seen since Ninty dropped the announcement for the new special edition yesterday, so we'd recommend heading over as soon as possible if you're looking to bag yourself a new device. Some stores (GameStop in the US and Game in the UK) have already run out of stock. You'll find pre-orders open for those with a Best Buy account at the expected $359.99 MSRP in the US, and for £319.85 at ShopTo in the UK.
We haven’t had a Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch edition so far, which means mega fans are going to be seeking out a pre-order as soon as they hit the shelves. We’ve been tracking console stock since those heady days of 2020, so we know all the tips and tricks to find a Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order in good time.
There are a few retailers we’d recommend keeping an eye on in particular. Last year’s Splatoon 3 special edition launched at Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon in the US first, with UK retailers Amazon, Currys, and ShopTo showing up early as well. These are the stores we’d be refreshing when more Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch pre-orders do go live, and you’ll find plenty more information below.
Of course, if you're just after the game itself, we're seeing plenty of Nintendo Switch deals up for grabs ahead of that May 12 release date. Be sure to check out our full guide to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-orders for the best offers.
Pre-order The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED in the US
Best Buy | Pre-orders available now
Best Buy is the first retailer we've seen offering pre-orders of the Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED. You'll need an account to get yours in the bag, but this is your first shot at the new console.
Amazon | Check for stock
Amazon is often one of the first retailers to offer special edition pre-orders, but its also one of the fastest to get your console to you on launch day. If you’re a Prime member you get that excellent service for free as well. We aren’t seeing any inventory live right now, but stay tuned for more.
Walmart | Check for stock
Walmart generally ties with Amazon for speed, but sometimes outlasts its online giant competitor in stock. Shipping times might be a little slower, but if these pre-orders move fast, Walmart is likely to have your back. Again, we’re still waiting for stock to land but we’re keeping a close eye.
GameStop | Check for stock
GameStop actually leaked the new Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED before today’s Direct, which means there’s a good chance pre-orders will be alive and well here. We aren't seeing any stock yet but GameStop is a step ahead of Walmart and Amazon, with a listing page live on the site.
Pre-order The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED in the UK
ShopTo | Pre-orders available now
ShopTo is the first UK retailer we've seen offering The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders today. That's excellent news for anyone looking for peace of mind that their new device is in the bag.
Amazon | Check for stock
Amazon is your go-to if you’re after a speedy pre-order and you’re aiming to get your new console on day one. While stock is elusive here as well, we’re checking back constantly for new updates.
Currys | Check for stock
An old favorite, Currys often has an allotment of pre-order stock ready to go just after announcement. We’re also used to seeing extra discounts on games or merch for those who pre-order here as well.
Very | Check for stock
It’s a little slower, but if stock does start to run out during the pre-order stage, it’s worth taking a look at Very. This retailer regularly packages games and other accessories in with high demand items like this, which helps them stay on the shelves a little longer.
What is the Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order price?
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED will launch at $359.99 / £319.99. That’s inline with previous special edition consoles, with a $10 / £10 surcharge for that game-specific colorway.
What is the Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED release date?
The new console will launch on April 28 and pre-orders are just starting to filter through to the shelves now. That's just a few weeks before the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release date on May 12.
Does the Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch OLED come with Tears of the Kingdom?
Nintendo doesn't tend to ship its special editions with copies of the games they're tied to, and the same is true here. You'll need to pick up a separate copy of Tears of the Kingdom for the full experience.
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