Nintendo, a Kyoto-headquartered Japanese multinational video game and consumer electronics firm, has reportedly unveiled the new model of Nintendo Switch, its portable gaming system that also doubles as a conventional TV plug-in.
According to reliable sources, the new gaming system, named the Switch OLED, comes with a brand-new OLED display that is brighter, larger, and clearer than the previous model from 2017.
Since its release in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has outsold the Nintendo 64, Wii U, and GameCube, with almost 90 million units sold.
The OLED Switch is much more than a new display: the kickstand, which was critiqued for being too fragile, has been improved, the internal memory has been expanded, and an ethernet connector has been attached to the TV dock.
Additionally, Nintendo has also included a much-welcomed Bluetooth audio feature, which allows gamers on the go to connect their Bluetooth headphones to the console.
For several gamers, the newly launched Switch is not be the Pro model of the series they were awaiting. The Pro model was highly anticipated after the debut of the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
The Switch OLED is still incapable of supporting 4K graphics and lacks the computing capacity of its competitors.
This means that gamers would not be playing it to experience the latest high-resolution graphics games like Call of Duty Vanguard or Far Cry 6. Instead, they would be playing fan favorites like the brand-new Metroid Dread, a game franchise that was initially designed for the Nintendo DS.
The interiors and graphics are almost the same, and the JoyCon controllers have not even been updated to address the famed "drifting" problem, according to industry sources.
However, for those individuals who do not already own a Nintendo Switch and want a quality upgrade, the OLED variant may prove to be the clear favorite.
Nintendo recently slashed the price of the basic model to £260, and the OLED version will be priced at £310.
The better kickstand, more storage, and improved screen may be enough to sway many customers, especially in the run-up to Christmas.