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Nintendo Switch OLED - you've pre-ordered one but do you really want it ?


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1 minute ago, petrolgirls said:

Yes, completely unnecessary upgrade Nintendo - must do better. 

 

Oh balls, Smyths have sold out of the white one. 

 

Still showing as available for pick up only, for some reason.

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2 hours ago, petrolgirls said:

Yes, completely unnecessary upgrade Nintendo - must do better. 

 

Oh balls, Smyths have sold out of the white one. 

 

This is the thing. I feel like they could release any semi-decent looking thing these days, and they'll sell like hotcakes. Whether or not they'll all end up on eBay for stupid prices, we'll have to wait and see.

 

I think the system looks great. I'd love one, but I already have a Switch and £309.99 is a bit too steep for a system that released in 2017, for me anyway.

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15 minutes ago, Lupin Central said:

 

This is the thing. I feel like they could release any semi-decent looking thing these days, and they'll sell like hotcakes. Whether or not they'll all end up on eBay for stupid prices, we'll have to wait and see.

 

I think the system looks great. I'd love one, but I already have a Switch and £309.99 is a bit too steep for a system that released in 2017, for me anyway.

 

In truth even if I got a pre-order I'd probably cancel at some point in the future. I dunno, my daughter's been going on about getting a Switch so I could give her mine but this is  some tenuous justification. I do love an OLED screen on a handheld though. 

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I don't use my Switch enough in portable mode at the moment to justify the OLED version. 

 

I must admit when I first got my Switch I was initially taken aback how large the black bezel was around the screen and why it couldn't extend to the edge, looks like the OLED extends that a bit. They also seem to fix the fact the stand at the back was a bit poor

 

OLED screens, do they draw more power from the battery?

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23 minutes ago, petrolgirls said:

 

In truth even if I got a pre-order I'd probably cancel at some point in the future. I dunno, my daughter's been going on about getting a Switch so I could give her mine but this is  some tenuous justification. I do love an OLED screen on a handheld though. 

 

Personally I think that sounds like a decent excuse - give her the old one, then get a shiny new one!

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26 minutes ago, petrolgirls said:

 

In truth even if I got a pre-order I'd probably cancel at some point in the future. I dunno, my daughter's been going on about getting a Switch so I could give her mine but this is  some tenuous justification. I do love an OLED screen on a handheld though. 

Tenuous?!  Tenuous?? Don’t tell my wife these views as I prepare the groundwork for purchase….

 

Also, is there anywhere cheap for Metroid Dread?

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5 minutes ago, deerokus said:

Less. 

 

Depends, no? OLEDs power draw varies on screen luminance whereas LCD's are constant. On phones if you've set everything to dark display then OLEDs might draw a little less power but for most gaming I think your average power consumption will be slightly higher than LCD. 

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Apparently you can buy the new dock separately from Nintendo's online store.  Thinking about it though is there any real benefit?

 

The internal USB port is now a LAN port which seems like a downgrade as you could have just used a LAN adaptor if you wanted & use other USB accessories if you don't.

 

It has better ventilation? Has that ever been a problem with the current dock?

 

It looks sleeker... I think? 

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3 hours ago, petrolgirls said:

Yes, completely unnecessary upgrade Nintendo - must do better. 

 

Oh balls, Smyths have sold out of the white one. 

Smyths have reopened preorders for home delivery on white and neon systems, at time of typing…

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1 hour ago, petrolgirls said:

 

Depends, no? OLEDs power draw varies on screen luminance whereas LCD's are constant. On phones if you've set everything to dark display then OLEDs might draw a little less power but for most gaming I think your average power consumption will be slightly higher than LCD. 


Somewhere between 1.5x and double the power consumption in most benchmarks, for TVs at least. Of course on a device the size of the Switch, the screen is unlikely to be the biggest power drain, and the screen in the existing model might be relatively old and power-hungry tech.

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I’d be amazed if scalpers aren’t putting preorders in to capitalise on demand in the run up to Christmas. There was a massive shortage of consoles last year and second hand consoles were going for above RRP. 

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4 minutes ago, deKay said:

Dammit. Sold out everywhere.

 

Loads of places haven't put up a pre-order yet! 

There's a weird one on Amazon for the OLED Switch, but it's in French. I'm not sure they've put the pre-orders up yet. 

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11 minutes ago, deKay said:

Dammit. Sold out everywhere.

Smyths still have preorders available for neon system (home delivery) at the mo’.

 

However, majority of retailers haven’t even started their preorders yet.

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They’ll gradually increase allocations as time goes on too. Game and Smyths will have more pre-orders, no doubt about it.

 

It’s like when a music event has about 3 tickets in the first release so when you see the second release go on sale a few mins after sales open you panic.

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I think Nintendo have updated the wrong machine really given that the primary difference is the bigger screen. 

 

I've always felt that the Switch Lite should have had a bigger screen bolted in and less bezel. I find it very noticeable how the same form factor could accommodate a larger screen. 

 

Putting a bigger screen in the Switch is fine but by definitely this machine may be used docked a lot so may not actually matter too much. The Switch Lite as a portable would have really gained by the same form factor but bigger screen. 

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