New Nintendo Switch OLED may just be a “dummy upgrade” from Nintendo, Industry Analyst suggests

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Indeed, the new Nintendo Switch OLED model could be something of an intermediate model, according to Tokyo-based industry analyst Serkan Toto.

Much to the disappointment of many, the new Switch OLED model won’t feature the previously rumored hardware improvements, including a faster CPU and more memory in addition to 4K capabilities in docked mode. One of the main outlets reporting that Nintendo would release a ‘Pro’ 4K model later this year was Bloomberg, and following yesterday’s article on Nintendo’s OLED model, tech journalist Takashi Mochizuki has now updated the article with a quote from the above industry analyst.

If Toto is to be believed, the release of the rumored model ‘New Nintendo Switch’ Pro may be tied to the release of the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and the end of ongoing hardware component shortages.

“This new Switch seems more like an intermediate model to me than a real upgrade”, Serkan Toto told Bloomberg. “This could be a dummy upgrade until Breath Of The Wild 2 is finished and the component shortage is over next year.”

Interestingly, renowned VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb also seems to have suggested that a Pro model is still on the table.

“I’ve still only heard 2022 in person for a Switch Pro,” Grubb tweeted when asked about the rumored Pro model. “And if that still happens, I continue to speculate that there will be 4K output with a significantly more efficient chip with DLSS.”

What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you think Nintendo still plans to release an upgraded model with 4K capabilities later? Is the new OLED model really just an “intermediate model”? Press the comments below.

The Switch OLED launches worldwide on the 8this from October for $349.99. As discussed earlier today, the redesigned dock will also be sold separately for those who don’t want to buy the new OLED model.

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