Here’s the best deal we’ve seen yet on a Nintendo Switch OLED: Woot has the hybrid console on sale for $289.99. That’s $70 less than the MSRP on the device. The only catch is that this is the Japanese model. Functionally, it’s exactly the same as the US model. You can select English for the language, and the Switch is not region locked, so it can play games from any region, no problem. Basically, you just get a brand-new Switch console for $70 less than the normal price.
Save $70 on a Switch OLED (Japanese Model)
The one other difference is that, instead of the standard one-year warranty you get from Nintendo on a US model, buying this one only gets you a 90-day warranty from Woot. Woot is owned by Amazon, so it’s a reliable company, but the warranty is shorter. That said, you get free shipping if you’re a Prime member (and who isn’t, this soon after Prime Day, amirite?).
You get to choose between the model with white Joy-Cons and a white stand, or the one with neon red and blue Joy-Cons and a black stand. They both look good, but I prefer the white one. It adds a splash of class to the entertainment stand, if you ask me. It also pairs well with the PS5, if you have one of those under your TV.
The only other question is whether now is a good time to buy a Nintendo Switch console. Honestly, it depends on your circumstances. The OLED screen really is gorgeous, and the colors pop way more than on the original Switch. But even at a discount, this would be an expensive upgrade for just a display.
It’s also possible that Nintendo announces its next console pretty much at any time going forward. That would be a bummer for anyone who just bought a brand-new Switch. That said, at this point in its life cycle, the Switch has a game library good enough to stand up to any other console in history.
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