the genesis of the new console unveiled by the designers

In the same speech that was the background to the confirmation of the presence of better analogs on Switch OLED (and on the most recent Joy-Con), Nintendo Nintendo executives Ko Shiota and Toru Yamashita retraced the fundamental stages of the development process undertaken in giving shape to the new hybrid console.

The two managers at the head of the Nintendo design team described in detail the activities carried out by the Kyoto house to evolve the ecosystem of Switch consoles and, in doing so, guarantee an ever-current experience to its millions of fans.

For example, Yamashita recalls how “from the early stages of Switch development we were considering hardware variants, our idea was to expand the platform in various ways. Therefore, at some point we thought about launching a new Switch model, but we still hadn’t decided exactly which features we would upgrade. At the time, as we were designing the Switch Lite, they were hoping to offer an additional model not only for people buying one for the first time, but also for those thinking of buying an additional one. after purchasing the original “.

In echoing Yamashita’s words, colleague Shiota points out that “in the concept phase, we had no specific ideas on what features to include. Since the release of Switch in 2017 we have conducted tests and analyzes: the Switch OLED model you see now is the sum of all those tests and the result of the analyzes carried out “.

The two executives who oversee the work of Nintendo’s Technology Development Department also explain that the Switch OLED was created to “refine” the existing functions and design, a choice dictated once again by the requests of fans and their experience of use with a hybrid platform which, according to them, for the moment does not require technological upheavals or substantial changes.

Before leaving you to the comments, we remind you that you will find all the insights and analyzes on the new Switch model in our Nintendo Switch OLED review edited by Francesco Fossetti.