Nintendo Switch OLED price: below $349.99 today
The Nintendo Switch OELD price drop makes the console cheaper than $349.99 if you know where to shop
The Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349.99 MSRP, however, in July 2022, there are stores in the US where you can buy the Nintendo console for up to $10 off today. This temporary Nintendo Switch OLED price drop is available through Walmart as new and GameStop pre-owned or “open box.” This is a rare discount for the Switch OLED model and I recommended it if you’ve been on the fence due to the price or want a second console after scoring a PS5 restock or finally getting the Xbox Series X price.
Nintendo Switch OLED price drop
🔥 GameStop Nintendo Switch OLED – $339.99 refurbished or “open-box”
The Nintendo Switch OLED price at Walmart is the best pick at $10 off. If you want to shop at GameStop, brand new, the Nintendo Switch OLED price is $349.99. Factory-sealed, the Nintendo video system at Walmart is the best choice in July 2022. Now, if we could only get the Walmart PS5 restock to stay in stock longer.
Nintendo Switch OLED prices
These Nintendo Switch OLED prices do go fast. Over the weekend we also saw an Amazon price drop for a few more dollars, but it didn’t last more than a day. It’s been only a few days since the last Best Buy PS5 restock, but months since we’ve seen the Nintendo Switch in stock at the US electronics retailer.
If your heart is set on a brand new Nintendo Switch OLED, the best price we could find is from Walmart, which is charging $399.99 with the console new. Amazon has a higher price at the full $349.99, just like Nintendo does on its official website.
So far these are the best Nintendo Switch OLED prices, as we haven’t seen the Joy-Con console with an official price drop new and still sealed. Not even Amazon Prime Day deals gave us a discount in July 2022. However, with so many sales last Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year, you have to imagine that some people returned the Switch OLED Model to GameStop and Amazon. So, consoles listed in either “very good” or “excellent” condition are likely “open box” and will save you $10.
Nintendo Switch OLED restock
We have seen Nintendo Switch OLED restock regularly in June 2022 at most stores, with the console available through Amazon, GameStop, Target and some Best Buy stores on and off. This isn’t something Sony can say, even with its official Sony Direct PS5 restock store on most days of the week.
Although the PS5 restock updates have become more frequent, finding the $499 PS5 Disc and $399 Digital Edition console is still difficult and it’ll get harder when the PSVR 2 pre-order date rolls around. Demand will surge again and third-party resellers will start charging a lot, but I don’t foresee that for the Nintendo Switch OLED price.
Nintendo Switch OLED price: white vs red-blue
The more popular Nintendo Switch OLED Model in white has actually become easier to find in stock for $349.99 than the Neon Red and Neon Blue Switch OLED. It’s the reverse of the demand we see between the two current Switch OLED colors. This means Nintendo must be producing more of this Switch OLED color. The Shortcut has reached out to Nintendo for comment.
Best Buy stores, for example, had the white version of the Nintendo Switch OLED in stock in June. Meanwhile, most Best Buy stores show that the Red and Blue color is out of stock in many parts of the United States. This is despite the fact that search data suggests that the white version has been twice as popular since its launch.
The Nintendo Switch OLED at Target is also sold out of the red and blue color, while the white version was readily in stock at most, but not all stores in the US. Walmart is experiencing the same restock issues with the Neon Red and Neon Blue version of the Switch OLED, while the white color is readily in stock.
Resellers were pouncing on the opportunity to upsell the Nintendo Switch OLED in Neon Red and Neon Blue when it first launched. At the time of writing, some colors have been going for $389.99 for the console through third-party resellers, a $40 price increase over the MSRP set by Nintendo.
Nintendo Switch OLED price forecast
The fact that the Nintendo Switch OLED price has dropped in 2022 – even as a used console – is a good sign for consumers. It means demand for the new Switch has decreased dramatically since its peak popularity during Black Friday. Meanwhile, demand for the next Target PS5 restock and Amazon PS5 restock shows no signs of letting up any time soon.
There’s a very good chance that the global chip shortage could make finding a Switch OLED restock difficult again in the coming weeks and months. But that’s not likely to be a problem until demand surges, likely right before Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals in 2022. If you need a Switch OLED Model, get it by October 2022.
The price drop means you’ll be able to save at least $10, a better value than a PS5 Disc, which costs more at either $399 or $499 and isn’t going to be on sale any time soon. With Sony, there’s often a PlayStation Plus discount code (very few of those for Nintendo Online) and PS Plus free games every month. Still, the Switch OLED at $10 off seems like a wiser investment right now, unless you can hold out for official Nintendo Switch 2 news that always appears to be in the offing.