Dell Has the Only Nintendo Switch OLED Black Friday Deal We’ve Seen – IGN
This Dell Black Friday deal starts early: Dell is offering the Nintendo Switch OLED with White Joy-Cons, the recently released Splatoon 3 game, and a second wireless controller, all for only $399.99. This deal is cheaper than buying the Nintendo Switch OLED ($349.99 MSRP) and Splatoon 3 game ($59.99 MSRP) by itself, so you’re essentially getting the controller for free. This also happens to be the only currently running Switch OLED deal available.
Nintendo Switch OLED with Splatoon 3 and 2nd Wireless Controller for $399.99
Splatoon 3 came out a few months ago, so it’s unlikely to get a big price drop. It’s an excellent game that’s familiy friendly, meaning everyone, including kids, can enjoy this game. It also has fun local and online multiplayer modes so everyone can get in on the action at the same time. The MGC Switchplate wireless controller is an aftermarket controller that normally retails for $39.99. It features two magnetic switchplate covers so you can choose black or white colors, dual rumble motors, adjustable analog sticks, and mappable back buttons. It’s compact and sized for smaller hands. Overall, it’s a welcome addition.
Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 and 3 Months of Switch Online Membership for $299.99
If you don’t think you want the excellent OLED upgrade, then the standard Nintendo Switch is still an excellent console. If this deal sounds familiar, that’s because we saw something very similar last Black Friday. Nintendo isn’t exactly an innovator when it comes to Black Friday deals, but this is still very much the best Switch console deal we’ve seen this month. For the price of the Nintendo Switch console, you’re getting a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well as a 3 month Nintendo Switch Online membership.
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If you plan on using the gift card, then you’re essentially paying only $264.99 for the Nintendo Switch console. If you’re having trouble finding ways to spend that $35 gift card, then the simplest thing to do is to just buy some Nintendo Switch games or accessories. You might think that Dell only sells PCs, but they actually have a rather healthy lineup of popular Nintendo Switch games and gear.
Is the Switch OLED Worth it Over the Switch?
If you can afford the premium of the Switch OLED over the non-OLED model, then we think it’s definitely worth the upgrade. The biggest improvement, of course, is the display. The Nintendo Switch OLED features an OLED display that offers better image quality than the original LCD display. That includes deeper blacks, more vibrant colors, and a better color gradient. The text is sharper and easier to read as well. The screen isn’t that much bigger (7″ on the OLED vs 6.2″ on the non-OLED), but it does feel a lot bigger thanks to a thinner bezel. Other upgrades worth mentioning are a new and improved kickstand, a hard-wired ethernet port on the docking station, and an exclusive white Switch shell and matching Joy-Cons.
Will there be more Black Friday Nintendo Switch OLED deals?
It’s hard to say. Dell is the only vendor so far who’s promoted any Switch OLED deals for Black Friday and it’s unlikely they’ll run two separate ones simultaneously. Outside of Black Friday, we haven’t really seen the Nintendo Switch OLED on sale at all unless you count imported models from the UK.