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Nintendo Switch OLED Model Officially Announced

The news we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, as Nintendo finally announces the Nintendo Switch OLED model.

The Nintendo Switch is one of the biggest consoles in recent history. In fact, Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid is still outselling both Xbox and PlayStation every single month.

When it comes to game companies, Nintendo has a global appeal, and one that’s unrivaled throughout the industry. But there’s no question that the Nintendo Switch is a little underpowered.

Despite the Nintendo Switch’s insane sales figures in 2021 alone, it’s certainly time for an upgrade.

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) Announced
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Even launch title Breath of the Wild has some areas where the Switch struggles to keep the open-world title’s frames stable. What’s more, Pokemon Legends: Arceus looks to already be having issues, judging by the frame rate of the title’s reveal trailer alone.

Thankfully, Nintendo has the solution to our problems. But how does the Nintendo Switch OLED Model compare to the original Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Announces Switch Upgrade – Nintendo Switch OLED Model

At last, the long-awaited follow up to the Nintendo Switch is here, with the Nintendo Switch OLED model.

We’ve been hearing the leaks for months and now we finally know what the Nintendo Switch OLED has to offer. In the past, we’ve seen leaks that claimed a Nintendo Switch Pro will finally be capable of 4K.

However, it looks like the Nintendo Switch OLED Model will actually feature a 7-inch OLED screen, where improved visuals are concerned. There’s also a wide adjustable stand, allowing the device to rest more comfortably during portable gaming.

UPDATE: How to Pre-Order the New Nintendo Switch OLED Model

nintendo switch OLED model
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What’s more, the console has a range of other boosts that set it apart from the standard Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch OLED Model features a wired LAN port in its dock, and enhanced audio for the system’s onboard speakers.

But that’s not all, check out the Nintendo Switch OLED Model full specs here, with resolution, battery life, and more!

The console comes in the sleek new white look showcased here, but also in the traditional red and blue Switch color scheme. The device is compatible with all previously-released Joy-Cons and the full library of Nintendo Switch games.

With that in mind, could a Nintendo Switch Pro still be coming? After all, a leak revealed that the Switch Pro would have exclusive games at launch.

With the Nintendo Switch already facing a huge stock shortage this year, it’s going to be hard to get your hands on the new device!

Nintendo Switch OLED model Announcement Trailer
(Source: Nintendo)

The new Nintendo Switch OLED Model will retail for $349.99 and is available from October 8.

Recently, Nintendo also confirmed that improvements are coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Perhaps the publisher wants to improve the overall Nintendo Switch experience with the launch of the new OLED model.

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What’s more, there’s even a new Metroid game releasing for Nintendo Switch this year! And we know more than ever about the final two Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters ahead of their reveal trailers!

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