Nintendo announced its new Switch with OLED screen and more storage capacity

Nintendo announced its new Switch with OLED screen and more storage capacity

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Nintendo announced its new Switch with OLED screen and more storage capacity

Nintendo surprisingly announced this Tuesday a new model of your successful consoleSwitch: now it will come with screen OLED, a significant improvement in image quality over its current version, which is LCD. It will also have more storage capacity: it goes from 32 to 64 GB. It will cost 350 dollars, 50 more than the official price of the Switch.

The OLED Switch will also be a little larger: 7 inches, against 6.2 current. And it will incorporate a port to connect to the internet via cable, something that many fans claimed since the experience over WiFi can sometimes be a bit tricky and have cuts, lag and problems.

Another modification has to do with the “kickstand”, which is the support to hold the console when playing two in portable mode. It happens that the one of the traditional Switch is a bit narrow and, in more than one case, it ended up coming out or breaking.

On the other hand, the audio was also improved.

Nintendo Swtich OLED: the update of the hybrid console of the Japanese company. Photo Nintendo

“Nintendo Switch (OLED model) launches on October 8, the same day as the Metroid Dread game, the next entry in the 2D Metroid saga that began with the original Metroid on the NES”They explained in an official company press release.

“The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is an excellent choice for gamers who want to experience the new vibrant screen when play in laptop or tabletop mode“Said the president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser.

“With the addition of this new model to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, people have the additional option of choosing the system that best suits the gaming experience they want, be it Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, “he added.

The three improvements that Nintendo highlighted

The company explained what are the improvements to the console. According to their statement:

  • TV mode: Place the Nintendo Switch system (OLED model) on the dock to play Nintendo Switch games on the TV. When using the LAN port With built-in cable, gamers can enjoy another way to go online in TV mode.
  • Desktop mode: flip the stand on the back of the system and use the system screen to play multiplayer games using two controllers Joy-con right out of the box. An adjustable wide bracket makes it a solid and resistant base. It allows gamers to freely tilt the system and adjust the viewing angle, making it easier to see the screen.
  • Portable mode: Players can take the system with them wherever they go in handheld mode and play local or online multiplayer with friends. The system’s 7-inch OLED screen provides vivid colors and sharp contrast.

Compatibility

Nintendo announced its new Switch with OLED screen and more storage capacity

Nintendo Swtich OLED: the update of the hybrid console of the Japanese company. Photo Nintendo

All the joy con of the original Switch are compatible with the new version.

In addition, the games will also be supported: nor there will be exclusivities for one or the other model.

A bestseller

Nintendo last week shared updated financial results for the last quarter. With them, you can see why the console is a tremendous success: it has already surpassed the 87.43 million units sold worldwide.

This positions it in the seventh best-selling platform, surpassing the PlayStation 3.

In addition, with these numbers he also leaves behind consoles of his own kidney: he has already gone on to the successful Game Boy Advance (81.51 million).

The next victim is going to be elusive, however: Nintendo Wii, with the high figure of 101.63 million.

With this new release perhaps the goal is closer than we think.

SL