After last week's announcement of the new Switch OLED model that comes with an OLED screen (duh), 64 GB of internal memory and a few other small extras for the price of $350, it's only fitting to make it the topic of a poll.
Bonus question: What do you think was the cause for all the insiders in the past six months to report on a more powerful Switch revision and why did they all get it so wrong?
Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.
Absolutely not unless I was able to directly exchange my OG model for one, and that's not really an option. Trade-in values on GameStop show that I'd get $175 for my Switch, meaning I'd still have to pay $175 plus tax to upgrade to the OLED model. Even if I could get a full $300 selling off my Switch, I still might not upgrade. The OLED model is simply too meager of an upgrade to me to justify taking the money and effort to do so. If I was a first-time Switch buyer, then yeah, I'd probably get the OLED model, but I've had a Switch since day one and it's good enough.
Now, if it had been the rumored 4K upgrade, I'd have been all over that immediately. I have a 4K TV and definitely would have paid a premium to upgrade my Switch to a model that would have taken advantage of that, just as I did when I traded in my OG Xbox One for a One X back in 2017. But it looks like I won't be buying another system of any kind until the Switch 2 comes out.
Nah. This is mostly for people who don't already own a Switch. As chance has it I actually do already own a Switch so I'm good. It's not a docked/undocked thing because in fact I mostly play undocked, but still, it's just not needed.
Bonus: Because they're dumb and follow in each others hype.
Nope, not a chance. I couldn't care less about the screen, would've bought a screen-less one if it had existed at the time to avoid wasting money on something I don't want. Have never used it as a handheld and never will.
Bonus: The same reason "insiders" ever say anything. For attention.
Well, if my 2017 model gets broken, I'd upgrade to the OLED model (and sell one of the docks).
I also thought about getting a second Switch, if the battery of my 2017 model gets worse. The old device would stay in the dock all the time (so the bad battery wouldn't be a problem), would have internet access 24/7 (so setting it non-primary wouldn't be a problem).
The OLED version would be set to primary (for offline access of my digital games) and would be my Switch handheld with a lot of mobile advantages compared to the degraded old model:
- bigger screen (useful for tiny text in games... the eyes don't get better while getting older) - higher brightness (useful outside in daylight) - better battery life (useful on the go without a power outlet nearby)
Auto-syncing savedata between two Switches should finally work: