Nintendo have today unveiled the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model), a new version of their popular Nintendo Switch console that brings with it a larger OLED screen, 64gb internal storage, and a few other improvements. Check out the reveal trailer below:

Nintendo have revealed the following details about the console:

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) has a similar overall size to the Nintendo 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.

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

Whilst it will be nice to play the Nintendo Switch with an OLED screen, it’s hard not to feel a little disappointed that this isn’t the long-rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro. Given the amount of rumours about that console, I’d still say it exists – whether or not this is just an extra addition to the Nintendo Switch line-up to go along with it is yet to be revealed though.

The Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) launches on October 8th 2021. No firm UK price has been announced yet, but it is expected to cost $350 in the US. Find out more about the Nintendo Switch on the official Nintendo website through this link.