Nintendo denies the existence of the Switch Pro-totype

Switch OLED.

Switch OLED.

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Nintendo issued a denial of a latest information story concerning the existence of the Switch Pro, saying the story “falsely claims” that the corporate is engaged on a brand new console after they’re not.

The report got here from Bloomberg, which claimed that a number of sport builders had been in possession of growth kits for a 4K console from Nintendo. Bloomberg can be the publication that basically began the ball rolling on the rumors of the so-called Switch Pro, a souped-up Switch mannequin that helps 4K, amongst different issues. Bloomberg’s sources acknowledged {that a} 4K console wasn’t attributable to be launched by the corporate till late subsequent 12 months.

Nintendo responded on to the story, calling the report “inaccurate” and refusing to reply any of the Bloomberg reporters’ questions. Zynga, the one sport developer named within the report as having the alleged Switch Pro-totype, additionally denied that it was in possession of such a equipment. Nintendo additionally responded on Twitter, saying, “To guarantee right understanding amongst our traders and clients, we need to make clear that this report shouldn’t be true. We additionally need to restate that, as we introduced in July, we have now no plans for any new mannequin aside from Nintendo Switch – OLED Model.”

To be truthful to Nintendo, Bloomberg has repeatedly insisted on the Switch Pro’s existence regardless of Nintendo’s continued denials, and the proof of it’s circumstantial at greatest. If the Switch Pro shouldn’t be in growth now or by no means was, then one can solely think about the frustration from Camp Nintendo when avid gamers had been disenchanted that the Switch OLED did not stay as much as expectations the corporate itself by no means set. To consider within the Switch Pro’s existence is to place plenty of religion in Bloomberg, and lots of would possibly really feel the publication has not earned that.


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Still, Nintendo has denied issues earlier than that later turned out to be actual. Remember in 2006, when Nintendo workers vehemently denied the existence of a brand new DS mannequin, solely to shortly after reveal the DS Lite? Not to say, it’s arduous to take at face worth the phrase of an organization with cause to lie. And Nintendo has that: The firm is dropping the Switch OLED into the center of the vacation launch bracket, and any trace {that a} Switch Pro is within the works would in all probability make those that would in any other case purchase the OLED extra bearish. There’s an analogous cause to mistrust Zynga’s denial: It doesn’t want to look like the one which spilled the beans if it intends to keep up a very good partnership with Nintendo.

If each Nintendo and Zynga are telling the reality, then the one Switch mannequin on the horizon is the soon-to-be-released Switch OLED, set to launch on October 8, 2021.


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