A possible release date for the limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom themed OLED Switch appears online.
A possible release date for a limited edition OLED-themed Switch The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom leaked online. This development arrives a few days after Tears of the Kingdom went up for pre-orders as the most expensive Switch exclusive to date, with Nintendo pricing the base game at $70.
A Tears of the KingdomThe Switch OLED theme has been rumored for some time now, with several experts suggesting that its announcement is just a matter of time. Nintendo is no stranger to releasing limited edition versions of its hybrid console, having introduced over a dozen of these devices over the past six years. His latest piece of collector’s gaming hardware was the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Change the OLED model, which debuted in November 2022.
After rumors that a The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED edition is also in the works, the Nintendo Prime YouTube channel is now reporting that this device is not only happening but will be available for pre-orders in less than a month. At least, that’s according to a newly surfaced SKU number leaked from GameStop’s backend system, which indicates that pre-orders for a new Switch model will open on March 10, 2023.
As Nintendo’s fiscal year ends in March, a collector’s edition of its six-year-old console would likely be a direct method of increasing its sales at the conclusion of the company’s current reporting period. Despite this, there are several reasons why this rumor should still be taken with caution.
For one thing, the leaked March 10th date mentioned in GameStop’s backend could simply be a placeholder, much like the SKU itself. The fact that GameStop appears to be affected Tears of the Kingdom the pre-orders, which offered $60 for months before Nintendo’s price hike was announced, also serve as a reminder that the US retailer isn’t necessarily up to date with the Japanese gaming giant’s latest product plans. Another thing to keep in mind is that announcements of limited edition Nintendo Switch models have historically been timed around the releases of the games they’ve been themed on, while this rumor directly implies a break with that tradition.
In general, although the existence of a Tears of the KingdomWith the Switch OLED theme looking extremely plausible at this point, its official confirmation still seems more likely to happen in late April than mid-March. In the meantime, Nintendo has already announced a limited edition Zelda product in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector’s Edition, which comes with a new amiibo link and is now available for pre-order.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches on May 12, 2023, on Nintendo Switch.
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