Nintendo’s Tokyo store and other retailers have put the new Nintendo Switch OLED model on display. Photographs that have surfaced show off the new 7-inch display’s more vibrant colors. Early hands-on reviews have noted how the original’s colors seem washed out in comparison to the new model. It will be offered in two options: one with white Joy-Cons and a white dock, and the other with red and blue Joy-Cons and a black dock. Originally announced, in July, it will be released on October 8 for $349.99.
有機ELモデルは現行スイッチの本体ギリギリまで画面が広がった感じだ pic.twitter.com/Wo8SBQm37E— ブンジ (@bunnagashi) September 18, 2021
The Switch OLED is on display at Nintendo TOKYO. The screen looks very vibrant and the smaller bezel is a nice step up. pic.twitter.com/Adu88PMHFU— Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) September 18, 2021
Playing Mario Odyssey side-by-side with an original Switch reveals far more detail on scenery like grass and water on the newer model, while the latter overall looks totally washed out compared to the newer unit. As far as the screen goes, it’s really no contest between the two Switch models.