As Switch 2 looms, a new Smash Ultimate Switch bundle is coming

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Even as Switch 2 rumors and leaks come out, a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle for the Switch OLED Model has been revealed, and it arrives just in time for the holiday season.

The Christmas season is always a big time for console sales. This is the season of parents gifting children their first console and workaholic gamer adults looking to splurge on some new hardware. A bundle that includes Nintendo’s latest Switch OLED Model with one of the platform’s most popular games is likely a strong choice for either group. The new bundle was spotted and photographed, then promptly shared across the internet.

The Switch OLED Model is a bit pricer than the original model, but the titular OLED display offers better graphical fidelity and quality. It also features double the storage capacity, which makes it more than an incremental upgrade to the basic Switch. Though the Nintendo Switch 2 is seemingly on the horizon, this could tempt some into picking up the Switch.

Switch 2 Smash Oled Bundle

What is in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch OLED Bundle?

The bundle comes with a Smash-branded Nintendo Switch OLED Model console, a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a 3-month membership for Nintendo Switch Online.

The bundle doesn’t include the physical copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Nintendo instead opting for a digital version. A 3-month membership also gives new Switch owners a lengthy trial run for the online side of Nintendo’s games. The Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch OLED Model bundle will not include the DLC characters, by any indication.

Last week, Nintendo unveiled a new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle for the basic Switch, which will hit shelves by November 23, 2024. The company also has new bundles for Switch Sports as well as two Animal Crossing: New Horizon-themed Switch Lite bundles, both including preinstalled copies of the game.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle

Are Nintendo Switch Bundles worth the price?

The official Switch bundles are worth the price for people who don’t own a Switch yet and want the specific game that is included.

These bundles are cheaper options for Nintendo fans. For context, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle costs the same as a regular Nintendo Switch on the official Nintendo Store. Since the retail cost of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is $59.99 and three months of Nintendo Switch Online is $7.99, the bundle essentially gives both of those for free.

As for why Nintendo is putting out so many bundles lately, it’s speculated by fans that they’re moving as many Switches as possible in preparation for the next-gen console. This has been the longest gap period for Nintendo to not release a new console in the 21st century, With murmurings of a Switch 2 coming in 2024, however, fans might not wait long for the next big Nintendo console.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

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