Nintendo has revealed that the first-ever special-edition Nintendo Switch OLED model will be themed around Splatoon 3, and it looks seriously fresh.
While Nintendo has previously released a variety of limited-edition models for the standard Switch console, this Splatoon 3 console is the first time the refreshed OLED model has been given a makeover. Note that there are no hardware changes here, it's the same great handheld/home console hybrid but with a Splatoon-inspired skin.
Previous special edition Switch consoles have proved to be very popular. In fact, several have become collector's items that can now only be found on the resale market. And the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition looks no different as multiple retailers have now sold out of the console. However as of 12:24 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition is available at Walmart.
The console was officially released on August 26, but we hoping a new wave of stock could appear to mark the launch of the game on Friday (September 9). A similarly-themed Switch Pro controller and carry case will follow in early September. And
Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition has recently been announced for release in November.
Below you’ll find all the links you need to check for stock of the limited edition Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 console.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition online
Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition: $359 @ Walmart
IN STOCK: Walmart is one of the few retailers still taking orders of the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition. We don't expect its inventory of the limited edition console to last long, so get yours ordered quick. The national retailer is selling this colorful version of the Nintendo Switch OLED console at its standard retail price of $359.
Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition: $359 @ Amazon
Check stock: Amazon has a listing page for the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition but the console is not currently in stock. We could see a restock to mark the launch of the Splatoon 3 game so make sure to keep an eye on this one.
Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition: $359 @ Best Buy
Check stock: Best Buy restocked the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition last week, but is once again sold out. There is the possibility the retailer will have fresh stock to coincide with the release of the full Splatoon 3 game. Watch this space closely just in case.
Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition: £319 @ Nintendo Store
The Splatoon 3 Edition of the Nintendo Switch OLED console wraps the popular gaming device in a funky inkling-themed wrap. It also sports all the Nintendo Switch OLED upgrades including a larger, more vibrant, screen, a wider kickstart and an improved docking station.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Splatoon 3 Edition: £64 @ Nintendo Store
The Pro Controller is an essential accessory if you take your Nintendo Switch gaming seriously. And this limited edition Splatoon 3 model is perfect for all-night sessions of ranked Turf War or for taking on the hardest challenges in the co-op Salmon Run mode.
What is Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition?
Released to mark the launch of highly-anticipated multiplayer shooter Splatoon 3, the Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a special edition version of Nintendo’s extremely popular Switch console.
It features two limited edition purple and green Joy-Cons both decked out with Splatoon decals and a really neat color-fading effect. Plus, the back of the Switch console itself is wrapped in Splatoon artwork, and if that wasn’t enough the white docking station is also adorned with images of inklings, octolings and in-game images — the neon yellow ink splat is a nice touch as well.
Rather curiously the package does not include a copy of the Splatoon 3 game. While this definitely seems counterintuitive, anybody who wants an entire console covered in Splatoon artwork probably wants the latest game in the franchise as well, it’s not the first time Nintendo has pulled a move like this. 2020’s Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition also didn’t come with a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Alongside the console, Nintendo is releasing a Splatoon 3 Switch Pro controller and a carry case, perfect for extended play sessions and taking your Switch on the go. These are both scheduled to launch a few weeks after the special edition console on September 9. This is also the same date Splatoon 3 is scheduled to release.