Picture Credit: Nintendo
Picture Credit: Nintendo

When Nintendo finally revealed they would be releasing an updated version of their Nintendo Switch consoles, gamers were excited, to say the very least. Promising a slightly bigger screen, brighter display thanks to the aforementioned OLED design, better audio and more, it would come in at a higher price than the original model but, prove that an entirely new machine wasn’t necessary for the company’s continued success.

After getting my hands on the OLED Model for the first time, I can happily say it is one of my favourite games consoles of all time and, in a world where it’s sharing the shelves with next-gen platforms such as the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, that’s no mean feat.

The sleek white and black moves it away from the childlike red and blue model of the past (although, you can get a red and blue model if you prefer), allowing it to sit proudly alongside the grey original, with an improvement to the screen’s plastic stand which provides a much more secure and robust way to play if you want to take the Joy-Cons into each hand and play on a tabletop.

Unfortunately, there is no upscaling to 4K televisions if you like to pop your Switch in the dock and move your gameplay to a bigger screen but, with it previously being revealed that the majority of those who own a Switch console play almost exclusively in handheld, that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.

When you are playing in handheld, it’s a stunning offering. I always thought that the original Switch consoles were pretty gorgeous, but this really amps up the quality of everything you’re watching on screen.

Those aforementioned enhanced speakers do an incredible job of elevating your gaming experience, but if you're somebody that prefers to use headphones, a recent upgrade now allows Bluetooth devices to connect to the console so that you can enjoy wireless gaming on the go.

Nintendo have been wise in ensuring that those who don’t have the funds or feel it necessary to upgrade can still play their new releases on the original Switch console. This is simply an option for those who want to take their handheld gaming to the next level, enjoying visual pops and bursts of colour at a premium price point.

The Nintendo Switch OLED Model is available now, priced at £309.99. Female First were given access to a console in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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