Finally, the Nintendo Switch portable gaming console has got a successor. The new model gets a larger 7-inch screen, this time with OLED technology for better contrast and blacks, as well as “fantastically vibrant colours”.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will make it easier to play in table mode as the angle of the console can now be adjusted. The new model also gets an all-new docking station that also has built-in Ethernet (LAN) to provide a stable internet connection. The internal storage has been increased to 64GB and the speakers have been upgraded to provide better sound.
As before, the Nintendo Switch can be played assembled, or you can remove the Joy-Con controls on the sides, plug the console into the docking station connected to the TV and play as on a desktop game console.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) will be released on October 8, the same day as the game Metroid dread. Carrying case and screen protector can be purchased as accessories at launch.
The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has three different game modes:
TV modePut your Nintendo Switch (OLED model) in the dock and play your entire Nintendo Switch game library on your TV. You can also play online via ethernet cable.
table position: Take your console anywhere and play with others using two Joy-Con Controls. What’s new with the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is that the angle can be adjusted so that it’s easier to play.
Portable mode: Play anywhere and watch the game on the built-in 7-inch OLED screen. You can play with others online, even in manual mode.
All old Joy-Con controls are compatible with the new model. The same applies to existing games.
The console is available in black/white, black/neon red and blue.