OLED Nintendo Switch passes YouTube Streamers 1800 hour burn-in test

Have no fear!

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The OLED version of the Nintendo Switch has had an interesting journey. First, it was rumored to be a pro version of the Switch that would be more powerful. Then, Nintendo squashed that rumor, and we ended up with just an OLED model. Yet, that seems to have been the right call as the new model is currently selling like hotcakes.

However, with any OLED comes the perceived risk of burn-in. Now, burn-in is something OLED owners have been warned about forever. The fear is that if you leave a static image on the screen for too long, it will burn into the pixels of the screen. However, the truth is modern OLED technology has made tremendous leaps and bounds in limiting the risk of burn-in.

Now, that doesn’t mean it is impossible, it just happens far less frequently. Thanks to YouTuber Wulff Den, we now have information on how the OLED Switch’s screen deals with burn-in.

In the video above, Wulff Den talks about how he’s left his brand-new OLED Switch on for 1800 hours to test if burn-in is a likely issue. He has performed this test using a Hori SplitPad to keep the Switch from turning off and a screenshot from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. Now, with an extreme test like this, you’d expect extreme results. However, the screen has performed immaculately.

Wulff Den says that the only minor issues he has noticed are the bright white part of the ceiling is showing through slightly and that the blueish-white has a slight green tint. Basically, he has concluded that the test has not even phased the OLED screen, let alone caused issues. He also states that even if you are a gamer with over 2000 hours in one game, burn-in shouldn’t be a practical concern for you.

Therefore, if potential burn-in was stopping you from buying one, you’ve got no reason to worry. Thankfully, your only concerns now are where you should pre-order Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and we’ve got the answer there too.