Nintendo Switch OLED Burn-In Test Is Good News For Worried Owners
OLED screens have proven to be one of the best technologies for displaying games due to their brightness. Rich colors, and the ability to display the black levels normally reserved for heavy metal concerts. However, OLED screens are prone to image burn-in. If you own or plan to purchase a Switch OLED. You might be wondering what the chances are of this gorgeous display going dim.
It turns out that you will probably be really unlucky or extremely reckless.
Extensive testing by YouTube tech critic and Twitch host Bob “WulffDen”. Wolf found that you need to leave the Switch OLED model running for 3,600 hours non-stop before even the slightest hint of OLED burn-in is visible. In real terms, that’s about 892 views of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Wulf left the Switch’s OLED screen frozen from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild set the console to maximum brightness. And checked from time to time to see if any damage had been done. The tech YouTuber also figured out. How to bypass the Nintendo system’s built-in security with a third-party Joy-Con—bypassing a five-minute hardware inactivity limit that then turns the screen off. Currently, Wulff continues testing and will not stop until the console becomes unplayable. This is not only good news about the state of OLED technology in gaming. But in general, as the technology continues to improve.
Nintendo will be busy in 2022 as the console has plenty of exciting exclusives on the horizon. And its online offerings have been expanded for subscribers. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are scheduled for late 2022, as well as Nintendo Switch Sports, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers, and more. Or you could watch more anime now that the Crunchyroll app is available.