There are a lot of fine details we’re still learning about the newly announced Switch OLED model. While we’ve already discussed the dock in a number of other posts, it seems we’ve found a little bit of extra information that’s worth sharing.
Just like the original Nintendo Switch dock, users will be able to buy this new one as a standalone product. That’s right – if you really want this snazzy-looking new dock which is available in black or white, you won’t have to fork out for the rest of the system. Keep in mind it won’t include an HDMI cable, AC adaptor or packaging, and it won’t be sold at retail – so you’ll have to head over to Nintendo’s online store. Nintendo confirmed this to the website Digital Trends:
“The white dock and black dock will be sold separately (no HDMI cable, no AC adaptor, not in a package) on the Nintendo online store. It will not be sold at retail.”
There’s no mention of pricing just yet for a standalone dock purchase, but if we hear anything we’ll let you know. The main advantage of the OLED Model is that it comes with a built-in LAN port, so you can enjoy low-latency wireless gaming. The downside is, there’s one less USB port on it.
We’ve also just found out from a Nintendo FAQ that the new dock that comes with the OLED Switch will be compatible with the old (regular-sized) Switch model, and your new Switch can be used in the original dock. Got that?
Would you consider purchasing this new dock? Leave a comment down below.