You may have stumbled upon YouTuber Wulff Den who has been testing to see if the OLED model of the Nintendo Switch has burn-in issues. Well, this test seems to be on the record, as after 1,800 hours, the console was perfectly fine, despite being on at full brightness and showing the same image for over 2 months.
Now that it lasts twice as long, Wulff Den’s OLED Switch still displays the same image for 3,600 hours (or 150 days) at the same settings, and the YouTuber now reveals that the console is starting to show up on the panel Small ghosting cases are shown on the screen, and outlines are visible when playing games and when displaying certain colors.
While this does show that the OLED Switch isn’t immortal, it took 150 days to become that way, which basically means that for the average consumer, this shouldn’t be a problem. As Wulff DeN put it, “It takes years for this to happen in a particular game, and that game requires a UI element that doesn’t move on the screen. That particular element needs to be on screen for at least 3,600 hours before You’ll see a little ghosting.”
We’ll probably find out later on whether the console will suffer from a worse burn-in, after all, Wulff Den tends to keep experimenting until the final result is reached.