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Nintendo Switch OLED store restock list and updates

Where to buy a Switch OLED from Nintendo, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and more

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Finding a Nintendo Switch OLED Model is difficult. If you’re looking to get your hands on Nintendo’s latest hardware, you’re not alone. Keeping an eye on all the Nintendo Switch OLED restock alerts and updates can be time-consuming, but there are several tactics to help make your life easier.

In this Nintendo Switch OLED store restock and tracking guide, we’ll share links to every retailer we can find that carries the new console and explain how to find Twitter accounts that post up-to-date restock links as they become available. This guide will also share some best practices when trying to purchase a new console. We’ll also give you weekly updates on when each retailer last announced a drop for the system.

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Switch OLED restock updates

Keeping track of when Switch OLED restock updates go live can be a challenge. While no one resource can give you that information immediately, one of the best ways to keep track of news is knowing when restocks occurred. Understanding when drops happened can give you an insight into what cadence each retailer has for their restocks.

Since most retailers don’t announce when restocks happen, we’re compiling a restock list showing when the Switch OLED was restocked at various stores. This list is current as of Dec. 23, 2021.

Nintendo Switch OLED store restock list and updates

Retailer 12/18-12/23 12/13-12/17 12/4 - 12/13 11/28 - 12/3 11/21 - 11/27
Retailer 12/18-12/23 12/13-12/17 12/4 - 12/13 11/28 - 12/3 11/21 - 11/27
Amazon --- --- 12/10 --- ---
Best Buy --- --- --- --- ---
GameStop --- --- 12/10 11/29 ---
Nintendo --- --- --- --- ---
Target --- --- 12/9 --- ---
Walmart --- --- 12/9 --- ---

Switch OLED restock store links

The Nintendo Switch OLED comes in two colors. The white set version is the brand new look for the refreshed console. As it’s the latest design for the new system, finding it in stock may be a little more difficult than the alternative option. You can also find the neon blue/neon red set, which mimics the design seen in the original Switch. Both versions of the console retail for $349.99.

To help you search for when the Nintendo Switch OLED has a store restock, we’ve listed several retailers below. Bookmark this page and return here to check these links often for the most up-to-date restock links.

While the retailers above are some of the most well-known stores that stock the Nintendo Switch OLED, you can find the console on other outlets. When visiting other retailers or resellers, be sure you check the price before you purchase. For any number of reasons, including bundles, some sellers may offer the console but at higher prices than the system originally retailers for.

Restock alert trackers to follow

If you like the idea of getting alerts when the Nintendo Switch OLED gets restocked at various retailers, then consider keeping an eye on Twitter.

There are several accounts that make it their mission to keep users up to date on restocks with up-to-date alerts on when they find hardware on sale. Keep in mind that some of the accounts that tweet links may also share affiliate links for several retailers.

We’ve had luck with Twitter trackers like @SwitchStockNews which focuses primarily on Nintendo’s consoles. There are also broader accounts like @PS5restocks_etc which we’ve also used to purchase a new Switch in between their updates on other current-gen systems and graphics cards.

How to use Twitter trackers for restock updates

Using Twitter restock tracker accounts is one of the best ways to secure a new console, but following alone isn’t enough. Here’s what to do.

On Twitter, click the bell icon to get notifications when the account tweets. While these users do their best to post restocks as quickly as they can, they may also post news, updates, and retweet followers who have had success thanks to their accounts. (The best accounts keep the chatter to a minimum, which you can check for yourself with a quick scroll through the last several tweets.) The best-case scenario is that one of these accounts tweets a store link with in-stock Switch OLEDs, and you click on the notification in time to purchase a new system.

A good way to make sure you don’t miss your chance is to have a smartphone or a tablet pushing updates to those devices whenever they tweet. From there, you can click on the update notification and then click on the retailer link in the tweet. We used this method to secure a Nintendo Switch OLED from Nintendo’s official online shop and GameStop thanks to the Twitter restock trackers we follow.

Log in everywhere

Responding to a Twitter notification and quickly trying to buy a Nintendo Switch OLED requires speed and luck. This process can be stressful, but if you set up a few things in advance, you’ll have a better chance of securing a new console.

After you’ve set your Twitter account to receive updates, log in at every possible retailer on your computer, smartphone, and tablet. That includes online shops like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and more. Go to your account settings, and make sure your credit card, billing address, and shipping address are all current. You don’t want to fill in this information while trying to check out.

Enable fast checkout

You can use quick settings like Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering to set up a default payment method and shipping address to check out as quickly as possible. If other retailers have similar features, set them up in advance.

If you’re on Apple devices, some retailers like GameStop let you quickly check out with Apple Pay, which is exactly how one of us got a Switch OLED Model recently. If you’re using Apple Pay, make sure your credit card, billing address, and shipping address are up to date and that the card or account tied to your Apple Pay account is available in your wallet on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac — wherever you might make the purchase from, in other words.

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