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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Rondina

Nintendo Switch OLED Announced

New Nintendo hardware is on the way this fall with a bigger, more vibrant screen, improved internal storage and other improvements.

In a surprise announcement Nintendo pulled back the curtain on the Nintendo Switch (OLED model). This new model of the hardware will feature a 7-inch OLED screen, wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port and 64GB of internal storage.

Nintendo OLED hardware details

The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has a similar overall size to the Nintendo Switch system, but with a larger, vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with vivid colours and crisp contrast. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) also features a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, a new dock with a wired LAN port, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop play.

Launching this Fall

The OLED Switch launches on Oct. 8, the same date as Metroid Dread, the next entry in the 2D Metroid saga. The vibrant OLED screen and enhanced audio is perfect to continue your intergalactic adventures with Samus Aran.

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will let players experience enhancements in all three play modes:

TV mode: Set the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) system into the dock to play Nintendo Switch games on the TV. By using the built-in wired LAN port, players can enjoy another way to connect online in TV mode.

Tabletop mode: Flip the stand on the back of the system and use the system’s screen to play multiplayer games using two Joy-Con controllers right out of the box. A wide adjustable stand makes for a solid and sturdy foundation. It allows players to freely tilt the system and adjust the viewing angle, so it makes it easier to see the screen.

Handheld mode: Players can bring the system wherever they go in handheld mode and play local or online multiplayer with friends.

Nintendo Switch OLED hardware options

When the system launches, it will come in two colour options - a white/black and neon red/blue Joy-Cons. The hardware will breakdown as follows:

• Nintendo Switch (OLED model) white set, which features white Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.

• Nintendo Switch (OLED model) neon red/neon blue set, which features neon red and neon blue Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a black dock.

OLED accessories

The new hardware will also have new ways to accessorize the way you play on the go. A carrying case and screen protector set for Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will also be available.

Full backward compatibility with hardware and software

All previously released Joy-Con for Nintendo Switch are compatible with this new model. Additionally, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games.

Do you plan on picking up the Nintendo Switch (OLED model)? Let me know in the comments below!


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