what happened? Nintendo rejects the unusual move, claiming that the upcoming OLED Switch model will cost just $10 more to produce than the base version — despite being $50 more expensive. The company also speculated about the arrival of the Pro Switch next year, stressing that it "has no plans to launch other models at this time.
Bloomberg spoke with a pair of analysts last week to split the cost of producing updated versions of the OLED switch. The Samsung Display Co was reportedly the most expensive device added, costing an additional $3 to $5 per unit. Adding another 32GB of storage adds $3.50 to production costs, while other upgrades like the new base and Ethernet port cost a few dollars more. Overall, it was claimed that Nintendo, putting the $50 price tag on it, would only pay an extra $10 for the Switch OLED model. It seems that Nintendo was an exception to this rule. The company released a statement on its official Twitter account that said: “A news report on July 15, 2021 (JST) stated that the profit margin of the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will increase compared to the Nintendo Switch. To ensure the correct understanding between investors and customers, we want to make it clear that the claim is false. A news report on July 15, 2021 (JST) claimed that the profit margin of the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will increase compared to the Nintendo Switch. To ensure correct understanding between investors and customers, we would like to clarify the claim. (1/1) These reports showed, but Nintendo wanted to score Record-breaking in this example, although it was never clear that the Nintendo Switch OLED's incremental production cost was really higher, unlike most consoles. Previous and current Switch consoles sell at a profit.
Nintendo expected Also next year, the Switch Pro will come with 4K and DLSS support, something that people are likely to miss.” We also want to make it clear that we recently announced that the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will launch in October 2021 and we are currently planning to launch it,” the tweet said. We don't have another model."
We also want to make it clear that we just announced that the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will launch in October 2021 and are currently planning to have no other model available. (2/2)- IR 株式会社 in 企業 IR July IR） (NintendoCoLtd) July 19, 2021
The Nintendo Switch OLED model will be available on October 8 for $349.99.
Nintendo claims that the OLED Switch only costs $10, and says, "There are no plans for a Pro Switch."