The New Nintendo Switch OLED Model Launched Today, Friday, October 8 And You Can Order Now Via This Page For £309.99 / $349.99.
NINTENDO is releasing a new Switch model today, just in time to add to your Christmas wish list. The Nintendo Switch OLED has had a display upgrade and a few other improvements over the original Switch, but we’re still not getting 4K gaming. The new Nintendo Switch OLED Model launched today, Friday, October 8 and you can order now via this page for £309.99 / $349.99. It’s the third and most expensive Switch model; the handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite comes in at £199.99 / $199.99 while the original has recently had a permanent price drop down to £259.99.
What has changed with the Nintendo Switch OLED?
The Nintendo Switch OLED isn’t drastically different to the original model at first glance. But closer inspection reveals a more refined design that’s very much in keeping with the chic white colourway. The volume and power buttons are thinner, the vents have had an overhaul – heck, even the game card slot looks sexier. Gone is the flimsy flap of plastic on the back; the OLED model has a kickstand that runs the length of the console. The Switch OLED is practically identical in size to the original but is slightly heavier.
NINTENDO’S new console released on Friday 8 October, but not everyone is convinced it’s a worthwhile investment. The Nintendo Switch OLED doesn’t offer the 4K gaming experience that was initially rumoured when word first got out about a new model. It’s been called ‘pointless’ and a ‘waste of money’, while Nintendo fans tempted to upgrade are also getting called out. “I thought most people canceled their oled switch pre orders when they realized it was pointless,” said one Twitter user. “Is anybody gonna waste their money on a Switch OLED? Cuz I ain’t lmao,” said another.
Nintendo Switch OLED price and specs
The chip in the Nintendo Switch OLED isn’t any more powerful than the launch model. The rumoured all-powerful, 4K gaming experience didn’t come to fruition yet, but you can check out the specs below
- Screen: 7-inch OLED touchscreen
- Resolution: 720p handheld / 1080p docked
- CPU/GPU: Custom Nvidia Tegra X1
- Storage: 64GB
- Connectivity (console):
- 3.5mm audio jack
- USB type C
- Connectivity (dock):
- USB type A (USB 2.0 compatible) x2 on the side
- System connector
- AC adapter port
- HDMI port
- Wired LAN port
- Battery life: Approx. 4.5 – 9 hours
- Charging time: Approx. 3 hours
- Size: 102mm x 242mm x 13.9mm / 4-inches x 9.5-inches x 0.55-inches (with Joy-Con attached)
- Weight: Approx. 320g / 0.71 lbs (with Joy-Cons attached: 420g / 0.93 lbs
- Price: £309.99 / $349.99
Better contrast and a wider range of colours The Nintendo Switch OLED is a moderately upgraded version of the Switch, with the main difference being the screen.
The Switch OLED boasts a 7-inch OLED screen, hence the moniker.
OLED panels typically offer better contrast and a wider range of colours but can be prone to screen burn. Luckily there are ways to avoid it and keep your Switch OLED safe. The chip is the same so don’t expect a more powerful console, and the battery life is pretty much identical. Another upgrade for those of you who play online is the wired LAN port on the dock – however, you can buy the dock separately. It’s compatible with the original Switch so if you’re happy with your LCD screen, you can treat yourself to a new dock instead for a better online experience. The Switch OLED is available in neon red and blue, and a new off-white colourway. It retails for £309.99 / $349.99.
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Switch OLED stock available at Amazon
TODAY’S the day that Nintendo is launching its new Switch console and it’s selling out fast. The Nintendo Switch OLED is the latest model of the incredibly popular Nintendo Switch but sports a ton of upgrades. You can compare models in our Nintendo Switch OLED vs Switch vs Switch Lite faceoff. But ultimately it’s a premium upgrade for users who have the cash to splurge, and a must-buy if you don’t already have a Switch. Introducing a new white colourway, the console is also available in the classic Neon Red/ Neon Blue of the original model.
Better contrast and a wider range of colours
The Nintendo Switch OLED is a moderately upgraded version of the Switch, with the main difference being the screen.
The Switch OLED boasts a 7-inch OLED screen, hence the moniker.
- OLED panels typically offer better contrast and a wider range of colours but can be prone to screen burn. Luckily there are ways to avoid it and keep your Switch OLED safe.
- The chip is the same so don’t expect a more powerful console, and the battery life is pretty much identical.
- Another upgrade for those of you who play online is the wired LAN port on the dock – however, you can buy the dock separately.
- It’s compatible with the original Switch so if you’re happy with your LCD screen, you can treat yourself to a new dock instead for a better online experience.
- The Switch OLED is available in neon red and blue, and a new off-white colourway. It retails for £309.99 / $349.99.
Will the OLED Switch be compatible with old games?
The console will also be compatible with existing Nintendo Switch games, including Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and Super Mario 3D World, so you won’t have to buy a new collection. It also has internal storage of 64GB and enhanced audio with its onboard speakers.
Fans have taken to Twitter to complain that the new Switch OLED is lacking software improvements. One annoyed customer wrote: “I feel the Switch OLED is what Nintendo wanted to come out with initially, with some stuff wanted from feedback. I feel easier on the OLED after checking the interview, and i’m not so demanding about the hardware, but software improvement is really what it needs imo.” Another wrote: “Unless OLED Model lights a fire and explodes sales I see continued decline. Nintendo has to deliver software and they are failing.”
The new Nintendo Switch OLED has released and scalpers are flipping it on eBay. Stock of the new console is selling out fast, but as retailers run out, auction sites are filling up. The Nintendo Switch OLED retails for £309.99 / $349.99, compared to the original Switch‘s £259.99 / $299.99 price tag. But prices are skyrocketing on eBay right now as scalpers snap up stock and relist the console for double the retail price, if not more. People are losing their minds and it’s the PS5 and Xbox Series X situation all over again.
This news was originally published at The Sun