A new Switch bundle has leaked, and it's a pretty good deal

A new Switch bundle has leaked, and it's a pretty good deal
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Joseph Kime


6th Nov 2023 09:58

The Nintendo Switch might be nearing the end of its life, but that doesn't mean that the team behind the home-handheld-hybrid is ready to give up on it in the meantime.

Many fans are expecting a brand new console to touch down next year, and whether it ends up being a souped-up version of the Switch that we know and love or something else entirely, we'll likely be there on day one - but still, the Switch is getting a lot of support, and Nintendo is more than willing to keep shipping consoles to retailers.

And now, as a pretty big surprise, a new bundle has arrived - and it's a pretty solid deal.

Nintendo Switch OLED Smash Bros bundle arrives on shelves

Without any kind of fanfare, Nintendo has revealed that there's a brand new bundle coming to shelves with the Nintendo Switch OLED, the edition of the console with a drastically brighter display.

The bundle features an OLED console with exclusive Joy-Con controllers that echo the Smash Ball that has become the iconography for the Smash Bros series, a digital copy of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and three months of Nintendo Switch Online in-package.

The Smash OLED Bundle seems like a great deal

An Inkling rolls over Samus and Mario with a paint roller in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
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We don't have any kind of pricing structure for the bundle just yet, but if you consider it alongside the other OLED console bundles on the market, this makes for a pretty great deal. Super Smash Bros Ultimate's price has hardly budged since it launched, and to package it with three months of Nintendo Switch Online is a nice addition that'll let the newbies to the fighter take to the servers to get shown how the pros really play the game. The poor things.

It's a shock that Nintendo hasn't made much noise about the console, as it very much seems like the right deal for fighting game fans. Rumours indicate that there could be a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe version coming too, so we'll have to keep our eyes peeled - but it looks as though, strangely, the year before it's expected to die, 2023 could be the best time to pick up a Switch.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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