After months of hypothesis and a sea of rumors, Nintendo formally introduced the subsequent iteration of its well-liked gaming console: the Nintendo Swap OLED mannequin. The upcoming system serves extra as a midlife replace than anything, a refinement of the 2019 mannequin versus the extra highly effective âSwap Professionalâ that was rumored (and should launch).
On sale for $350 beginning October eighth, the aptly-titled Nintendo Swap OLED mannequin is the subsequent iteration of what has grow to be one of many best-selling consoles during the last two years. Itâs outfitted with a 7-inch 720p OLED show, a brand new dock with a wired Ethernet port, and an improved kickstand that appears to take a cue straight from Microsoftâs Floor Professional tablets. It additionally affords 64GB of built-in storage, as much as 9 hours of battery life â the identical as the present Swap â and options âenhanced audioâ for handheld or tabletop play. Sadly, regardless of persistent rumors of 4K help, the OLED mannequin solely helps 1080p decision when docked. Apparently, Bluetooth help and an improved CPU will even have to attend.
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Nonetheless, the OLED mannequin has lots to get folks excited, together with our personal Alex Cranz. It performs all the identical video games, helps the unique Pleasure-Cons, and ships with a smooth black-and-white end harking back to next-gen consoles just like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection S. It can even be obtainable with the crimson and blue Pleasure-Cons, in case you desire the unique mannequin.
The place to purchase the Nintendo Swap OLED mannequin
The Nintendo Swap OLED mannequin initially went up for preorder on Thursday, and weâve seen a number of retailers permit for extra preorders within the time since. Nevertheless, in case youâre nonetheless trying to get your fingers on the OLED-equipped Swap at launch and get forward of what already seems to be one other console scarcity, youâre in luck. Proper now, you possibly can preorder the crimson and blue iteration of the forthcoming console for $350 at GameStop.
The white mannequin is at the moment unavailable for preorder, although neither configuration is anticipated to ship till the console formally goes on sale on October eighth.
Nintendo Swap OLED mannequin (crimson and blue)
The red-and-blue model of the Nintendo Swap OLED might look the identical as the unique mannequin, nevertheless it nonetheless options all of the refinements discovered on the black-and-white model, together with higher audio, a 7-inch OLED show, and an improved kickstand that spans all the size of the system.