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Nintendo Switch vs Switch OLED Comparison & Differences

How does the Switch OLED stack up vs the original Nintendo Switch – check out the full comparison!

Nintendo fans had been waiting for a new Switch model for ages now. Releasing all the way back in 2017, the Switch’s hardware is slightly outdated now, although plenty of the games still look stunning.

Now that the new Switch OLED has been announced, fans are asking how different the new model is from the old one. Luckily, we have all of the answers for you.

But first, check out the Nintendo Switch OLED reveal trailer.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Announcement Trailer

Switch Vs Switch OLED Comparison – What Are the Differences?

SpecsNintendo Switch Nintendo Switch OLED
Screen Size6.2-inch LCD Screen7.0 inch OLED screen
Storage32 GB of internal storage64 GB of internal storage
WeightApproximately .66 lbs
Approximately .88 lbs with Joy-Cons
Approximately .71 lbs
Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Cons
Ethernet PortNoYes
CPU/GPUNVIDIA Custom Tegra processorNVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Screen Resolution1280 x 7201280 x 720
Battery LifeApproximately 4.5 – 9 hoursApproximately 4.5 – 9 hours

Is it Worth Buying A Nintendo Switch OLED?

These specs show that the differences between the original Nintendo Switch and the OLED model are fairly small. Of course, the main difference is a bigger screen which will make it easier to see all the tiny details in the upcoming Zelda game.

Check out the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer if you haven’t already.

Also, the Switch OLED has double the internal storage of the Switch, meaning you can have twice as many games installed on the new 64GB model. This is perfect if you plan on getting both of the new Pokemon games coming soon.

Additionally, the ethernet port will make online fights in games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate much smoother. And you’ll want to get some practice in as a new character is coming to Smash very soon.

Unfortunately, the battery life and processing power remain the same, alongside the screen’s resolution. Therefore, this new version is not a major upgrade that many fans had been hoping for.

These are just the main differences, so if you like the look of the new model, make sure to check out the full Nintendo Switch OLED technical specs too.

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Meanwhile, Nintendo has revealed the total Switch online subscriber count, and it’s huge. There will also be a number of online improvements to the service coming soon.

Also, in case you missed it, Samus is getting a 2D game for the first time in almost 20 years. Check out the Metroid Dread E3 2021 trailer.

Finally, let’s hope that there are plenty of Switch OLEDs available to buy. Nintendo has been hit hard by a huge shortage of parts, causing Switch stock shortages.

(Source: Nintendo)

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