Nintendo Silences Rumors Surrounding a 4K Variant of the Switch

Published 10/01/2021, 4:09 AM EDT


Recently, there has been much speculation regarding a Nintendo console supporting 4K graphics. However, NintendoCoLtd put the rumors to bed with an emphatic tweet revealing that they are “not true”. This entire ordeal has left fans wondering when the developer will finally look to bridge the gap in graphics as compared to its competitors.

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The fiasco started when Bloomberg posted an article hinting towards a Nintendo console that supports 4K graphics. This was quite a believable theory at the time since 11 game development companies were believed to have possession of Nintendo’s 4K Development kit for the Switch.

According to Nintendo, the article “falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support.”

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Furthermore, Zynga which is one of the developers believed to be in possession of the 4K kit made a statement of their own. Zynga spokesperson Sarah Ross explained in their statement to Bloomberg that they were not in possession of this kit. She said, “To clarify, Zynga does not have a 4K developer kit from Nintendo.

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In a follow-up tweet, the video-game publisher stressed its upcoming OLED variant of the Switch. The OLED variant will feature similar hardware with graphical improvements and is set to launch on October 8th, 2021.

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Bloomberg is a well-reputed gaming reporter and typically makes use of credible sources. In their article, they also mention that they have received this information from undisclosed employees in the 11 development companies.

Resultantly, fans are wondering whether the manufacturer just denied these rumors due to pressure from investors for their upcoming OLED Switch to sell well. Additionally, it leaves a huge question as to the utility of the Nintendo 4k development kit.

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Consoles that support 4K resolution are the future of gaming. A major developer and publisher like Nintendo will have to embrace this change whether they like it or not. Do you think there is any truth to the rumors surrounding a 4K Switch console? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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