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Is the switch OLED the switch pro?

Nintendo Switch (OLED) is a new model in the Nintendo Switch family. The upgraded console, previously dubbed as the 'Switch Pro' before the announcement, will feature a larger 7-inch OLED screen, a wider adjustable base stand, enhanced audio, 64GB of internal storage, and a wired LAN port in the dock. IGNNintendo Switch OLED Model: Release Date, Preorders, FAQ, Specs, and More - IGN

What is the Nintendo switch OLED?

Nintendo Switch, meet OLED OLED screens are designed to deliver deeper blacks and more vibrant colors than standard LCD displays, as each pixel is individually controlled. ... It's worth noting that while the new Switch display uses OLED, it still carries the same 720p resolution as previous versions. CNNThe Nintendo Switch OLED is official — here's everything you need to know

How much is the Nintendo Switch Pro?

The Nintendo Switch Pro release date is October 8, with it retailing for $349.99. Game RantNintendo Switch Pro Release Date, Specs, Price, and More Announced

Nintendo Switch OLED model will go on sale October 8th for $350

The Verge 06 July, 2021 - 11:24pm

Other than the new screen, this revised model includes an adjustable stand for tabletop play, 64GB of built-in storage (up from 32GB), a new dock with a wired ethernet port built in, and improved audio for handheld or tabletop play. Nintendo only mentions “up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode” for the TV dock, so the rumored 4K mode isn’t part of this OLED Switch.

Original Joy-Cons will all work with this new Switch, and all existing games will run on this new OLED model. Nintendo is also offering both black and white units when the Switch OLED model ships later this year.

This updated Switch has been rumored heavily in recent months, and Nintendo has chosen to reveal it well after the company’s E3 show that focused exclusively on new Switch games. Reports had suggested this new Switch would appear before E3 began last month.

Nintendo’s Switch has sold incredibly well, with the console dominating US sales charts for nearly two years straight. Switch lifetime sales are at 84.59 million units shipped since its launch in 2017, a figure that is getting closer to the Wii console’s 101.63 million lifetime sales mark. This updated Switch model is bound to only help push sales even closer to the Wii.

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Nintendo finally unveils its more expensive Switch - it'll be available starting in October

Daily Mail 06 July, 2021 - 11:24pm

By Chris Ciaccia For Dailymail.Com

After failing to unveil a new console at the E3 video game conference in June, Nintendo finally announced the long-expected Switch (OLED model) on Tuesday.

The new console, available starting on October 8, will be priced at $349.99, $50 more than the base model Switch. 

Long rumored to be called the Switch Pro, the new console will have a seven-inch OLED screen, 64GB of internal storage, a wired LAN port and it comes with a kickstand for tabletop mode, similar to a tablet.

It will come in two color schemes at launch: a white set that has white Joy-Con controllers, a black console and a white dock; and a neon red/neon blue set, that has neon red and blue controllers, a black console and a black dock.

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Nintendo finally announced the long-expected Switch (OLED model) on Tuesday. The new console, available starting on October 8, will be priced at $349.99, $50 more than the base model Switch

It will have a seven-inch OLED screen, 64GB of internal storage, a wired LAN port and it comes with a kickstand for tabletop mode

Nintendo said the Switch (OLED model) will also come with better speakers and the same estimated 4.5 to 9 hour battery life, dependent upon usage. 

In an interview with The Verge, Nintendo confirmed the new console will have the same CPU and RAM that previous Switch models have. 

Nintendo shares were up 2.3 percent to $75.15 in early New York trading following the announcement.

Nintendo shares were up 2.3 percent to $75.15 in early New York trading following the announcement 

Industry analysts had speculated that the Switch would be replaced by the new console, but it appears that the Switch, as well as the $199 Switch Lite console, will remain for the foreseeable future.

'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, in a statement.

'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.' 

In May, Dr. Serkan Koto, CEO of Tokyo-based game industry consultancy Kantan Games, told DailyMail.com that it was 'high-time' for an upgrade to the Switch.

'Around 75 percent of Switch software sales come from Nintendo's first-party games, so I think hardcore gamers will always opt for Xbox or PlayStation even if there is a Pro version,' Toto told DailyMail.com via email at the time.

'However, the better specs will make it easier for third-party developers to port games from other systems to the Switch, and Nintendo itself can produce better looking software, boosting the quality of future releases such as Zelda or Splatoon 3.

The Switch is still great but technically, it is a four year old piece of tablet-grade hardware.'

On the company's earnings call, held in May, Nintendo said that it was at the mid-way through the life cycle of the Switch console, but declined to disclose details about hardware updates.

Coincidentally - or not - the Switch (OLED model) launches on the same day that Nintendo will bring the long-awaited Metroid Dread to market, a video game sequel that was almost 20 years in the making.

The Switch (OLED model) launches the same day that Nintendo will bring the long-awaited Metroid Dread to market, a video game sequel almost 20 years in the making

Prior to the launch of the Switch in 2017, Nintendo had a rough few years.

Following disastrous sales of its Wii U console, investors clamored for the Kyoto-based firm to close down its home console division and focus on smartphone games.

Super Mario Run, the first time one of Nintendo's iconic video game characters appeared on a device that wasn't built by the company itself, set download records across the globe when it launched in December 2016.

Super Mario Run topped 40 million downloads just four days - becoming the fastest game to reach the milestone in App Store history, Nintendo revealed at the time.

However, Nintendo shares tumbled after it was revealed only a tiny percentage of players were willing to pay the £9.99 charge to unlock all of the content in the game.

'Mario is arguably the most popular gaming franchise in the world, yet we see only about 8 percent of those who try the game actually purchasing it,' Sensor Tower analyst Spencer Gabriel said.

 Since then, the Switch has consistently been the best-selling console, and is on to pace to break the Wii's lifetime sales figures in a few years, thanks to the Switch, Switch Lite and the upcoming Switch OLED. 

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How to update Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

Tom's Guide 06 July, 2021 - 11:21pm

Here’s how to update Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons to ensure they're ready for the latest games

Your Switch will usually automatically alert you when the system itself requires an update but it doesn’t always tell you when your Joy-Cons controllers have new firmware available. If you start to experience issues with your Joy-Con controllers, like delayed button inputs or frequent disconnects, it may be that they require an update. For this reason, it’s a good idea to periodically check to ensure they are always up to date.

Thankfully Nintendo has made the process of manually checking if there are any available updates for Joy-Cons pretty straightforward. With just a few button presses you can have your controllers fully up to date. Plus, the whole thing only takes a few minutes, so you can be back playing the best Nintendo Switch games in no time. 

So, if you’re wondering how to update Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons then you’re in the right place. Just follow the steps below and remember to check for updates regularly so you don’t miss any new firmware as its released. 

They can be either connected to your Switch wirelessly or fixed to the system in handheld mode. You can also use the method below to update a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

1. Open the System Settings menu. From the bottom bar of the Switch home screen, press the circular gear icon in order to open the Switch’s settings

2. Select Controllers and Sensors. Once you’re in the settings menu, there will be a list of various submenus on the left-hand side. Scroll down to locate the Controllers and Sensors options and select it from the list.

3. Scroll down and select Update Controllers. Now that you’re in the Controllers and Sensors submenu, scroll down until you land on Update Controllers. Select this option and your Switch will begin checking for any Joy-Con update (or any updates for a Pro Controller, if you have one connected).  

4. Wait for the update to complete. If there are any controller updates available your Switch will now download them. 

A progress bar will appear telling you how long this will take, it’s usually just a few seconds. Don’t press anything while the update is downloading. Once you get an “Update complete” message you’re all done.  

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