After months of speculation, Nintendo presented its OLED switch yesterday. This new version of their hugely popular hybrid console is more than a revolution and most notably has the presence of an OLED screen that replaces the LCD screen on the original Switch. Some players didn’t hide their disappointment with this announcement. But for analysts, the arrival of this OLED switch does not negate the possibility of a “Switch Pro”.
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Since the announcement of the Nintendo Switch OLED yesterday afternoon, everyone has been on the go with their little comments on the topic, from gamers to developers, including journalists and analysts.
And it seems that many of the latter agree that the coming fall Nintendo Switch OLED
For Dr. Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games in an interview with Bloomberg, it’s not impossible that the Change OLED are only used to fill out the release calendar:
To me, this new switch looks more like an interim model than a real upgrade. It might just be a dummy upgrade until (The Legend of Zelda) Breath of the Wild 2 be ready and the lack of components will be over next year.
For Matthew Kanterman and Nathan Naidu of Bloomberg Intelligence, the OLED switch won’t have the same commercial appeal as a real hardware overhaul of Nintendo’s console. And they too think that 2021 would not have been the right time to bring such a machine onto the market:
The updated Switch with an OLED notch proposed by Nintendo will not catalyze as strong sales as the Switch Pro rumored to be in our opinion.
Yeah … well, maybe
Mat Piscatella, managing director responsible for the video game market of the NPD Group, spoke on his account about a possible “Switch Pro”. Twitter Employee. Like his colleagues, he also believes in the possibility of a console release next year:
I still have a “Pro” model or something in my forecast for the first half of 2022, but I have no idea whether that will really happen or not. I learned a long time ago that predicting what Nintendo might do is a waste of time. Nintendo is often an exception to existing market rules.
It’s not unthinkable that Nintendo could have multiple bullets in its cartridge. But if there is “Switch Pro”, the Japanese manufacturer will certainly not talk about it before the Nintendo Switch OLED release scheduled for October 8th. It would surely be the most successful strategy to show off this potential new machine a few months after the OLED model was released, before the next big titles.
Do you agree with these statements by analysts about a possible “Switch Pro”? If the console exists, do you think Nintendo made the right decision to keep it for later? Do you think the OLED switch will sell well? Tell us all about it in the comments below.