New Nintendo Switch model featuring OLED screen officially revealed, releasing later this year

Nintendo have revealed a new model for their Nintendo Switch games console which features a larger and higher quality screen, as well as other improvements.

After rumours circulated that Nintendo were working on a new, more powerful Switch system (dubbed the Switch Pro), the company have now officially revealed a new model system through a new advertisement that will release later this year.

The new Switch is called the OLED Model and features a seven-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screen, as well as a wider stand for tabletop play, 64GB of internal memory, enhanced audio output and a new dock with a wired LAN port for online capabilities.

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said: “The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) is a great option for players who want to experience the new vibrant screen when playing in handheld and tabletop mode.

“With the addition of this new model to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, people have an additional choice of a system that best fits the gaming experience they desire – whether it’s Nintendo Switch (OLED model), Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.”

This new model joins the family of Switch systems currently available, those of the standard Switch model and the Switch Lite, a purely handheld model which cannot be connected to a TV.

Like the standard model of Switch, the OLED model can be played in one of three ways: handheld, tabletop or docked mode.

The system will launch on October 8 this year, the same day as the newest Metroid game, Metroid Dread, and will be available in two colours: white or neon (red and blue).

It will retail for £309.99 and pre-orders have now gone live.

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