Nintendo Announces The Switch ‘OLED’

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch family is about to gain a new addition. The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will launch on 8th October, giving players another option for how they want to play the vast library of games on Nintendo Switch. The new OLED model also features a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port and 64GB of internal storage.

The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has a similar overall size to it’s older Switch console, but with a larger, vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with vivid colours and high contrast. Nintendo Switch (OLED model) also features a wide adjustable stand for tabletop mode, a new dock with a wired LAN port for stable online play, 64GB of internal storage, and onboard speakers with enhanced audio for handheld and tabletop play. Just like Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) allows users to play on the TV and share the detachable Joy-Con controllers for out-of-the-box multiplayer fun.

Nintendo Switch


And just like both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, the OLED model can be taken on the go to enjoy its play-anywhere versatility. A Nintendo Switch Carrying Case & Screen Protector set will also be available.

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) launches on 8th October, the same day as Metroid Dread, which is a direct sequel to Metroid Fusion and the newest entry in the 2D Metroid saga that kicked off with the original Metroid on NES. With the vibrant OLED screen, embarking on the latest adventure of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in Metroid Dread will feel even more immersive.

With the Switch OLED model users experience enhancements are available in all three play modes:

  • TV mode: Place the console into the dock to play games on the TV. By using the built-in wired LAN port, users can enjoy another way to connect online in TV mode.
  • Tabletop mode: Flip the stand on the back of the console and use the console’s screen to play multiplayer games using the two included Joy-Con controllers right out of the box. The wide adjustable stand makes for a solid and sturdy foundation. It also allows players to freely tilt the console with more range on the viewing angle, so it’s easier to see the screen.
  • Handheld mode: Users can bring the console wherever they go in handheld mode and play local* or online** multiplayer with friends. The 7-inch OLED screen provides vivid colour and high contrast.

When the console launches, it will come in two colour options:

  • Nintendo Switch (OLED model) white set, which features White Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.
  • Nintendo Switch (OLED model) neon red/neon blue set, which features Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a black dock.

All previously released Joy-Con controllers for the Switch are compatible with this new model. Additionally, the Switch OLED is compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games.***


For anyone that picks up this new console and wants to transfer their digital games and save data from another Nintendo Switch, details about the transfer process can be found at the “How to Transfer Your User Data” support page.