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Nintendo Switch gets a new upgrade



Nintendo has made a big announcement!

Four years after unleashing the Switch to the world, Nintendo has unveiled a major upgrade to its popular gaming device.

The Nintendo Switch has received an overhaul and now comes with an OLED display.

It’s an upgraded version of the handheld device with an advanced screen that now has a better display and slightly bigger size.

Besides the physical differences, the sound from the handheld unit and a wired LAN port for the base are also set to improve. The new Switch has an adjustable stand and 64 GB of internal storage.

But what is OLED?

The new machine will feature a 7-inch OLED screen.

Generally, OLED means things will look sharper in handheld mode. Couple this with the wide adjustable stand and better audio from the internal speakers, and this is an upgrade focused on players that take their Switch out and about.

OLED, which stands for organic light-emitting diode, is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current. 

However, underneath the excitement is an element of scrutiny and frustration. Many fans are concerned about how little the new console offers – rumours surrounding the ‘Nintendo Switch Pro’ have been running rampant for months now and the thought of a 4K display was perhaps more appealing than what we ended up with.

That extra kickstand

The new Switch also has what looks like a massively improved kickstand that spans the entire width of the back of the console. It can be propped up at any angle and looks far sturdier than the tiny, fragile piece of plastic that held up the old version of the Switch.

When can I get one?

The new OLED Nintendo Switch will be released in October and will retail for $350 USD.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 


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