Nintendo Switch Pro leaks were wrong? Watch Nintendo’s surprising announcement
There have been leaks about a supposed “Nintendo Switch Pro” dating back to January 2019! Now, Nintendo has revealed the new Nintendo Switch OLED model throwing out all previous fan theories. However, is the long-awaited update living up to everyone’s expectations?
The Nintendo Switch OLED will launch this October, yet some people aren’t planning on making the upgrade. Let’s take a look at the updated technical specs for the Nintendo Switch OLED and how people have reacted to the news.
Meet the newest entry to the #NintendoSwitch family! Nintendo Switch (OLED model) brings the versatility of the Nintendo Switch experience with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, and more. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) releases on 10/8.https://t.co/zRpGxakJDn pic.twitter.com/Tsc55r35ay
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 6, 2021
The official Nintendo press release statement
The new OLED system will feature a more spacious seven-inch OLED screen, a wider kickstand, improved audio with in-built speakers, a LAN port in the dock, and 64GB of internal storage.
Nintendo reported, “Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has a similar overall size to the Nintendo Switch system, but with a larger, vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with vivid colors and crisp contrast. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) also features a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, a new dock with a wired LAN port, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop play.”
“Just like Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) allows players to play on the TV and share the detachable Joy-Con controllers for right-out-of-the-box multiplayer fun. And just like both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, with Nintendo Switch (OLED model), the system can be taken on the go to enjoy its play-anywhere versatility.”
“The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is a great option for players who want to experience the new vibrant screen when playing in handheld and tabletop mode,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser.
Bowser added, “With the addition of this new model to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, people have an additional choice of a system that best fits the gaming experience they desire – whether it’s Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Nintendo Switch, or Nintendo Switch Lite.”
Fans react to the Nintendo news
Plenty of fans believe this update doesn’t live up to the hype of the Switch Pro leaks. Many followers were hoping for a more extensive tech update and even a possible 4K screen rather than just a 720p display.
Although people are generally disappointed by the news, it seems like we’re all going to buy the new Nintendo Switch anyways. One person tweeted, “So horribly disappointed with the new Nintendo Switch OLED specs & lack of improvements. Anyone know where I can preorder?”
Another user tweeted, “Shocked there doesnt seem to be any performance improvements, but i’ll EASILY pick this up for the OLED screen upgrade alone. You really can’t beat a beautiful OLED”
It seems that disappointment is the largest response to the new Nintendo update. One person commented, “Hard not to be a little disappointed after all the rumours of 4K and DLSS. Having said that, the improvements are good. Not sure it’s enough for me to upgrade though.”
Although the Nintendo Switch OLED isn’t quite living up to the Switch Pro leaks, it’s hard not to want the latest switch with its sleek black & white console. Players who play mostly on handheld or tabletop mode will likely be purchasing the new model. However, it seems that the upgrade isn’t necessary for TV mode users. Hopefully, further technical improvements will be detailed closer to the Switch’s release.
The Nintendo Switch is an astounding gaming device that won’t change with the new Nintendo Switch OLED, which seems to be the problem with the update. Despite no 4K display or more RAM, we have a feeling the new Switch will be just fine.
Do you plan on buying the Nintendo Switch OLED? What do you think of the update compared to the rumored Switch Pro leaks? Let us know in the comments below!