The widely anticipated Nintendo Switch Pro model has finally been revealed, featuring a new OLED screen, enhanced audio, and a number of new features.
Rumors surrounding the new Switch model have been floating around for months, but now Nintendo has broken the silence with their latest announcement. While the new system won’t blow either the Series X or PS5 out of the water, it does come with some new features that will likely make it a must for those looking to purchase a new Switch or those that primarily play in handheld mode.
The most noticeable features here are the addition of the 7-inch OLED screen, enhanced audio features, and a wide adjustable stand. Whether this new model will replace the current Switch remains to be seen, but for now, fans can expect this upgraded console to hit store shelves soon.
New Nintendo Switch pro release date
The new Nintendo Switch OLED console will be available worldwide on October 8, 2021, at various retailers.
Nintendo Switch OLED price
The Switch OLED console will cost $339.99 and comes with two color options:
- Neon Blue/Neon Red
Nintendo Switch OLED trailer
Nintendo Switch pro features
The Nintendo Switch OLED model includes a 7-inch OLED screen, which delivers enhanced colors and higher contrast to create a much more vivid handheld experience.
Unlike the original Switch, the OLED model also features a wide adjustable stand. This ensures you can make use of the larger screen without the fear of it toppling over.
The dock included with the Nintendo Switch OLED model also features two USB ports, an HDMI port for connecting to a TV, and a new wired LAN port, allowing for more stable online play when playing in TV mode.
There are even onboard speakers with enhanced audio and 64 GB of internal storage, with the option to expand this with a compatible microSD card.
Unfortunately, those hoping for a new CPU will be left disappointed. Senior Editor for the Verge, Tom Warren, confirmed that the new OLED Switch “does not have a new CPU, or more RAM, from previous Nintendo Switch models.”
Is there going to be a Switch Pro?
While there were some expectations that the big announcement was going to be a Switch Pro, with upgrades to the internals of the machine, along with 4K output. Nintendo has surprisingly confirmed on social media, that they don’t plan on releasing any other Switch models in the near future.
We also want to clarify that we just announced that Nintendo Switch(OLED Model) will launch in October, 2021, and have no plans for launching any other model at this time. (2/2)
— 任天堂株式会社（企業広報・IR） (@NintendoCoLtd) July 19, 2021
This is probably a disappointing sign to see for many Nintendo fans, as while the OLED model seems fantastic. Many were hoping we would be able to play games at even higher resolutions with Nintendo’s announcement.
So, there you have it, everything we know about the new Nintendo Switch OLED model. We’ll be updating this page with more details as and when we get them, so make sure you check back here for all the latest updates.