New Nintendo Switch OLED unveiled with BETTER screen than your TV


NINTENDO has unveiled a brand new version of its hugely popular Switch console.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED Model launches later this year – just in time for Christmas.

Say hello to the Nintendo Switch OLED Model
There’s a brand new dock design
The new Nintendo Switch OLED was unveiled in a surprise announcement online

It’s the third core version of Nintendo’s console, joining the Switch and Switch Lite.

Nintendo says the console is largely the same size as the Nintendo Switch proper.

But it’s got a larger 7-inch OLED screen with “vivid colours and high contrast”.

OLED is a new type of screen technology that most TVs haven’t even got yet – but is increasingly common on high-end tellies and smartphones.

There’s a wide adjustable stand for tabletop gaming.

The stand flips out from the back of the console, and allows for tilting to get the best view of the screen.

The console has a large 7-inch OLED display

Nintendo games will look gorgeous on the new model

The new console is the third official Switch model

And Nintendo has created a new dock with a wired LAN port for stable online play – meaning it’s taking online gaming seriously.

The new Joy-Cons come in a white colour, which is matched by the dock.

Of course, the classic red-and-blue colourway is still available.

Nintendo has fitted the new Switch OLED Model with 64GB of storage.

That’s double the 32GB in the standard Switch, a change that gamers have been calling out for since the original console launched in 2017.

Unlike the Switch Lite (and just like the Switch), Nintendo’s new console is suitable for TV gaming and handheld play sessions.

There’s a new kickstand for tabletop gaming

It’s a great way to play with pals without being connected to a TV

You’ll also be able to pick up an official carrying case and screen protector set, which is handy if you do decide to take it out and about.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED Model release date is set for October 8.

That’s the same date that Metroid Dread comes out – the long-awaited sequel to Metroid Fusion.

If you already have a Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to transfer your games and save data to the new console.

The new console costs $349.99, which is up on the $299.99 price tag for the regular model – and far more than the $199 Switch Lite.

More to come…

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