Bloomberg says Switch developers have 4K devkits, Nintendo says nope
Rumours of a Pro or 4K Nintendo Switch models have been floating around for literal years. All of these rumours all came to a head earlier this year when Bloomberg reported that Nintendo was poised to release this new 4K model by the end of this year. Nintendo then announced the OLED model, and it’s out next week.
Bloomberg then reported that the OLED model would have a much greater profit margin than the OG Switch, after which Nintendo sent out a tweet refuting the report, and reiterating that the OLED model was the only model they planned on launching.
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
Now Bloomberg is back at it again, and as you know, we usually stay out of the rumour game — but this time, Nintendo has refuted the claim yet again. The new report from Bloomberg implicated that as many as 11 developers had dev kits for this new console, including Zynga.
Within hours of Bloomberg’s newest report, Nintendo had this to say, once again refuting the report and reiterating that the OLED Switch is the only planned launch.
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
Nintendo normally don’t comment on rumours or speculation, but to do so twice and with such speed. Well, there’s certainly something there.