It’s official, Nintendo presents a new version of Switch, the portable console that has literally conquered millions of players.
For some time the news had been leaking out on the various industry web pages but only in these days Nintendo has formalized the launch of Switch OLED.
Many expected new functions or mind-boggling functions, instead it is a reinterpretation of the classic portable console that only adds some general improvements.
SWITCH OLED FEATURES
The novelties of Nintendo Switch OLED start right from the OLED screen that gives the product its name.
The new display is slightly larger than that of the basic edition (7 inches) and promises an even more vibrant range of colors alongside high-quality images.
The house has also revised the audio delivery system by improving sound transmission and, above all, has worked on some of the most discussed features of the package.
The first is the dock, which has not only been enlarged to avoid scratching the screen when putting the console to rest, but has also been enriched with a LAN port to allow immediate connection via network cable.
The second is the new kickstand designed to keep the console in an upright position, which is more flexible and much more reliable than the very rigid equivalent of the standard version.
Small upgrade also for the storage system, which goes from a NAND memory of 32GB up to the modest capacity of 64GB.
Nintendo Switch OLED has essentially maintained the same technical characteristics as the basic version.
This means 720p resolution in portable mode and 1080p when docked, as well as the same computing power and the same ability to handle video games.
But since it is a console designed for portability, the impact of the improvements made to the screen and the audio sector should not be underestimated, which greatly increase the enjoyment of the most dynamic and colorful titles.
Blockbusters such as The Legend of Zeld: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and MarioKart 8 have benefited greatly from adding a more vibrant color spectrum and delivering a more enveloping sound.
And the other changes should not be underestimated either, because the presence of the LAN port greatly improves the quality of the online game, while the new rear support for positioning on flat surfaces is definitely superior to the counterpart of the version currently on the market.
Obviously the many players expected a 2.0 version of Nintendo Switch but Nintendo Switch OLED, for its part, is simply an updated version of the portable console launched in 2017.
We must not fall into the error of considering this new variant as a “premium” product intended for A series users;
with an introductory price of 349.99 euros, or about 20 euros more than the classic Switch, the OLED represents the new reference console for anyone who decides to approach the Nintendo universe for the first time.
Basically, Nintendo Switch OLED is the console that the Japanese house would have launched four years ago if it had a crystal ball in its hands.
Sure, sooner or later the “Big N” will have to deal with next generation video games, but that day has not yet arrived and Switch OLED will probably represent the standard for the new millions of users who choose to enter the world of Super Mario.