We’re now just a few days away from Nintendo’s Zelda-inspired Nintendo Switch OLED launch on April 28th. The special-edition console retails for $359.99 and commemorates one of this year’s most anticipated video games, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which will drop alongside a new Zelda-themed controller and carrying case two weeks later, on May 12th.
Where to preorder the Nintendo Switch OLED Tears of the Kindom Edition
For those eager to get their hands on the limited-edition console first, you can still preorder it directly from Nintendo as well as Amazon and Best Buy. Unlike the standard Switch, the Switch OLED boasts a vibrant seven-inch OLED display, 64GB of storage, and an improved kickstand, along with a handful of other small updates. The Tears of the Kingdom Edition doesn’t offer any improvements over the standard OLED model, but it comes with gold Joy-Cons and a docking station decorated with classic Zelda iconography.
Nintendo’s limited-edition console celebrates the forthcoming launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It includes a Nintendo Switch OLED, Zelda-themed Joy-Con controllers, and a docking station outfitted with Zelda iconography.
Where to preorder The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
To be clear, this is not a bundle, so you won’t be saving any money on Tears of the Kingdom and will have to preorder the game separately — which you can currently do at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and GameStop for around $69.99. However, Switch Online subscribers can save a little on the title when they buy a Nintendo Switch Game Voucher for $99.98, which they can use to purchase two full-price games on the Nintendo eShop. If you use the voucher to purchase the upcoming Zelda game and a second title from this list, such as Metroid Dread ($59.99) or the recently released Advance Wars reboot ($59.99), you’ll essentially be buying each for $49.99 for a total of $99.98. Altogether, that equates to a total of $30 in savings across both games.
Just note that preordering directly from Nintendo means you won’t receive any of the exclusive, retailer-based perks currently on offer. GameStop, for instance, is offering a wooden plaque adorned with what appears to be Hylian text, while Best Buy is throwing in a free Zelda art print.
Nintendo Switch Game Voucher
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can buy a digital voucher to use on two qualifying games. Once purchased, you have 12 months to redeem each individual voucher. You can have up to eight active vouchers, though you must maintain your Switch Online subscription until you redeem them.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and will be available starting May 12th for $69.99.
Where to preorder Nintendo’s Zelda-themed Switch accessories
In addition to the console, Nintendo is releasing a Zelda-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $74.99. It won’t be available until May 12th, however, and it’s currently sold out at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and other retailers. Like the console, the Zelda-themed peripheral comes outfitted with Zelda-inspired details, including a Hylian crest, a white grip, and gold embellishments. However, it’s otherwise identical to the standard Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which remains one of the best Nintendo Switch controllers you can buy thanks to its comfortable design and unmatched set of features.
The limited edition Nintendo Switch Pro Controller comes outfitted with some other Zelda-inspired details but offers the same features as the standard Pro Controller.
You can also preorder a Zelda-themed Nintendo Switch OLED carrying case for $24.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and GameStop. Like the controller, this won’t be available until May 12th, but you can still preorder the black-and-gold accessory ahead of its launch.
The black-and-gold Nintendo Switch carrying case is designed to protect your Nintendo Switch OLED from scratches and unwanted blemishes.
Update April 13th, 11:50PM ET: Updated preorder availability for Nintendo’s Zelda-themed console and its accompanying accessories, which are now sold out in some instances.