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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 came 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 Swap Professional, a souped-up Swap mannequin that helps 4K, amongst different issues. Bloomberg’s sources acknowledged {that a} 4K console wasn’t resulting from be launched by the corporate till late subsequent yr.

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 Swap Professional-totype, additionally denied that it was in possession of such a equipment. Nintendo also responded on Twitter, saying, “To make sure right understanding amongst our traders and clients, we wish to make clear that this report shouldn’t be true. We additionally wish to restate that, as we introduced in July, now we have no plans for any new mannequin apart from Nintendo Swap – OLED Mannequin.”

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


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Nonetheless, Nintendo has denied issues earlier than that later turned out to be actual. Keep in mind in 2006, when Nintendo employees vehemently denied the existence of a brand new DS mannequin, solely to shortly after reveal the DS Lite? To not point out, it’s onerous to take at face worth the phrase of an organization with cause to lie. And Nintendo has that: The corporate is dropping the Swap OLED into the center of the vacation launch bracket, and any trace {that a} Swap Professional is within the works would in all probability make those that would in any other case purchase the OLED extra bearish. There’s an identical cause to mistrust Zynga’s denial: It doesn’t want to seem like the one which spilled the beans if it intends to keep up partnership with Nintendo.

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


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