Switch OLED pre-order delays for some
The new Switch OLED model finally launches today, but not everyone who pre-ordered the console will receive it on launch day.
The delays won't be long, and retailers expect to ship the outstanding orders next week.
- Amazon, Nintendo Store and Best Buy all suffer delays
- Many pre-orders delayed until “early next week”
- Only limited stock will be available on launch day
- Switch OLED has garnered strong reviews so far
Limited stock: The delays affect both various retailers and Nintendo's own online store. Nintendo has apparently stated that a “limited number” of Switch OLED consoles will be reserved for direct purchase at launch, presumably to prevent pre-order customers from snatching all the stock.
In demand: Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S suffered from chronic stock shortages around their respective launches last year, a situation the Switch OLED model should avoid since supply is unlikely to be as restricted by shipping delays and component shortages.