Nintendo Switch OLED Replenishment Tracker: Target has consoles in stock today


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There’s a Switch OLED restock at Target today, and for the first time in a long time there’s stock for both color variants. This means you can ride incognito and get the Standard black OLED switch, or you can stand out with the new white model without paying extra.

Walmart also has the new OLED Switch in stock right now, although unlike Target, it looks like only the white variant is available here.

Like its new generation peers, the Playstation 5 and the Xbox x series, the new and improved Nintendo Switch OLED turned out to be quite difficult to track down in the months following its release. Sure, those nifty handhelds are a hot item this season, but the biggest problem is the global chip shortage which seriously hampered production, according to Nintendo, with little sign of this changing anytime soon. There were a few restockings ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday shopping spree, but, as expected, those are all but gone by this point.

The OLED Switch comes in two color variations: there’s one with white Joy-Con controllers and a white dock, and one with the traditional black color scheme and red and blue controllers. While both versions are likely to sell out quickly, the white Switch seems to be the most popular due to its stylish new look. During restocking, the version with red and blue Joy-Con controllers tends to stay in stock longer than its white counterpart, so keep that in mind.

The Nintendo Switch OLED sells for $ 350, which is $ 50 more than the standard Switch.


OLED Switch vs Original Switch: What’s Different?

While there had been rumors of a new Switch console with 4K visuals and major performance improvements, that’s not what we got with the OLED Switch. This new Nintendo Switch has a slightly larger 7-inch OLED display while still delivering the same 720p resolution when not in its cradle and 1080p visuals when connected to your TV. Despite the increase in screen size, your favorite Joy-Cons are compatible with the console.

For a full description of what’s new and different about this switch, check out this CNET’s Scott Stein OLED Nintendo Switch Explainer.

Some useful tips for buying a Nintendo Switch OLED

While we haven’t seen many Switch OLED restockings lately, it’s possible that retailers have stocked up for the holiday season. With that in mind, here are some tips to keep in mind if you’re in the market for an OLED Switch.

  • Buy only from official retailers; if you see someone selling this console on twitter, it is almost certainly a scam.
  • Make sure you read the entire ordering page as many retailers have started implementing two-step shopping systems to prevent bots from ordering for someone. Best Buy, for example, asks you to click “Buy” once to join the queue, and then you have to wait for the button to light up again to actually add the console to your cart.
  • Don’t give up just yet! If something happens to your pre-order and you can’t complete the transaction, keep refreshing. Retailers intentionally released inventory in small amounts to discourage bots from buying.
  • Seconds count when these consoles drop, so we recommend that you create an account on retailer websites so that you can bypass entering your payment information and go straight to checkout.

Read more: Nintendo Switch OLED: why I don’t worry about burn-in

Where to order Nintendo Switch OLED

Console replenishments happen sporadically, and sometimes without any kind of warning. Our best advice is to keep a close eye on these retailers.


The OLED Switch comes in two different color palettes, one being the new white option.


Amazon’s last restock was on November 5, which predates most of the major retailers who resisted until the approach of Black Friday. It’s possible Amazon may have saved some inventory for the Christmas season, but we haven’t heard of another wave yet. You can check current availability below.

Best Buy’s last restock was on November 18, but has not been available since then. You can consult its list if available below.

Walmart is the only retailer that currently has OLEDs in stock (albeit with a markup). You can check the list below.

While Target doesn’t normally have consoles available for ordering online, it does today, and depending on your location, you may be able to purchase one in person. You can check your local availability below.

GameStop last had the OLED Switch in stock on November 29, one of the more recent drops. It’s also worth noting that in the past the retailer has occasionally provided its PowerUp rewards members with early access to games and consoles, although there is no guarantee that this will be the case here. You can check its listing for availability below.


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