We have received information related to a message from the recently announced new Nintendo Switch model: Nintendo Switch OLED Model. This is information that some media outlets are reporting as new, but in reality Nintendo already settled this issue weeks ago.
In the message below, you can find official statements from the company regarding the Burn-In. We remind you that this is a problem suffered by screens if they are designed to show the same static image for long enough and that it can appear on phones, TVs or any other device with a screen.
The information was shared with CNET, who wanted to know Nintendo’s stance on this in relation to this new model shortly after its announcement. Now this message is being re-shared as if the information is new, but the truth is that the company already settled the matter at the beginning of last July.
This is the message in question:
We have designed the OLED display to target longevity as much as possible, but OLED displays may experience image retention if subjected to static images for a long period of time.
However, users can take preventative measures to preserve the screen by using the features included on Nintendo Switch systems by default, such as the auto-brightness feature to prevent the screen from getting too bright and the auto-sleep feature to go into automatic sleep mode after short periods of time.
This message already made it clear that their position on this is the same as with the standard model. The Nintendo Switch screen does not display fixed interfaces for long periods of time (unless we play a game for long periods of time that displays a fixed interface), so this problem is also reduced compared to other devices such as mobile phones, which for example always display the battery icon and other interface elements.
For this reason, and in addition to the above statements, CNET concluded several weeks ago that this should not be a concern for users interested in the OLED model.