The Switch OLED, formerly Switch Pro, is a sea serpent we’ve been talking about for months. Nintendo has always been very evasive about it, but that’s it! The Japanese firm has just formalized the existence of the OLED Switch, a new version of its hybrid console equipped with a 7-inch OLED screen.
Long evoked by the nickname Switch Pro, Nintendo has just put an end to a long suspense of several months. Indeed, the Japanese manufacturer has just made official the existence of the OLED Switch on Tuesday, July 7, 2021. In this file, we will summarize everything we know about the machine. Of course, we will update it regularly if other information appears.
WHEN IS THE OLED SWITCH RELEASED?
The OLED Switch is now a reality, but it will take a bit of patience before you grapple with it. Indeed, this new version of the famous hybrid console will not be available before October 8, 2021 . For now, pre-orders are not yet open, either on the manufacturer’s official store, or from the various resellers on the web.
However, the more impatient among you can register on My Nintendo Store to find out when the product will be available for purchase. You will find the link right here to participate .
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THE OLED SWITCH?
The Switch is already displayed at different prices depending on the merchant sites. Micromania sells it for 349 euros while Fnac raises the price to 359 euros. In the United States, it is marketed at 349 dollars, which is consistent. Recall that at its launch, the Switch was sold for 329 euros and that it is currently sold for less than 300 euros.
WHAT ARE THE NEW FEATURES OF THE OLED SWITCH?
In short, here is the list of new features of the OLED Switch:
- a 7-inch OLED screen
- an Ethernet port integrated into the dock
- a dock with a revised and corrected design that can now be purchased separately
- a wider foot at the back and adjustable in 2 positions
- a storage 64GB (instead of 32 of the vector Switch)
- a better audio quality
The Switch may be an excellent console, but it was already technically outdated when it was released. It is all the more so today. Difficult in 2021 to be satisfied with a mediocre LCD screen. This is why drastic improvements would be planned by Nintendo.
As its name suggests, the OLED Switch therefore embeds a brand new OLED panel that will bring clear advantages, such as higher contrast, more natural and vibrant colors, and better energy consumption. However, even with this notable improvement, the console struggles to convince some players , who do not fail to recall that the PS Vita already offered an OLED screen when it was released in 2011 .
Note also that the console is slightly larger than its predecessor, since we go from a 6.2 inch screen to a 7 inch screen . We then notice some changes on the design side, such as the presence of a large adjustable stand , which will “ adapt to your preferred viewing angle to allow you to play comfortably in portable mode on a table”.
Another notable improvement and long requested by users, the OLED Switch will FINALLY include an Ethernet port . Players who like online multiplayer with a Wi-Fi connection that leaves something to be desired will therefore be able to connect wired and enjoy better speed. Essential when it comes to beating up strangers on Super Smash Bros Ultimate.