Best Nintendo Switch OLED prices in December 2023

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We're finally passed the point of Nintendo stock shortages and inflated retail prices, meaning we can now begin keeping accurate tabs on the best Nintendo Switch OLED prices and epic bundles. Whether you're a Mario superfan or prefer to rule Hyrule, the Nintendo Switch OLED is a flagship console for all ages, and we've found the best prices live right now in your region. 

One of the best handheld consoles that money can buy, the Nintendo Switch OLED model was first launched in October 2021 at a retail price of $349.99/£309. We've seen this price drop to as low as £299.99 in the UK during seasonal sales, but the best US prices are typically between $329.95 - $338, given that Nintendo products hold their value extremely well. 

The Nintendo Switch OLED model is an improvement on the original Nintendo Switch console (2017) with a better battery life and of course, the beautiful glass OLED screen. Take a look at our breakdown of the Nintendo Switch vs. Switch OLED if you're having trouble deciding which to buy, and we also have guides to the best Nintendo Switch games and the best Nintendo Switch accessories to get you set up. 

Best Nintendo Switch OLED prices

A man's hand picks up the Nintendo Switch OLED from its case.

(Image credit: Nintendo)

The Nintendo Switch OLED

The best Nintendo Switch to date.


Release date: 8 October 2021
Retail Price: $349.99/£309.99
Screen size: 7-inch OLED (1280 x 720 HD)
Dimensions: 102 x 242 x 13.9mm (with Joy-Cons) 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (without Joy-Cons)
Weight: 0.71 pounds (0.93 with Joy-Cons)

Reasons to buy

Fantastic OLED display and touchscreen
Great speakers
Improved battery life

Reasons to avoid

Could soon be replaced by a new model (if speculation is accurate). 

The Nintendo Switch OLED was released in October 2021 and is the fourth iteration of Nintendo's unique handheld console that can be played on the big screen too. The latest OLED model retails for $349.99/£309.99, compared with the original 2017 Nintendo Switch console priced at $299.99/£259.99, and the smaller Nintendo Switch Lite model which can be had for $199.99/£199.99. 

We think that even at the higher asking price, the Nintendo Switch OLED is great value for money with hours of fun to be had and a beautiful OLED screen for when handheld gaming is a priority. Not only that, you get enhanced speakers and twice the amount of storage than the original model, not to mention a slightly improved dock that includes a LAN port, and a wider kickstand. 

Any savings on the Switch OLED are a win, since Nintendo very rarely slashes its own prices, and Nintendo products are renowned for holding their value extremely well (the original Nintendo Switch has been the same price for six years!). The best Nintendo Switch OLED deal we've ever seen in the US was $280 in February 2022. Needless to say, this didn't last long, and we've not seen a deal like this since. In the UK the best Nintendo Switch OLED price was £309. 

See our clever deals widget below to keep tabs on the best Nintendo Switch OLED deals. The prices you see are live right now in your region, but might not hang around forever, so be sure to bookmark this page if now isn't the right time to buy. Prefer a standard Switch? See our guide to the best Nintendo Switch deals instead. 

Should I buy the Nintendo Switch or the Nintendo Switch OLED?

If you're buying a new Switch right now, you're most likely better off going for the Switch OLED. It has a better display, improved speakers, a dock with a LAN port included in the box, and double the amount of storage of the base Switch (although you can always get one of the best Switch SD cards). 

The standard Switch might suit you better if you want to save a bit of money, given that all Nintendo Switch games are compatible with both consoles, and the standard Switch console is a little less weighty too. 

If you already own a Nintendo Switch and are eyeing up the Switch OLED as an upgrade, it's probably not worth it unless you play in handheld mode a lot of the time or have long commutes. The display and sound when handheld will be far better, but you'll need to decide if this is worth the extra cost. 

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.