Outside retail Holidays like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day are not huge discounts on Nintendo consoles – Switch, OLED switch, And Switch light. It is ongoing, in part due to their popularity World pairs worldwide And his The suffering of the supply chainIn addition, Nintendo unwittingly often discounts its products.
But if you find them for sale, which one should you choose? We have advice that can help, as well as the best way to make a pick. All the best deals and bundles of Nintendo Switch that we have received. We’ve done the rounds The best switch game To get you started, as well Accessories you may want. Read us Switch tips and tricks Get the most out of your console.
Updated October 2021: We’ve added switch LEDs, broken down the differences between the three models, and refreshed the rest of the guide.
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Which switch should you buy?
When the switch came out, in 2017, there was only one model. Now there are three, and choosing the right one can be confusing if you don’t speed up how different they are. Let’s sort through each one.
This is the cheapest switch (8/10, cable recommendation), But it is significantly limited in its capabilities. It is a unit, so the controllers are not disconnected. It cannot be docked to a TV, which means you can only run it in handheld mode. It is the smallest and lightest of the three models, which makes it great for travel, but that means it has the smallest touchscreen: 5.5 inches. If none of this is a problem for you, then the $ 100 you save is worth it. You may not be able to play some games that require speed control, e.g. Super Mario Party, Unless you decide to purchase a Joy-Con controller and attach them to the system (you will also need some kind of kickstand). To see if a game works well on a switch light, look for a “handheld mode” icon on the back of the esophagus or physical game box.
The next step is the standard switch (7/10, cable recommendationSelling like hotcakes since 2017. Technically, the Nintendo 2019 refreshed the switch with somewhat better battery life, but otherwise the system is almost the same. On the back of the LCD display it has a built-in kickstand, it’s a Joy-Con controller that you can separate, and a dock that you can hook up to your TV to smoothly transition from handheld to big screen.
New OLED switch (8/10, cable recommendation) Similar to the original Switch, but its upgrades easily make it worth the extra $ 50. Most notably, the screen naturally. In contrast to the LCD screens of the other two models, the LED panel has pixels that individually turn on and off the light, allowing for a truly black and even better color contrast. Your games will look much nicer. The display is also large – 7 inches versus the standard switch’s 6.22 inches – but the small borders around the screen mean they’re both about the same size.
If OLED doesn’t sell you, there will be a kickstand. The kickstand of the original switch is weak, difficult to open, and doesn’t really balance the display so well. In OLED, the kickstand extends the entire length of the console. You can adjust it so that the screen sits at different angles. It is much more stable and versatile. Additional improvements include 64GB of storage instead of the original 32GB, slightly improved audio quality, and an Ethernet port on the dock, so you can connect it to your router for faster internet speeds without using a separate dongle, like the original switch.