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Nintendo Switch gets price cut ahead of OLED model launch

Nintendo Switch OLED Model
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The upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED model is set to arrive this October, and ahead of its big release, Nintendo's 2017 base model received a small price cut on the gaming giant's official website (opens in new tab).  

Nintendo lowered the price of the original model in the UK and across Europe, with prices now starting at £259.99 or €299.99. The original pricing was set at €329.99 in Europe and £279.99 in the UK, meaning Nintendo's popular handheld console got a permanent price cut of €30 and £20, respectively. 

This makes the upcoming OLED Switch appear significantly pricier than the base model, costing $349.99 in the US, €364.99 in Europe, and £309 in the UK. Reports indicate the original Switch in the US is expected to get a price drop, too. However, the lower price could also be due to currency.

For those interested in nabbing a Switch but aren't fussed about Nintendo's OLED display, there's now another reason to get the original console. Although, you may find some more offers in our list of best cheap Nintendo Switch deals

As for the OLED model, the upcoming Nintendo Switch is set to arrive on October 8, and you can pre-order the new OLED Nintendo Switch right now. You can expect a dock with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage, enhanced audio, and an upgraded 7-inch OLED display panel.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model came as a disappointment to those in tune with the hype around the Nintendo Switch Pro — the rumored model featuring a dramatic performance upgrade and 4K capabilities. Could it still be in the works? While it's likely to be at least a couple of years away, only time will tell.

If the OLED Nintendo Switch brought about a price drop for the base model, we may see a slightly lower price for the OLED if the Nintendo Switch Pro ever becomes a reality. Whatever the case, check out the best cheap Nintendo Switch game deals to grab before the OLED makes its debut. 

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.