If you want a Switch OLED, you usually have to pay $349.99 – $50 more than the standard Switch. Now that’s not the case for Sam’s Club members, who can get one, along with a slew of free accessories, for $299.99 by selecting “to retrievebefore adding one to your cart.
In addition to the console, which includes two white Joy-Cons, this bundle comes with a 256GB SanDisk microSD card, a wired PDP Faceoff Deluxe Plus controller (with a headphone jack for wired listening), PDP’s LVL40 wired gaming headset, and the Mario Commuter Case to take everything with you. That usually costs $439.98, but you save $140.
a membership in Sam’s Club costs $50 per year for its Club tier, or $110 per year for its Plus tier, which offers more benefits, including free shipping. The cost of shipping for Club level members is $4, which isn’t bad.
What sets the Switch OLED apart from the standard Switch: It mostly comes down to the screen, although there are other benefits. It features a 7-inch OLED 720p display, which has much greater contrast and color accuracy than the Switch’s standard 6.2-inch LCD display. The Switch OLED also benefits from twice the onboard storage (64GB vs 32GB), smaller bezels around the screen, improved speakers and a much better kickstand. However, in terms of power, it is identical to other Switch consoles. One last benefit: the dock has a built-in Ethernet port for wired connectivity, so you get much faster download speeds and online performance without additional accessories.
This deal came to my attention from Wario64‘s Twitter account, and the timing is right, as today is Mario Day, a time when Nintendo and many retailers are discounting almost anything with the word ‘Mario’ in the name. Sam’s Club says this deal will last until April 9, but it might be best to take advantage of it sooner rather than later, in case dwindling stock causes the retailer to withdraw the offer.