It’s rare for a large corporation to categorically deny an entire report, but that’s what Nintendo just did today – the Japanese company issued a press release insisting that BloombergThe apparent revelation that Nintendo was pushing developers to make games in 4K resolution for an upcoming but potentially canceled “Switch Pro” handheld was grossly incorrect.
Nintendo writes the report “falsely claims that Nintendo provides tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support” and insists that this is “not true”. Separately, he says he has no plans for a new Nintendo Switch other than the slightly refined OLED model that will release next week.
Although it is still possible that the language technically allows most if not all of the Bloomberg report is correct – that, for example, it was a 4K Switch development kit, and that Nintendo made push developers to create 4K content, and that Nintendo is simply don’t push that anymore – Nintendo is trying to say that the whole report is not true.
Bloomberg seems to be sticking to his report, which isn’t much of a surprise. It comes from respected game industry / tech journalists who have been extremely well sourced in the past, and this report is no exception: it quotes anonymous employees from 11 different game companies all saying they have a 4K Switch development kit. Following Nintendo’s tweet, the post simply added one more line on Nintendo’s denial.
Given a statement from Nintendo with even a little leeway, I would tend to believe 11 sources on the company, especially when this company is under pressure from investors to make its new OLED handheld perform well. on launch day.
Update, 8:56 p.m. ET: Added that Bloomberg has minimally updated its post to include Nintendo’s new denial.