Nintendo Switch OLED restock is extremely difficult to find. The upgraded version of Nintendo’s popular hybrid console was released earlier this month and it’s already joined the likes of the PS5 and Xbox Series X as a gaming product that is sold out at all major retailers including Amazon, Target, and GameStop.
Even buying a regular Nintendo Switch hasn’t been easy over the last 18 months, so it’s no surprise that eager gamers have snapped up the available stock of the souped-up OLED model. The Nintendo Switch OLED is practically guaranteed to be one of the most in-demand items this holiday season.
Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has weighed in on Nintendo Switch OLED restocks, saying that, “There are no major improvements that we’ve seen on the horizon. So I think the challenges will continue into 2022.” Unfortunately, it looks like keeping a close eye on Nintendo Switch OLED restocks will continue to be a necessity well into next year.
That’s where we can help, as we’re tracking restocks at every major retailer and on Twitter down below. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back often for the latest updates and information.
Also make sure to check out our Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals coverage, to see what discounts you can grab this holiday season. Plus, follow our Black Friday deals hub for new sales throughout the holidays.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED: Check Nintendo Switch OLED restock now
As of November 19, there is no Switch OLED restock. Best Buy had restock on Thursday, but is now sold out. There was no restock on Friday.
The good news is this drop comes in a period that has been fairly strong in terms of Switch OLED restocks. It’s an encouraging sign that in recent weeks Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop have all taken fresh orders of the console. Hopefully, this restock trend continues as we move fully into Black Friday deals season.
We have heard reports from trusted stock tracker Jake Randall that buying a Nintendo Switch OLED is currently much easier in-store. Your mileage will vary, but if you live local to a retailer that stocks the console it’s definitely worth having a look in person. You may get lucky!
If the shortage of the Nintendo Switch OLED wasn’t enough, Nintendo has confirmed it won’t have any more stock of the special Nintendo Switch-enabled N64 controllers until 2022. It looks like even scoring 25-year-old tech now requires serious restock hunting.
Nintendo Switch OLED tracker — stores to check
Nintendo Switch OLED restock — Check these retailers
Nintendo Switch at Amazon
Nintendo Switch OLED at Best Buy
Nintendo Switch OLED at Walmart
Nintendo Switch OLED at GameStop
Nintendo Switch OLED at Target
Nintendo Switch OLED at Nintendo
Nintendo Switch OLED restock in the U.K. — Check for stock at these retailers
Nintendo Switch OLED restock — Track on Twitter
One of the best methods of finding out when Nintendo Switch OLED restock hits online retailers is by following a dedicated stock tracking Twitter account. We’d recommend following accounts such as @mattswider, @Wario64,and @Jake_Randall_YT, they are often the first to have updates on availability.
Of course, it’s worth remembering that Nintendo Switch OLED restock can differ by region and be limited only to select stores, so not all restock updates will be available in your local area. Nevertheless, following a stock tracking account can you an edge when competing for limited stock drops.
How to buy Nintendo Switch OLED: Essential tips
Be prepared: Ahead of a restock make sure you have all the right payment details pre-saved on your device/retailer account. This will give you the best possible chance to buy a Nintendo Switch OLED. Units typically go very fast during restocks so if you’re spending time entering your credit card number you could miss your chance to secure a Nintendo Switch OLED order.
Pick a retailer: As you can see from the above list, there are an awful lot of retailers to choose from. This can actually make the process of securing a Nintendo Switch OLED a bit complicated. We advise selecting a couple of major retailers such as Target or Best Buy and keeping an eye on their Nintendo Switch OLED landing pages. Trying to regularly check every single major retailer could lead to you missing stock.
Sign up for stock alerts: Multiple retailers offer to notify you when they have the Nintendo Switch OLED in stock. While these alerts aren’t always the most reliable, we still suggest you sign up for this service at any retailer offering them. They might just tip you off to a restock.
Sign in to retailers: Ahead of a restock ensure that you’ve already signed into any retailers that you have an account with. If you don’t already have an account, make one. Things will go a lot faster when attempting to buy a Nintendo Switch OLED if you already have an account sorted when you spot one on sale. Speed is of the essence when trying to check out after all.
Keeping refreshing: During restocks it’s not uncommon for retailers to release smaller batches of stock in waves. If you jump onto a retailer’s site during a drop and the Nintendo Switch OLED appears to be already sold out, don’t instantly give up. Keep refreshing the product page and you may get lucky.
Don’t give up: While it may feel like you’ll never get hold of a Nintendo Switch OLED at times, it’s important to keep trying. There will be plenty of restocks in the coming months and if you follow all of our tips above, eventually you’ll be successful and score yourself a shiny new console.