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Switch OLED ‘Pro’ Model Finally Officially Announced

Nintendo Switch OLED model Switch Pro

Nintendo finally confirmed the “Switch Pro” is on the way, and it is officially called the Switch OLED model. The upgraded version of the system will launch on October 8, 2021. As expected, it will be more expensive and cost $349.99. In addition to the more powerful OLED screen, it will include 64GB of space.

As expected and rumored in leaks, the Switch OLED will have a seven inch screen. It will have a wider stand. A wired lan port will be in its dock for a direct connection. It will be compatible with all Switch games.

Nintendo shared a trailer focusing on the system too. The over two and a half minute video shows off how it will look and work. This is more of a promotional piece, rather than one explaining exact details about the new model.

The model shown in Nintendo’s announcement included a white dock and matching Joy-Cons. However, there will also be a second “colorful” option. That will include a black dock and red and blue Joy-Cons.

The Nintendo Switch OLED model will launch on October 8, 2021. The standard Switch and Switch Lite are both immediately available. It will launch on the same day Metroid Dread appears on the system worldwide.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.