I can't believe the Nintendo Switch OLED is the same price as the Switch in this fantastic deal

Switch OLED, boxed, on a purple background next to the words "Big Savings"
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In a surprising turn of events, the Switch OLED is on offer in the after-Christmas deals, and it's one of the better Nintendo deals we've seen this year.

A rare sight indeed - right now, you can get $50 off the Nintendo Switch OLED, knocking the price down to just $299 at Walmart - and making it the same price as the standard Nintendo Switch MSRP. In fact, it's one of the best deals we've ever seen on the upgraded model - over Black Friday, it was only discounted by $40.

I recently replaced my original Switch with the OLED version and it's completely changed how I use the console. As well its larger, more vibrant seven-inch OLED display, the Switch OLED offers enhanced audio and double the internal storage. Its kickstand is more robust, too, and the dock features an Ethernet (LAN) port.

Whereas before I could mostly only tolerate indie titles and arcade-style games in handheld mode, I ended up playing and enjoying most of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on the gorgeous, updated OLED screen. My only wish is that I'd waited for this deal...

Nintendo Switch OLED: $349.99now $299.99 at Walmart

Nintendo Switch OLED: was $349.99 now $299.99 at Walmart
With its improved seven-inch OLED display and speaker placement, the Switch OLED is very rarely discounted outside of bundle offers - so don't miss this fantastic deal if you just want the console.

Price check: Amazon - $349.99

Not in the US but still on the lookout for the best Nintendo Switch OLED deals? Take a look at the best offers in your region below. 

Want some extra Joy-con for multiplayer fun? Check out our guide to the best Nintendo Switch controllers, as well as our picks of the best games for Nintendo Switch.

Josephine Watson
Managing Editor, Lifestyle

Josephine Watson (@JosieWatson) is TechRadar's Managing Editor - Lifestyle. Josephine has previously written on a variety of topics, from pop culture to gaming and even the energy industry, joining TechRadar to support general site management. She is a smart home nerd, as well as an advocate for internet safety and education, and has also made a point of using her position to fight for progression in the treatment of diversity and inclusion, mental health, and neurodiversity in corporate settings. Generally, you'll find her watching Disney movies, playing on her Switch, or showing people pictures of her cats, Mr. Smith and Heady.