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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) - Oh, Leds, this is so exciting.   Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) - Oh, Leds, this is so exciting. - Page 2 EmptyFri 9 Jul 2021 - 23:22

@Treesmurf wrote:
Regarding the Joy-Cons, the hope for me would be that they'd quietly fix any going forward anyway, there's no reason the Joy-Cons on this can't be of a higher quality in the same way the new Zelda ones could. They're definitely aware of how big an issue it is so the question remains whether it's worth the effort of fixing future ones or whether they can afford to keep selling sub-par controllers, now I've wrote this I'm starting to think the latter. Shocked

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I'd say I'm a little disappointed in a way myself but only because we'd been told to expect something better, really it's the "leakers" people should be mad with, not Nintendo.

They can definitely get away with selling old rope. There is a possibility that they haven't come out and said anything, even though they've done a fix, because doing so would acknowledge that Nintendo is at fault and open the door for class-action lawsuits; but they can definitely get away with selling old rope.

Agreed wholeheartedly on your leakers' point.

As for the general 'do we need more power' point, assuming we're about a year behind the curve because of COVID, we're in the fourth year of the Switch from a development and ideas right now. Based on past machines, especially Nintendo's home consoles, I'd expect at least a couple more years perfecting what's on offer now before leaping into a (generational) power upgrade. The New 3DS didn't exactly inspire a whole bunch of games that showed more power was 'needed' at that point. As Muss says, we've had a couple of iffy frame rates here and there, but that in and of itself isn't a reason to go Pro.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) - Oh, Leds, this is so exciting.   Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) - Oh, Leds, this is so exciting. - Page 2 EmptySat 10 Jul 2021 - 5:38

Press have gone hands on with the OLED, seems they like it and seen compare going GBA to SP or guess Jas's DS to DS XL.

I think it all comes down to how Nintendo perceives the Switch, as I shown the numbers and we could be only few years off a new generation or hey it's here's a Pro we can get 8 years from Switch.
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Considering I play my Switch docked and with the Pro Controller, there was nearly no reason I'd be upgrading beyond a whopper performance upgrade - having a PS5 is really making me notice when I switch to a game that runs at 30fps considering how used to 60fps I am now Laughing - but that'd be it. So, with all that said...

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If you start going on about your bloody PS5 in every thread I swear to God... Hissy fit
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Now that I know it's going to wind you up... Wink
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I ordered one of these things earlier. Argos have them, or did this morning. I have almost zero excitement for it, but figure if I sell my existing Switch it won't cost that much.
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PostSubject: Re: Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) - Oh, Leds, this is so exciting.   Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) - Oh, Leds, this is so exciting. - Page 2 EmptyWed 6 Oct 2021 - 13:27

Is anyone hyped for receiving their OLED later this week? Did anyone else here besides me bite?
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Nah - considering my Switch sits docked for the vast majority of time, I'd only have been tempted if there was a boost in power with the new machine.
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@neil wrote:
I’m disappointed

Suspect

Nah I've not picked one up. I suspect I'm stuck with my doddery day 1 Switch until they release a successor now.
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I don't know why I bought one, I could have bought a Series S for less and played tons of games I don't currently have access to... yet I have no intention of cancelling my order
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@neil wrote:
Is anyone hyped for receiving their OLED later this week? Did anyone else here besides me bite?

I'm excited to get one, but not just yet. I'll wait for an appealing special edition.
I play handheld more than most, and my Switch has been with me through a lot of adventures so it is a little worse for wear.
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My Switch barely leaves the dock, now having a PS4/5 I'll be playing fewer games on Switch as I'll get for example Disco Elysium physical on PS4 then Switch, and I've got the Animal Crossing one, that I definitely don't need the OLED.

