Once again, Nintendo continues to deny reports that an upgraded version of the Switch will be announced in 2021. In a recent Q&A (translated by analyst David Gibson), the company has “no new model plan” beyond the Super Mario and Monster Hunter Rise limited edition consoles. When asked about more details regarding any future console plans by Bloomberg reporter Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo stated that won’t be “planning to make an announcement anytime soon.”
Nintendo continues to remain hush-hush about the upgraded console, and refuses to comment on reports about a new device that supports 4K graphics and updated hardware.
Early last month, dataminer ScriesM revealed Nintendo’s latest firmware update mentioned an upgraded Switch console, codenamed Aula. This “Switch Pro” device will also include a new OLED screen and 4K output when docked, supposedly containing the Tegra X1+ chip in the Switch’s dock.
Nintendo recently unveiled their latest earning reports, which showed just how successful the Switch really is, selling close to 80 million units so far. It seems unlikely they will release an upgraded console when they are still selling regular Switch’s.