a small but significant upgrade to a stellar games console

Those who follow the machinations of the video game console market will be aware of the swirling and somewhat fanciful rumors surrounding the “Nintendo Switch Pro”. A major overhaul of Nintendo’s hugely popular home and handheld hybrid console that would reportedly offer 4K output for TVs and improved performance. When the reality (at least this time) turned out to be this Switch OLED model, a more modest upgrade from the base console, there was some confusion as to what or who it was intended for.

It’s a point that kind of stays. But to avoid the more existential question of meaning Everyone That said, as soon as you get your hands on the new Switch, with its vastly improved screen and more subtle tweaks, you start to see Nintendo’s intent. It’s a small but significant improvement that revives some of the Switch’s more enticing features for potential new players. And while it would be more of a definite luxury than a major upgrade, it might tempt existing Switch owners as well.

The clue to the headline feature is in the name, Nintendo has replaced the original 6.2-inch LCD Switch screen with a 7-inch OLED display. For the unfamiliar, OLED (or Organic Light Emitting Diode) has pixels that each emit their own light. That’s the technical side, the practical result is a screen that’s sharper, brighter and with richer colors and deeper blacks.

Bringing an OLED screen to a handheld device is hardly an innovation; Many smartphones, tablets and televisions now use the technology. Even the sadly absent PlayStation Vita handheld came with a 5-inch OLED screen in 2011. But that doesn’t dull the impact of the screen on this new Switch, which brings a vibrancy to Nintendo’s colorful characters that you didn’t know was missing.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/features/nintendo-switch-oled-review-small-significant-upgrade-stellar/ a small but significant upgrade to a stellar games console


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