My eyes, the goggles do nothing!
The Switch OLED has an absolutely gorgeous screen, making every game pop in handheld mode. Such a lovely screen has to come at a cost, though…right? Some fans were worried that depending on the game and settings, their OLED would be sullied by burn-in and ghosting issues. Well, worry no more, OLED fans. We finally have a definitive answer.
YouTube channel Wulff Den has sacrificed a brand-new Switch OLED Model for the purposes of burn-in testing. The channel’s goal was to see just how long it took for some screen burn-in to appear. Would there be issues after a few hours of steady use, or was it a worry that wouldn’t rear its ugly head until years from now?
As seen in the video above, it’s going to take some serious abuse to cause ghosting issues on the Switch OLED. In the Wulff Den video, the test Switch OLED ran for over 3,600 hours straight before it showed the first faint signs of ghosting. That’s over 5 months straight of the Switch OLED running 24 hours a day, at the highest brightness settings, and with a single image on the screen. You can’t get a test more strenuous than that, and the Switch OLED still managed to come through like a champ.
If you want to see full details on the testing process, you can watch the first video in this series from Wulff Den via the embed below.