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Just announced... Nintendo Switch OLED...

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Just saw that, how random!

There were rumours of a 7" OLED model. Kind of weird that they're actually calling it Nintendo Switch (OLED model).
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Damn will buy. Anywhere it says we can finally use bluetooth headphones on the thing instead of plugging it in? Hopefully my launch switch can fetch a decent 2nd hand price to offset the cost.
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From YouTube comments: "It should be like this when it was released four years ago..."
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Wow, great name. I bet there were long brainstorming sessions before the great reveal.
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OLED screen is awesome but I don't play much in handheld so no reason to upgrade for me.

I guess those 4K rumors were false, they never made much sense to me given Nintendo's history of offering middling performance.
Plus I honestly didn't trust Nintendo to handle a mid-gen upgrade anyways
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But it has an ethernet jack on the dock! Plus they'll offer it in different colours eventually, just you wait.
c'mon get happy!
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wow, what a terrible upgrade especially if you play docked.
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gotta love: 7inch 6.2inch OLED
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Classic Nintendo. Predictably unpredictable!

So much for the Bloomberg report that said this would have 4K upscaling when docked. This is unlike the DSi or New 3DS, which both a bump to the processor and RAM.

Maybe Nintendo initially wanted to do 4K upscaling and then decided not too for whatever reason (chip shortage, OG Switch doing better than expected, made more sense to wait for next-gen iteration etc).
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I've literally never played in the handheld mode, so this is useless to me. I'm glad mine isn't obsolete yet though.
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They should have given it a name to distinguish it from the other models. Imagine asking for a new switch and they hand you a new old switch.
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So the only positives that I can see is the OLED screen and wired LAN. I'm surprised the 4K rumor didn't pan out. The colour is hideous. I wish it was in black.
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What a dumb name...

So my launch unit is still completely fine. Since I play 100% docked, this is pointless. No upgraded hardware?

Just complete the cycle and give a console only version of the switch with 4K upscaling and maybe DLSS.

Switch Lite
Switch Regular (which I assume will just be discontinued?)
Switch OLED
Switch Console
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the difference are minor for 50-100$ more

Good to buy if you don't have a switch but not sure its good enough to upgrade
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same cpu, ran, gpu and garbage joycons but +$50 (USD) more lol.
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Caerus wrote: What a dumb name...

So my launch unit is still completely fine. Since I play 100% docked, this is pointless. No upgraded hardware?

Just complete the cycle and give a console only version of the switch with 4K upscaling and maybe DLSS.

Switch Lite
Switch Regular (which I assume will just be discontinued?)
Switch OLED
Switch Console
Given this pic near the end of the video I get the sense its going to sit at a higher tier than the regular Switch. Terrible.
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