With the Nintendo Swap OLED introduced with direct ethernet entry within the dock, an improved display screen, and different small upgrades, many within the hybrid platform group love the subsequent step for the hand-held. That being mentioned, there have been a number of rumors and reviews which have adopted up the reveal, together with that there’s a new mannequin (the long-rumored Swap Professional) nonetheless within the works and that the revenue margin for the OLED is greater than the usual Swap. Each have been firmly shut down by Nintendo itself.
Shortly after the reveal, Bloomberg reported that the Swap OLED had a better revenue margin. The unique report mentioned that the OLED estimated round $10 extra per unit to fabricate, which was correlated to a better revenue margin for the corporate. Nintendo took to Twitter from its company account to instantly deny these claims, saying: “A information report on July 15, 2021 (JST) claimed that the revenue margin of the Nintendo Swap (OLED Mannequin) would enhance in comparison with the Nintendo Swap. To make sure appropriate understanding amongst our buyers and clients, we wish to clarify that the declare is inaccurate.” The corporate later added that the OLED’s launch is slated for October of this 12 months and that there are “no plans for launching some other mannequin presently.”
We additionally wish to make clear that we simply introduced that Nintendo Swap(OLED Mannequin) will launch in October, 2021, and haven’t any plans for launching some other mannequin presently. (2/2)
— 任天堂株式会社（企業広報・IR） (@NintendoCoLtd) July 19, 2021
The place Nintendo goes from right here is anybody’s guess. Nonetheless, it’s a well-liked consensus on the analytical aspect of the trade that the OLED mannequin is a transient model, not the true subsequent step of the Swap’s evolution. We have seen the 3DS evolve right into a 2D model that eliminates the 3D possibility to supply a extra financially accessible expertise, however we have additionally seen Nintendo not really stretch subsequent step potential to its restrict. Will probably be fascinating to see what Nintendo decides to do with the Swap following all the rumors round a doable “professional” model.
In the event you missed out on the preliminary Nintendo Swap OLED reveal, you could possibly make amends for what you may count on from the up to date mannequin with our earlier protection right here. Our personal Alex Van Aken additionally broke down which options he wished Nintendo included right here, in addition to Valve’s response with its personal Steam Deck.