Nintendo officially reveals the OLED model Nintendo Switch console


After rumors, claims, and endless debate, Nintendo has proven that it was all true: there is a new Nintendo Switch model coming. Simply titled the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) this version of the console features a 7-inch 720p OLED screen, a new stand for the tablet, 64GB internal storage, "enhanced audio", and a dock that comes with a LAN port. The OLED Switch will retail for $349.99 USD, and launches October 8, 2021.

The system will be available in either white or the traditional Switch colors of neon blue and red. Nintendo's official site refrains from mentioning any new or more powerful processing power over the original Nintendo Switch, and states that the system will max out at 1080p/60fps when docked.

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) console



Nintendo Switch (OLED model) console
Size 102mm x 242mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con controllers attached)
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
Weight Approx. 320g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 420g)
Screen Capacitive touch screen / 7-inch OLED / 1280x720 resolution
CPU/GPU NVIDIA customised Tegra processor
System memory 64 GB

You can increase your console's storage with compatible microSD cards (sold separately). For more information on compatible microSD cards, please visit our support section.

Please note: a portion of the internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
Communication features Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1
In TV mode, it's also possible to use a wired LAN connection.
Video output Maximum resolution: 1920x1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280x720, which matches the screen resolution.
Audio output Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
Speakers Stereo
USB terminal USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Audio jack 4 pole stereo 3.5mm mini plug (CTIA standard)
Please note: Nintendo cannot guarantee functionality with all products.
Game card slot Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
microSD card slot Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards. Please read our microSD Card FAQ for more information on compatible microSD cards.

Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
Sensors Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor
Operating environment Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%
Internal battery Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, it can be replaced for a fee via Nintendo Customer Support.
Battery life Approx. 4.5-9 hours

The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Charging time 3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.
 

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thats not horrendous markup then, still they should've just eaten it, made it $300 , lowered v2 to $250, and kept Lite at $200

That would be quite the lineup

instead of veering towards the upsell models, 200/300/350

The gap actually makes Lite still really compelling for casual users and/or portable handheld diehards

V2 is supposedly being phased out and Nintendo just tacked on a price increase instead of a price cut … damn is that a first in the gaming world ?
 
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V2 is supposedly being phased out and Nintendo just tacked on a price increase instead of a price cut … damn is that a first in the gaming world ?

I think so. Gotta love the pandemic making Switch popularity surge!

I think Im going to keep my v1 for tinkering, trade in my v2 to gamestop and upgrade for 'only' $150... They're offering $200 starting 10/8.


I got a plan in place for this to make sense for me, even though not 'needed'
 
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For me personally (since I already own a switch) they missed a chance not announcing a pro/super whatever. I can't for myself justify buying it just for the oled. Hardware is dated and no longer future proof. More demanding games could be depending more on streaming/cloud gaming (maybe that's why they included a lan port).

Now suddenly steam has entered the game with a handheld (it has the specs i expected or hoped a pro switch would have) and it might be possible to run switch games on the steam deck (through emulation if it progresses and gets less demanding) since steams hardware is open from the beginning for third party software (atleast they said that in a video).
 

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How long can Nintendo limp along when their system selling games are 5-10 years apart? I own Nintendo products for new Zelda, Metroid... that's it. The Nintendo polish is worth a lot to me, but c'mon man.

The console industry needs to die already, Software and peripherals is all we need. That "Console" erroneous hardware taking up space on my shelf is no longer needed.

  • Software.. Yes.
  • Amiibo.. Yes.
  • Labo.. Yes.
  • New experimental controllers.. Yes.
  • Digital toys..Yes
  • Controllers..Yes
  • That $300 box with weaker hardware than my phone.. NO
Goes for Sony and M$ too.
 
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How long can Nintendo limp along when their system selling games are 5-10 years apart? I own Nintendo products for new Zelda, Metroid... that's it. The Nintendo polish is worth a lot to me, but c'mon man.

The console industry needs to die already, Software and peripherals is all we need. That "Console" erroneous hardware taking up space on my shelf is no longer needed.

  • Software.. Yes.
  • Amiibo.. Yes.
  • Labo.. Yes.
  • New experimental controllers.. Yes.
  • Digital toys..Yes
  • Controllers..Yes
  • That $300 box with weaker hardware than my phone.. NO
Goes for Sony and M$ too.

Sounds good to me but I guess with so many different hardware and OS-Versions out there it could be hard to enable an optimized experience out of the box without dedicated hardware.

Consoles offer for me at least the convenience to just work without fiddling with settings and drivers.

When my kids want to play on my PC there is more than often a problem occuring which stops them from just enjoying a game and they need my help to fix it.
 

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What's there to be conflicted about? If you want to play Switch exclusives, get a Switch. If you want to play literally anything else, get literally anything else.
...hmmm the conflict is not switch exclusives..(own several switch editions) the issue is not wanting to spend an extra 800$ (With an extra switch and deck)
 

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I am asking for much but... maybe Nintendo could integrate m.2 nvme port? I know tablets generally don't integrate m.2 into their motherboard, but it would be a seller idea. TBH switch loading time is laughable compared to current gen. And NVMe SSDs are getting cheaper and cheaper...
 
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I am asking for much but... maybe Nintendo could integrate m.2 nvme port? I know tablets generally don't integrate m.2 into their motherboard, but it would be a seller idea. TBH switch loading time is laughable compared to current gen. And NVMe SSDs are getting cheaper and cheaper...
The problem isn't the storage speed, it's the lack of RAM.
 
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Lan port remind me of hook 2 xbox og lan cable to play your own and player 2 screen also can be used extra screen for double wide screen for racing hmm?!?! if it is possible
 

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To the tech savvy - what are the chances of being able to retrofit the new OLED screen to an OG switch?

The original Switch's screen is 6.2" and the new OLED Switch has a 7" screen. While the Switches themselves are pretty much the same size, give or take 0.1" here and there, you can probably make the screen fit the case, but I don't know about the internals. We'll only be sure once somebody takes an OLED Switch apart so we can compare the two.

Sources:
https://www.nintendo.com/switch/tech-specs/
https://www.dimensions.com/element/nintendo-switch
 

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To the tech savvy - what are the chances of being able to retrofit the new OLED screen to an OG switch?
The Switch motherboard most likely lacks the driver board needed to run an OLED screen so it probably won’t work even if the screen ribbon cable happens to be the same, which it probably won’t be due to the screen being different.
 
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