While not entirely exciting for everyone, Nintendo finally unveils the next model of the Nintendo Switch family of consoles – the Nintendo Switch OLED Model.
Nintendo Switch OLED Model Features
Nintendo has finally pulled the curtain back and announced the new version of the Nintendo Switch that fans have long suspected of the console.
While not quite the new Switch model fans were looking forward to, this does boast some interesting design enhancements.
The OLED model sports a new, larger 7-inch OLED screen, enhanced audio, larger internal storage of 64 gbs, and a larger, more adjustable kickstand. More importantly, the dock that comes with the new OLED Switch includes a wired ethernet port, which, hopefully, means no more god-awful, lag-infested Smash Bros. matches. This new model has an MSRP of $349.99.
The initial OLED models will come in two different bundles – one with a white set of joycons and one with the classic blue and red Switch joycons.
No other features have been specified at this time.
I’m curious if they will sell the new dock separately, as the ports on the bottom of this new OLED model appear to be exactly the same. As someone who has spent a ton of time fixing their initial Switch with various new SD cards, a new fan, and joycons, that is something that would, personally, be way more exciting than the new console.
You can check out the announcement trailer straight from Nintendo for yourself below.
Nintendo Switch OLED Model Release Date
The official launch date for the new Nintendo Switch OLED model is set for October 8th of this year, right alongside the hotly anticipated Metroid Dread.
This is quickly approaching as we are already in July.
Currently, there is no purchase link live on any sites, but you can expect that to hit sooner than later, and with all the console scalping going on lately, you’ll want to have your finger on the refresh button.
The new Switch model is an interesting choice but ultimately ends up feeling like a side-grade rather than the new version of the system everyone was hoping for. This, however, is all conjecture at this point, based solely on what was shown in the initial announcement trailer.
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