The Nintendo Switch OLED has been announced, offering a slightly larger screen, wider kickstand, and long standing unfixed Joy-Con drift issue.
The only current gen platform that is worth bothering with for retro gaming, the Nintendo Switch is a great home for retro fans without retro hardware to fall back on. While there are sadly no retro gaming examples in the Nintendo Switch OLED trailer, the long-rumoured third iteration of the Switch nevertheless looks the part.
Meet the newest addition to the #NintendoSwitch family! Releasing 08/10, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) brings the versatility of the Nintendo Switch experience with a new vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, and more.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 6, 2021
The Nintendo Switch OLED will of course run all of those fantastic classic games that are available on the earlier versions. So, you’ve got physical releases like Turrican Flashback and titles on the Nitnendo eShop shuch as Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour. Then you’ve got the legion of classic Nintendo Entertainment System and SNES titles to choose from – it’s a retro gamer’s dream.
Sporting a white dock which houses a new Ethernet port, the Switch OLED also features a larger 7-inch 720p OLED display, which outputs to 1080p when docked. There is 64GB of internal storage, better audio, and an improved, wider stand. After all, the current kickstand is a little unstable; its replacement has multiple positions.
You’ll be able to grab the Switch OLED from October 8th 2021.
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.