Nintendo announced the arrival of a new Switch OLED model October 8, priced at $ 350. Although it’s only a few months away, pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch OLED are not yet available, but the listings are online at GameStop and Best buy, indicating that preorders will likely open soon. You can already sign up for pre-order email notifications at Best Buy, which is a good idea if you are considering purchasing this console – it will likely be sold out.
Two editions of the Nintendo Switch OLED will be available for pre-order. There is a white and black model with a white dock and Joy-Cons. Nintendo will also release a neon red and blue bundle with a black dock that mirrors the original Switch scheme. The Nintendo Switch OLED is released on the same day as the highly anticipated Metroid Dread, a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
The updated Switch has several new features, including a 7-inch OLED display. In addition to the improved and larger screen, the OLED Switch has 64 GB of internal storage, which is double the space of the standard Switch and Lite Switch. It also has a larger and adjustable stand as well as improved sound and a LAN port on the dock.
Although the aforementioned features are improvements over the original, the console does not have any performance upgrade. It will still run at 1080p resolution when docked, the same visual fidelity as the standard Switch. It also has the same CPU and RAM as well as battery life. Although the console is slightly larger than the original set, it will still work with the launch model’s docking station. All existing Joy-Con controllers are also compatible with the OLED model.
Nintendo has already unveiled a new official combo carrying case and screen protector for the OLED switch. While it seems likely that current carrying cases will fit the new Switch model, cases with very specific form factors may not fit the OLED Switch. Perfectly. We expect a slew of new third-party transport cases for Switch to be released later this year as well.