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Is the Nintendo switch OLED worth it?

In general, if you spend (or are likely to spend) a significant amount of your time playing your Switch in handheld or tabletop mode, the 7-inch screen of the Switch OLED Model is definitely worth considering over the standard Switch's 6.2-inch screen. Nintendo LifeShould I Buy A Switch OLED? Which Nintendo Switch Is Best For Me?

Can you preorder Nintendo switch OLED?

Nintendo isn't taking orders just yet, but we recommend keeping a close eye on the site as pre-orders may open at any second. Nintendo will be selling both the white and red/blue versions of the Switch OLED. ... The retailer will be selling both the white and red/blue model. Tom's GuideWhere to buy Nintendo Switch OLED: how to pre-order and buy

Can you preorder a Nintendo switch?

To pre-order an applicable game, locate your game on your Nintendo Switch system's Nintendo eShop or on nintendo.com. Select Proceed to pre-order and follow the on-screen steps to set up your pre-order. ... If the payment fails to process, your pre-order will be canceled. nintendo.comNintendo eShop Pre-Order and Pre-Load FAQ (Nintendo Switch)

Nintendo Switch OLED: How Much Internal Storage Does Switch OLED Have?

Nintendo Life 07 July, 2021 - 04:00pm

How many games can you store on the new Switch?

The newly announced Nintendo Switch OLED Model not only features a bigger screen than the standard Switch and the Switch Lite, but it also has double the amount of internal storage buried within: 64GB compared to 32GB on the previous Switch consoles.

if that's all you want to know, excellent — off to the wilds of the internet with you! If you want a little more detail on exactly how much free space you'll get after the Switch's operating system and internal files are installed — or how many games you'll be able to fit on the new Switch OLED console without buying and installing a micro SD card to increase storage space, this is the guide for you.

As we said above, Switch OLED has 64GB of internal storage. This is a jump up from the regular Switch and Switch Lite, both of which have 32GB of onboard storage space.

HOWEVER, the console's operating system (OS) and associated files take up space, too. On the original console, 6.1GB of space is occupied before you even turn it on for the first time, leaving approximately 25.9GB of useable space to store your games, patch data, DLC items, photos and more.

Assuming that Switch OLED will have the same OS footprint as its Switch family siblings, that should leave approximately 57.9GB of useable space on a brand-spanking-new Switch OLED.

Well, that totally depends on the size of the game! A whole load of small ones, a select bunch of mid-sized games, one or two massive games, or — more likely a mix. How long's a piece of string?

We can give you an idea, though. A game like Witcher 3, for example, is currently occupying 31.3GB on the Micro SD inside our regular Switch. This game and others like it (NBA 2K21, for instance, which weighs in at over 40GB) are so large that they wouldn't fit on the internal memory of a regular Switch or Switch Lite, but Switch OLED's expanded storage means that they will fit on the new console. Well, at least one of them will!

Of course, not all games are as chunky as the examples above. Here's a small list of a a dozen popular games currently sitting on our Switch and the amount of storage space they occupy:

It's worth remembering that even if a game comes on a cartridge (and therefore won't take up space in internal console storage, updates and extra downloadable content for games can often be very large, and they will take up space on your console.

Why of course you can, by inserting a compatible Micro SD card in the console's Micro SD card slot! For more information on Micro SD card deals and how to go about installing them, check out our Micro SD card guide below:

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I for one think it's cheap of Nintendo not to go with 128 gb. It's supposed to be a premium device.

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Is the Nintendo Switch OLED Model the same as the Switch Pro?

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Best answer: No. The Nintendo Switch OLED Model is just another revision of the Nintendo Switch, with no boost to performance. Right now, we're not sure the Nintendo Switch Pro actually exists.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model is not the same thing as the long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro. There are some similarities, such as the larger screen and (obviously) the OLED display panel. With that in mind, this is still a Nintendo Switch. The processing power, RAM, and other internals have not changed, so all the best Nintendo Switch games like the upcoming sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will run identically across all Nintendo Switch versions, including the OLED Model.

Rumors and reports for the Switch Pro indicated it would feature 4K graphics through NVIDIA DLSS technology, at least when docked, in addition to the aforementioned OLED screen. If this does happen, it'll be a model further out than what Nintendo is sharing right now.

The OLED panel being used in this new Switch revision means that games could have improved colors. Outside of the namesake panel, there are a few other differences in the Nintendo Switch OLED Model.

The screen is very slightly larger than the one in the regular Switch, at 7 inches vs 6.2 inches. It also features double the storage capacity of the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, with 64 GB of space instead of the normal 32 GB, meaning you can install more games before needing to buy a microSD card. The new dock also includes a LAN port and Nintendo has confirmed that this new dock will be available separately for anyone only interested in that particular upgrade.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model is currently scheduled to arrive on October 8, 2021. The console will ship alongside Metroid Dread and comes in two color schemes. One features neon red and blue Joy-Cons like prior Switch models, while the other is white, matching Samus' armor in Metroid Dread.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model will cost $350, which is $50 more than the regular Nintendo Switch and $150 more than the Nintendo Switch Lite. Preorders have not yet opened but are expected to begin very soon across various retailers.

