Nintendo Switch OLED Uses the Same Joy-Cons as Base Model, Nintendo Confirms

If you're worried about Joy-Con drift in the Switch OLED- well, you should be, since apparently it doesn't make any improvements to the Joy-Cons.

Posted By | On 08th, Jul. 2021

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The Nintendo Switch OLED is going to have a larger screen with sharper image quality, enhanced audio, an ethernet port in its dock, and many other improvements, but not all aspects of the console are going to be improved with the new model. And no, I’m not referring to its disappointing lack of 4K functionality here. The Joy-Cons, too, are essentially going to be the same as the current Switch model.

A Nintendo representative recently confirmed to GameSpot that the Switch OLED is going to have the same Joy-Cons as the Switch’s base model, and won’t make any changes or improvements to its functionality. “The Joy-Con controller configuration and functionality did not change with Nintendo Switch system (OLED model),” said the Nintendo rep. “The configuration and functionality is the same as that of the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch system.”

Given how much of an issue Joy-Con drifting has become with the Switch, and how widespread the problem tends to be, I’d say that’s cause for concern.

Meanwhile, Nintendo also recently confirmed that the Switch OLED isn’t going to have more RAM or a new CPU as compared to the base model or the Switch lite. Read more on that through here. Additionally, the Switch OLED’s new dock can also be purchased separately, but only online, and only via Nintendo’s store.

The Nintendo Switch OLED is launching on October 8, and will cost $349.99.


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