Is The Nintendo Switch OLED Worth Waiting For?: Buyer's Guide

  • DaxReviews

    With the new Switch OLED announced, I thought it would be a good time to create a buyer's guide for which switch model is best for you if you're in the market for a new one.

Wodens Throne
Wodens Throne

Here's the technical breakdown of the benefits of OLED. Infinite Contrast, more accurate gamma curve, more accurate colors, better details in bright or highlighted areas, perfect black levels. Each pixel is self emmisive, you'll get an accurate image quality.

Acum 5 Zile
Nezuko Kamado
Nezuko Kamado

I’m going to get it because it’s worth the upgrade

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Wolfknight16
Wolfknight16

That assuming you can get it. It will easily sell out.

Acum 9 Zile
potato
potato

Something I like to add or shed my concern for is that scalpers are going crazy again using bots to purchase all of the OLEDs during pre-order. Going to be a disaster for those who want to actually play but can’t get a hold of one.

Acum 9 Zile
Jedi Master
Jedi Master

I can't wait for My oled, I've never owned a switch before and only buying it to play Zelda BOTW. My first game I've ever completed as a kid on N64 was Zelda : Majoras Mask , took me so long to complete. Anyways, I wouldn't recommend the switch lite at all , I've seen people sell them locally with broken joy sticks, so you're going to have to find someone to fix it , when you can just easily purchase joy cons on the regular switch.

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Waluigi Wah Ha Ha
Waluigi Wah Ha Ha

Q2 of 2022 the OLED model will be 300$. So make your choice off of that. OLED Lites are 2023.

Acum 11 Zile
Raptor Zeraora
Raptor Zeraora

If you already have a switch, why waste $350 when you can get yourself a series s

Acum 12 Zile
Arise D
Arise D

The problem with oled switch is you paid 350 bucks for the same technology for the last 5 years, I wonder if nintendo will have switch oled revision that has better graphical power, if you really want a switch i’d say buy the switch lite, im sure in the next 2-3 years nintendo will finally properly update their console

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Derrick the Destroyer
Derrick the Destroyer

I’m getting it even if I have a switch now because I want one down stairs and the switch OLED for my room so I don’t have to keep unplugging it and plug it in because it takes a while for me to set it up for me sometimes

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Moon Cloud
Moon Cloud

I want the OLED but I don't think I will be able to find one : [

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DaxReviews
DaxReviews

It's not going to be easy that's for sure.

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Mark
Mark

I’m going to get the Oled as I don’t currently own a switch.

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Demetrius Smith
Demetrius Smith

I’m getting the Nintendo switch OLED I never owned one so October 8th can get here sooner

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potato
potato

Im thinking of getting the OLED and upgrading from my switch lite. Always play on the go and the bigger screen would be amazing!

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Tronix
Tronix

Nintendo has a trend of releasing new hardware every other year especially with their handhelds. I'm pretty sure a new console is coming 2023. Buying this now for only a year if you already have a normal one it's not worth it imo.

Acum lună
Lyle 84'
Lyle 84'

Supply shortage. I think getting it at release wont even be an option at this point. Prepare to wait a year.

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Michael Perez
Michael Perez

Your hands should be could the chest commentator 🤣🤣😅😅😅

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signerleo snyder
signerleo snyder

i have red switch witch use to red my old one so i have no plans on geting anther switch that costs mroe

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Hendrik Kurniawan
Hendrik Kurniawan

I always wanted a nintendo switch for mario kart. Almost bought v2 version last week until I saw the oled version is going out next October. Nice upgrade but will wait until the price normal in my place. Scalper everywhere in my place putting its price $150 higher than it should be 😑

Acum lună
brummie pc gamer
brummie pc gamer

the only time i would get a switch is if they ever bring a game pass out

Acum lună
CACTUR
CACTUR

Great video. I’ve got the original switch and just decided I want that bigger screen so I pre-ordered the white one on day one and totally don’t want it just for the cool box it comes in..😅

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Fernando Santos
Fernando Santos

You've got a point. Actually, a thousand points. Your comment is sharp and has a lot of life.

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Jammi jam
Jammi jam

I use my Switch in handheld mostly. Probably 90 percent of the time handheld and 10 percent docked. I preordered the OLED because I want an OLED screen and smaller bezles. Giving my old switch to my partner :)

Acum lună
Nemanja Nikolić
Nemanja Nikolić

"…And, for some strange reason, four years in, you don't already have one…" Poverty, Dax. Poverty.

Acum lună
DaxReviews
DaxReviews

That could definitely be one reason. 😢

Acum lună
Hi_its_Scarlett
Hi_its_Scarlett

I have a rather switch and I’m just gonna keep it because I play mostly docked. Thank you for making this video so I can decide!

Acum lună
Hi_its_Scarlett
Hi_its_Scarlett

Sorry I meant regular

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sattelklaus
sattelklaus

I'd say get a Steam Deck if you wanna save money over the long run

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Surinder Singh
Surinder Singh

Forget the switch now…got the existing model and now ready to shift to the “STEAM DECK” will by far beat the pro mode 10 times over!!!

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Surinder Singh
Surinder Singh

@༺Metą༻ wow I never looked into it this much however yes in terms of handheld mode with them FPS rates...I think GTA 5 online for example on the go is 🔥🔥🔥

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༺Metą༻
༺Metą༻

Everything you said about the steam deck is true, but the resolution in handheld bothers me. The steam decks dock has the same resolution as handheld mode (Switch has a opposite effect), which makes steam deck a waste of time and money. Only positives are the steam games on the go, and better fps.

