Nintendo has said on Twitter that there are ‘no plans’ yet for a new Switch model, besides the upcoming OLED model.
Big N doesn’t generally tend to communicate about its upcoming plans. The firm is even less known for commenting on rumors. However, Nintendo was quick to deny the claims of a recent Bloomberg report, which mentioned a bigger profit margin for the Switch OLED. Perhaps they were worried about the impact this would have upon competitors’ pricing of their own consoles.
Nintendo’s Tweet goes: “A news report on July 15, 2021(JST) claimed that the profit margin of the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) would increase compared to the Nintendo Switch. To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to make clear that the claim is incorrect.”
Regarding rumours of a new model, besides the OLED one, the follow-up Tweet said: “We also want to clarify that we just announced that Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) will launch in October, 2021, and have no plans for launching any other model at this time.”
Many would find it disappointing that Nintendo isn’t seemingly planning on releasing a better, improved Switch model. After all, a lot of players seem to be discontent with the OLED model, which doesn’t have any significant upgrades compared to the base Switch model.
Nintendo likes to keep its cards hidden, so players can still retain some hope. Back in February, Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa said there were no plans for a new Switch model. This was just a couple of months before the Switch OLED’s announcement.
Regardless, it looks like we’ll have to remain patient for any real news regarding a potential new Switch model. Until then, Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck might be the one to steal the show while we wait for Nintendo to make a move.