Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Kasa Smart Home Sale
    12:05 Deals

    Amazon’s massive Kasa smart home sale has deeper discounts than Prime Day

  2. 4K Camera Drone Amazon
    13:37 Deals

    This pro-grade 4K camera drone is $430 at Amazon, and it beats $800+ rivals

  3. Amazon Deals
    10:12 Deals

    Today’s top deals: $50 soundbar, Alexa in your car for $20, $90 Ring Doorbell 2, $23…

  4. Disney Plus Free
    14:51 Deals

    Hidden Amazon deal gets you 6 months of Disney+ for free

  5. Best Smart Home Devices August 2021
    08:27 Deals

    Amazon shoppers are obsessed with these 10 smart home devices




HomeTechGaming

Is Nintendo planning to release another new Switch sometime soon?

July 19th, 2021 at 4:19 PM
New Switch

Traditionally, Nintendo has been more than happy to let all its fans and the media breathlessly speculate about its plans. That wasn’t the case this week. Days after Nintendo announced the Switch OLED model, Bloomberg reported that its updated console would only cost $10 more to produce than the original Switch. As a result, Nintendo would see better profit margins from its OLED model, which will retail for $350. According to Nintendo, this is not accurate.

Today's Top Deal Behold: Apple AirPods Pro just hit Amazon's lowest price of 2021! List Price:$249.00 Price:$189.99 You Save:$59.01 (24%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

Nintendo pushed back against the claims on Twitter. It’s rare for Nintendo to even acknowledge such reports, much less to reference them directly. Nintendo never actually names Bloomberg in its tweets, but it’s clear which report the company is citing. Here is Nintendo’s full response:

Nintendo didn’t offer any proof to support its claim. It’s Nintendo’s word against Bloomberg’s. For its part, Bloomberg did report on Nintendo’s response, but had nothing to add.

Where is the Nintendo Switch Pro?

Perhaps more notable is the second tweet from the video game company. In addition to denying the report about profit margins, Nintendo also took the opportunity to quash the growing cacophony of rumors that other Switch models are in the works.

Before the OLED Switch was announced, reports suggested Nintendo was working on a Switch Pro. The Pro model would have more powerful internals and would be able to play games in 4K. None of this turned out to be true about the OLED model. Nevertheless, we just can’t escape the Switch Pro. GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb reiterated that he had “only ever personally heard 2022 for a Switch Pro” on the same day Nintendo announced the OLED model. He also pointed out that it wouldn’t be entirely shocking to see the company that released six 3DS models make more than two Switch models.

It’s also worth noting that Nintendo never discusses new hardware until it’s much closer to launch. If there is a new Switch model coming out at some point in 2022, it’s highly unlikely the company would say a word about it until the end of this year at the earliest.

Nintendo’s Switch OLED model launches on October 8th, 2021 for $349.99.

Today's Top Deal Echo Buds have noise cancellation just like AirPods Pro — but they're on sale for $100 less! List Price:$119.99 Price:$89.99 You Save:$30.00 (25%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




Popular News