Nintendo Switch OLED Model Doesn’t Appear To Be Shmup Friendly
After months of speculation, Nintendo announced the new and improved Switch OLED model earlier this week.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED model will launch on October 8 along with Metroid Dread.
The main new feature is the OLED display, which offers more vibrant colors and higher contrast compared to the current Switch and Switch Lite.
While the console is similar in size to the current model, fans will benefit from a larger 7-inch screen.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news, though, especially if you’re a fan of shoot ’em ups.
The Nintendo Switch has a huge library of new and classic arcade shooters, including the recently released CAVE shmup Mushihimesama.
Thanks to a device known as the Flip Grip, fans can play assisted shooters in vertical mode just like the arcades.
Unfortunately, according to Flip Grip maker Mike Choi, the device does not appear to be compatible with Switch’s OLED model.
“PSA: I’ve seen a lot of people ask if the new OLED switch is Flip Grip compatible,” Choi tweeted.
“Due to the lack of the back cents that the Flip Grip registers against, the OLED model is NOT compatible, at least from my first observation.”
On the plus side, the Switch OLED model has other improvements, such as a wider adjustable stand for table mode and a LAN port for improved online performance.
With 64BG internal storage, the Nintendo Switch OLED model can hold more games, although you’ll probably still need an SD card if you’re downloading a lot of games.
Finally, Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch OLED model will offer improved audio thanks to the beefier speakers.
Elsewhere, the stylish new console is launching with a brand new color scheme, as well as the classic Neon Red and Neon Blue lineup.
Fans can purchase a white model complete with white Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.
Judging by the recent launches of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s worth getting in early if you want to secure a console at launch.
Unlike the Switch Lite, the OLED model supports both handheld and docked gameplay, meaning it can be played on the TV at home and on the go.
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