Nintendo Switch OLED is out October for $350 – the Switch Pro is real!


A surprise announcement, kind of (pic: Nintendo)

A surprise announcement has finally revealed that the Switch Pro does exist, although it’s actually called the Nintendo Switch OLED.

In a succesful attempt to prove they can never be predicted, Nintendo has officially unveiled their much rumoured upgrade console and it’s called the Nintendo Switch OLED.

Previously known only by the fan name of Switch Pro, the new console was expected to be unveiled at E3 last month but for whatever reason Nintendo has waited till now to annouce the October 8 release date and $350 (£253) price tag.

There is no UK price yet, but the original US price of the Switch was $300, which worked out as £280 in the UK. That means you’re probably looking at around £320 for the price of the Nintendo Switch OLED in this country.

As the name suggests, the new version of the console features a new OLED screen, which is 7-inches instead of the 6.2 inches of the original.

It also has a wider kickstand and a dock with a physical LAN port, just like the rumours suggested. Plus, 64GB of internal storage instead of 32GB.

There’s also a promise of improved audio through the speakers, but the Joy-Cons are exactly the same as the current models (although hopefully with less chance of drift).

The Nintendo Switch OLED comes in two colours – white and the traditional neon blue and neon red.

Nintendo has literally dropped this news with no prior warning so more details may emerge later today, but at the moment there doesn’t seem to be any suggestion that it’s more powerful than the existing versions.

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