With the launch of Splatoon 3 (that’s todayby the way!) and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on November 18th, Nintendo is celebrating both games with their very own Nintendo Switch: OLED Model designs. While we love both designs in their own way, we at Nintendo Life most definitely have our preferences, and we want to know yours too!
So let’s take a look at both OLED models and see what we like and dislike about each. Afterwards, be sure to vote in the poll and let us know in the comments which one takes your fancy!
Splatoon 3 Switch OLED
The biggest draw of the Splatoon 3 OLED console is undoubtedly its beautiful Joy-Con designs. It’s the first instance we’ve seen color gradients used for an official Joy-Con design, with the left going from yellow to green, and the right from blue to purple. Not only that, but each Joy-Con features an intricate pattern displaying brand icons from the game to compliment the colors on display. Similarly, the back of the Switch console itself features the same design, albeit against the standard black background.
Moving onto the dock, we’ve got the basic white design that we’re all familiar with, but again it uses a lot of the iconography from the game to give it some pizzazz. Finally, for an extra flourish of colour, a blob of yello ink is displayed prominently in the bottom left corner, which will no doubt cause concern for any visiting relatives unfamiliar with the game!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Switch OLED
Perhaps the most striking aspect of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED model is the back of the Switch console itself. Taking a similar approach to the Splatoon model, we can see a whole bunch of iconography from the new entries alongside depictions of the starter Pokémon Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. The difference here, however, is the use of color makes for an immediately more alluring design, and it’s one that will surely stand out in the crowd. On the flip side, however, the Joy-Con designs are, well… kind of boring. Nintendo has reverted back to block colors to depict Scarlet and Violet respectively, with the in-game school emblems displayed on the bottom of each.
Looking at the dock, this one is again a bit more bold in its design than Splatoon 3’s; the overall base color is once again white, but we’ve got really prominent images of the two legendary Pokémon, Koraidon and Miraidon, front and centre. In addition, the subtle yet elegant border that surrounds the two Pokémon gives the overall design a very appealing final touch.
So there you have it! No doubt many of you have already made up your minds as to which design you prefer well before clicking on this article, but hopefully those of you on the fence might have a better idea of which one to go for. Be sure to vote in the below poll and give us some extra context in the comments below. And heck, if you’re just waiting out for the inevitable The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 console, then let us know!