Nintendo Switch OLED Model Announced, Launches 8 October 2021

New Nintendo Switch model inbound!
Nintendo Switch OLED Model Announced, Launches 8 October 2021

Nintendo have just announced their latest model to join the Switch Family. It sports a 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand and more. It’s set to launch on 8 October 2021 at a recommended retail price of $349.99. Here’s the announcement trailer:

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model has a similar overall size to the current Switch models but with some new upgrades such as the new 7-inch OLED screen. Aside from this, it features a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, a new dock with a wired LAN port, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop play. 

Like the current Switch (not the Lite), it allows players to enjoy games on their TV by detaching the Joy-Con controllers. And just like the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, the OLED is portable for playing on the go. A carrying case and screen protector will be made available for the new model.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model will be launching on 8 October 2021, sharing the release date with the upcoming Metroid Dread.

“With the vibrant OLED screen and enhanced audio, embarking on the latest adventure of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in Metroid Dread while playing in handheld or tabletop mode will feel even more immersive.”

“The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is a great option for players who want to experience the new vibrant screen when playing in handheld and tabletop mode,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “With the addition of this new model to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, people have an additional choice of a system that best fits the gaming experience they desire – whether it’s Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.”

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model will allow players to experience enhancements in each of its play modes:

TV mode: Set the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) system into the dock to play Nintendo Switch games on the TV. By using the built-in wired LAN port, players can enjoy another way to connect online in TV mode.

Tabletop mode: Flip the stand on the back of the system and use the system’s screen to play multiplayer games using two Joy-Con controllers right out of the box. A wide adjustable stand makes for a solid and sturdy foundation. It allows players to freely tilt the system and adjust the viewing angle, so it makes it easier to see the screen.

Handheld mode: Players can bring the system wherever they go in handheld mode and play local or online multiplayer with friends. The system’s 7-inch OLED screen provides vivid color and crisp contrast.

The new model also comes in two colour 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.

All previously released Joy-Con for Nintendo Switch are compatible with this new model. Additionally, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games.

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