Nintendo recently unveiled a new version of its popular Switch console called the Switch OLED. The new version offered an OLED display with thinner bezels, larger internal storage and more. However, there were initial reports that the Japanese company was planning to launch an even more powerful version of its console with support for 4K gaming. With the launch of the Switch OLED, it looks like those rumours were nothing more than that. Or was it?

A report by Bloomberg seems to suggest that the ‘Switch Pro’ may have existed, at least for a time. The publication claims that 11 game companies were in possession of Nintendo’s 4K development kit for the Switch. It further adds that these companies were from all around the globe and ranged from large publishers to small studios. The report calls out Zynga Inc. as being one of the companies.

Nintendo refutes rumours

However, since the story has been published, both Zynga and Nintendo have tried to squash the rumours. Zynga spokesperson, Sarah Ross, stated, “to clarify, Zynga does not have a 4K developer kit from Nintendo.”

Bloomberg also claims to have reached out to Nintendo with a list of questions. The Japanese company responded by stating that Bloomberg’s reporting is “inaccurate,” but declined to specify which parts of the information it was referring to.

Nintendo has also posted a tweet refuting the rumours. The company notes that the “report is not true”. It further added that it has “no plans” to launch a new model other than the Nintendo Switch OLED.


A news report on Sept. 30, 2021(JST) falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support. To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to clarify that this report is not true. (1/2)

— 任天堂株式会社(企業広報・IR) (@NintendoCoLtd) September 30, 2021


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