'Nintendo Switch (organic EL model)' overseas review summary, should Nintendo Switch users buy a new one?

A new model of Nintendo Switch equipped with an organic EL display '

Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) ' will appear on October 8, 2021 (Friday). Since the overseas media who got such a Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) earlier published a review article, I tried to summarize the changes and points of concern from the conventional Nintendo Switch .

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◆ Large and bright organic EL display
The Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is equipped with a 7-inch organic EL display, and Nintendo is appealing that it can vividly describe the world of the game. Technology-related media, The Verge, said, 'In pop-colored games like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , the world is portrayed as bright and vibrant.' In dark games like INSIDE , the black color stands out and the world feels even darker and more oppressive, 'he said , praising the descriptive power of OLED displays. However, according to WIRED , it was difficult to see the game screen even if the brightness of the display was maximized in the bright environment of 'sunny outdoors'.

It is also highly evaluated that the screen size is larger than the conventional Nintendo Switch. The picture below is a picture of the title screen of '

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ' displayed on the organic EL version of Nintendo Switch (top) and the conventional Nintendo Switch (bottom) released by technology-related media Ars Technica. With the organic EL version of Nintendo Switch, you can see that the display area of the screen has expanded and you can enjoy the game on a larger screen than before.

As mentioned above, the image quality and size of the organic EL display have been highly evaluated as being improved over the conventional Nintendo Switch, but the display resolution remains the same as the conventional Nintendo Switch at 1280 x 720 pixels, and the TV The mode also supports up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the same as before. In this regard, the game-related media VGC

states that 'the 4K support that many people wanted has been forgotten.'

However, when the YouTube channel Nintendo Prime disassembled the dock of the Nintendo Switch (organic EL model), it turned out that the HDMI terminal is a standard that supports output at 4K / 60fps. Also, since the included HDMI cable was compatible with 4K / 60fps output, Nintendo Prime is looking forward to future developments in the Nintendo Switch series.

It is generally known that OLED displays cause burn-in if they continue to display the same content in the same display area. To prevent this, many products that use OLED displays are equipped with anti-seizure functions such as adjusting the screen brightness and displaying a screen saver. When Ars Technica asked Nintendo about the burn-in prevention function, 'Organic EL displays are designed to last as long as possible, but if the same content is displayed for a long time, burn-in may occur. You can prevent burn-in by using the brightness adjustment function and automatic sleep function installed in the Nintendo Switch. '

◆ Comfortable stand
The angle cannot be adjusted with the stand installed in the conventional Nintendo Switch, but the Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is equipped with a stand that can adjust the angle steplessly. Ars Technica says it has a steplessly adjustable stand and a large screen that makes gameplay in table mode more comfortable.

◆ How long will the battery last?
Nintendo is appealing that the battery life of the Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is the same as the conventional Nintendo Switch, 'about 4.5 to 9.0 hours'.

In fact, Ars Technica played 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' on the Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) and the conventional Nintendo Switch, fixed the Joy-Con stick at the same point and kept running toward the wall. When I

checked the battery life under the condition, the conventional Nintendo Switch was 5 hours 36 minutes 30 seconds, and the Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) was 5 hours 47 minutes 42 seconds, so the battery life of both models is almost the same. It was confirmed that there is.

◆ What is the power of the newly designed speaker?
The Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is equipped with a newly designed speaker, and Nintendo appeals that 'you can enjoy gameplay in mobile mode and table mode with clear sound.'

Technology-related media, wccftech, has rated this speaker as 'enjoying amazing sound quality.' On the other hand, Ars Technica says, 'It sounds better than the Nintendo Switch Lite , but it doesn't make a big difference compared to the Nintendo Switch.'

◆ Other functions
The Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is equipped with a wired LAN terminal, and it is appealing that you can enjoy stable online play. However, Ars Technica points out that the improvement of the online play experience with a wired LAN connection may be limited because most of the other users participating in online play participate with a wireless LAN connection. doing.

The Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) has 64GB of storage, which is twice as much as the conventional Nintendo Switch. WIRED points out that although this made it possible to store more games in the main unit than before, 64GB is not enough to play many games, and it is necessary to prepare a microSD card sold separately as before. I am.

◆ Who should buy it?
As mentioned above, the Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is equipped with a large and bright organic EL display and a freely adjustable stand, but the display resolution and output resolution to the TV are the same as the conventional Nintendo Switch. Based on this, Ars Technica said, 'For those who mainly use TV mode, the conventional Nintendo Switch is sufficient. Also, if you mainly use mobile mode, compact and light Nintendo Switch Lite is also an attractive option. Organic EL display If you find it very attractive, you should choose Nintendo Switch (organic EL model). '

The Nintendo Switch (organic EL model) is scheduled to appear on October 8, 2021, and the suggested retail price is 37,980 yen.

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