Is it worth paying more for a new console?

Released last July, the OLED model of the Nintendo Switch is finally arriving in Brazil this Monday, September 26th. It is compatible with all accessories and games released for the previous model. Its suggested price is 2699 rubles.

Some of its distinguishing features:

  • 7-inch (17.78 cm) OLED screen, with brighter colors and sharper contrast;
  • 64 GB of internal memory, double that of the usual Switch and Lite;
  • Improved sound for portable and semi-portable modes;
  • base with LAN cable input (cable sold separately) and adjustable console for different layouts;
  • AC adapter for Brazilian standard outlets;
  • Quick Start Brochure in Brazilian Portuguese.

Another notable feature of the OLED model is the color of the base and controls, which are white, quite different from the basic version, which features a black base and control options in a combination of blue and neon red.

The Nintendo Switch OLED has a larger screen with brighter colors and sharper contrast

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How does an OLED screen work?

Even with the different screen models, the image resolution remains the same between the different Nintendo Switch models: 720p (HD) on the handheld and 1080p (full HD) on the TV.

So what will be the big difference between the OLED screen and the base model’s LCD screen?

These acronyms, most commonly used for televisions, refer to the technology used in lighting that affects the perception of color when viewing something.

LCD (liquid crystal) screens have an LED background, which helps to form an image. They are the most common in the market.

OLED technology, patented by the LG brand, has organic pixels that glow. This increases image quality by cutting out any points of light when black prevails, which is called “blackest black”.

However, in addition to being more expensive, this type of screen is more prone to the problem of “burn-in”, which occurs when forms that are continuously displayed for long periods of time, such as signs and billboards, are noted as face burn.

slope Have already made a comparison of the currently available screen types and what are their main advantages and disadvantages.

Is it worth paying more?

The cost of the Nintendo Switch OLED may be slightly higher, somewhere between R$400 and R$500, compared to the regular version, but for those who want an enhanced gaming experience, especially in handheld modes, it’s a great choice. When connected to a TV, the graphics performance is still the same as the base version.

Just consider your main trick, which is the bigger screen. The first model to change It has a 6.2-inch screen, which is about 15.75 centimeters. It is worth noting that by increasing the size of the display by more than two centimeters, the console became slightly heavier and expanded by half a centimeter.

At the end of the day, those who already own the previous model, or even a Lite that is 100% portable, may not feel as motivated to switch consoles. However, for those who are not yet committed to the current generation of consoles, the Nintendo Switch OLED could be a great start.

To take advantage of the arrival of the new console, we have put together a list of items that can make the game even better.

Joy-con controllers (red and blue) – Nintendo Switch

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Price: 326.44 BRL

Want a new console but miss the old look? no problem! Additional pairs of Joy-Con can be purchased in the traditional red and neon blue colors. They are 100% compatible with the OLED model. Not to mention that with an additional pair it is possible to play with up to four players at the same time.

Protective Carrying Case – Switch NX

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Price: 62.50 BRL

The Switch’s main trick is that it’s portable, so it’s nice to be able to safely transport it around. This case houses the console, which includes the Joy-cons, an extra pair of controllers, cables and cartridges, but has no room for the base. Dual zippers allow you to charge the Switch with the case closed.

Super Mario Odyssey game – Nintendo

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Price: BRL 327.99

The experience of working with a Nintendo console is only complete with a Mario game. How about Super Mario Odyssey? In this adventure, a mustachioed plumber enlists the help of a top hat named Cappy to rescue Princess Peach, who is about to be married (against her will) to the evil Bowser.

Joy-con support – PowerA

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Price: 53 GEL

Support is provided for membership Joy-cons and transform them into great controls, traditional formats and more features. It has ergonomic rubbers for a better fit in the hands and performance indicator lights. This model does not serve as a charger and has no pros and cons.

Protective glass film – Oivo

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Price: BRL 25.99

This clear glass film helps protect the Switch’s touchscreen from scratches and hard impacts. It already has the perfect size for an OLED model, 7 inches (17.78 cm). It should always be remembered that the use of movies does not interfere with the operation of the console.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game – Nintendo

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Price: BRL 332.99

The Legend of Zelda is another must-have franchise for Nintendo fans. Breath of the Wild is already one of Switch’s classics, and playing it on the 7-inch OLED model brings a whole new dimension to the experience. Explore the open world in one of the greatest adventures the hero Link has ever had.

Wired Controller (Gamecube Mario – Red) – PowerA

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Price: BRL 159.90

PowerA has created an official controller inspired by Nintendo’s Pro Controller. It has all the original features and has a format that prioritizes playing games with more diverse commands, such as fighting and sports titles. It has models with different designs and prices.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Game – Nintendo

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Price: BRL 331.99

In the latest game in the Pokémon franchise, the trainer returns to ancient times in the Hisui region that laid the foundation for Sinnoh from the Diamond and Pearl games. Your mission is to explore the small monsters in the area to complete the first Pokedex.

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