It’s a pretty exciting week in the Nintendo world, with Metroid dread arriving alongside the OLED Nintendo Switch model this week. This is the all time bumper lineup and you can see our reviews of both below.
However, at the top of this page, you can check Digital Foundry technical overview a system that looks at multiple hardware iterations and even looks at the OLED of the original PS Vita as a comparison. If you’d rather read the video, you can check the review at Eurogamer…
Overall, focusing on updating the OLED model in terms of this crucial screen and build quality is a very positive assessment.
Ultimately, the Switch OLED model is really about the screen, and while some may be disappointed with Nintendo’s approach to this machine, the new machine delivers the highest quality I’ve always wanted. It removes all significant flaws in the physical design of an existing device while significantly improving the screen. It looks a lot better, which makes me use the system in handheld mode more often – especially when you see how beautiful a game like Metroid Dread looks like on an updated system. But of course, if you only play in docked mode, you won’t see any real difference. Yes, it has a new modified dock with a nicer design and an actual LAN port, but other than that, it’s really the same system as before.
We don’t know when Nintendo will unveil the next-gen Switch console, but until then, the new OLED model is the best way to enjoy a superb library of games on this machine. If you don’t have a switch and want to buy one, you should get one. And if you’re already a switch owner and care about portable display quality, this is a must-have upgrade.
Let us know what you think and whether you plan on purchasing an OLED display at launch or over the holidays.