Get ready for Nintendo Switch – OLED Model!
The newest addition to the Nintendo Switch family, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, arrives in stores on October 8th.
With its vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, wide adjustable stand, new dock with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage, and onboard speakers with enhanced audio, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model is a great choice for anyone buying their first Nintendo Switch family console or considering an additional console for their household.
Whatever the reason, here are a few things you might want to know before setting up your shiny new console.
Buying a Nintendo Switch – OLED Model as your first Nintendo Switch family console?
If Nintendo Switch – OLED Model is your first Nintendo Switch family console, and you’re not sure how to get everything up and running, visit our support website to find out how to set up your console.
Ready to go online and start downloading software from Nintendo eShop? You’ll need to connect your console to the internet via a wireless connection or via a wired connection if you are using the Nintendo Switch dock (with LAN port). Once that's sorted, it's time to create a Nintendo Account if you haven’t got one yet (you can do this last step right now, so it’s ready when you get your Nintendo Switch – OLED Model).
Once you’re online and logged in to your Nintendo Account, you’re good to go! Looking for something to play? Check out these free demos and free-to-start games from Nintendo eShop.
Planning to replace your current Nintendo Switch family console with Nintendo Switch – OLED Model?
If you’re buying a Nintendo Switch – OLED Model to replace your current console, you’ll want to know how to transfer your user data so that you can access your user profile, save data and Nintendo eShop purchases on your new console.
Completed the transfer but can’t find your download games and software? Don’t worry – you just need to redownload your Nintendo eShop content!
Screenshots and videos contained in your Nintendo Switch Album will need to be transferred between microSD cards. Find out how to transfer data between microSD cards for use on Nintendo Switch here.
What About Animal Crossing: New Horizons Save Data?
Planning to move your Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data over to your new console as well? Make sure you follow the steps carefully outlined here.
Thinking about using two or more Nintendo Switch family consoles?
Want more than one Nintendo Switch family console so everyone can play wherever they like? There’s some important info around sharing games and save data between consoles that you should be aware of.
If you want to access your download software across multiple consoles, you'll want to know about playing your digital games across multiple consoles. You can also read up on the differences between primary and non-primary Nintendo Switch consoles to see how sharing games works.
Want to access your Save Data across Nintendo Switch consoles? Find out how to transfer Save Data between nearby Nintendo Switch family consoles. If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member, you can also use the Save Data Cloud feature to back up your save data* and easily access it between consoles by signing in with your Nintendo Account.
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model arrives in stores on Friday, October 8th. For more information, check out the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model website.
Not sure what to play first on your new console? Here are just a few ideas to get you started.