Gaming > Consoles & PCs The Nintendo Switch (OLED model): Price, Release Date, Specs, News, and Games An updated Switch has arrived. Here's what you need to know by Tim Fisher VP and General Manager, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has more than 30 years' of professional technology experience. He's been writing about tech for more than two decades and serves as the VP and General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated on October 08, 2021 Tweet Share Email Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide In This Article Release Date Price Features Specs and Hardware Games and Backward Compatibility The Latest News The 2021 Nintendo Switch features a 7-inch OLED screen, 64 GB of internal storage, enhanced audio, a wired LAN port, and more. 2021 Nintendo Switch (OLED model). Nintendo When Was the Nintendo Switch OLED Released? The new OLED Switch has been available since October 8, 2021. You can order this Nintendo Switch from Nintendo.com. It's also available via various online retailers: BestBuy GameStop Target (White / Blue/Red) Walmart (White / Blue/Red) Amazon Although some very early rumors said 2020 was the year of the new Switch, the rumor mill ultimately began targeting 2021 for release of the next-gen console. The industry at one time collectively referred to it as the Nintendo Switch Pro or Super Switch, but Nintendo made the official announcement in July, squashing those rumors with the real name: Nintendo Switch (OLED model). Nintendo Switch OLED Price The 2021 Nintendo Switch is $349.99. There's a white version and one with neon red and neon blue. This falls in line with early assumptions. With an emphasis on higher graphics resolution and power upgrades, Nintendo was expected to sell the device for somewhere in the upper $300 range and compete more with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PS5. Nintendo Switch OLED Features The Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers that attach to the console, but can be used separately, too. Up to eight consoles can be linked up for extended multiplayer, or you can play local co-op or online with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. There are three modes that the OLED model can be used in: TV mode lets you dock the Switch to play on your TV. Online multiplayer functionality can be had through the use of the built-in LAN port.Tabletop mode uses the adjustable stand to let you play locally with a friend.Use Handheld mode to take advantage of the full screen in your hands using both controllers. Nintendo Nintendo Switch OLED Specs and Hardware The OLED model of the Nintendo Switch is slightly longer than the standard model and weights a bit more. The screen is nearly a whole inch larger and is an upgrade from the old model's LCD screen. The standard Switch offers the same maximum storage as the OLED model but comes with half of the 2021 Switch's internal storage (32 GB vs 64 GB). 2021 Switch (OLED model) Specs Size: 4" high, 9.5" long, 0.55" deep Weight: .71 pounds Screen: 7.0" OLED / 1280x720 CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor Storage: 64 GB, expandable up to 2 TB with microSD Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ Bluetooth 4.1 Video output: Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode, up to 720p via bult-in screen in Tabletop and Handheld modes Audio output: 5.1ch Linear PCM, output via HDMI connector in TV mode Speakers: Stereo Buttons: Power and volume USB connector: USB Type-C for charging or connecting to dock Headphone/mic: 3.5mm 4-pole stereo Game card slot: Nintendo Switch game cards microSD slot: Compatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards Sensor: Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor Battery/charging: Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh / 4.5-9 hrs / 3hr charging time Nintendo Switch OLED Games and Backwards Compatibility The Switch (OLED model) is compatible with all Switch games. 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