Nintendo Aim To Contend With Xbox And PlayStation 5 With New Samsung OLED Screen
Bloomberg reports that “Nintendo. Co plans to unveil a model of its Switch gaming console equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display this year, hoping the larger touchscreen can prop up demand in time for the holidays”.
With its rival consoles struggling to meet demands with the global semiconductor shortage, a significant upgrade to the current Switch could firmly keep them in the contest. Covid-19 has certainly wormed its way into every industry, dampening supply chains, and video gaming is no exception. Another report by RUETIR detail the issues with this vital component potentially hindering production until 2022.
One thing Nintendo has always had in their favour is the ‘family console’ mantle. Many households own the first Wii for its collection of multiplayer games. Now, the Switch offers titles like Mario Party, Super Smash Bros., and Overcooked; all great titles that keep the fires of couch co-op lit. Not to mention the option for online multiplayer, which is an increasingly favourable source of entertainment in these times, and many fans are thankful for it.
With the pandemic pushing us indoors through lockdowns, curfews, and generally for want of safety, a new and improved version of the Switch seems like an appropriate move.