Nintendo has officially denied the information published by Bloomberg in which there was talk of higher profit margins with Nintendo Switch OLED, the Switch model that provides several improvements over the original model -especially its OLED screen, of higher quality and size-. The article in this medium spoke of a cost per unit 10 dollars higher, while the sale price for the consumer rises 50 dollars -in Spain it will go on sale on October 8 with a price of 349.99 euros-, what had been interpreted as an unusual move in the console market: over time, the price of consoles goes down.
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. (2/2)— 任天堂株式会社（企業広報・IR） (@NintendoCoLtd) July 19, 2021
In a message published with the Japanese account, Nintendo assures that the profit margin of Switch OLED compared to the original is “incorrect”, and also returns to deny plans “at this time” to launch another model outside the Switch OLED. Nintendo refers to the supposed Nintendo Switch Pro or the revision that did provide improvements in power, something that Bloomberg has repeatedly mentioned its existence in which the possibility of reaching 4K resolutions using Nvidia DLSS technology was highlighted.
Bloomberg echoes the correction and notes that Nintendo made record profits during the pandemic, so Nintendo Switch OLED seeks to maintain this momentum with the relaxation of measures against COVID-19. However, investors will not be happy with the hardware and its price, which has led to a decline in the value of the shares of more than 5% since its announcement in the middle of the month.
There will be Switch Pro 4K in 2020 without “any doubt”
Several analysts have spoken of a more powerful model, and even some They dared to give a date: 2020, coinciding with the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. “I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Nintendo will release ‘Switch Pro’ in 2020. My prediction is $ 399. More specifically, I predict 4K support, higher capacity cartridges and of course improved components,” said Serkan Toto of the consulting firm Kantan Games, which had already spoken in the past about a reduced model – which will be Switch Lite – and another with greater power.