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Nintendo Unveils New OLED Nintendo Switch, Coming In October

Not 4k Though

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After months of speculation, Nintendo finally pulled the veil off the Nintendo Switch upgrade. And while it's not the 4K Pro model many of the rumors speculated it would be, but will come with a new OLED screen, expanded internal storage as well as an updated dock.

According to The Verge, the new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) - yes, that's the new name - will not have any updated internals like a better CPU or RAM, which had been a part of the speculation surrounding a possible 4K capable Switch. Instead the new Switch will feature a slightly larger screen, utilizing a 7-inch OLED screen, which will support 720p in handheld mode, while it will still only reach a resolution of 1080p when docked.

The dock itself seemingly is getting an upgrade, with a built-in wired LAN port, but really other than that there doesn't seem to be anything remarkably different versus the regular Switch. Internally the OLED Model will sport 64GB of internal storage, which means owners will still need to rely on an SD card to ensure they can play all the games they own.

According to the press release from Nintendo, the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) will release in two color options:

  • Nintendo Switch (OLED model) white set, which features white Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.
  • Nintendo Switch (OLED model) neon red/neon blue set, which features neon red and neon blue Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a black dock.

If you've a set of Joy-Cons you like already, you needn't worry - your existing Joy-Cons will be able to work with the new OLED model Switch. The newest addition to the Switch family will be coming to stores this fall on October 8th and will cost an MSRP of $349.99.


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore