Nintendo has finally revealed the new Switch OLED model after numerous leaks also suggested its arrival later this year. Yes, it’s the same old Nintendo Switch internally with a few minor tweaks, and essentially a OLED screen instead of LCD. Unfortunately no 4K support either, the Switch OLED will pack a 720p display with a 1080p output via HDMI in TV mode.
Starting with the obvious here, the new Switch has a 7-inch OLED touchscreen compared to the 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen of the older model. Storage has also doubled, the Switch OLED now has 64GBs of internal storage. Another interesting bit, Nintendo has finally graced the new model with a wired-LAN port, something that fans have asked for a while. Apart from these changes, it is practically the same older Switch.
Nintendo hasn’t priced this conservatively, and the Switch OLED will retail at $349 US at the time of release. The price is very close to next-gen consoles, with the PS5 Digital edition at $400 and $300 for the Xbox Series S. Obviously, Nintendo doesn’t need to worry about value as every unit is going to fly off the shelves anyways, given the global chip shortage. On the upside, Nintendo now gives you a new carry case and an adjustable port for tabletop gameplay with the Switch OLED.
The Nintendo Switch OLED will officially release on the 8th of October, you can check out the product page here.