- July 7, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The new Switch OLED. (Nintendo Image)
What isn’t in the new Nintendo Switch model is as interesting as what is, and it tells you a lot about both Nintendo’s business strategy and how it sees people using the system.
Nintendo announced Tuesday that a new version of its console, the Switch OLED, will come out Oct. 8, alongside the recently-announced Metroid Dread.
The existence of a new model was leaked months ago and consumer speculation has been rampant ever since. The Switch is currently the best-selling game console in the world, and has been for more than two years, but it’s not without its flaws.
It’s a low-powered system by design, for example, with a fraction of the horsepower of the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Many consumers and analysts have openly fantasized about the possibility of a “Switch Pro,” an upgraded edition like Microsoft’s Xbox One X, that would bring the Switch’s graphics closer to par with…