If you don't want to pay extra for an OLED panel, go ahead and grab a regular Nintendo Switch right now. You'll gain access to a strong library of games and you aren't missing out on additional processing power.

Grab a Nintendo Switch eShop gift card and you'll be good to go. Stock up now and you'll be ready for any new games that release in time for the Nintendo Switch OLED model.

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Nintendo Switch OLED Isn't Worth the Upgrade

Twinfinite 07 July, 2021 - 12:54pm

Nintendo has finally announced a new, premium version of the Switch. Rumored for years now, this new model, titled Nintendo Switch OLED, will have upgrades over the original hardware and will be the most expensive version of the hybrid console on the market when it releases this October.

It will feature a new, wider, 7-inch OLED screen. This will allow the Switch to produce more vivid-looking colors and better contrasts. It also replaces the flimsy kickstand with a far wider and sturdier-looking stand for when you want to play in tabletop mode.

It also includes a LAN port for wired online play while in docked mode, and double the amount of innate storage, up to 64GB. Finally, it also includes improved audio while in handheld and tabletop mode.

It’s objectively an upgrade over the original, and will now be the premiere version of the Switch going forward. It’ll be tough to recommend the original Switch after this since if you were on a budget the Switch Lite is a far more attractive option.

However, it doesn’t quite resemble the rumored “pro” version. Bloomberg released multiple reports, first in August 2020, and again this past March, claiming that a new more powerful Switch model was on the way. Here’s what Bloomberg was speculating back in March:

“The release of a more premium version of Nintendo’s Switch console with an OLED display and support for 4K graphics for the holiday 2021 selling season could drive the company’s sales above consensus for the fiscal year ending March 2022 and extend the life cycle of the Switch platform for many more years.”

That sounds wonderful, right? The argument laid out by Bloomberg there is perfectly logical from Nintendo’s standpoint and they likely felt pretty confident that it was going to happen based on the information they received otherwise they wouldn’t have mentioned anything like this.

However, unless Nintendo has another Switch model planned in the near future, it looks like some of the information turned out to be incorrect.

This new Switch OLED will not feature support for 4K. Players that were also hoping for more powerful hardware will also be disappointed. It’s essentially the same Switch, except with a wider OLED screen, an improved kickstand, and better audio when not docked.

I can only speak for myself but none of that is enticing me to spend $350 to upgrade over my current Day 1 Switch which is still holding up just fine (minus a few L Joy-Con replacements).

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X now on shelves and fully operational many Nintendo fans were hoping for something that would push the hardware further and give it a bit more longevity; effectively doing as Bloomberg suggested above – extend the life cycle.

This new model does not extend anything. It will probably make Nintendo some extra money from new customers looking to buy the best Switch model available, and it may encourage some well-off or hardcore Nintendo fans to upgrade over the current Switch, but I can’t imagine the average Switch owner is hyped about this OLED model.

Sure, playing the latest games on an OLED screen is nice and all, but it’s nothing PS Vita owners haven’t been able to do for nearly a decade. The new kickstand and improved audio are not even close to being system sellers, it’s just a needed improvement over the original model’s negatives.

If the console’s hardware isn’t any more powerful, players shouldn’t expect any games that wouldn’t have normally been ported to the Switch to now make it over.

I guess if you’re a hardcore Super Smash Bros. player or into any other major online game the LAN port could be worth it, but that isn’t going to apply to the wide Switch audience.

But the fact remains, Nintendo had an opportunity to put a serious mid-gen Switch upgrade onto the market and either couldn’t or wouldn’t do it.

Niche Release Recap - July 2021 - Niche Gamer

Niche Gamer 07 July, 2021 - 08:12am

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Now that we are a few days into July 2021, it’s time to once again look at some of the major video game releases coming in the month ahead.

While there aren’t many major AAA games coming out this month, there are still plenty of ports and interesting indie games to look forward to. The latter includes the likes of Boomerang X, Cris Tales, Chernobylite, Blaster Master Zero 3, and Eldest Souls. 

For those middleware titles that trip the line between the two (and we’re sure that and the above are up for debate); we have The Silver Case 2425, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, The Forgotten City, and Bustafellows. 

Of course, few major AAA releases doesn’t mean none; with the Nintendo Switch having access to the lion’s share. Highlights include Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (heading to Windows PC and Nintendo Switch), Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, and NEO: The World Ends with You.

Mobile players have a few titles to boast about as well, with The Witcher: Monster Slayer, NieR Re[in]carnation, and Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series. The latter is also coming to Windows PC.

Here are the major video game releases of July 2021:

Which of these games will you be buying this month? Is there anything that didn’t make the list? Tell us in the comments below!

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