Here's everything new with the Nintendo Switch OLED model
We're getting a new screen, but what else is being offered?
While the Nintendo Switch OLED Model isn't the big power upgrade some fans may have been hoping for, there are certainly new features and revisions that make it worth considering. If you're curious about how all the best Nintendo Switch games will perform or if there are battery differences to keep in mind, we've got you covered.
Nintendo has already provided two major revisions of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite is available for anyone wanting something lighter and cheaper than a regular Switch, and the Nintendo Switch V2 was an improvement over the launch model.
Still, before looking at the comparison below, it's important to keep in mind that contrary to rumors of a 4K-capable Nintendo Switch Pro, the Nintendo Switch OLED model has the name internal processors and RAM as the existing Switch models. This means that outside of the differences an OLED screen provides, games will look and run identically across every Nintendo Switch, so don't expect the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be far superior on the Nintendo Switch OLED model.
Every difference in the Nintendo Switch OLED model
|Category||Nintendo Switch OLED||Nintendo Switch Lite||Nintendo Switch V2||Original Nintendo Switch|
|Play Modes||TV mode, Tablet mode, Handheld mode||Handheld mode||TV mode, Tablet mode, Handheld mode||TV mode, Tablet mode, Handheld mode|
|Compatible Games||All games||Games with Handheld mode||All games||All games|
|Joy-Con Support||Joy-Cons included||Joy-Cons not included||Joy-Cons included||Joy-Cons included|
|Nintendo Switch Dock||Compatible, plus LAN||Not compatible||Compatible||Compatible|
|Dimensions||4 x 9.5 x 0.55 inches||3.6 x 8.2 x 0.55 inches||4 x 9.4 x 0.55 inches||4 x 9.4 x 0.55 inches|
|Weight||0.93 lbs||0.61 lbs||0.88 lbs||0.88 lbs|
|Screen||7.0 in. OLED||5.5 in. LCD||6.2 in. LCD||6.2 in. LCD|
|Storage||64 GB||32 GB||32 GB||32 GB|
|Battery Life||Roughly 4.5 - 9 hours||Roughly 3 - 7 hours||Roughly 4.5 - 9 hours||Roughly 2.5 - 6 hours|
The system will launch with two options: one with white Joy-Cons and a white dock, matching the color scheme of Samus' armor in Metroid Dread, and another option with the classic neon red and blue Joy-Cons.
Larger, brighter screen
Nintendo Switch OLED Model
- $350 for White at Best Buy
- $350 for Neon Red & Neon Blue at Best Buy
- $350 for White at Amazon
- $350 for Neon Red & Neon Blue at Amazon
An improved playing experience
The processing power isn't any different from the previous Switch, but that OLED screen is bigger and makes game visuals come through brighter and crisper.
Nintendo Switch eShop Gift Card
Get any game you want
The Nintendo eShop is home to thousands of Switch games. Whether you're giving yourself some gaming money to play with or giving it to someone else, you know fun will be had.