Only a few days after its officialization, some media have already been able to lay their hands on the Switch OLED, the latest variation of Nintendo’s flagship console. The opportunity to discover their first impressions of this new machine.
While awaiting an official announcement during Nintendo Direct airing during E3 2021 , Nintendo has been hopelessly silent. No announcement to be made concerning this new Switch that all the rumors have been talking about for months. Finally, Nintendo decided to formalize the existence of the Switch OLED without warning on July 7, 2021 , through a simple trailer and an announcement on its official website.
The main novelty of this version of the Big N hybrid console is obviously the presence of a 7 ″ OLED panel , which offers better contrasts as well as natural and more vivid colors. The capacity of the internal memory has also been doubled to 64 GB instead of 32 GB. In addition, players will be delighted to learn that Nintendo has finally seen fit to graft an Ethernet port to the dock. Better late than never as they say.
And precisely, just a few days after its officialization, some media of the video game press have already been able to put their hands on the OLED Switch. This is particularly the case with our colleagues at GameSpot. As the tester Alessandro Fillari specifies, the Switch OLED does not represent a revolution , but rather stands out as the best of worlds between the classic Switch and the Switch Lite.
THE PRESS DELIVERS ITS FIRST OPINIONS ON THE OLED SWITCH
To the possibility of docking your console and enjoying it on your TV is therefore added a much more pleasant nomadic experience , thanks to the OLED 7 ″ panel of course. In addition to offering a better quality image as explained previously, the panel offers exemplary fluidity thanks to its 60 Hz refresh rate.
According to the editor of GameSpot, the upgraded speakers deliver sharper and thinner sound as promised , while being more powerful than those of the Switch. Finally, Alessandro Fillari welcomes the various minor changes made to the design of the machine, in particular this new rear stand, which is much more flexible and practical than in the past. The location of the SD card reader has also been redesigned to be easier to access.
You will understand, for the journalist, the Switch OLED is therefore essential as the Nintendo console offering the best nomadic experience . On the other hand, if you are looking for something new about TV mode, you will have to go your way or wait for a possible Switch Pro …