While some fans may not have been particularly excited about a new Nintendo Switch OLED screen, critics across the boards have come away impressed. Eurogamer was perhaps the most enthusiastic about the improvement, and wrote that “if you don’t own a Switch and you’re looking to buy one, this is the one to get.” Their review even said that the new console was a “must-have upgrade” for current Switch owners who value a portable experience.
IGN had plenty of nice things to say about the new screen and features, such as the improved bezel on the display, which expands the screen to a 7-inch display from its previous 6.2 inches while keeping the dimension almost the same. However, IGN ultimately felt that a lack of improvements for docked gaming made it “a tougher sell for current Switch owners, particularly those that mostly keep their console docked.”
A review from The Verge tried to find the Nintendo Switch OLED’s place in the growing family of Nintendo Switch options. The review noted, “The Switch Lite is the obvious entry point” for portable gamers, while the base model is “best for those who will primarily use it as a home console.” Ultimately, The Verge felt that the Nintendo Switch OLED was “the best of both worlds” and “the more premium portable experience.”