Editor’s opinion: As it stands, the OLED model is more of an incremental upgrade and doesn’t really give existing Switch owners a compelling reason to upgrade. Also, consoles and electronics in general are still in short supply, and no one can guess what the supply will look like when the system launches later this year.
Nintendo bolstered months of rumors Monday with an official ad confirming a new variant of its hybrid Switch console.
The new nintendo switch It features a larger 7-inch OLED screen compared to the 6.2-inch LCD screen on the standard model and the 5.5-inch LCD panel on the Nintendo Switch Lite. The OLED model also features 64GB of internal storage (compared to 32GB), an adjustable stand, a new base with a wired Ethernet connector, and improved audio.
The rumors leading up to this point suggested that the new Switch would include 4K capabilities and perhaps new hardware from Nvidia, but that’s not the case.
Nintendo hasn’t had any trouble selling the Switch to date, and many owners are repeat buyers. As such, it’s understandable why Nintendo is playing it safe with the update.