Nintendo States No Plans for Models After OLED Switch

Stop! The Switch Pro isn't going to happen

Amid renewed rumors of a Switch Pro on the horizon, Nintendo has stated that it currently has no plans to release any new Switch consoles, other than the recently-announced OLED version.

The reveal of the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED model excited some and disappointed others, but mostly it seemed to re-re-reignite speculation about the long-rumored 4K Switch Pro. Nintendo addressed these rumors on Twitter on Monday, stating, "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."

A person playing Zelda on the Switch OLED


In the same series of tweets, Nintendo's corporate public relations also shot down rumors that the $350 OLED Switch would have a higher profit margin than the original version. "To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to make clear that the claim is incorrect," Nintendo stated.

Switch users and other interested parties have been speculating about a more powerful Switch console for some time. The response has been receiving mixed reactions from fans. Some are disappointed by the denial of a Switch Pro, some are skeptical of Nintendo's use of "at this time," and some are relieved they don't have to worry about upgrading their hardware.

As Twitter user @BurgSkeletal points out in a response to Nintendo's statement, "You also said the same thing about Switch Lite and Switch OLED a few weeks back. Though I don't expect a Switch Pro since Nintendo consoles don't get major hardware upgrades mid-gen. We're close enough to a Switch successor that a Switch Pro is pointless."

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