The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch once again does not include either game

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch once again does not include either game

Recently, the house of Mario revealed the admittedly gorgeous looking Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintnedo Switch OLED special edition, which you can see up close and personal in its glorious reveal video below.

What is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch?

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch comes with a striking red and purple joy-con design with related emblems on the base. The new legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon stand proudly on the white dock, catching all eyes in the room. The back of the Nintendo Switch OLED proper has a similar design to the previously released Splatoon 3 special edition, sporting a graffiti-style pattern that includes lots of references for Pokémon fans to marvel at. The one thing it doesn’t have, however, is the actual game the console is releasing alongside!

How much is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch?

With an RRP of £319.99, and releasing November 4th, the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch OLED should be a must-buy for Pokémon fans that are without a Switch. However, even if you buy this special edition console, you’ll have to purchase the Nintendo Switch game separately.

Does the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch come with a copy of the game?

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet special edition OLED Nintendo Switch does not include a copy of either Pokémon game. This shouldn’t be surprising for people that have been keeping up with Nintendo’s console releases recently. The latest special edition Nintendo Switch was the Splatoon 3 OLED Nintendo Switch. Like the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Switch, it infuriatingly did not include a copy of the game it is themed after.

Due to most Pokémon games releasing two variants of each game, it’s easy to understand why a Pokémon-themed console may not include a game. You would either have to make two different consoles or bundle both games in with it, which would put off fans that just want one copy. However, with the release of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, that’s exactly what Nintendo did. While the design of the console was the same, one bundle included the Pikachu version of the game, while the other included the Eevee variation. This begs the question as to why those titles had the game pre-installed but Scarlet and Violet’s does not.

It’s upsetting to see this new trend of releasing special edition consoles without their related game. While the special edition consoles end up being a little bit cheaper this way, if you buy the special edition console and a game, you’ll often end up spending more than you would have if the game were bundled in.

It’s unclear whether Nintendo will ever start bundling games with their special edition Nintendo Switches again, but their recent actions make it feel unlikely.

What are the best Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Nintendo Switch prices?

You can pre-order this new special edition console today. We’ve put together the best deals available at this very moment. Check out our handy comparison below and rest knowing you’ve got the best price out there.

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