Nintendo has unveiled the Nintendo Switch OLED: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition, which has a release date of November 4, 2022 and will retail for $359.99 at select stores and the My Nintendo Store. The console is adorned in art and iconography that represents these latest entries in the Pokémon franchise. However, the Nintendo Switch OLED: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition will not include any actual games, and you will have to buy your own copy of Scarlet or Violet once those games launch on November 18.
As a reminder, Switch OLED launched last October, carrying a handful of use upgrades over the base model, including a 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio in handheld and tabletop mode. The standard OLED model retails for $349.99, so the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition costs $10 more than that — that’s the price of art, apparently.
Here’s a more in-depth description of what you can see decorating the Nintendo Switch OLED: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Edition:
The Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon are featured on the glossy front side of the white system’s dock, and a design inspired by the series’ iconic Poké Ball is featured on the back. The back of the system itself is adorned with special illustrations of the three Pokémon you can choose as your first partners in the game – Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly – along with illustrations of symbols players may recognize as they journey through the games. The Joy-Con controllers, which match the main colors of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, feature the school emblems of the Naranja Academy and Uva Academy that appear in the respective games.
Let us know what you think of this console option. Prior to Pokémon, Nintendo announced that Splatoon 3 was getting the Switch OLED treatment, and it is also selling (where still available) for $359.
Today, The Pokémon Company also revealed a new trailer for the upcoming games, which includes a look at the games’ three storylines and new version-exclusive Pokémon.