The Nintendo Switch OLED it is a few days away from going on sale. The new portable console hits the market on October 8, and it seems to live up to the hype that has been generated in the public. In fact, a video allows us to compare the renewed model with the original version, and the difference is drastic.
The clip in question was posted by Nintendo Prime on YouTube. In it you can see the unboxing of the console, and the analysis of the changes presented by the Nintendo Switch OLED in direct comparison with its predecessor.
Logically, the first thing that can be seen is the change in size. Recall that the Nintendo Switch OLED comes with a 7-inch screen, against the 6.2 ” panel included in the standard edition. Although the difference does not seem so great on paper, in the comparison it is clearly seen that edges are thinner and screen space is better utilized.
But where you really notice a huge difference is in the quality of the image. This is where the OLED panel is seen in all its glory. The video shows the original Nintendo Switch running Mario Kart 8 Deluxe simultaneously with the new screen model, and the disparity is noticeable from a distance.
On the Nintendo Switch OLED the colors are brighter and the details of the settings seem to be better appreciated. The comparison does not stop the original console well, where the graphics seem “washed out” on the LCD screen.
The graphical experience on the Nintendo Switch changes dramatically with the OLED screen
Recall that the Nintendo Switch OLED does not include other hardware improvements, beyond the change of screen. The Japanese corporation made it clear from the get-go that there are no changes to the CPU or RAM. This means that the drastic improvement in the graphical experience it is due purely and exclusively to the benefits of the OLED panel.
Of course we are talking about a noticeable change affecting only portable gameplay. Let’s not forget that the Nintendo Switch OLED allows you to play in Full HD when connected to a TV with an HDMI cable; This has earned the console harsh criticism, as it was expected to incorporate support for 4K gaming.
The Nintendo Switch OLED hits the market on October 8, in exchange for 350 dollars. The new version will coexist with the original model, which recently lowered its price in Europe, and with the Lite version.