Four years after launching the Switch around the world, Nintendo it is releasing an updated version of his phenomenal success console. Then years of rumors, the company has finally confirmed the existence of a new Switch model with an OLED display. It will cost $ 349.99 and will arrive on October 8th.
As expected, the latest model has a larger, seven-inch screen. The 720p OLED display, which Nintendo claims is more vivid, is a step up from the 6.2-inch LCD screen in the original Switch. The console has significantly reduced bezels and 64 GB of memory, while the dock has a wired LAN port.
Nintendo promises “enhanced audio” with the new Switch, which works with all existing Joy-Con controllers. The company offers it in the traditional neon red / blue color scheme with a black basin, or in a white / black color scheme with a white basin.
The new Switch also has what it looks like massively improved kickstand that extends across the entire width of the bottom of the console. It can be pushed to any angle and looks much more robust than the small fragile piece of plastic that supported the old Switch.
However, there was no 4K output while it was anchored, as reports had widely suggested. You can always play only at a maximum resolution of 1080p on your TV. Neither does Nintendo add any other internal components. The OLED device was noise having a new chipset with support for NVIDIA’s DLSS upscaling technology, but that’s not the case this time around. The company has also warned that changes like the bigger screen mean the new Switch might not work as well with Nintendo Labo products.
The original Switch is still on selling as hot cakes, so there’s a case to be made that Nintendo doesn’t even need to update the console just yet. But the Switch’s original display and huge bezels are starting to look a bit dated in 2021; this OLED screen should significantly modernize the experience. That said, for people who want to save some money, Nintendo will continue to sell the original Switch, at least for now.
It is very likely that demand far exceeds supply. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said investors in a May call that society was still struggling with scarcity and production problems. U current global shortage of semiconductors it will also limit production capacity. So, the new Switch might be even harder to find than the current console has been at many points.
Since releasing the original Switch in 2017, Nintendo has released a revised model with a battery upgrade. He also released the handheld sole Change Lite in 2019. Two years later, moving in the other direction with an updated Switch is a logical move. Good luck getting your hands on one anytime soon, though.
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