Nintendo confirms Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED

There's a new Switch OLED that's coming out later this year and, while it's not more powerful, it does look mighty awesome.

Performance isn't one of the reasons why people buy themselves a Nintendo Switch. The biggest selling point of the hybrid console is its portability and excellent selection of "true" exclusives. It also helps that Nintendo knows what it is doing with the special edition Switch variants.

The limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom-themed Switch OLED is probably one of the reasons why Nintendo expects to sell a lot more of the consoles this year.

The limited edition Switch consoles are a big seller for Nintendo, which is why the upcoming Zelda-themed Switch OLED is making headlines.

Announced during The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay debut, the incoming Switch console will launch on April 28, weeks ahead of the launch of the Breath of the Wild sequel.

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The special edition console isn't an upgrade - it's functionally the same as the Nintendo Switch OLED - but that's not why it will likely sell like hotcakes. The decked-out Joy-Con controllers and dock are clearly inspired by Tears of the Kingdom. This is the perfect chance to get a Zelda-themed Switch since Nintendo didn't have one available when Breath of the Wild came out with the Switch in 2017.

Tears of the Kingdom is an early frontrunner to win GOTY.

At $359.99, the Zelda-themed Switch OLED is priced the same as other limited-edition Switch OLED releases. Similarly, you won't get a copy of the game with the custom-themed console. Although, it wouldn't surprise us if retailers will bundle them together anyway.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be out on May 12 following an earlier delay. It's the most expensive Switch exclusive.

Ray Ampoloquio
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