It looks so good, which I shouldn't shocked by because of using OLED VITA in the past (I really should get one to go with my three slims and TV) and looking at OLED TV's (Something else that I could get instead) that I sort want a Switch OLED and could see me playing Pokémon Pearl on it for sure, just I know a Splatoon 3 one or something will come a long which I'd also want, best to wait for that special edition.
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We've got the PS4/5, Xbox S, a gaming PC, and about 40-50 board games. Within all of that the Switch gets a look in, but only a look in, unless a big Nintendo game has dropped. So for me there really isn't any need.

I would expect it to look really nice though, OLED screens are lovely and vibrant.
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I’m kind of tempted. Some folk gave me a £100 voucher when I left my last job, and I had an accumulator come up at the weekend. In a sense, a Switch OLED is basically paid for. It would feel like a needless extravagance though. Without the aforementioned boost in power and with the fact that we’re surely getting closer to a successor, I'm thinking I can just spend that money on the games.

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The OLED Switch is pretty nice I have to say. I was glad to read about the Joy-Con improvements they've made. Transferring users is taking a long time so I haven't played on it properly yet, but the screen is great and the plastic on the back feels a lot better. More matt and grippy.

The screen actually looks a lot better than our TV, which is 1080p and I think standard LCD. It looks blurry and a bit crap to me for the first time!
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...got to be honest I'm starting to be tempted. Not even necessarily by the OLED: just by a Switch that isn't broken in places and has the loading time improvements.
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I'm literally in the same boat as Cappa where the perfect opportunity to get one has come about but at the same time more games would be nice. I do play handheld enough to justify it as well and whilst I'd like a special edition I fully intend to claim my dad's Monster Hunter Switch when the time is right so I'm covered there as well.
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It's had a few hours' use in our house over the weekend.

When docked there is no advantage to having one really, it's not noticeable. In fact it's sad that the eShop is still so slow on this brand new revision. I haven't plugged a LAN cable yet, can't be bothered to dig one out.

In handheld it's a big upgrade mainly because of the screen. The size and the brightness. Looks amazing. The speakers are a lot better too. The other thing I really like is the way they back feels. It's definitely grippier and much nicer to hold. More of a matt and textured feel to the plastic.
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Well, I got a Switch OLED, despite never taking the Switch out of the dock.
The old one broke and I didn't bother getting it repaired as everything was making shit noises and aspolding.

On a positive note, it was dead easy to swap all the data over - even the Animal Crossing thing with its dedicated app wasn't too painful.

The only pain in the bum: my Mum likes Animal Crossing, and set up several extra profiles for additional human villagers. To transfer them they had to have Nintendo Online Accounts. Well, time to make up lots of fictional email addresses! Gmail even started sending me mobile verification codes after a while in case I was a bot.
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That's good to read. I've asked for an OLED for Christmas for pretty much 'the old one broke' reasons (or is in the process of breaking), and although I'm not expecting that because my parents aren't made of money I might get one for myself in the new year - so yep, it's good to read that the transfer process is painless.

Not taking the Switch out of the dock is anathema to me though! Being able to play the same games everywhere, including with my (wired) headphones on, is glorious.
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The OLED version is great. No regrets about upgrading. Screen, sound, kickstand, latest Joy-Cons, all good
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It wouldn’t have taken much for me to make that upgrade from a launch day Switch to the OLED model, and I might still be convinced if a retailer brings out a good and well-priced bundle. I’d seen Amazon UK were selling the white model with Metroid Dread for £315 last month. Maybe I should have bitten there. I’d ideally like one with the new Mario Party, but I’ve not seen one yet.
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The fan on my Switch is mighty loud in handheld mode, and it has the general scrapes and bumps of four years of travelling with me. I'm extremely tempted to make the upgrade, but I feel like if I hold out a nice special edition model will come along, maybe for Splatoon 3 or BotW 2 or something.
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Same I don't need a new Switch, mime doesn't leave dock and it's Animal Crossing Edition anyway. Yet if we get a cool OLED, I'll buy, only Nintendo can do this.
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