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Galactic Maui
Galactic Maui

Different games so that’s kinda hard to say. There is still a place for Nintendo even with the seam deck, they’re not direct competitors.

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Surinder Singh
Surinder Singh

Seeing you literally got access to every game released including triple A games that are on Xbox, Ps and switch platforms in better FPS and they suck?….hmmm I’d have to disagree with you on this one mate!

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Mika Kovac
Mika Kovac

Steam games suck

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Taiki PH
Taiki PH

To be honest I'd wait for reviews about the system specifically the battery life, if the OLED model dies faster than the current V2 switch I'd rather get the current one. This is if you don't have a Switch yet

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Andrei Curtean
Andrei Curtean

I have bought a used Nintendo Switch in the new Red Box (yep, with that sweet new battery and sweet new processor). The batteries are a tank and I never had Drifting Joy-Cons yet. They may start drifting after I post this comment because I'm a very lucky guy. I am going to buy some new Nintendo exclusives because I'm a teen and money is tight that may keep my Switch docked. Now I think that the OLED model will have a better battery because it's not a regular LCD screen and most people won't know what it does if smartphones aren't their thing. I say that the new OLED model may be for the people travelling a lot, (I don't know what that's like because I'm not gaming while travelling) using the Switch in handheld mode and feeling the need of a better screen, or, you know, people that play the Switch on the toilet, like Nintendo thinks their fanboys work. Now summing things up because I am quite a bit of a talker. I wouldn't buy the new OLED model because I don't know if the screen gives a considerable advantage over the original battery and the bigger screen wouldn't be a good enough reason to buy. At the end of the day, it's still the heavier Switch with a better dock. Battery life is remained to be seen. Also, I wouldn't buy a console that plays the same games as my current one. It's like buying a PS4 Pro. It plays all the games that a Phat PS4 or PS4 Slim would play, but at 4K (and if it's a 3rd party game, some glitches too).

Acum lună
DeadWalker662
DeadWalker662

Like many I don’t have one. I’m wanting a switch because when I was younger my life was a ds and I miss the feeling it gave me so I’m probably going to get a oled thank you for this video

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Milo Gaming
Milo Gaming

The OLED is a good choice for me. I didn't want to get the Switch because I noticed some stuff like the screen being smaller than it should have and the kickstand with bad audio. But this OLED makes up for that. I would like to get it maybe one black friday or Next year.

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signerleo snyder
signerleo snyder

no switch dont have bad audio dont no what about

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stormvenom
stormvenom

I dont have a switch so this is gg to be my first time getting one. The only problem is it release on oct which is 2 months and i just cant wait for it. Should i still get the oled or the regular switch

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SvenGames
SvenGames

@stormvenom oh lol

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stormvenom
stormvenom

@SvenGames i just got the regular switch cant wait any longer haha

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Alexander Ulv
Alexander Ulv

Damn I just bout a Switch Lite, but it sucks (screen too small) can’t decide on whether to buy the old or new OLED one!

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JetNekko
JetNekko

If you can wait for Oled, definetly wait for it, if you can't because of time or budget, go with the normal switch, not much big difference.

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SvenGames
SvenGames

Omg I am thinking of the same thing as you @stormvenom I also can't decide

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Jamie Radford
Jamie Radford

I'm going for the Nintendo switch OLED

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Rav112
Rav112

I have a Nintendo switch lite and I'll definitely get a switch OLED, the small screen has been bugging me, and i really wish i could play it on my monitor.

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SGTcrackey666
SGTcrackey666

Switch lite better for handheld normal switch better for playing on tv obviously

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DaxReviews
DaxReviews

That should make a night and day difference for your portable experience and it will be nice to have the option to dock. I also have access to a lite and for some games the screen is definitely too small for my liking but I will say the lite is more comfortable to hold.

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Daniel Day
Daniel Day

If you have a switch I’d wait unless you really want that oled display

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Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills

I haven't gotten a switch yet I missed my chance to pre-order the oled model but I'll be getting it day one on release

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Angelo zicarelli
Angelo zicarelli

Well to me this new OLED switch is definitely worth it. I have been waiting to get a switch since March 2017. I have 12 triple A first party Nintendo switch titles sealed in my drawer. There is currently a chip shortage wich could make getting a switch in the future much more difficult as they can become scarce in availability. I can't wait any longer to enjoy my switch. I am going to get it at GameStop if they still offer the one year warranty on it for the joycon drift.

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RR C
RR C

Same for me man

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DaxReviews
DaxReviews

@Angelo zicarelli That makes sense and the WiiU was a great console with a ton of good games just nobody bought it. Most of my top switch games are sequels or ports from the WiiU.

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Angelo zicarelli
Angelo zicarelli

@DaxReviews yeah haha. But I had the Wii U and I was playing all my favorite games on it, the switch games (Wii u ports). So I didn't go without having fun while waiting for the switch.

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DaxReviews
DaxReviews

@Angelo zicarelli Oh that sucks, if that's the case then I think you for sure should get the OLED if doable. Just make sure you don't share with him if he ask. lol

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Angelo zicarelli
Angelo zicarelli

@DaxReviews yeah, in the hopes that my older brother would lend me his switch to play them in but he was a jerk and never let me borrow it. I also usually buy all the games and cases before I buy the console.

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EvilLumpy
EvilLumpy

I will get the new switch OLED if it’s in stock, I have the the switch lite right now

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Galactic Maui
Galactic Maui

I wanted one but missed preorders

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