06 Jul 2021 3:44 PM +00:00

Nintendo Confirms The New OLED Switch Won't Have Performance Upgrades

If you were hoping for a performance boost within the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model), we've got some bad news. While it does boast several new features like a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio, there's no major performance changes within.

Having reached out to Nintendo to clarify the specifications after the earlier announcement, The Verge confirmed that Nintendo issued this response:

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) does not have a new CPU, or more RAM, from previous Nintendo Switch models

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Nintendo Confirms The New OLED Switch Won't Have Performance Upgrades

This may come as a disappointment to some players, many of whom hoped for a more sizeable upgrade. While Nintendo never formally commented on the then-rumoured new model, some sources had reported it could feature 4K resolution and an enhanced processor.

Still, in terms of what we do now, this OLED Model will arrive on October 8, 2021, coinciding with Metroid Dread's upcoming release. Due to retail at $349.99, that'll have two variants, coming with a new White colour scheme, alongside the previous Neon Red/Neon Blue.