Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition preorders live now

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition
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We've gathered up exactly where you can place a Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition preorder right here so you can secure a copy of the limited console before it sells out. More US retailers have listed the console, but we're still waiting for them to open preorders after it sold out at Target. Meanwhile, in the UK, it's out of stock at Amazon but still available at a number of other stores. Stick with us for all the latest news.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition sports a bold red and purple design on the Joy-Con, with the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon from each game emblazoned on the front of the white dock. The back of the Nintendo Switch OLED console is plastered with graffiti-style art featuring other Pokémon, icons and logos from the games. Lastly, the rear of the dock has a cleverly included Poké Ball detail as a neat final touch.

One key thing to note, though, is that the limited edition console does not include a copy of either Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, so you'll need to purchase your next entry in the eternal catch-em-all series separately.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition is priced at $359.99 / £319.99 and you can find where preorders are currently available just below. We'll continue updating the list as more retailers put the limited edition console up for sale ahead of release on November 4.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition preorders in the US

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: check availability at Amazon US

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fs%3Fk%3Dnintendo%2Bswitch%2Boled%2Bpokemon%2Bscarlet%2Band%2Bviolet%2Bedition%26s%3Ddate-desc-rank%26crid%3D35CWWMCCSPU7B%26qid%3D1663083124%26sprefix%3Dnintendo%2Bswitch%2Boled%2Bpokemon%2B%252Caps%252C161%26ref%3Dsr_st_date-desc-rank%26ds%3Dv1%253ARsmsQqCvM5pjiKpEFlb7t8%252B3PHqyDPTXvX7NwmBML%252Fk%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">check availability at Amazon US
Amazon US hasn't even listed Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition just yet, but considering it sold out so quickly at Target we're adding this option here so you can check availability. We wouldn't want you to miss it if it sells out just as fast.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: coming soon at Best Buy

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Best Buy now has the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition listed as coming soon. No date is given as to when preorders will open but we'll keep checking over the coming days and update you as soon as we see it go live.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: coming soon to GameStop

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Now GameStop also has its product page live for the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition. It's currently unavailable to pre-order but we'll keep an eye on the page and let you know as soon as it goes live.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: $359 at Nintendo Store US

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/nintendo-switch-oled-model-pokemon-scarlet-pokemon-violet/" data-link-merchant="nintendo.com"">$359 at Nintendo Store US
Preorders aren't open just yet for this new edition of the Nintendo Switch OLED at the official Nintendo Store but the listing page is already live. We'll keep an eye on this and update you as soon as anything changes.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: $359 at TargetOut of stock –

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Out of stock – In a blink and you'll miss it moment, preorders for the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition are now sold out at Target. We're keeping this link here, though, in case any cancelled orders are put back online. Otherwise, it's suggested you check back on release day for any additional stock.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition preorders in the UK

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: £319.99 at Amazon UKOut of stock -

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.co.uk%2FNintendo-Switch-Pokemon-Scarlet-Limited%2Fdp%2FB0BDMCH944%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-21%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-21" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"">£319.99 at Amazon UK
Out of stock - Amazon has temporarily listed the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition as out of stock. The console was available to buy for six days before being removed from sale. Keep an eye on this page, though, as we've already seen the option to buy added every now and then. Plus, as we get closer to release, more should be added due to cancelled orders.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: £319.99 at Game

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The Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition is also available to pre-order at Game. The retailer does add on an extra £4.99 for delivery, so keep that in mind if you choose to buy here.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: £319.85 at ShopToOut of stock

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Out of stock - The Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition has now sold out at specialist retailer ShopTo. Even though it was limited to one per customer it's clear ShopTo had less stock than other stores as it has sold out ahead of other major retailers.

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition: £319.99 at Smyths Toys

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Smyths Toys also has the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition available for preorder. As well as the option to get it delivered, you can choose to click and collect at your local store when the console launches on November 4.

What is the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition?

The Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition is the latest limited edition console released by the house of Mario. These launches are a regular occurrence from Nintendo to mark the release of the console's biggest games. Effectively, you get the same console as you usually would, but jazzed up with a fancy design that superfans will appreciate to tie in with the release.

But this is far from the calm pastel hues of the Animal Crossing Edition and minimalistic paint splatters of the Splatoon 3 Edition. The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition features a striking design that puts the two legendary Pokémon from the upcoming games bang in the middle of the dock in fiery red and hazy purple. There's also a pair of red/purple Joy-Con to match the main artwork and a nifty Poké Ball motif embedded on the reverse.

But, there is one caveat...

Does this limited edition Nintendo Switch come with a copy of Pokémon Scarlet or Violet?

No. Unlike the Animal Crossing version in the UK, the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition does not come with either game included.

That means you'll need to buy the game separately. Expect that to be around an extra $60 / £50 on top of the price of the console. You may be able to find a small saving of up to $10 / £10 when preordering from certain retailers, though. Check out today's best price below or follow our Nintendo Switch deals hub for regular updates.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his personal use, he decided to make it his job to share all the best bargains and coupon codes with you. James also has almost a decade of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting or stacking coupon codes to get the biggest savings, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.