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    Nintendo Switch OLED; 9 Things You Need to Know

    Nintendo Switch OLED; 9Things You Need to Know

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    Nintendo Switch OLED released October 8, 2021. Here are 8 things you need to know.
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    Nintendo’s new updated, Switch OLED will arrive October 8, 2021. Here are 9 things you need to know about the new features, including what OLED even means. Are the minimum updated features worth replacing your console?

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    9 Things You Need to Know

    According to Nintendo’s Official Website, here are things you should know about the new OLED Switch model.

    1. 7 inch OLED Screen

    1. 7 inch OLED Screen
    Nintendo Switch OLED. 9 things you need to know about the new features.
    The screen size has been expanded from 6.2 to 7
    Screencap via Nintendo Website, promotional materials

    First, the screen size has been expanded from 6.2 to 7 inches making use of the OLED display and crisper picture quality. Consequently, this change is beneficial to players who prefer a larger screen and were disappointed with the original screen size.

    2. Wider Adjustable Kickstand

    Adjustable Kickstand
    Nintendo Switch OLED. 9 things you need to know about the new features.
    The kickstand is wider and more adjustable for easier playability.
    Screencap via Nintendo Website, promotional materials

    Second, the kickstand becomes wider, giving it more support of the system’s weight. It is also adjustable to aid in a variety of angles when playing in table top mode. As a result of a big criticism to the company regarding their low quality kickstand. Priorly, players needed to turn to after market prodcuts to remedy this problem, this change is a big step in the right direction. Especially, if Nintendo wants to keep profits fixed towards their company and not after market products. It’s such a small detail but has big effects in playability.

    3. Built-in Lan (Ethernet) Wired Port

    Built-in Lan
    Nintendo Switch OLED. 9 things you need to know about the new features.
    Lan Port, ethernet tether for more stable online gameplay.
    Screencap via Nintendo Website, promotional materials

    This addition aids in reducing lag and providing a more stable connection for players at home.

    4. 64 Gig Game Storage

    Storage has been expanded from 32 to 64 gigs. As a result, players may want to purchase more digital content.

    5. Enhanced Audio

    6. New Color Scheme: White Dock, rounded edges

    New Color Scheme
    Nintendo Switch OLED. 9 things you need to know about the new features.
    Dock is now white and has rounded edges for a better aesthetic appearance.
    Screencap via Nintendo Website, promotional materials

    This makes the console stand out from a gaming market focused on black color design. It offers just enough variety that players may want to make the change. Rounded edges give a sleeker less sharp aesthetic.

    7. OLED Dock can be purchased Separately

    Another benefit is that players do not need to purchase the new console if all they want are the features and color of the OLED dock. Moreover, this is cost-effective for players that want to make small upgrades without replacing their console. Additionally, players won’t have to worry about transferring content.

    8. Release Date: October 8, 2021

    Upgrades are coming sooner than players expected. Since, Nintendo kept this out of their E3 presentation, players did not know that these upgrated features would be available. By doing so, Nintendo builts excitement by dropping this quickly and providing a short wait for consumers.

    9. Nintendo Switch OLED will cost $350

    Are the changes enough to justify the increased pricepoint of 4350?

    Did You Know? OLED

    Nintendo boasts their newly updated switch OLED. But, what does OLED mean? OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. This is a technology that uses LEDs using the light produced by organic molecules. Thus, each pixel is being controlled individually. Instead of using Backlight, each pixel has the ability to produce it’s own light. As a result, the quality in increased displaying bright colors, fast motion and most importantly – very high contrast.

    Did you know? You may already have OLED technology. It can be found in most phones, tablets, and TVs.

     

     

     

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